Sitting just below Sydney lies the Sutherland Shire encompassing a variety of suburbs: from Cronulla, Miranda and Illawong in the north to Waterfall and Bundeena in the south. Residents enjoy a peaceful and leafy lifestyle in this area with a 30-40 minute commute to the CBD. Whether you’re moving to the Sutherland Shire to find new work, raise your family or retire, there are plenty of attractive features throughout the region:
- Beaches and bushland
This area offers a vast variety of landscapes, whether you prefer a riverside home in Illawong or a beachside home in Cronulla or a bushland escape in the southern suburbs. You’ll be spoilt for choice if you love bushwalking, biking or picnicking as there are four national parks to explore. Meanwhile, a brand new $1.5 million water fun park has also just been announced at Sutherland Leisure Centre to open by summer.
- Transport and travel
The Sutherland Shire is a popular option for city workers as the CBD is around half an hour away on the express train. There are direct trains from Kings Cross, Martin Place, Central Station and Town Hall along the Illawarra and Eastern Suburbs lines. There is also an on-demand shuttle service called Transdev Link for travel within the Shire itself.
Many move to the Sutherland Shire for the laidback beach culture and peaceful lifestyle, while in other areas you’ll have the chance to rub shoulders with sporting stars and celebs who call the Shire home. While the nightlife here can be quieter than in many parts of Sydney, there are still many great choices for Sunday brunches and restaurants in the area. Be sure to experience the free music performances in Peace Park every Friday night during February and March.
- Schools and universities
Educational options tend to be of a high quality in the Shire, including public, private and Catholic options as well as a Montessori school in Gymea. Many families move to the Shire specifically to continue their children’s education in the area.
A tip on finding the right strata property in the Sutherland Shire
If you are making a final choice on a strata apartment, duplex or townhouse throughout the Sutherland Shire, remember to ask for a copy of the Section 184 Certificate from the owners corporation prior to buying. This document will outline the financial health of the strata scheme, including levies, any planned expenditures and insurance details for the property. If you do your research, you’ll be moving into an effectively-managed and affordable strata scheme in one of Sydney’s most relaxed and connected locations.
Jamesons Strata Management has a local Sutherland Shire branch based in Miranda, servicing the wider area.