8.8 out of 10

Saratoga

Ranked 146th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.4760006005269 151.353902861641
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

MJ MJ
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 17, 2020

"Saradise"

Saratoga is a slice of Paradise on the Central Coast. The things that really stand out for me are 1. The location, you are literally in the middle of the southern end of the coast with main shops conveniently close by, train station a short 10-minute drive, a local Ferry that takes you to Woy Woy and the Coasts best beaches are all within 10 minutes however you have the feel of being very remote. 2.  The truly spectacular aspect, long flat walks along the bay for bike riders, walkers and prams, white sand for swimming, beautiful sunsets, plenty of jetties for fishing and 3. The community, everyone is truly proud of where we live and it really feels like the safest place to live on the coast
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"One of the jewels of the central coast"

Sparkling water and sun hard to find a more beautiful and friendly place to live.
Pros
  • Friendly and relaxed
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
Jm Jm
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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 to bring up a family"

Friendly, convenient to all Central Coasts pleasures.Great place for walking and riding a bicycle.Everything available here.
Pros
  • Friendly and relaxed
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and gorgeous, a wonderful quality of life from an earlier time, particularly close to the water."

It has a "village" atmosphere, but still with many of the conveniences we now require. V friendly. V relaxed vibe.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Great location for families looking for a safe place to bring up kids and access to water"

Great location for people who love boating, fishing or kayaking. For a waterside suburb it's fairly quiet with the added advantage of only one road in, so it's not a thoroughfare. The locals tell me the public school is good and for high school students, Green Point Christian College is very close, also a number of public high schools within easy reach. Saratoga has the feel of an island, as Brisbane Waters surrounds a large part of the suburb. Close proximity to ocean beaches like Avoca, Copacabana or MacMaster's and enough public jettys maket Saratoga an ideal location for myself and my teenage kids. There is a small but useful shopping village with Erina Fair Mall a short drive - but a whole world away. The Central Coast took some getting used to for me but I've lived here for 10 years and this is my second home. I liked my old house much more than the new one but moving to Saratoga has made it well worthwhile. I'm not an aspirational person but people on the Central Coast seem to look very favourably on this suburb (unlike where I used to live). For commuters, it's not too hard to get to the freeway in the mornings and there is the option of a great ferry service over to Woy Woy where you can take a short walk to the train station. Like any suburb, you can get neighbours who stay up too late and are noisy but generally most people are quiet and even considerate. I like kayaking and Brisbane Waters is excellent for that. I can wheel my boat down to the water in a few minutes without ever having to use the car. From there you can explore a number of pretty spots, or for sea kayakers head for the rip bridge and out to Broken Bay, Lion Island and then across to Pittwater.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Sleepy Hollow"

A very nice calm place to live - probably not for teens and ravers. Only a small shopping strip but not far from Erina Fair if that's your go. I have heard nothing but good reports about the schools and sports (via grandsons) and can fully recommend Saratoga. Loved the water views.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Saratoga

"Friendly street and access to Broadwater - Kincumber walk"
-33.4747161411 151.3588771397
"waterways village"
-33.47576 151.35519