8.7 out of 10

Woollahra

Ranked 157th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8867981757949 151.243645545583
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Public Transport
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Desirable Woollahra"

Woollahra is an affluent suburb 5 kilometres east of the Sydney CBD in the local government area of Woollahra Council and is part of the Eastern Suburbs. It is bordered by Bellevue Hill to the north, Bondi Beach to the east, Centennial Park to the south and Paddington and Edgecliff to the west. It has a population of about 7,300, 17% of whom are under 18 and 26% of whom are over 60.

Woollahra is a leafy suburb and relatively quiet. The average price of houses is $1.5 million and for apartment and units $600,000. Being quite an old suburb there are many Victorian and Federation houses.

The shopping centre has a village like atmosphere and there are quite a few antique shops and galleries. There are a number of cafes and restaurants. Woollahra is also home to quite a few international consulates.

There is one public primary school, Woollahra Public which opened in 1877 – my mother went to school there. Older students need to travel to neighbouring suburbs for high school.

Woollahra is conveniently placed because of its proximity to the city and the commercial area of Bondi Junction.

As far as desirable places to live goes, Woollahra would come out near the top.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
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  • Families with kids
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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 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
  • Parking 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
Aug 22, 2016

"Probably the best location in Woollahra"

Heaven on earth but comes at a price. Central to everything Woollahra has to offer in a beautiful tree lined street
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Heaven at a price"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Stylish, relaxed and charming - I would live here in a second!"

Delightful Woollahra, I love this place! Famous for its tree-lined streets and charming homes, Woollahra is situated just 5 kilometres to the east of Sydney.

It is a popular shopping spot, with the main shopping street lined with coffee bars, florists and boutique shops.

House prices are very high here, but to be expected given the great location and lovely village feel.

The CBD is just a short walk away, or can be easily accessed by bus.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Woollahra - tree lined leafy suburb with lots of cafes and galleries."

Woollahra is a leafy suburb not far from the CBD of Sydney on the eastern side of the city. This suburb is quite trendy with many cafes, boutique stores, art galleries and antique shops. Woollahra is also home to many international consulates such as Germany, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Turkey. There are a number of old buildings to see such as the Lord Dudley Hotel, and a quaint “corner shop in Ocean Street which was built around 1859. Woollahra has a beautiful Golf Course and a great swimming pool called Red leaf pool which is a harbour enclose and has pontoons , toilets and change rooms as well as a kiosk. Home prices in this area are quite steep as are rents.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Nice but pricey suburb"

Woollahra is a nice but pricey suburb located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. It is a quick ten to fifteen minutes' drive to the city from here and there are plenty of buses that service this area. Typical of inner city Sydney suburbs, the streets in Woollahra are so narrow that buses often have to drive over the round abouts in the middle of the roads.

As expected, housing prices here are on the higher end of the scale with many upper income families living here. Things are generally more expensive here as compared to the likes of your suburbs in Western Sydney. However, Woollahra has plenty of charms. It has several cafes, pubs, florists, restaurants, boutiques, shops and nice heritage architecture. It is a very nice place to live if you can afford the cost.

Best Streets in Woollahra

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Ocean St

3.5/5
"A busy, but beautiful, location..."
-33.882218 151.238949

Unranked Streets in Woollahra

Spicer St

4/5
-33.8863067556 151.237463697

Nelson St

3.5/5
-33.88836 151.242647

James St

3.5/5
"Close to the action, without being right amongst it."
-33.88937 151.2347

Edgecliff Rd

3.5/5
"Long Rd - suits a variety of people."
-33.8893530199 151.2561237738

Bowden St

4.5/5
"A wonderful area of Woollahra with Centennial Park, Restaurants and Shops at your doorstep."
-33.8897662464 151.238078414
-33.8836839629 151.2432556974

Wallis St

3.5/5
-33.89038 151.23704

Queen St

4/5
"A wonderful tree-lined street and café culture"
-33.8878776991 151.2399635462

Jersey Rd

4.5/5
"One of the best streets in Woollahra"
-33.8863784726 151.2366167536