Illawarra Suburb Guides – Barrack Heights


Is Barrack Heights a good place to live?

The many beautiful waterside aspects of Barrack Heights – affordable coastal Illawarra living

Barrack Heights is a great suburb for families to bring up kids. Surrounded by lakes, reserves, shopping centres, schools, transport and close to some of the most prestigious beaches”.

Here at What’s On In Wollongong, we love sharing insider insights about Wollongong and its wider suburbs. So, we asked Barrack Heights local Richard Cooper (Licensed Real Estate Agent – Illawarra Estate Agents), to share all he knows.

Richard has been a local to the suburb for 45 years and a Licenced Real Estate agent for 20. He has sold countless homes across the Illawarra and has witnessed positive changes in Barrack Heights in particular. He is a true authority of this suburb and truly loves the place he gets to call home!

So, if you want a fuss free, highly accurate valuation on your Barrack Heights home, Richard Cooper from Illawarra Estate Agents is your fellow. SMS or call Richard now on 0404 388 688. You can also CLICK HERE to learn more about Richard’s real estate expertise and to get in touch with him.

He may even know your exact house. Want to buy or rent in Barrack Heights? Click here for Barrack Heights homes for sale.

Barrack Heights – waterside living

What is good / amazing / not so great about living in Barrack Heights?

  1. Proximity to glorious nature – Barrack Heights offers you walking access to beaches, lakes and reserves. It is easy to get out and enjoy the stunning water side aspects of this Illawarra suburb.
  2. Sporting Complexes. Warilla Bowling Club and Warilla Sports Club and Blackbutt Reserve are firm faves of the locals and provide great hubs that connect the community
  3. A more affordable Illawarra suburb. Average 3 bed House price $757,500 and a 4 bed House being $845,000. Unit Price $475,000 compared to Shellharbour’s average house price of $1,085,000 / Unit Price $785,000
  4. Easy access to major hubs. A short drive to all that Shellharbour has to offer, including Stocklands, The Shellharbour Club and the vast array of amenities offered by this city. There’s no train station but it’s a short drive to Oak Flats where you can hop on a train.
  5. Reputable Schools. An array of quality schooling choices for families

What do the locals most love about living in Barrack Heights? Easy proximity to water, nature and all amenities.

Barrack Heights in summary – Affordable coastal living with easy access to the South Coast, Shellharbour and Wollongong

Richard’s final insight and tips were on the best streets to buy which are: Edward Street, Jason Avenue and McGregor Avenue.

With our thanks to Richard Cooper from Illawarra Estate Agents for sharing his insights and for sponsoring this suburb guide. Read more about Richard here 🙂

Check out these other Illawarra suburbs you may want to call home:

Read all about Oak Flats HERE
Read all about Lake Illawarra HERE
Read all about Albion Park Rail HERE
Read all about Kiama HERE
Read all about Warilla HERE
Read all about Albion Park HERE
Read all about Windang HERE