Coogee Real Estate and Lifestyle Guide

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Coogee Snapshot

Coogee is one of Sydney’s most sought-after locations to live, and it’s not hard to see why! Beautiful beaches, relaxed dining precincts, and expansive green spaces are just a few of the lifestyle benefits locals of this Eastern Suburb enjoy.

Did You Know?

Coogee Beach was so popular in the 1900’s that people regularly travelled from near and far to enjoy a swim in the bay. The ‘seaside resort’ became so frequented that the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club was formed in 1907.

Neighbouring Suburbs

Closest neighbours include the equally beautiful suburbs of Clovelly, Bronte, Randwick and Maroubra.

What You’ll Love

Located just 8km out from Sydney CBD, Coogee is a vibrant beachside destination that attracts the attention of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the laid-back lifestyle this Eastern Suburb has to offer. The suburb attracts mainly a youthful population, home to many single working professionals who take advantage of the short commute to and from work, however, it is also home to a growing number of young families who can’t resist the beautiful location and lifestyle on offer.

By far the greatest attraction is the famed Coogee Beach, home to beautiful, golden stretches of sand. For those looking to take a dip, the Southern end of Coogee Beach is home to two sea pools, Wylies and McIvers Baths, and neighbouring Gordon’s Bay is a popular destination for snorkelling. Also hidden at the southern end is Wylie’s Beach, a community hub home to Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi by the water. The picturesque suburb also makes up part of the popular Coastal Walk which runs from Bondi through Bronte, Coogee and Tamarama.

The network of parklands is just as popular to visit as the beach, with locals enjoying the likes of Goldstein Reserve, Grant Reserve, Coogee Oval and Dolphin Point. During the warmer months, these areas are packed full of locals, tourists and visitors from neighbouring suburbs, all vying for the best spot to settle in for the day. Barbeques, picnics, sunbaking, swims in the ocean, frisbee matches, cricket and football games are all regular pastimes here.

For those families with younger children, there are plenty of playgrounds in the area, including Alby Smith Memorial Reserve, Baker Park Playground, Bangor Park Playground, Blenheim Park Playground, Coogee Oval Playground and Grant Reserve Playground.

It’s no secret that locals enjoy the outdoors, with many living quite an active lifestyle. Those in the area benefit from the well-established Rugby Union, Soccer, Netball and Tennis Clubs, with the Surf Life Saving Club also offering Coogee Minnows (Junior Surf Lifesaving Club), Boardriders Club, Triathlon club and swimming groups. There is also a Beach Volleyball Association which sets up nets along the promenade.

When it comes to dining, Coogee Bay Road and Arden Street are home to a number of more casual, relaxed dining and takeaway options, perfectly catering to both tourists and locals who come in search of sustenance after a long day at the beach.

Some of the best quick bites and favourite cafes include Moo Gourmet Burgers, Chilli Box, Tropicana, Sushigoi, Black Pony Cafe, Coogee Cafe, Gusto Espresso Bar and Square Peg Cafe. For a fancier dining experience, local restaurant favourites include Little Jack Horner, Barzura Cafe and Restaurant Bar, La Spiaggia, Clove Restaurant and Churrasco.

If you’re seeking after-hours entertainment, the Coogee Bay Hotel, The Palace Hotel, Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach and The Pavilion are some of the top social options. Spreading out over a massive three floors, The Pavilion caters to families, with a casual dining and games area perfect for children of all ages, as well as the more youthful crowd, with an impressive four bars spread out amongst the upper levels. Whether you came to drink, eat or be social, all who enter The Pavilion will be treated to world-class views across Coogee Beach.

Coogee Real Estate

The residential areas of Coogee are made up of a mishmash of apartments and duplexes, with a scattering of family homes woven in between. The architecture here ranges from Art Deco apartment buildings, sleek, cutting-edge houses, all the way through to nondescript blond bricks and worn homes begging for attention. Thanks to the locals’ love of the outdoors, many of the properties found here will feature balconies, terraces and other sun-drenched spaces.

The beautiful properties and enviable lifestyle don’t come without the price tag. If you’re looking to buy in the area, the median price for a 3 bedroom house is $2,510,000, whilst a 2 bedroom apartment will set you back $1,121,000. If you’re looking to rent, expect to pay around $685 per week for a 2 bedroom apartment and $1,090 per week for a 3 bedroom house.


The benefit of being one of the most visited locations in Sydney is that it has plenty of public transport options available. For those looking to get in and out of the CBD, there are a number of bus routes that depart regularly. There are also routes linking Coogee to the other destination beaches, including Bondi. Nearby Bondi Junction is home to the train interchange which will transport locals to all major destinations around Sydney, including the Airport.

Local School Catchments

There are plenty of local schooling options available, including Coogee Public School, St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School, South Coogee Public School and the Coogee Synagogue Batory Kindergarten for the littlest ones.

For those seeking tertiary education options, the University Of New South Wales is located nearby.

Want to make Coogee your home? Speak to Murray Property today if you’re looking to buy or rent in the area.