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Wollongong is the largest city in the Illawarra and enjoys stunning escarpment and coastal views.
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This week's Feature Property can also be viewed here: 2/7 Birch Cresent, East Corrimal
Most coveted are the suburbs near the ocean, particularly the northern suburbs of Wollongong (also closest for commuters to Sydney for work) although there are pockets where prices can be relatively affordable.
Family friendly areas near Wollongong CBD include West Wollongong, Keiraville, Figtree and Farmborough Heights while suburbs such as Gywnneville, West Wollongong and Mt St Thomas are popular too.
Near Lake Ilawarra are suburbs such as Oak Flats, Berkeley and Warrawong that have easy access to the huge lake with boating as well as leisure areas and walking tracks.
Shellharbour and Shell Cove are newer areas and have the advantage of a nearby future marina currently under construction.