4 family-friendly Sydney suburbs

Michael Murray

Looking for that key point of difference, something that will make your investment stand out from the crowd? Here are four suburbs renowned for being family-friendly – a feature that will continue to drive yields and capital growth throughout the life of your investment.

Blogger: Michael Murray, managing director, Murray Property

Raising kids is perhaps one of the most important things you’ll ever do in your adult life − coming with a whole new set of responsibilities you never imagined possible.

The environment that you live in is sure to make an impact on your children during their formative years, and it's no different for your tenants.  

So why not choose to invest in a suburb that stimulates growth and development in children? If you’re looking for a great family-friendly suburb to invest in, here are some of the top suburbs for raising kids in Sydney.

Kogarah Bay

South of the CBD, Kogarah Bay is perhaps one of the best suburbs in Sydney to raise children because of its relaxed and quiet atmosphere, mingled with its beautiful parks and recreational facilities. With excellent schools, local shops, beaches and shopping facilities nearby, Kogarah Bay delivers an eclectic living proposition for young families looking to settle down with its clean, wide streets and stunning homes. And it's only a short drive or a train ride to the CBD for working parents.


Situated on the fringes of Sydney, Camden is a historic little town with period architecture that resembles a stunning English village. Camden features the best of both worlds — an easy trip to the bustling city with the feel of a beautiful country town. Camden has everything — from restaurants and shops to childcare and specialist doctors. With great schools and hospitals in the area, parents with young children will find this suburb an absolute treat. There are horse riding facilities, sports fields, gyms and a public pool available for residents to enjoy.

Melrose Park

Situated along the Parramatta River, Melrose Park is one of Sydney’s suburban gems thanks to its large riverside parklands, great walking tracks, outstanding recreational facilities and excellent public transport links to the city. With a great school nearby and good healthcare facilities, most parents will find this a great suburb for bringing up kids. A fantastic golf course means that parents can enjoy Melrose Park just as much as kids do.


Located south of the CBD on the Botany Bay shores, Rockdale features exciting family-like living without losing its proximity to the city − great news for working parents. Rockdale delivers a variety of services for children − whether it is recreation, schooling, day care, playgroups or events. That’s why most parents find this to be an excellent suburb for bringing up their young children. Featuring a tranquil suburban lifestyle a stone’s throw away from the city, Rockdale ranks high on the list of friendly suburbs for young families.

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Michael Murray

Michael Murray

A respected estate agent with over 10 years’ experience and a superior track record in sales and leasing results, Michael Murray is deeply knowledgeable in Sydney’s dynamic and diverse property market.

Michael has secured tenants for some of Sydney’s most elite properties. He has set new records for rental prices achieved, and received prestigious awards for his performance in leasing properties.

An aptitude for matching tenants, buyers, investors and vendors with their ideal result is a signature of his professional style. Michael has a personable and competent manner, and is known for his open, honest communications.

Outside his industry achievements, Michael is a known community figure who has been a volunteer lifeguard at Bondi Surf Life Saving Club for over a decade.

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