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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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Just now

"Close to perfect"

So close to the beaches and cafe's of Huskisson and Vincentia yet so far away from the cares of the world. Surrounded by farmland yet 5 minutes drive from the ocean. Good local spirit with a good corner store for the everyday items and a regular monthly market. Relaxed village feel that's whisper quiet all day long.
Pros
  • 5 minutes drive to the beach.
  • 15 minutes drive to major shopping in Nowra
  • relaxed village atmosphere
Cons
  • No shops or liquor outlet.
  • no public transport to speak of
  • can be a bit unnerving if you like excitement
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Just now

"Great place to live or holiday"

Very quiet and safe area for families and singles with a love of the water and the great outdoors. Fantastic boat ramp offering access to Jervis Bay and the waters of St Georges Basin. New shopping centre to be built in Vincentia (8klms away) will provide jobs and negate the need to go to Nowra for the weekly shop. Affordable housing in a suburb that can't grow anymore due to the surrounding national park. Medical facilities close by. Highway access is excellent and Sydney and Canberra are about two and a half hours away.
Pros
  • Surrounded by national parks and water.
  • Very quiet location with good local shopping centre
  • Great access to the highway for city dwellers.
Cons
  • No major shopping in area, closest is Nowra
  • No public transport to speak of
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Just now

"nearly as good as"

Nice suburb with older style houses many of which are undergoing renovation and refurbishment. Short distance to boat ramp and beaches. Quiet and safe but a bit dull so it's not recommended for singles or couples. Nearby Sanctuary Point offers better value and has more on offer in all areas of rating.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
jimg10
jimg10 Sanctuary points screaming out for a cop shop and is know locally as skanky point
Apr 02, 2018
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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
Just now

"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
dianel
dianel Ive lived here 3 yrs and find it delightful we are near Palm Beach and Greville Corner Store and think its the best area, so peaceful, we love it.We heard stories before we moved but they were unfounded believe me,hope that helps you make a decision btw we were told not to buy too close to local shops as was rowdy at holiday times .
Mar 07, 2017
toddh5
toddh5 I'm moving my family to sanctuary soon and just wondering if sanctuary point public school is a nice school
Aug 27, 2017
dianel
dianel Great school with excellent teachers I was told
Aug 27, 2017
toddh5
toddh5 Thanks for that
Aug 31, 2017
paulinel2
paulinel2 I'm thinking of buying in Sanctuary Point from Tassie and wondered what the average temperatures would be in the summer? Would it be cooler than Sydney?
Oct 30, 2017
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