7.3 out of 10

Sutherland

Ranked 362nd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-34.0280154411909 151.052159599405
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Medical Facilities
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Oct 17, 2016

"Good for families, retirees and those who work in the city"

Good place for families, retirees and those that work in the City, but don't want to pay too much.
Has the basics (e.g. bank, supermarket, hair dressers), but close to the major shopping centre in Miranda.
Demographic is quite narrow though, mostly with a white conservative culture (be prepared to experience some racism).


Transport
Sits on the South Coast line. Frequent trains to and from the City, with approximately 40 minutes travel time.
Frequent buses and easily accessible.
Not many taxis or uber drivers around.

Lifestyle, Shopping and Entertainment
Not much in Sutherland itself, there's a farmers market every Saturday.
Plenty of gyms around and parks.
Close to Cronulla beach and Miranda Westfield shopping centre.
Strong sports culture with support of teams nearby (i.e. Cronulla sharks)
Nightlife
Most of Sutherland is closed at night, the exception being the convenience stores, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and takeaway shops.
Pros
  • National Parks and beaches
  • Public transport
Cons
  • nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jul 17, 2015

"Good area for first investors and buyers"

Sutherland is a good area for first home buyers, I have a unit in the area. You can get to work in the city in 30 minutes. They also have good gyms and shops. They need a nice bar or cafe which offers brunch options are limited. Also less junkies are around recently, unit prices are going up far more professional types in the area.
Pros
  • National Parks and beaches
  • Public transport
  • schools and community atmosphere
Cons
  • nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"There is allot happening in Sutherland"

Sutherland borders Royal National Park & is 30 minutes by rail to Sydney CBD, with a multitude of sporting facilities such as- Sealed push bike track & numerous bush trails, Aussie Rules field, Soccer, Rugby League & Athletics track, Olympic Swimming Pool complex, Tennis Courts & Basketball Stadium.
Variety of restuarants in the shopping centre from Thai, Chinese, Indian to Contemporary cuisine.
Day to day shopping will be enhanced with the Opening of "Supabarn" supermarket in August 2010 with Iconic buildings such as newly constructed Sequoia are offering living choices for all types.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • 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+

"Perfect for professionals with kids"

We made the move from the inner west a few years ago. We moved from a tiny place to a lovely house with a yard and pool for the kids, National Park and River on the doorstep, south coast beaches close by and lovely little school everywhere.
It's 30 mins by train in to the city so the commute is no longer than when we were in the inner west!
We have wonderful like-minded neighbours from all over the world- England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Scotland, Samoa as well as from all over Australia, who have all moved here over the last few years for the same reasons we did - it's the perfect location. We know all our neighbours which is lovely.
The night life is fairly non-existent that's true, though there are some great restaurants - Little Italy, Sushi train, Doytao Thai as well as others within a couple of kms.
In the last 12 months Superbarn has moved in as well as an Egyptian deli, a patisserie and some new restaurants. The council has also recently repaved and greened up the area with a lot of tree planting.
The pre-schools and primary schools are so lovely. Beautiful, caring teachers at all the places we have been involved with.
We are so glad we made the move and the area is just getting better all the time.
Pros
  • Public transport
  • National Parks and beaches
  • schools and community atmosphere
Cons
  • nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Leafy & Green, Safe & Friendly"

I've lived in Sutherland for my whole life and will never leave! After a few experiences in the west and east areas of Sydney, this is a great place to be.

It has a leafy and green aspect (in parts), great council facilities - libraries, leisure centres, skate parks etc. Majority of neighbours are friendly, and if you have lived in the area long enough - the world is a small world and most people know someone who knows someone! Miranda has all the shops you need, and most town centre (Sutherland, Jannali, etc) have post offices, banks, grocery stores, hairsalons, buthers etc etc...you never need to leave!

Sutherland is fantastic in terms of public transport - three train lines via Sutherland so there is always a train available..There are also buses available.

In terms of dining, there is some fantastic eats around the area all waiting to be found.

Having the beach so close yet not so busy as Bondi etc, living in the "Shire" is definitely great for those who commute yet want the lifestyle on the weekends..

There are schools for almost any type of family - public, private, catholic etc...

Sporting activities are great and there is always something going on around the place...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Boothy
Boothy I don't know about safe with all the junkies and derros roaming around...
2yrs+
chrisatlee
chrisatlee All the junkies? What junkies? I think you have the wrong suburb....at worst there might be a few pot smokers but you get that in every suburb
2yrs+
Boothy
Boothy Have you ever been to Franklins? Or around the housing commission areas?
2yrs+
chrisatlee
chrisatlee Yeah. I used to shop there. Like I said, there's a few pot heads, but no more than anywhere else. The housing commission area isn't that bad either. Just because you have one or two derros in there doesn't make the whole suburb unsafe.
2yrs+
Stm14
Stm14 Where is exactly the housing commssion located?My fren is interested in buying a property there.
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"For those who want to live in the Shire cheaply, or work in the city"

I lived in Sutherland for about two years.

Advantages:
- You can get the country trains into the city, they take only 35 mins
- Close to the national park
- Sutherland Leisure centre is great
- Cronulla is 15 mins away

Disadvantages
- Totally whitebread, with no character
- Everything shuts early, as thought it's 1975. Nothing is open on Sunday
- Food is average
- White Horse cafe is good, but that's all there is. Cronulla is the closest place with decent cafes.
- Bogans and dodgy crack fiends abound.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Affordable & Convenient"

I've lived in Sutherland for a number of years. I've experienced quiet a few suburbs in Sydney but i have to say i keep coming back here. It's 15min drive to the beach, 5min to Westfield Miranda and the public transport is great.
I feel safe to walk the streets at night and it's affordable for a young professioanl like me.
From here i get to enjoy the shire but i'm not too far away from the city and i'm not broke!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Reasonable Place to Live, Great Transport."

Rents in the area are reasonable, lots of apartment buildings, however some nice leafy hidden areas with nice houses.

Great Leisure Centre with pool, gym and massage therapy, probably more but I didn’t use it. Largest Soccer Association in the Southern Hemisphere, with North Sutherland Rockets based in Sutherland (there might be a few others, but I'm not sure).

A good feed in a walkable distance is a bit hard to find, except for The Royal Hotel - great bistro there, and during the day the best sushi place in Sydney Sushi Yummy.

Train Station is great, longest wait for a train to the City is about 10-15mins and that is on a Saturday Night, Peak Hour trains come every 5mins.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Sutherland

Glencoe St

2.5/5
"This is great street within easy walk to sutherland station"
-34.03827 151.06202

Clio St

3/5
"Great for a starter home."
-34.0291294262 151.0674329678