I'm considering moving to the southern highlands. We have little children. What's a good area?The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of Homely.com.au.
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Old Bowral is great, especially if you can walk to the Main Street of Bowral. The main part of Bowral has lovely parks, cafe culture, great shops and a vibrant vibe. The houses around the main town are a bit pricey but character filled and interesting. There are also good preschools and day care centres and medical centres in Bowral as well as slightly warmer weather than some of the outer areas such as Robertson and Moss Vale.
Most of the towns and villages have lovely parks and walking areas. But each town has its own flavour. I love Mittagong because it is only an hour from Sydney yet it is very much a country town, and a gateway to the rest of the Highlands. It has antique shops, Lake Alexandra (which is popular with young families), and reasonable shopping facilities, as well as the Playhouse; famous for its local productions. There are good schools in the general area too. My other favourite is Robertson because it is so green and lush, and close to the coast. But you would need to travel for large shopping needs. You would need a car no matter where you live because public transport is very poor everywhere in the Highlands. Most sports are played and have representative teams. Good luck .