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    Default Wollongong/South Coast

    Help! So DH and I have decided to move down South towards Wollongong.
    I really need some help with the suburbs.
    Which suburbs should we stay away from?
    Which suburbs are nice for a family to start over???

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    Are u renting or planning to buy? Do u have kids? Everyone's experience is different with suburbs i guess... im in the gong.. dp grew up here. Feel free to inbox me 😊

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    We are planning on buying a house/townhouse in the next few months.

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    Default Wollongong/South Coast

    Hi I'm in the gong too. Personally I'd avoid warrawong, Berkeley and port kembla. The schools aren't great and the crime rate and unemployment high. There are nice streets in amongst it, but it's a cheap area for a reason.

    I've just relocated from the northern suburbs (bulli) to south- dapto. Northern surburbs is lovely but it's very expensive and not terribly family friendly- I found shopping difficult and not many activities, libraries or parks compared to south. Beaches are great though.

    I'm very very happy here in dapto/kanahooka- shopping is easy, plenty of public transport and schools, it's family orientated- ie couples buying here to start out as it's still quite cheap.

    Any other questions feel free to PM me

    Eta my DH works in Sydney. He drives and found that moving to the south only added an extra 15 minutes each way as we are right off the M1. Unanderra, figtree may be further north but add extra to the journey as they are not straight off the freeway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Hi I'm in the gong too. Personally I'd avoid warrawong, Berkeley and port kembla. The schools aren't great and the crime rate and unemployment high. There are nice streets in amongst it, but it's a cheap area for a reason.

    I've just relocated from the northern suburbs (bulli) to south- dapto. Northern surburbs is lovely but it's very expensive and not terribly family friendly- I found shopping difficult and not many activities, libraries or parks compared to south. Beaches are great though.

    I'm very very happy here in dapto/kanahooka- shopping is easy, plenty of public transport and schools, it's family orientated- ie couples buying here to start out as it's still quite cheap.

    Any other questions feel free to PM me

    Eta my DH works in Sydney. He drives and found that moving to the south only added an extra 15 minutes each way as we are right off the M1. Unanderra, figtree may be further north but add extra to the journey as they are not straight off the freeway.
    Thanks so much. I really appreciate it.

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    What about Kanahooka guys? Is it a nice area?

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    I'm in Thirroul, we moved here from Sydney 4 months ago. We love it and would never move back. Bub isn't due till February, but we do have the beach and a big park at the end of the street.

    It is pricier in the northern suburbs, but we love it.

    A friend of a friend has just bought in kanahooka, don't think they have moved in yet though.

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    Default Wollongong/South Coast

    I'm not hugely familiar with Kanahooka but I believe some parts are better than others.
    As mentioned, the northern suburbs, are a good option if you can afford it.
    Pretty much anywhere north of Bellambi (one to avoid) is nice.
    I do agree with Little Miss Sunshine about some of the negatives tho.
    Corrimal, Fairy Meadow, Balgownie, Keiraville, Mount Keira, Figtree, Cordeaux Heights are all good family- friendly options if you want to be more central.
    Will you or your partner need to commute?
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    We used to live in Bellambi, it's not all bad. We really liked it, but the commute to Sydney eventually got the better of us. Just stay on the beach side of the train line

    Most of the northern suburbs are quite expensive now, though.

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