5.4 out of 10

Somers Drive, Watanobbi

Ranked 1st best street in Watanobbi
-33.2723649567 151.4237366161
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids


3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Relatively quiet street, in very affordable area"

My family and I have lived on this street for about 8 years, and chose our house due to:

- affordability

- lack of 'through' traffic

- leafy surrounds (views of Chapmans Hill on one side, and trees near local oval on other side)

- wildlife (rainbow lorrikeets and galahs - nothing squawky!)

- convenient location (short walk to school and shops, and about a 20 min walk to Wyong train station)

- proximity to F3 (close enough to easily commute to Sydney, but far enough away that traffic can't be heard)

- lifestyle options (10 min to either Tuggerah Westfield, or the rural area of Jilliby and surrounds)

The appearance of houses in the street varies - most are well maintained, but there are definitely some that receive less care (may be housing commission?)

We don't know most of our neighbours well, but we have a basic relationship (know their names, enough about them to say 'hi', give/receive Christmas cards).Some neighbours have a great relationship (mow each other's lawns, collect mail when someone is on holidays - someone even called Emergency Services out of concern when an elderly, unwell resident had not been seen for a few days).

When we first moved in, one neighbour about 4 doors down left a 'welcome' card in our letterbox, along with their name and phone number in case we needed any help settling in, which was lovely.

Long term residents seem to be retirees, who take pride in their houses and neighbourhood.

There are very occasionally loud arguments heard from the rougher looking houses - maybe once every 6 weeks.

Unlike previous reviewer, we haven't had any problems with post, although we do hear the trail bikes maybe once every month, on Saturday or Sunday mornings - they can be quite loud.

Some residents do have dogs, but all are fenced in their backyards, and currently there are no 'barkers'.

There are kids in the street, who, due to the light traffic, sometimes do play games on the road. Personally, I don't think its an ideal area for young kids, due to the rougher element in this street, and some surrounding streets, but I certainly haven't seen or heard of any problems.

Property/house value has been on a steady increase in the last few years; I think this may be due to new houses being built in the area.

In summary, we enjoy living in Somers Dr, but recommend that if you are considering buying/renting here, you take a look at the houses surrounding yours for an indicator of what your experience will be like.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"A lot of housing commission in the area, and the problems that go along with them."

I have been in Somers Dr for about 2 years and these are my experiences living in this street.

Part of the street is very nice, but the rest of it I would not buy in. I am hoping this will change with the new subdivisions going in. Neighbours are friendly, but generally keep to themselves near the western end.

Adjoining streets appear to have small backyards, as there seems to be a lot of activity in the front yards. From a barbecue, to a couple of mates sharing a bottle of beer over a wheelie bin.

If you have a young baby, expect your bub to be awakened to the noise of loud trail bikes. Expect any call to the local coppers with a reply of 'what do you expect us to do about it?' Also irresponsible cat owners who fail to lock their cats in at night, who like to mark your territory as theirs with urine, and also try to single handedly destroy any trace of the local wildlife.

Expect the local post office to fail to deliver mail addressed to you, and in fact have someone forge your signature on registered mail items. Expect any complaint to be inadequately investigated from the post office about this.

A light traffic street, where I have seen kids playing cricket on the street in just before dusk. Think one of the more frequently rev heads that sped down the street has left the area, although there are some that still do.

There is also a lot of litter on the streets in and around the housing commission houses in the street, and people don't seem to care about keeping their yards neat and tidy.

In Gloucester Ave there is someone with an extremely loud and intimidating voice that likes to scream obscenities at his neighbours, which can be clearly heard within a couple of hundred metres.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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