9.0 out of 10

Orange

Ranked 1st best suburb in Central West
-33.2837319153392 149.092252991603
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5
Jul 07, 2017

"A beautiful place to live or visit."

Orange is a medium size town its large enough to provide you with the benefits of a city e.g. shopping, library, museum, aquatic centre and art gallery etc but small enough to provide you with the benefits of a close knit community, e.g. you can drive across town in 10 minutes. People nod or say hello to you in the street if they recognise you. Amazingly enough compared to Sydney properties to buy or rent are relatively cheap. People say keep away from this part or that part of town but I've been living here for nearly three years and in my opinion there really isn't a dangerous part of town....practically the whole town feels safe. Orange is a surprisingly beautiful place.....it has lots of lovely parks and an amazing botanic gardens next to a children's adventure playground. It has many trees along the roads which provide a miriad of colour during autumn. Orange has a University campus and a large TAFE. It has a brand spanking new hospital. Practically evey time you open the local paper it seems they are announcing a new development, the latest being a planetarium and new conservatorium to be built near the award winning museum building that sits opposite the library and art gallery. Orange has working opportunities in a spectrum of industries. The only real thing that I could say that would put me off Orange and really is something negative are the winters....it can get very cold in this neck of the woods....but then I suppose this provides an opportunity to wear those winter clothes that you can never wear in warmer climates!
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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+

"Tree change from Sydney to Orange. Love it !!"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great for food, wine and golf - less good for surfing!"

About 3.5 hours west of Sydney, a fantastic town with lots to do for family living. It has everything that you need close at hand, with no need to do the daily commute.
If you are a young single professional looking for a fast track career, lots of nightlife, and weekends by the beach then Orange is not for you. If you have a young family, would like to see them often and don't want stuck in traffic for two hours a day, then Orange may be more your style.
It has lots to offer including tourism, so its good to come visit for a while and see if its for you.
Moved here 3 years ago from the UK and love it!
Pros
  • Food and Wine
  • Parks, leisure and 3 golf courses
  • Schools and family life
  • friendly people
Cons
  • Can be cold in winter (but great in summer)
  • Not much public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
The4
The4 Hi guy thank you for your comment of orange.We're thinking to buy house in orange or Bathurst .
2yrs+
rish117
rish117 whos we?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Very friendly"

I too bought a house in East Orange and have never regretted it. I am sensible with security as there are still some low lifes living in the area who will pinch anything, but overall I love it. Great value for money, nice friendly people in my street. Good shopping and everything only 5 minutes away. I moved here from Mudgee and what a difference!
Pros
  • friendly people
  • good value for money
Cons
  • crime rate is high, eg break ins and car theft, so be conscious of your security.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
mud
mud Hi again guys! I might look in Orange myself..You sound like you like it.
2yrs+
progressor
progressor Sounds pretty good from what I've heard. I am looking to move to Orange, is there anywhere I should rule out in regards to unsafe areas. Eg is there housing commission or well known crime areas in Orange?
2yrs+
alikat
alikat avoid behind the industrial area (bunnings, BCF etc) there is trouble there but other than that orange is a lovely place if u have young children Alburt street child care is amazing
2yrs+
benlauren
benlauren Hi Mud. Yep, love the facilities and the neighbours are great.
2yrs+
rhondam7
rhondam7 We were considering moving to Orange, but if crime is that much in the forefront of your mind, maybe we (retirees) should reconsider.
Jun 05, 2017
yuvala
yuvala Hello, I would like to hear your opinion about the street Honeyman Dr
Thanks!
Oct 25, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Orange is has everything you need and is still growing"

Orange has all the facilities of the big city. Food is great, easy to get around. Plenty of shops and local amenities. Good schools, family friendly. Heaps of indoor and outdoor sport options. Lots of work available especially with the support of the gold mine and associated industries spreading money through the town. Some crime has increased as the town has increased it's general wealth (attracts some out of town opportunists). The downside of this is the higher cost of living especially for rent and to purchase a house when compared to similar sized towns. Still close enough to Sydney for a weekend away. The major concern in Orange is the water supply or lack of it. The water is fine there just isn't enough of it. Dams are at 25% but there are actions underway to increase supply through alternative means. The council isn't particularly great. They are often blinkered and do have double standards. Often backflip on decisions as they make the wrong one to start with. Rates are one of the highest in NSW but this is the price you pay in a growing city. Overall through it a great spot due to it's location (even if it can get a bit cold, it actually has 4 seasons), facilities, general community spirit, shopping, medical care, etc.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
2yrs+

"Quite pretty - but best for families"

I lived in Orange for 6 months to work at the local hospital - I was told to avoid the areas west of the train line and ended up living on Margaret Street. Orange is a pretty town with wide roads and the occasional traffic hold-up along the main road through town, and plenty of parks. There are mostly houses and units. There is a small Myers and all your usual retail suspects like Woolworths, Coles, Kmart and Big W. There is a mix of people here with your well-to-do, Mercedes driving families to Sudanese refugees to rowdy young miners. Plenty of pubs and fancy restaurants but not much else for a single non-drinker to do at night. I enjoyed the cafes, the cinema is alright and of course you can find a Chinese take-away or two. It can get really cold and snow in winter so do make sure you have good heating! What I liked the most was the fact that I got a clean and bright 1-bedroom unit with fridge, washing machine, dryer and secure attached garage for $200 per week. After living in cramped inner city apartments for the past few years, the space and peace was rather nice.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Good regional living"

Located on the Mitchell Highway, 260 kilometres west of Sydney, Orange has progressed into a vibrant town and boasts a great shoping strip including cafes and eateries.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Orange

Anson Street

4.5/5
"Nice neighbourly street"
-33.2853184105 149.0983304112

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