Is Warilla A Good Place To Live?

The Golden Shores of Warilla

Warilla offers a generous selection of affordable living options alongside prestigious beachside properties. This growing popular Illawarra suburb is the place to be!”

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

Daniel Ellem is a Licensed Real Estate Agent with 15 years experience who grew up in Warilla. He attended both Warilla Public School and Warilla High School and has represented many Warilla sporting teams!

He sells around 70 properties per year in and around Warilla and has witnessed a huge increase in demand. We are confident we found the ultimate Warilla expert to interview in Daniel Ellem!

Daniel reports that Warilla was once a sleepy suburb with glorious ocean views and a couple of local shops. But how things have changed! Read on to understand why buyers are coming from all parts to snap up their piece of Warilla paradise!

Before we hit go, if you want a no obligation, highly accurate market appraisal on your Warilla home, Daniel Ellem from Illawarra Estate Agents is your fellow. SMS or call Daniel now on 0410 868 632. You can also CLICK HERE to learn more about Daniel’s impressive real estate expertise and to get in touch.

What is good / amazing / about living in Warilla?

  1. Easy walk to pristine beaches, lake foreshores and reserves. Warilla is a water lovers paradise.
  2. Great cycleways. Daniel particularly loves getting out bike riding or scooting with his boys. The cycleways have stunning ocean and water views. The whole family benefits from easy access to stunning nature.
  3. An affordable Illawarra Suburb. Average 3 Bed House price $735,000 / 4 Bed $817,500. Unit Price approximately $600,000 compared to Shellharbour’s average house price of $1,085,000 / Unit Price $785,000 – however it is a high demand suburb, so get in quick!
  4. Shopping Centre, Bowling Clubs & Rec ClubOnly a short drive or even a walk, to shop and dine locally.
  5. Easy access to Shellharbour and Wollongong. a mere 15 minute drive to both offering the best of both city worlds!

What do the locals most love about living in Warilla? Daniel reports that his buyers and sellers love the diversity from affordable living to luxury location and lifestyle..

Warilla in summary – Stunning waterside suburb with easy access to everything.

Daniel’s final insight and tips were on the best streets to buy which are: Little Lake Crescent and Osborne Parade. With the most affordable and upcoming areas of Warilla being the older style homes on the Western side of Shellharbour Road. Daniel reports that these blocks are being purchased by first home buyers, developers, investors, or those who are looking to renovate. These up-and-coming areas are still affordable and are reshaping the area to offer future families a safe and secure place to call home.

With our thanks to Daniel Ellem from Illawarra Estate Agents for sharing his insights and for sponsoring this suburb guide.

And here is the dashing Warilla man himself below!

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Daniel Ellem, a passionate advocate and source of truth of all things Warilla!