Dapto is one of Wollongong's fastest growing suburbs. Located approximately 10 minutes drive south from the Wollongong CBD and on the Western shores of Lake Illawarra, Dapto is an established and affordable residential area and retains a pleasant and relaxed country ambience. Dapto is on the main southern freeway and train line with fast transit direct to Wollongong and Sydney and boasts a full range of community and educational facilities.
Dapto combines the old and the new in residential housing and homes. Horsley, previously known as West Dapto is a relatively new housing estate set in rolling countryside where dairying pastures and Dapto Rural Properties once stretched to the mountain backdrop. Many Sydney commuters have now chosen Horsley as their preferred area to raise their families.
Proximity to the city and the increase in community amenities development over the past decade has created a resurgence of interest in Dapto. Amenities include a TAFE College, two high schools, five public and one Catholic Primary Schools, two bowling clubs, a leisure centre, library and community centre and one of the Illawarra's largest leagues clubs with a variety of entertainment and dining facilities. Medical Centers, Dapto Mall, Woolworth's, Coles and Aldi supermarket are some of the retailers present in the Dapto CBD. Recreational attractions include water sports on the lake, numerous parklands, Dapto Greyhound Racing and Kembla Grange Racecourse.