9.2 out of 10

Oatley

Ranked 59th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9861444857195 151.079731452604
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Public Transport 5/5
Dec 01, 2017

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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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Ding dong goes the James Oatley Clock"

This truly is country meets city.

Where else in Sydney do you have a grand old clock in the main street, reminding you to pick up the kids, get to the bank before 4pm or grab a bone for the dog when the butcher closes.

Oatley is a beautiful country town... with warm genuine people...though look out for the latte crowd, they're chiming in by the dozen.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A slice of Heaven...."

Oatley, where do I start. Surrounded by water and parks, Cafe's, shops, great school's, a train line and is green/clean and don't forget the popular Oatley Pub....
Oatley is a family oasis with regular planned event's.
In my opinion, this wonderful suburb has it all.
I follow the Realestate market in Oatley and I believe that this suburb out perform's most suburbs in the St George district.
I currently live in Mortdale and some how seem to end up in Oatley when we get out for walks, picnics or even to go for a coffee or breakfast/lunch.
Truely the place to bring up a young family or even retire.
Pros
  • Friendlyness and quiet after dark
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
cameronr5
cameronr5 Why are you using apostrophes for plurals?
Nov 20, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The perfect suburb for young families"

We have lived in the gorgeous Jewfish Point area of Oatley West for many years. Oatley West is the best part of Oatley because it does not have the high density (unit/apartment) concentration that applies on the Kogarah Council side (Oatley East). However, BOTH sides of Oatley are a joy to live in. Oatley is clean, leafy/green, child-friendly and because it is a cul-de-sac suburb, the traffic is low (especially on the Oatley West side). The whole suburb has a village atmosphere which is like a country hamlet within easy range to the city. Oatley is situated right on a rail line and is handy to the big shopping centres of Hurstville, Miranda, Riverwood and Bankstown. Oatley is only 10 mins from the M5 (giving drivers an easy 30 mins access to the city) and within 20 mins from the beautiful beaches of Cronulla, Shelley Beach, Gunnamatta Bay and Oak Park. Oatley has its own magnificent 45 hectare tree covered Park (which is one of the largest urban parks in Sydney); in addition the suburb is only a 20 minute drive to the Royal National Park (second oldest park in the world after Yellowstone). Residents of Oatley are spoilt for choice for cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs within the suburb and at nearby Mortdale and the very lively restaurant scene at nearby Beverly Hills and Sans Souci areas. Its a rare suburb that offers the perfect mix of trendiness and convenience in a beautiful leafy green waterfront suburb that provides a wonderful safe environment for its lucky residents (minus the crime, traffic and pollution of inner city areas). It is only 30 minutes from anywhere but, at night, the peace and quiet of Oatley is much appreciated - no trucks, no noisy traffic, no planes roaring overhead. Its the best kept secret in Sydney!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
cameronr5
cameronr5 45 HECTARES!??!?!?!?
Nov 20, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"Hidden gem of Sydney"

I have lived in Oatley for the past 10 years and dont think I will ever move out. I have everything I need - supermarkets, cafes, a great pub, restaurants, schools and a train line, all within walking distance and I can walk to the water or the National park within 10 minutes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"This is a place you never leave!"

Small boutique shops including the butcher and baker. A real community with concerts in the park, seasonal street fairs and mums with prams. This place really is Double Bay in the south. Great transport to the City, Eastern Suburbs, airport or beach. Great schools. Access to everything and its QUIET!. A peninsula suburb surrounded by waterways and the most beautiful parklands. To top it off it even has its own National Park. A wonderful place to live and - the pub is fantastic. Try the free Sunday Jazz or Friday night scene. Something for everyone. The restaurants are the locals secrets. Drive through on a Saturday morning to see Oatley in all its glory.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The country in the city....."

Oatley is an excellent suburb to live in. It has a fantastic village atmosphere where people can walk to the shops, choose from numerous good coffee shops for a nice quiet coffee or meet up with friends you've had for years.

It is an extremely quiet and clean suburb. As it is not a suburb you actually go through except along Hurstville Road so traffic noise is virtually non existent. Beautiful parks and water ways add to the natural beauty of the area. Public transport links to the city, beaches or larger retail suburbs are excellent.

The choice of educational facilities in the suburb are excellent. The suburb is extremely safe and it is an area where you will still see children playing as a group having fun in the park or outside a house without the need for strict supervision.

We've lived in Oatley for 20years and it has been perfect. Great place, great friends, great environment. It's the sort of place than when you come home from work you look up the river and you feel you are on holidays. Very relaxing.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees