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"A fantastic place to live, hardly anyone knows about our secret."

I have lived in Eastlakes all my married life since 1971 and I am an Australian decendant of the early settlers. I have seen many changes over the years and in my opinion, they are all for the better. It is a multicultural area, which is the essence of Sydney. Our friends include all races and we all seem to all get on quite well together. This is not to say that there aren't some incidents, however, when you read of the North Shore, Manly, Double Bay on a Friday or Saturday night and Cronulla on a balmy Sunday, Eastlakes is 'Nirvana'. Botany Council is probably one of the best run Councils in Sydney, the nature strips are maintained, the streets are clean, the garbage collections are spot on and the parks are fantastic. I would not have any qualms about walking in this area at any time of day or night. We are close to Eastgardens Shopping Centre, around 5 minutes by car, the City is not many more minutes than 12-15 by the Eastern Distributor and I have come back from Cremorne and Neutral Bay by the E.D to my home in Florence Avenue in around 15 minutes. The beaches are approximately 12-15 minutes by car, we are 7 minutes to Domestic Terminals and around 12 minutes to the International Terminal. The overhead flight plans no longer cause any noise problems as we are now off the busy flight paths of yesteryear. There are many denominations of religions and churches and our Community spirit is terrific. There are some people who wrinkle their noses when you say that you live in Eastlakes, however, when they do visit, they are really impressed with the area and the peacefulness of it. We are almost on the greens of the best Golf Clubs in Sydney and I almost forgot to mention that the public transport from Eastlakes to almost any part of the City, suburbs and Bondi Junction is brilliant. We also have the best outlet shopping around with our proximity to Waterloo, Alexandria and Redfern.
So, never judge a book by it's cover, it may not have the salubrious tone of some other parts of the Eastern Suburbs, but try to get us out of Eastlakes!!!!! We love it!

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