8.4 out of 10

Sanctuary Point

Ranked 17th best suburb in Illawarra
-35.1035017081286 150.62621384868
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Dec 02, 2016

"Friendly and beautiful"

We moved here about 3 months ago without knowing very much about the place. We have been warmly welcomed by a great community. We love the place - being 5-10 minutes from basin or Bay beaches is a dream come true. Public transport is abysmal and the shops are basic but there is Vincentia 10 minutes away with most shopping needs met there, everything else is in Nowra or Ulladulla, both about 30 minutes away.
There is a wonderful range of housing from little beach cottages to big new brick houses, giving the place a fascinating character.
I am completely in love with this area.
Pros
  • Convenient
  • Stunning environment
  • Friendly people
Cons
  • Lack of public transport
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"What more is there to ask for"

Green, Peaceful, surrounded by parks, lakes, beaches, bush and mountains. No stop lights, no hassles, no pollution...... what more could you ask for?
Cons
  • Not many resaraunts immediately close but several nearby
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 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place for almost everything!!"

My Wife and I have found Sanctuary Point to be a great place, we really enjoy taking the dog for a walk through a the rain forest that runs along the waters edge from Palm Beach to Paradise Beach. From the town there is great access to sports and clubs, Mountain biking is my favourite and I enjoy the access the town has to plenty of tracks including a state level Downhill track, it also has a great Bike shop which caters for all types of riders. I am looking forward to the big shopping centre opening only 5 minutes away it will have 50 specialty stores and major supermarkets, it will also provide many jobs for the area as will expanding industry and the jail that is set to open shortly near the town. Living here we have access to personel training in the style of crossfit and kettlebells and really enjoy being fit so we can get out and enjoy the full extent of the area and after a day of enjoyment in the outdoors we love going to the large range of restaurants many of which have great views and award winning foods.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place for families of all ages"

Surrounded by water with fishing and boating facilities in abundance. Good country club that provides for the Golfer and Lawn bowler and those that like Thai/Chinese/Australian food. Suburb has everything with a large doctors surgery, library, local social centre, good regional shops and cafe's. Housing is affordable and caters for a range of tastes and needs. Safe environment for all ages. Major hospital only twenty minutes away in Nowra. New shopping centre to be built this year (2010) which will have an Aldi, Big W, Woolworths and fifty speciality shops only five minutes away by car.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
LaurieWeise
LaurieWeise It's 2014 now and still no shopping centre, only ice/meth junkies after dark, please don't go out of a night, or once it is dark. Feral little white racists will bash and rob you, some have even been stabbed.
2yrs+
ChloeC
ChloeC We are moving to Sanctuary Point very soon, your comment has made me quite nervous. Is it the crime rate bad everywhere else too?
2yrs+
ChloeC
ChloeC Laurie, we are moving to Sanctuary Point very soon. Your comment has made me quite nervous!! Are you able to elaborate on the crime rate? What we should look out for?
2yrs+
JennyA
JennyA Chloe, did you make the move? I am looking at moving to Sanctuary Point and would like a more recent perspective
Jul 23, 2016
ChloeC
ChloeC made the move but only temporarily. The time that we spent there was lovely, there are some dodgey areas but if you navigate towards the newer estates you won't have an issue.
Jul 24, 2016
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