Woy Woy, NSW 2256

3.5(11 reviews)

Ranked 451st best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Public transport
  • Peace and quiet
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Parking

Not great for

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Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews of Woy Woy, NSW

25th March 2022

"Demografics have changes 2021"

Sold up in Sydney , bought 2 in Woy Woy
With cash left to , price of property has risen 30 per cent ,and I am not the only one to do so. the area has come of age it
has always had the bones of a great lifestyle area , been visiting the area for years and have seen the changes family’s
Building homes etc Ettalong waterfront improvements and many more
in the pipeline


Great place

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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27th October 2021

"Deceptively horrible place"

If you got a decent sized immediate family and some $$$ Woy Woy is nearly perfect. Great views, schools, parks, relatively safe etc etc... The locals though are totally ass. Peacock chested wealthy families, coffin dodgers and a tsunami of alcoholics and drug addicts at night. If you're an introvert like me, good LUCK with trying to make a friend or two here. Unless you're one of those 'keep up with the jones' types of people or someone who has deep ties with locals here already, choose somewhere else. I've been here for 14 years and can't wait until I'm gone.

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  • Families with kids
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25th May 2020

"Great for commuter"

Located near the train line, its perfect for any commuters to get to Sydney or Newcastle. It's a little town on the water, great for the fisherman. Woy Woys aboriginal town name means "much water" or "big lagoon" in reference to it being situated on Brisbane Water. Its worth a visit to Fishermans Wharf Co-op which has nice fresh seafood at a reasonable price right on the water. Or if you are after something new, try the Link and Pin Cafe, or an old local favourite the Gnostic Cafe. Another idea if you are visiting is to catch the Davistown Ferry, to Davistown RSL for lunch. (Kelley Seaton, Director/Property Manager, The Leasing Network, 0400 454 531, [email protected])

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  • Families with kids
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28th March 2020

"My Druitt by sea"

There’s probably rougher places in NSW but not too many.

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woyboy
woyboy

Do you have any details of how exactly the Woy Woy Peninsula is "My Druitt by the sea" (I suspect you meant to write "Mt Druitt")
Having lived in Mount Druitt/St Marys and Woy Woy/Umina Beach, I can tell you for a fact that the Woy Woy Peninsula is a much nicer place to call home.

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"Great location close to the water"

Woy Woy is underrated. It is a two minute drive to the stunning beaches at Umina and Ettalong. Lots of good shopping centres and great little coffee shops opening up. Only 1:15 on the train to Sydney it’s a gem!

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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Rentals in Woy Woy

"Close to everything, Perfect place to live for all"

Amazing place to live for all!
Walking distance to shops, stations, Beach, restaurants, Parks and waterfront.
Lived in Woy Woy as a young couple now married with two young children ages 1 and 3.
Great neighborhood vibes, safe, have never had any troubles have left keys in car, front door open, wallet on car seats and have never had a break in. Our neighbors are all friendly walking down the street people say hello and people actually care about one and another. Really is a secret gem.
Brought up in sydney parents moved to coast when we were all still in school and have never wanted to move back to sydney since. My husband commutes to sydney and I work on the coast previously also commuting. Transport and roads are great.
Great schools with very passionate teachers who go beyond for their students, coming in on the weekends I still remember doing my HSC at BWS College my DT teacher was just amazing!
Great facilities available for all and only getting better and Better.
Love woy woy it truley is a great place to live for young, old, families, singles.
We have owned our house in Woy Woy for over 10years now and have moved and rented the place out a few times and the rental return is only growing. The property value has doubled and the area is only growing. Great for investors as you will never have a problem finding tenants as the area is close to all facilities.

Great for

  • Beaches and waterfront
  • Laid back
  • Location
  • Friendly retirees
  • Quiet and close to nature

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
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roya3

Hi, which street do you live ? Can you recommend some good streets. Also is commuting to Sydney a realistic option ?

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"Woy Woy - a growing town"

Great for

  • Friendly retirees
  • Quiet and close to nature
  • Beaches and waterfront
  • Laid back
  • Location

Not great for

  • Inadequate night life

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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"Great under rated town that's due for a boom"

Lived in Woy Woy for almost 20 years and enjoy the beach and waterfront. There are more and more restaurants and cafes popping up all the time. Transport is good with train services to / from sydney good during peak times.
We have never had a problem with crime although there appears to be a few annoying graffiti artists that would be good to catch!
The supermarket and town centre could do with a redevelopment as it's looking pretty tired.
There areas that are more nicer than others - but there is a lot of housing development which is gradually eliminating the dodgy areas

Great for

  • Location
  • Laid back
  • Beaches and waterfront

Not great for

  • Dated supermarket

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Beach Lovers
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"good place to rent"

woy woy is a pleasant quiet area, surrounded by pelicans and friendly faces, it has beautiful beaches and islands.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Woy Woy Lovely area at first glance"

Having lived in Woy Woy and the Peninsula for 26 years i have seen the positive and negative sides to this area.

Positives. Beaches, Waterways, Climate, National Parks, Proximity to Rail Lines.

Negatives: High Unemployment, Rail Carpark a hot spot for thieves, Vandalism caused by Teens at night (mainly at the local surf clubs and Umina Shopping Centre). Lack of entertainment for under 18's. Lack of good restaurants.

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"Woy Woy - retire or just relax"

Woy Woy is on the Central Coast of NSW and is only 82 kms north of Sydney. Woy Woy has long been a favorite weekend destination of Sydney siders looking for a few days away and has become home to many retirees. Surrounding by many other tons Woy Woy means the big lagoon and that is exactly what is there but Woy Woy also boasts some great fishing from Fisherman’s Wharf, close to surf beaches at Umina and Ettalong. There is plenty of accommodation in the way of caravan and camping parks, motels and hotels. There are plenty of shops to cater for all your needs and no end of great places to eat.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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LtlMens

There are a few inaccuracies in this review or things that were not mentioned. I noticed that you failed to mention high unemployment in the area and the above average crime rates, Park at the Railway car park at your own risk and avoid leaving your house unoccupied. . Great places to Eat? Where? Fishermans wharf may be a great place to fish but not a great place to catch anything, lucky the fishing co-op is just next door. One more Woy Woy actually means Deep water! Such a shame as it really is a beautiful area, particularly the waterways, i should know i lived there for 26 years.

offgreenfx

I agree with the first comment. The comment about above average crime rates is not really true. The NSW police website crime maps updated in 2010 show the Peninsula is either on average or below average for crime. The only real truth to the review is unemployment is relatively high at 9.8%.

gregp5

For great places to eat, look around Cinema Paradiso in Ettalong. You have a superb Turkish restaurant called "Saffran". There is Indian, Thai, Italian etc. All fantastic (Ettalong is 3 mins from Woy Woy).
Woy Woy is also starting to see smaller cafe's pop up.

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