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Best Suburbs in Wollongong

In this article our Sydney buyers agents will reveal the best suburbs in Wollongong. This region boasts numerous incredible areas, making it ideal for both home buyers and investors.

Best Suburbs in Wollongong for Families


Figtree is located only 4km to Wollongong CBD and is a great family friendly suburb. The median house price in Figtree is $1,047,000, making it an an affordable suburb for young families. 


Balgownie is known for its hill tops and beautiful views, located only 6km to Wollongong and 3km to Towradgi Beach. A suburb with larger block sizes and even average for those wanting more space. A median house price of $1,250,000. 

Fairy Meadow 

Fairy Meadow is a very central location with many amenities including shops and and commercial precincts. Situated only 3.5km to Wollongong CBD and easy access to numerous beaches, Fairy Meadow is known for its convenance and is a sought after location for young families.


Shellharbour is a beautiful suburb with plenty amenities for both younger families and those wanting to retire. There are houses, duplexes, town houses and apartments. The Waterfront in Shell Cove combines a mix of residential living and commercial precincts for convenience and modern living by the beach. Known for its amenities and proximity to stunning beaches.

The Most Affordable Suburbs in Wollongong

Port Kembla

Port Kembla is an area that has gentrified in recent years and has a median house price of $826,500. It is becoming increasingly popular due to its coastal location and affordability. 


Unanderra is known for its connectivity to main highways and easy access into Wollongong CBD. The median house price in Unanderra is $805,000. Unanderra has a train station, bus services and a variety shops. It is very close to Kembla Heights with beautiful clifftop views and walking tracks into the bush. Illawarra Christian School is located 1.5km away in Cordeaux Heights. 


The median house price in Dapto is $740,000. Dapto is a growing community offering affordable housing and essential amenities. This includes shopping centres, schools, medical facilities and transport. Dapto has easy accessibility into Wollongong CBD and surrounding areas. 


The median house price in Berkeley is currently $734,000. This makes it an attraction option for first home buyers and those entering the market with lower budgets. The close proximity to Lake Illawarra offers beautiful natural scenery and recreational activities.

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Nicest Suburbs in Wollongong


Austinmer is known for its beautiful beaches and lush greenery, a popular choice for its scenic walks or bike rides along the headlands. The median house price in Austinmer is $2,410,000. There are some great amenities within Austinmer such as the Headlands Hotel, Austinmer Beach and Austinmer Train Station which takes you into Wollongong CBD.


Bulli is a coastal suburb that consists of stunning beaches and views of the beautiful Illawarra Escarpment. The median house price within Bulli is $1,450,000. This can vary greatly depending on the position and area of the property. There are many specialty shops, cafes and restaurants within Bulli. Bulli Beach is great for surfing and you will often see young families enjoying picnics and lunch on the sand. 


The median house price in Wombarra is $1,795,000.Wombarra real estate is highly sought after area known for its stunning ocean views and beautiful homes. Its location is desired for its proximity to both Sydney CBD and Wollongong. This is close to Stanwell Park Public School.

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