8.3 out of 10

Wahroonga

Ranked 221st best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7268898879633 151.111032256731
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

let let
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jul 18, 2017

"I have been living here for almost 15 yrs"

Wahroonga is surrounded by good schools like , Wahroonga Public School - 'The Bush School' , Prouille Catholic School, Abbotsleigh, Knox School. An excellent place to bring up children.

You can relax and enjoy nice coffee shops or eating out at popular restaurant like The Butcher's Block, Charmed by Hanuman Thai, Karoo & Co, La Zana Ristorante , The Station Wahroonga etc...at the village shopping centre or just go for a walk along tree lined streets especially in spring with nice blossom fragant . Very relaxing and very safe !!!

A big picnic park next to train station with lovely roses flowers (very well maintained) and established trees.
Once a year neighbours invite us over for Christmas party. Very friendly and welcoming neighbours.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Oct 13, 2015

"Leafy and Lovely"

Growing up in Fox Valley and attending St Leos College I've known and loved the suburb my whole life. There are very different pockets to the suburb yet all have their benefits
Pros
  • Beautiful streets and houses
  • Great schools
  • Lots of services nearby
  • fabulous local facilities
  • great outdoors living
Cons
  • Alot of older parents
  • Expensive housing, childcare and schooling
  • if you don't like feeling part of a community, you won't like it here!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Perfect!"

After great effort we finally found a green, peaceful and quiet place to rise our family. We bought a few months ago our house and we are deeply in love in this place. I think that one of the advantages is the is distance between the houses (property size of more than 1000 SQM) and people dont make noise and are very polite. There are a lot of young families and people are very nice to each other.
Pros
  • peace and quiet
  • fresh air
  • Beautiful streets and houses
  • Great schools
Cons
  • limited car parking near the train station
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful"

Absolutely beautiful suburb, only cons are that its close to Hornsby and it seems to be infested with young troublesome youths lol. It actually not that far from the city, but taking the traffic into account , its terrible, but i suppose thats Sydney for you. The beach is far, which is a shame, because we are beach people. But other than that, love it, could drive around and look at the mansions and streets forever. Dont live in the suburb, so cant say anything about the locals, but have family who live there, and only writing this review from what i have seen.
Pros
  • Beautiful streets and houses
Cons
  • Surrounding suburbs
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Wahroonga - the aboriginal word for our home"

We moved to Wahroonga 4 years ago and keep discovering new and wonderful things. The neighbours are wonderful. Not instrusive, but communual when it comes to street parties, trick or treating, or national celebrations. I like that we know them, but don't see them all the time! The streets are green and leafy. Wahroonga is known as the green village. Shopping options are good with St Ives shopping village, hornsby westfield, Belrose homemaker centre, castle hill mega shopping area and chatswood mall all close by. We are spoilt for choice. We also have all the village shops too in many surrounding places. The northern beaches aren't far either. Grabbing a coffee and having a chat is easy and you can easily find a setting to suit the mood: secluded garden catch up or busy cafe, people watching cafes. There are a multitude of restaurants too. Not such a good choice for Hotels / pubs - but certainly the restaurants make up for that. Parking is easy at the train stations (40 mins to the city) and around the roads and parks. Medical facilities are wonderful. We have Hornsby hospital and the SAN private hospital (reknowned for maternity and elderly care) a short stones throw distance. My little girl gashed her head the other day and we went from home to hospital back to home in 30 mins. There are also lots of medical and dental practices around. Childcare is prolific too and of course people move to the area just to be close to the private schools... knox, abbotsleigh etc. Gym and fitness I've rated highly because we have a lot of outdoor exercising areas, bike tracks, dog walking areas, sports grounds and organised fitness. Yes we have the gyms, but we seem to be predominately an outdoor bunch up here - probably because we are so close to such great facilities provided by the council. House prices are high - and tend not to vary much regardless of what is going on in the world - but that's because people move here to live, have fun and stay knowing that it is a safe friendly environment. It's a wonderful area with fantastic facilities. I can't imagine ever moving house!
Pros
  • fabulous local facilities
  • great outdoors living
  • Beautiful streets and houses
  • Great schools
  • Lots of services nearby
Cons
  • if you don't like feeling part of a community, you won't like it here!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quality has a high price tag"

Pros
  • Beautiful streets and houses
  • Lots of services nearby
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Expensive housing, childcare and schooling
  • Alot of older parents
  • Lots of "Old Money" types
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Dislike opinionated locals"

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

"Annoying and intrustive people"

I lived in Wahroonga for 2 years and left because of the constant annoyance by old people and nosey neighbours. Definatly a pensioners retreat there.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful, leafy and safe suburb for families"

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

"Safe, environment loving community"

People in Wahroonga are very friendly and welcoming and the general area gives off this great fragrance of nature with the abundance of trees and other plants. There are also many private schools around the area with limited transport. But it wont be a problem for most people living there because if they can afford the houses, i'm sure they have a few cars(or at least one). I would recommend living here if you do not need to go past the city much because the transport is tiring to think about.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best place in Australia to live in"

There is no better place to live in Australia than Wahroonga
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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+

"Most safest neighborhood in Sydney"

There is absolutely no better place than Wahroonga. I would highly recommend it to potential buyers. Best place in Sydney to live in.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"A nice place to grow up"

This is a nice suburb to grow up in, especially away from the trainline but you don't need to go far to be in the midst of quiet leafy avenues. There are only a few heavily trafficed streets, just enough to buzz across. Public transport is however shocking, but if you can afford to live here, you'll likely be at least a two car (maybe even a four car) family.

It is however a really nice area to grow up in.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Wahroonga

1

Billyard Avenue

4.5/5
"Lovely street"
-33.71772 151.12181
"Great spot, close to everything"
-33.70834 151.1186
3

Burns Road

4/5
"Iconic Wahroonga Street"
-33.7127926299 151.1153945562

Unranked Streets in Wahroonga

Water Street

3.5/5
"Wow, just wow."
-33.7155076301 151.1203669339
"A beautiful wide, quiet and gorgeously tree lined street."
-33.712218894 151.1213095

Ingram Road

4.5/5
-33.717235668 151.1086463293
"Leafy Oasis Close to Schools and Shops"
-33.72012 151.12797
"Quiet, near the Park"
-33.707632422 151.137415086
"The street name says it all - serenity"
-33.735943 151.107066

Bundarra Ave

4.5/5
"Best in the north shore"
-33.7179357623 151.1115696502