8.7 out of 10

Rockdale

Ranked 146th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9526304458246 151.140072957463
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  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Nov 27, 2016

"Nice Area with a bit of Road Noise problem"

I have lived here for 9 years now. Safe and nice but road noise is more then ever. Surrounding suburbs hoons converge here for a fun run from Princess highway to Grand Parade. Before you buy make sure you are not in hoon zone.
Pros
  • Convenience
  • Shopping
  • Transport
  • 2 min to the beach
Cons
  • Noisy Exhaust
  • Speeding cars
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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+

"Great Place to Invest and live"

Beautiful location with all facilities nearby and good return on investment.

Safe, convenient and only 12-13km from Sydney CBD.
Pros
  • Convenience
  • Shopping
  • Transport
  • 2 min to the beach
Cons
  • Avoid East - West runway path
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 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
2yrs+

"Rockdale Rocks!"

I have been living in Rockdale for more than 5 years and honestly loved the place. This is one of those suburbs where you can choose to enjoy a peace and quiet lifestyle amongst an active environment. You are 2 min away from Brighton Le-Sands and 13km from Sydney CBD. There is TAFE and St George Hospital just down Princess Hwy. Lastly, the cost of living in Rockdale is similar (at least from my point of view) to the levels you expects in Liverpool or Bankstown. To me, i think the property value in Rockdale is yet to explode.
Pros
  • 2 min to the beach
  • Convenience
  • Shopping
  • Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Rocking on in Rockdale"

Our family has lived in Herbert Street, Rockdale for the past 6 years and we love it, having relucantly moved from the inner west. Much more suburban that what I was used to, Rockdale has many wide streets, large heritage homes and pretty gardens. There is room for families to live and grow and great capital growth to be made. We have been blessed with the loveliest neighbours and our little pocket of the world boasts multiculturalism at it's best. With a Jewish husband, I have Vietnamese and Christian lebanese neighbours, muslim lebanese and greeks across the road and a gorgeous family of Scots down the block. We all know and greet each other by name, exchange xmas presents and often meet for a chat in the street. Our local shops near the station offer the cheapest fruit/veg in Sydney and the most delicious lebanese pastries. We walk to school and preschool, parks, trains and shopping facilities. With family in the east, friends in the inner west and north shore, we can get everywhere easily and quickly. Having grown up in a very monied and conservative suburb, my family love coming to visit in Rockdale and rave about how friendly and affordable it is. But hush..we need to keep the secret!!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Highly under-rated Suburb close to Sydney"

Lived in Rockdale Plaza apartments for 7 years and very convenient
Highly under-rated which means good value little for those with keen eyes
Close to beach (brighton, sans souci, little bay)
Phenomenal transport options (M5 Tunnel, Princess Highway, Grande Parade, Eastern Distributor, Trains, Int & Dom Aiport)
Can be a little crowded in certain areas
Avoid being underneath the east-west runway (as can be very noisy as planes come low)
Other areas in Rockdale aren't impacted by noise
Also try and stay on the Brighton-Le-Sands side of the Princes Highway as this is a much nicer feeling (Eastern side)
Pros
  • Transport
  • Convenience
  • Shopping
Cons
  • Avoid East - West runway path
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
Annabella84
Annabella84 This is very helpfull do you know if the plaza apartments can smell the waste management nearby? I am moving there soon & am very worried about the smell although i didnt smell anything when we inspected.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Excellent and convinient!"

Very close to the City and to the beach!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The Strand-Affordable.Convient"

The Strand-
Best Street in Rockdale! 2 minutes from the Plaza, 7 minutes to the train station, 15 minutes to the city by train, 20 minutes to the beach (walking) 15 minutes to the Fitness First which has an indoor swimming pool!
Very green and Quiet Street. Good for families and young employers. Rockdale Mall is nice with plenty of cafes around and European bakeries. Grocery Prices are much cheaper than in Bondi Junction. I was living in Bondi Junction for 5 years and spend twice more $ for grocery’s
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Convenient suburb in the south of Sydney"

Rockdale is about a twenty to thirty minutes' drive to the city and is located in the south of Sydney. Hence, making it only a short distance to the airport. There is a train station in Rockdale and plenty of buses service this area as it is a major bus interchange for Sydney Buses. Rockdale has a good mix of residential apartments, houses, commercial buildings and light industrial areas. Many of the houses here are heritage listed and very beautiful.

Additionally, this is a very convenient suburb with a busy shopping strip next to the station. There are many shops, grocers, cafes, restaurants, pubs and etc. There is also Rockdale Plaza that is home to a few supermarkets, shops, food court and etc. This is a very convenient suburb that is well connected by public transport.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Rockdale

The Std

3.5/5
"very easy transportation and great price"
-33.9561 151.14006

George St

1/5
-33.950658 151.14113

Bay St

3.5/5
"Convenient, "
-33.9528635339 151.1376336521

Chapel St

2/5
-33.9538163453 151.1388357654

Arlington St

4.5/5
"Close to everything - beaches, the city, delicious food and so peaceful!"
-33.94812 151.13317
"Waste Management Nearby"
-33.95715 151.13649

Lister Ave

3.5/5
"so close to station"
-33.95514 151.13844