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