Mount Pleasant, NSW 2519

4.5(56 reviews)

Ranked 2nd best suburb by locals in Illawarra Region, NSW

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Reviews of Mount Pleasant, NSW

4th March 2022

"Not overpriced friendly neighbours close to UOW"

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17th February 2022

"Please Support The Minorities"

As a minority, the hills aggrevate my self confidence issues because I get tired and achy and It impacts my mental state for hours afterwards. I can feel the people In cars driving past with people “booing” me in their minds. I wish something was done about these hills or an installation of a cable car. At the bare minimum, please, there should be emergency telephone boxes for the elderly and vulnerable who need them most.

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williamj6

Retirement Village mite be the answer as your mental state may be deteriorating at the speed of a crazy driver in Sunday traffic in the right lane looking for a way to express his insanity by delusional thoughts of others thinking of you as someone special but in reality no one really cares about your BS.

fannily
fannily

Thank you for confirming my suspicions. Testing123 testing.

fannily
fannily

I do not accept criticisms from someone I wouldn't accept advice from (at this point in time). You've taught me to character "test" people, to better understand how they handle various situations and whether they react normally to instances in life. This was your "test". The results: Your observable brutalist approach, attacks and relentless anger can present itself in insanity. I liked you better before knowing you. I wish you were the significantly nicer gentleman I remembered you as. You would have been a great friend (still can be), but your intentions have never been clear. I'm under the impression that you have always hated me, which is fine. I don't mind. You've confirmed it anyhow.

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12th November 2021

"Beautiful views"

I often walk the escarpment track's after my uni exams👌

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fannily
fannily

As a minority, I cant walk the escarpment as well as the local athletes. I think there should be provisions for minorities who need the extra support and help to enjoy feeling inclusive. Cable cars will make us feel less vulnerable.

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1st June 2021

"Viridescent suburb"

Despite its prime close to cbd location charming Mt Pleasant has a distinctly low-key feel with warm and friendly Balgownie Village only a stroll away..

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17th May 2021

"The pros outweigh the cons"

Very nice community/area lived/rented here for a couple of years before moving to Sydney would definitely move back in the future,not many rental propertys thoe

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15th May 2021

"Gorgeous Scenery"

We ride up the Mountain to the tracks weekly very nice scenery awesome tracks

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12th May 2021

"Unbiased Review"

Mt. Pleasant is a meh of a suburb. Better than some places, and surely worse than others.

This review is unbiased opinion and not from some random folk supporting their place of residence.

I give this place an unbiased 1 star because:

- It's clearly overgrown and a majority of the homes were built in the 1970s and are therefore past their prime years. I wouldn't consider building in this suburb either because of the bloody awful slopes and dips which are an absolute nightmare disaster for any construction project.

- Trees, trees, trees and protected trees. Not only are councils incredibly fussy with removing natives, the massive trees in this part of the world also uproot plumbing and cause pipe blockages, not to mention are flammable and attract termites which eat your timber house structure to shreds.

- Ocean views are best enjoyed by the ocean and not from afar. You miss the ocean sounds from this location in replacement for sounds from 10 gear trucks braking down the mountain. I'd hate to know how much carcinogenic diesel particles have embedded themselves into the soil over the years. I wouldn't grow a fruit tree or a vegetable here or allow my kids to play with the contaminated soil.

- Rain flows down the mountain slopes and Mt. Pleasant is first to receive the brunt. Water runs down the sloped driveways and into garages if the door doesn't seal properly. Who wants that?

- Living here requires a vehicle or athlete leg muscles unlike more convenient locations in the Illawarra where decent shopping is less than 5 min walk away.

- Visually, I seldom hear visitors breaking their neck to visit Mount Pleasant when visiting Wollongong. Usually they opt for the Botanic Gardens, Wollongong Beach, the light house or somewhere closer to actual food. The WCC seem to invest most of the money elsewhere and probably for a reason? But again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some enjoy steep slopes, big gums and associated miniature wildlife.

My recommendation is to compare this place to others which do not have the listed problems above.

Ultimately you choose and decide where you would like to live. For me, there's too much wrong with this place to invest any money.

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elizabethd15

Good morning Graham you have clearly overanalyzed these reveiws they are merely trying to help people make a informative deccission not win a race in life to the top your negative banter is hilarious,please take a deep breath as this is not a competition im sure your suburb is wonderful and your life is perfect the envy of everyone so please dont attack those who are proud of where they reside with your nonsense negative remarks,if you would like to talk Carcinogens any household within 80klms of the Steelworks are breathing in pollutants find youself a hobby good day Sir.

jessical59

Hi grahamI7 I'm moving from Northern Sydney with my family will be working in Wollongong cbd can you suggest a suburb close to cbd leafy,views would be nice but not overpriced as I think the gong is becoming ridiculously expensive oh and no riff raff lol thank you in advance

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8th May 2021

"From Mt Pleasant to Mt Ousley"

Lush area less then 5 min from University of Wollongong and Tafe Wollongong very conveniant location,multiple ways in and out without the congestion unlike most popular areas these days.

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30th April 2021

"Hills Trees and blue Ocean...."

Nice area situated on the northern flank of Mount Keira a winner with a view..

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12th April 2021

"The suburb that looks over the beautiful Illawarra"

An inner-city suburb located only minutes away from the Wollongong CBD. As the name suggests, it’s full of hills and unbelievably beautiful views.

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12th April 2021

"Its nice to be close and good to feel far"

Lived here 6yrs takes me 5min to get to work in Wollongong CBD and an easy trip home in the afternoon,houses are not on top of each other like most areas open and natural place to live with a view of the ocean just about everywhere beats looking at rooftops and the house across the road.One of the best public schools in the illawarra feels very much private.

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31st March 2021

"Perfect place for a Wedding"

Had our wedding @Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens Mt Pleasant talk about a Picturesque area love it 10/10

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30th March 2021

""My new home""

My sister has lived here for 25yrs ive always enjoyed the visit now i call Mt Pleasant home leafy,fresh and alive....

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27th March 2021

""Green very ripe and leafy""

Nice place friendly people so so green and clean never floods lol 9.9/10..

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24th February 2021

""My forever home""

Hi guys moving from busy st kilda Victoria i must say i didnt think i would find "my forever home" only 5min from Wollongong CBD and stone throw from the water i must say i love Mt Pleasant not overpriced but just rite with very friendly people👌👍

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7th February 2021

"Super stunning - fantastic classy neighbourhood"

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4th January 2021

"On another level..."

I 've been there a few times with my parents, years ago''. Let's just say it takes some beating, for Wollongong and many other suburbs'', as long as you don't mind the hilly position, some what inconvenient and have the money'', well then...enjoy!

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27th November 2020

"Lovin' it - Luxury life style , Stylish Homes, Great Neighbourhood"

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26th November 2020

"Life is too short."

Fine for first home buyers but I recommend moving on after a few years and buying something better.

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roba18

How many first home buyers afford living there without a sugar daddy :)

ANTHONY ROUSE
ANTHONY ROUSE

True that, my thoughts to''! you'd have to be cashed up alright''...

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15th November 2020

"By far the best in the area"

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grahaml7

Maybe you haven't travelled much...

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12th November 2020

"Perfect for young familys"

The old people are slowly disapearing making it perfect spot for the next generations...moved from Sydney for a quit peacefull life.

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debbyk
debbyk

Young people want the bustling trendy life. Not grandmothers old house and snakes/spiders. No beef. Dear, just my opinion xx

nikkik6
nikkik6

I have to agree to disagree Mrs debbyk im 26yrs of age and i could see myself living in such a place its so fertile i think i would rather snakes/spiders then the snobby folk i live near,thats my 5c...

debbyk
debbyk

You're so young! Deary me. When you're my age you wished you would've enjoyed yourself a little more.

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12th November 2020

"Trees, gutters and hazard"

As an ex resident I hated cleaning my gutters all year. A lot of leaves in my garden! And a fire hazard too! It’s not like I could clear the trees around my home or anything; they’re protected natives. Eucalyptus are flammable!! So have a fire plan.

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mats1

Absolutely nonsense. Sue you have never seen this paradise.

cameron-l

%100 disagree: views, piece and class

peterc91

Disagree. It is by far the best in the area from all aspects.

debbyk
debbyk

Thank you for your interpretation of piece and class. I maintain my opinion. Bless xx

bradw5

Debbyk I bet you don't have a view from your retirement village..Eucalyptus are flammable is that suppose to be a con of this area!Peace be upon your cotton socks.

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11th November 2020

"Gorgeous Place"

Love it my brother lives up in parish avenue i never want to leave after a visit..if you go there visit Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens lovely place

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ANTHONY ROUSE
ANTHONY ROUSE

Yes agree, she's a nice place...

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11th November 2020

"Great place to live in Wollongong"

Hi all ive been a resident @Mt Pleasant for 2yrs now after relocating from Dover Heights not a move i wanted to make but im happy to call home i originally rented in thirroul after reading so much hype only to be let down by the infrastracture roads are busy and congested over 40min to commute to Wollongong absolute joke living here is a breeze on and off the M1 great friendly people if you want to talk high end suburbs Wollongong in general doesnt even cut it 1.8 is a one beder in the beachy parts looking at wall in Sydney...

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debbyk
debbyk

I disagree, 2.2+ mil is the baseline up there in the beachy bits! I was looking at a house, and Sydney Siders were offering hundreds of thousands on top of the original price... could never afford!!! I think they prefer access to Sydney via the train than going into the gong...... Mostly Sydney folk

peters94

Thank you kindly i lived in North Sydney most of my life thats my point of view keep weather you agree or not makes no difference to me have a PLEASANT day and take care.

dominicj3
dominicj3

Hi Peter i think that was a response for me! Debby obviously cant read as i wrote a ONE BEDER LOOKING AT A WALL WILL COST YOU 1.8 read before you jump off your chain.

debbyk
debbyk

Dear, its no competition. Its just a review and information to help people make proper decisions when moving away to the gong. We dont want them to make a mistake do we? Take care... xx

dominicj3
dominicj3

Are you ok i can help you if you need to talk!based on your response you are very highly strung...May god bless you i wish you only the best and one day hope and prey to be as fortunate as you.

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11th November 2020

"Acquired Taste"

I’ve lived in enough places to be able to perform a decent and experienced comparison to Mount Pleasant from personal experience. My opinion is as follows:

While the area boasts some natural scenery, it is not at all what I would consider a prime location. For prime locations, look to higher value apartments and land value totalling over $1.8 million (sometimes house excluded) at Thirroul, Austinmer, Cliff Rd in Wollongong and seaside sections of Bulli.

The mountains and dense vegetation generally shadow homes enough to create mildew and mould production through the walls and wall cavity spaces. Don’t say “this doesn’t happen” because Mt. Pleasant provides the exact conditions for mould propagation: humidity, dampness and deprivation from sunlight.

For the elderly, there are no immediately close shopping centres or stores unlike Fairy Meadow, Balgownie, Wollongong, Thirroul and Wonoona - to name a few - where they must therefore rely on two or so hourly busses for public transport to carry an abysmal amount of groceries.

Lastly, the homes as you may notice have odd driveways which dip or conversely are situated on a private hill. Building on such topography requires experience and unnecessary costs which can be better spent on the materials if built elsewhere.

If your car has a good handbrake and you enjoy properties which are not level for the most part - you may revel in this suburb.

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debbyk
debbyk

Oh I agree, , I would love to live in Austi but could never afford!!!

nickc29

You have never seen Mount Pleasant. It is a peace of heaven

cameron-l

I am sure no one will agree with your opinion. Mount pleasant is a small heaven and the best neighbourhood in the area.

ANTHONY ROUSE
ANTHONY ROUSE

Yes your right about it's location, not the most convenient'', but apart from that , well...

nikkik6
nikkik6

Wow thats an impressive review Mr nicholas-j i must say you do have a great deal of time on those digits so much detail you must be from the upper end of town wow i hope to make it some day.lol

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11th November 2020

"Mount Pleasant the top end/high of the Illawarra...."

5 ⭐ Suburb 5min from Wollongong city and the beach,im proud to call it home beware of Balgownie the top part is very nice but the lower end is full of shady characters as for the beachy suburbs that are in close proximty to Belambi youll need to keep you valubles close,Mt Pleasant rated 9/10 and rated 3rd on the high end of the socioeconomic places to live haters stay down the bottom👇....ill do a follow up reveiw in 50years as im not moving...

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8th November 2020

"Loud Truck Noises. Choose Balgownie Instead."

If you're planning on living here you will be situated next to loud breaking sounds from the trucks at night.
You're better off choosing Balgownie.

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1st November 2020

"Not that good"

Boring suburb. Housed well-off people in the 70s and 80s. But stale.

No point fussing over ocean views if you have to drive to it. Lol.

Doesn’t compare to any beach suburb in Wollongong with cafes and live venues.

My honest experience and opinion.

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12th August 2020

"Piece of Paradise"

Very happy to call Mount Pleasant my home. It's a secluded gem close to the beach. Great neighborhood.

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21st May 2020

"Stylish homes in beautiful neighbourhood with picturesque ocean view"

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21st May 2020

"Bay far the best suburb in the area"

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23rd April 2020

"Superb Suburb"

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23rd April 2020

"Unbelievably beautiful- A real hidden gem"

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23rd April 2020

"Prestigious suburb, lovely neighbourhood"

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"Real paradise"

Unbelievably beautiful area, high quality homes, lovely neighborhood, quick access to highway/city.

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"Pleasant not only by name"

I don't think one can find a place to live in better than this suburbs. High socio-economy, mostly well educated residents, with a magnificent ocean view from all the streets.

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"Dreamland"

Experience luxury top hill life stile wile enjoying the panoramic ocean view.

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"By Far the best"

Just have a visit, and you will be in love. Some friends live there, all happy.

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"Fantastic area for families"

Have been living for three years and I will never move out. Have been to many suburbs, but even not close to Mnt Pleasant.

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"Real Heaven"

My brother lives there and I spend many weekend there. By far the best in the area.

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"Just WOW"

After two years checking almost all neighbourhood, Found my heaven. So nice, and unbelievably stylish and lovely that I am planning to move there soon. Can't wait.

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"Pleasant not only by name"

I wish I could afford a hose here. Falling in love with it.

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"it's great!"

it was so fun yayyyyyy

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"Experience the grate view of green mountain and blue ocean"

A fantastic neighbourhood, high class residency and stylish homes. A hidden gem, only 5 min to Wollongong central and beaches, and 1 hour to Sydney CBD.

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"good good good"

is a lovely quiet and family friendly suburb located just off the Princes Hwy in the Sutherland Shire. It is bordered by Sylvania, Kirrawee and Oyster Bay and a lot of the homes have lovely water views or bush views. The shopping centre has been recently renovated and has everything you need, including cafe's and takeaway and a couple of restaurants. The local primary school is one of the best in the area. Many of the houses are currently undergoing renovations as the original owners have sold and downsized and new families have moved in. Most of the homes are very large, with some great architecture on display.

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carent

mistyw, when did Mt Pleasant relocate from the Illawarra to the Shire?

ANTHONY ROUSE
ANTHONY ROUSE

Ha, that's what I thought to! what the ...

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"A piece of heaven"

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"Deserves to be the most sought suburb in the south cost"

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"All you want from a fabulous neighbourhood"

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"By far, the best in the area"

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"Brilliant Neighbourhood"

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"Everyone's dream area: Scenic, Stylish and Lovely"

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"Live and Enjoy"

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"Awesome neighborhood"

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"A great suburb to live in"

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"Perfect"

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"The place to buy in"

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