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      Oatley - Sydney Suburbs

      Oatley

      Postcode - 2223

      Oatley is part of the St George area in the southern suburbs of Sydney, 18km from the CBD. The population is around 10,000 to 15,000 people. The area is popular with young families because of its primary schools, easy transport to the CBD and convenience to the huge shopping hub of Hurstville.

      Unusually for a Sydney suburb, Oatley has a tranquil village-style feel, complete with village green (Oatley Memorial Gardens), pub and clock tower.

      Property

      To buy - You can view a listing of property for sale in Oatley here

      To rent - View current properties to rent in Oatley here

      Median property prices in Oatley are distorted by the high prices commanded by riverfront properties. Away from the river, there are more affordable townhouses and flats on offer. Neighbouring suburbs Mortdale and Penshurst offer cheaper prices while still being in easy reach of Oatley.

      In all these suburbs, be cautious of property near the railway line, since freight trains run regularly throughout the night.

      * Median property prices for Oatley

      Schools

      Oatley Public School
      Oatley West Public School
      St Joseph's Catholic School
      Georges River College Oatley Senior Campus

      Transport


      Train:

      Oatley is on the Illawarra Line. Journey time to the CBD is about 40 minutes, the service is reliable and because Oatley is an early station, it's usually easy to get a seat. In the other direction on the same line, Oatley is approx. 20 minutes to the excellent beaches at Cronulla, and about 30 minutes to Waterfall or Heathcote which give access to bush walks in the National Park.

      Buses to other parts of Sydney can be accessed from the bus interchange at Hurstville.

      Shopping

      The main shopping area in Oatley has two butchers, two bakers, a patisserie, an award-winning pie shop, a deli, a florist, four cafes, two women's fashion stores, a gym, two doctor's surgeries, two pharmacies, two hairdressers, a massage therapist and a Commonwealth Bank.

      There is a Coles supermarket on the other side of the railway line in Oatley West, along with a few restaurants.

      For other shopping, Hurstville has all the other services you might need including a large Westfields shopping mall, banks, health funds, etc.

      Pubs and Clubs

      The Oatley pub is a well-known landmark and attracts visitors from a wide area for its food and live entertainment. During the day it is popular with families and couples thanks to its good food and its large beer garden spread over three levels, the top level with sunshades. On Fridays and Saturday nights it is a mecca for young people from around the area and can get extremely crowded, noisy and rowdy (bouncers are employed). It also runs comedy nights and Sunday afternoon jazz.

      oatley pub.jpg

      The Oatley RSL Club is a quiet family club with a bistro, bar, trivia quizes and occasional entertainment.

      Out and about
      Oatley Memorial Gardens is a long park running right through the centre of Oatley village.

      Oatley_Park.jpg

      Not far away is Oatley Park, a large area of natural bushland with paths and play areas, similar to a British country park.

      Another popular walk is the walk from Oatley to Como across the former railway bridge. The attraction for children is the riverside baths, while adults go there for the excellent food and gorgeous views at the historical Como pub.
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      Thank you so much @Marisawright
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      This is great, thanks marisawright. We have looked at Oatley before. I see you are in the uk but originally out of Sydney

      area and have read your post with great interest. Do you think you will return one day? We backpacked & stayed in Sydney but ended moving to Perth, moved back to the uk in 2011 very hastely after having a baby & 3yrs down the track was right to come back, scratch an itch so to speak & put it to bed but we don't see ourselves here long term but are in a tricky predicament! Starting to research NSW,

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine111 View Post
      This is great, thanks marisawright. We have looked at Oatley before. I see you are in the uk but originally out of Sydney

      area and have read your post with great interest. Do you think you will return one day? We backpacked & stayed in Sydney but ended moving to Perth, moved back to the uk in 2011 very hastely after having a baby & 3yrs down the track was right to come back, scratch an itch so to speak & put it to bed but we don't see ourselves here long term but are in a tricky predicament! Starting to research NSW,
      @Sunshine111 - yes we are planning to return to Australia but we realised that if we want to stay in Sydney we'll have to work till we're 90 - so we're looking at other parts of Oz instead. One problem is that different cities in Oz are very different from each other (I would never even consider living in Perth, for instance), so finding an alternative location is a challenge!
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