8.0 out of 10

Narara

-33.3951733567917 151.343000108787
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 11, 2017

"Just Gorgeous. Perfect For Young Families."

We moved here 6 years ago to settle down and start a family. We were pretty meticulous about choosing the right suburb for us. Coming from the noise, traffic, pollution and crime riddled Western Sydney, we were adamant on a quiet, safe, leafy green suburb, with friendly neighbours, nice parks and schools, that was still close to medical centres, major shopping outlets, resteraunts, beaches, and everything else the Central Coast had to offer.
Narara rated in number one for us, and 6 years on, I still say it's the best decision we ever made.
Our 5 year old attends an amazing Christian School, St Philip's Christian College, that is only a short five minute walk from our home.
The school has a gorgeous little preschool on campus, set back near the mountain, that overlooks the Valley.
Our daughter made friends at preschool that she started school with this year, because most of the children from the St Philip's preschool (Narnia Christian Preschool) went on to start kindy at St Philip's Christian College.
They will grow up together, which I think is beautiful, because it's a preschool to year 12 campus.
St Philip's Christian College is one of Narara's best assets.
The school is honestly like a home away from home and second family to us, where the Teachers have a real interest in drawing out the potential in every child, and getting to know them on an individual level.
If you're a Christian family wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney for a more family oriented, laid back lifestyle, do not go past Narara Valley Baptist Church.
The church has a fantastic children's program.
Just last year, the neighbourhood created a beautiful playground for the children of Narara (Narara Valley Prescint Park) that has lovely playground equipment and BBQ and picnic amenities.
There is a lovely local nursery, a dog park (for dog lovers like ourselves), a local oval with an attached skatepark, and duck pond.
You're literally a five minute drive away from the Gosford CBD or Wyoming Shopping Village, which have everything from Woolworths and ALDI stores, to gorgeous salons, cafs, bakeries, boutique clothing stores, thrift shops, toy stores, playgrounds, a local library, local pools, and more lovely picnic spots, parks, and pop up cafs along the Gosford waterfront.
West Gosford (which is only a two to five minute drive up the road) have a huge Bunnings, a huge selection of homeware stores, as well as camping stores like BCF.
Entertainment wise, you have Central Coast Leagues Club in the Gosford CBD, which has a gym, family style bistro and resteraunt, indoor children's playground (Monkey Mania), rock climbing etc.
On the other side at West Gosford, you have Gosford RSL, with a gorgeous outdoor eatery and children's playground.
We are surrounded by some awesome little fishing and picnic spots, walking and bike riding paths, and nature reserves.
There is a local bowling alley in our neighbour suburb (Gosford City Tenpin Bowl), another gym, lots of choice as far as take-away goes...
If you want to drive a little further out, it's only a 15 minutes drive to Erina Fair, or the other way towards Westfield Tuggerah is about 20 minutes.
Only a short drive to all the beautiful beaches.
If you are looking for a quiet and friendly neighbourhood that's safe for your little ones to ride their bikes, play with other children in the street of an afternoon whilst you relax on your patio with a cup of tea, listening to the bellbirds, but still close enough to the freeway to commute to and from Sydney for work, Narara is the place for you!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Narara"

I have lived in Narara for the past 9 years. Great place to live, handy to Trains and F3 Freeway. minutes to regional shopping at Erina and Tuggerah. Central Coasts best beaches 15 - 20 minutes by car. Great place for the kids with lots of young families within the area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Centrally located to everything"

Narara is centrally located to shops, beaches, transport and major freeways making it a great place to live.

Working in the city is offset by the weekend lifestyle.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees