5.5 out of 10

Moss Vale

Ranked 36th best suburb in Illawarra
-34.5439044558876 150.418282349822
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Nov 24, 2016

"eh"

I lived there all my life but have now moved. It used to be very safe and lovely but now once the weather warms up teenagers and preteens run the streets at night, they harass people of all ages and nationalities. Many move from the city to find there is no work, transport is horrible! it is a junkie hot spot. there's a high chance your car or house will be robbed and police will take a long time to come and if they show up the chances of them helping you is unlikely. People don't have manners, and it is a very boring place!
Pros
  • Pretty countryside
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to raise a family"

Moss Vale is a great little town in the Southern Highlands NSW. It is regarded as, after speaking to many locals as the 'gem of the highlands' and represents good value for home buyers. The little town of Moss Vale located around 1.5 hours south of Sydney airport is a character filled town. The town has two supermarkets, three hotels and a selection of specialty shops. I would reccomend eating at the Moss Vale Hotel, the local thai or "seafood affair" and try to catch some local music and meet some of the friendly people at any hotel in Moss Vale. Moss Vale maybe seen by some as the cheaper cousin to Bowral, (prices would suggest this) although after spending some time in the town, Moss Vale has a true spirit which sorrounding towns lack. The town has two primary schools one being a public school, which locals speak highly of , and a Cathlic school wich caters for students accross all of the HIghlands. Moss Vale High School is an agriculture specialist school. Moss Vale also has good employment prospects, rental returns are also strong. Moss Vale offers equal to or better than public transport anywhere in the highlands as it houses a main train station and bus service to the coast. All in all Moss Vale is a town full of friendly folk, I would have no hesitation in buying property ( as I have done) in this gorgeous town.
Pros
  • A good place to raise a family
  • Pretty countryside
Cons
  • tertiary education may lack
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
Lancer1
Lancer1 But do you actually live in the property you bought? What street did you buy in? Kings Road or Parkes Road? There is a vast difference.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Pretty countryside
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
avalon555
avalon555 Don't look sideways? Maybe spend some time in the town make up your own mind, My experience don't just drive through stop to say hi!
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"A Jewel in the NSW Green Corridor"

An English visitor might find that Moss Vale is home from home. It's green and lush with a decidedly cooler temperature than Sydney and a fresher, crisper atmosphere than the mugginess which permeates the coastal areas. Lying just in from the coast, Moss Vale is part of the Southern Highlands region of NSW and is only a drive of an hour and a half from Sydney on a very straight and comfortable freeway.

The Southern Highlands region is known for country style and lush green pastures. The South Coast and its hinterland were predominantly farmed as dairy country (cows like grass!). There's a delightful old world charm about the town that stems back to a lost time of butter churns and home made scones.

Moss Vale is a fantastic day trip for any visitor to Sydney, and if time permits; a great place to settle down for a few days and recharge the batteries while enjoying the countryside. Surrounding areas offer everything from forest to mountain to sea: so it's well worth the trip.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Moss Vale - relaxing atmosphere grat for a visit or to live."

Moss Vale is in the Southern Highlands of NSW and is a wonderful spot to relax and get away from the crowds and enjoy the clean air. Moss vale is an agricultural area and has a long history. There are many buildings around the town dating back to the 1860’s onwards that have been restored and preserved. These are great to visit and look into our past. The town offers arts and craft shops as well as antique shops where you can pick up a bargain. Enjoy the many cafes etc serving dishes made from local produce or buy some to take home. Stay in the comfort of quaint guesthouses and B & B’s or a farm stay.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees