9.3 out of 10

Waverley

-33.901971745862 151.256666403987
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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
Mar 28, 2017

"Waverley is an eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales"

Waverley is an eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
Waverley is located 7 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council.
Waverley Council takes its name from the suburb but its administrative centre is located in the adjacent suburb of Bondi Junction, which is also a major commercial centre.
Waverley is the highest point of altitude in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
Waverley takes its name from a home built near Old South Head Road in 1827 by Barnett Levey (or Levy). It was named Waverley House

Population 4253 ( as per census 2011 )

Sport and Recreation:

Waverley is represented in one of the most popular sporting competitions across Australia, the National Rugby League competition, by the local team the Sydney Roosters, officially the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club
The following clubs, including the Roosters, are located in or represent the Waverley area:
Sydney Roosters Rugby League Club (based at the Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club, in Bondi Junction).
Waverley Rugby Club - Rugby Union
Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club
Bondi United - Rugby League
Waverley Bowling Club
St Charles Waverley - Rugby League
Waverley Old Boys Football Club - Football (Soccer)
Waverley Amateur Radio Society - The oldest continuously licensed amateur radio club in Australia. The society was founded in Waverley in 1919 and is now located in nearby Rose Bay

Miscellaneous Facts
Princess Michael of Kent (member of the British Royal Family of German and Hungarian descent ) was a resident of this area
Pros
  • Nestled between the Beach and the Mall
  • Amazing Walkability to everyday needs
  • Charing Cross Village is a Gem
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"The "mothering" suburb to Bondi and Bronte"

The first place we rented here in Australia was in the heart of Charing Cross, the "Capital" of Waverley, the little Village Center for People of the Bronte, Waverley and North Randwick area. I love Charing Cross, the cafes, the friendly staff at the News Agency, convenience stores, boutiques, hairdressers, fruit shops and restaurants - you literally have it all on your doorstep - and if you must, the hustle and bustle of Bondi Junction's Westfield is only 15 Minutes walk away, or a 3 min drive on the bus. Stunning Bronte Beach is not even 20 minutes walking distance following Bronte Road and a stroll through peacful Bronte Gully.
Sometimes I feel like "Waverley" is overlooked because of it's vicinity to Bondi and Bronte Beaches, but really it is probably the most convenient suburb in between beaches and City with a very nice community feel.
When looking to upgrade to a bigger apartment we didn't want to move out of the area anymore, the little further distance to the beach was totally made up for with the convenience of having plenty of busses in every directions to choose from, shops at the doorstep, literally everything in walking distance. We still made it (only just) into the Bronte area now, which due to my love for the Beach would have to be my favorite suburb here in Sydney. But when people ask me where I live, I mostly tell them Charing Cross, Waverley - as this for some reason sounds a lot more "down to earth" as well :-)
Pros
  • Nestled between the Beach and the Mall
  • Amazing Walkability to everyday needs
  • Charing Cross Village is a Gem
Cons
  • Bronte Road can be quite busy, especially the intersection of Bronte Road/Carrington/Council Street
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers