Narara, NSW 2250

4.3(9 reviews)

Ranked 232nd best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Parks and recreation
  • Safe and sound
  • Neighbourly spirit

Not great for

  • Cost of living
  • Gym and fitness
  • Internet access

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews of Narara, NSW

27th April 2021

"Friendly quiet suburb close to everything"

I have lived in a number of towns but narara is by far my favourite. Friendly clean safe suburb great parks for the kids and close to schools and town. Nice and quiet great for families

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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17th March 2021

"Love it!"

Having moved from Sydney in June 2020, we absolutely love Narara. Quiet and peaceful yet close enough to all amenities with friendly neighbours. It’s easily the best decision we have made and will never be returning to Sydney!

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  • Families with kids
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7th October 2020

"Peaceful & friendly neighbourhood with convenient access to amenities."

Narara is a beautiful suburb with a great mix of nature and convenience. Having moved here 6 months ago, I am loving what Narara has offered so far.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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29th January 2020

"Wouldn’t recommend"

A suburb with basically no businesses except one dodgy store near the station. There’s a lack of diversity and the residents couldn’t stop complaining about a Mosque being built in the suburb (I would prefer to deal with the Muslims at the mosque rather than the Jenovah Witnesses constantly knocking my door). The bus services are lacking and the train only approaches about once an hour. The area is known for having non stop blackouts. The area isn’t safe either and there are many crazies hanging out on the walking paths and children park there. I wouldn’t recommend.

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"Narara is a quiet suburb perfect for young families"

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  • Families with kids
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"Perfectly Positioned to Everything !"

Narara is one of the first suburbs off the M1, close to Gosford Station and has it's own station anyway with plenty of parking. Two shopping centres (Coles/Woolies/Aldi etc) and close to Gosford Hospital and Waterfront. Very peaceful, prolific bird life & nature, stunning trees amongst a mix of acreage properties & suburban homes. Great for fitness (flat, hilly, then flat again) and some great schools. People tend to keep to themselves and properties are well maintained, mix of families and retirees (on acreages). Peace & privacy with everything you need just a short (literally 3-4 mins) drive away. Home sweet Home !

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"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!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
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"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.

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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"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.

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