Sutherland Shire has a lot going for it. In fact, it was recently ranked second in Australia's list of the most liveable metropolitan areas.

Below are just 9 reasons why it could be time to move to Sutherland Shire.

A diverse range of homes

Sutherland Shire has properties to suit everyone’s tastes. There are many older homes and an equal amount of new builds. There are spacious, luxurious houses for those with a larger budget and more affordable apartments on the eastern side. There’s also a good mix of rental properties and homes to buy.

Green spaces

Compared to many city suburbs, Sutherland Shire feels very green. Trees and grassy strips are everywhere to make you feel at one with nature. Peace Park is the suburb’s most central park near the local library. Royal National Park is meanwhile a short drive away.

Well connected

Sutherland Shire also has good public transport links. There are good train links for those who want to commute to more central areas of Sydney for work. In fact, the site is trendy for people working in the CBD who don’t want to pay city centre accommodation prices.

Safe and family-friendly

One of the most common praises of Sutherland Shire that you’ll hear from residents is that it’s safe, and the crime stats seem to reflect this. This sense of safety makes it an excellent place for families to settle down.

Great schools

The excellent choice of schools in the area contributes to Sutherland Shire's family-friendly feel. The schools here have a good reputation, and you don’t have to travel too far to get to them.

Good job prospects

Sutherland Shire’s convenient access to Sydney’s more central area means you have plenty of job opportunities. You’ll also find a fair number of job opportunities locally within Sutherland Shire.

Pubs and restaurants

Sutherland Shire could also be a good choice if you’re looking for somewhere with fairly decent nightlife and a good range of places to eat. There are many friendly pubs for drinking and watching sports and a variety of independent restaurants.

Sports culture

Sutherland Shire is a prime location for those who want to get involved in sports. You’ll find sports centres, ovals, swim schools, cricket pitches, football fields and cycleways here. There are many sports clubs catered towards kids and adults alike. In fact, people come from all around to use this suburb’s sports facilities.

Distance to beaches

You also don’t have to travel too far to see the sea. The beaches of Cronulla are only a 20-minute drive away. Alternatively, there’s a train from Sutherland Station to Cronulla Station every 10 minutes, which takes about 15 minutes to get there. This makes it easy to spend a day or evening at the beach.


Sutherland Shire is a well-connected family-friendly city suburb with a great range of amenities and plenty of green space. If you’re looking for somewhere peaceful to live without travelling too far outside central Sydney, it’s a perfect choice.