9.5 out of 10

Thornleigh

Ranked 39th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7234402089002 151.081654461481
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 01, 2014

"Happy place to grow your family"

This family friendly suburb has all the attributes you want in a suburb where you intend to live with your family. Parks, playgrounds, ovals, bush tracks, great schools, shops and more. The only free parking bay for train commuters and only 50min to the city via train. Easy access to the M1 & M2 roads.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
  • Easy access to many parks/tennis courts/outdoor activities
  • Fantastic schools
Cons
  • Pennant Hills Road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 28, 2012

"Peaceful, quiet, close to nature yet not far from public transport and shopping centers"

We have lived in Thornleigh for over 2 years now. We enjoyed every second of it. It's quiet, close to parks and national park and most importantly we have lovely neighbours. Most of the houses are owner occupied and many of our neighbours have been living there for over 20 years. The only negative issue is the traffic in Pennant Hills Road in the rush hours.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
  • Easy access to many parks/tennis courts/outdoor activities
  • Fantastic schools
Cons
  • Pennant Hills Road
  • Trucks clogging up Pennant Hills Road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 30, 2012

"Tranquil Oasis - Neighbourhood in the old style!!"

We moved to Thornleigh 5 years ago after living in the Northern Beaches for many years. Ok so there is no beach but within 20 minutes I can be in the city or half way to the Central Coast. We are surrounded by bush and parks, both state and national. Lots space (ovals, playgrounds), open sky (if you peer around all the gum trees). Every school in the area is FANTASTIC. Neither of us ever thought we would find country town Australia here in the suburbs of Sydney
Pros
  • Fantastic schools
  • Easy access to many parks/tennis courts/outdoor activities
  • New, multi-level golf driving range under construction
  • Affordable
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
Cons
  • Trucks clogging up Pennant Hills Road
  • Pennant Hills Road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
Oct 31, 2011

"Thornleigh - quiet, safe and secure living"

I've lived in Thornleigh for over a year and love it. It's great for getting away from your long working day to settle in with the views and close location of Berowra Valley Regional Park. All add to the ambiance of this hideaway. Lorrikeets and red king parrots are abundant for the bird watchers.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
Mar 27, 2011

"Great for Families and Kids"

I have lived here for nearly 2 years. Its is a great place for young families and children, it s very clean and surrounded by lots of bush and nature. There are lots of young families and the area is generally very clean, safe and friendly. It has all the nessessary amenities and has a train line that will get you to the city in around 45mins.
Pros
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Pennant Hills Road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Nee Nee
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 11, 2009

"Good place for families"

Good place for anyone actually. It has everything you need and not too busy like other large suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Thornleigh

Dale Cl

4/5
"Natural, bushy location. Great friendly spirit"
-33.728807 151.072702

Morgan St

3.5/5
"An affordable Sydney suburb with great infrastructure but feels like a country town"
-33.7299568953 151.0731156852

Station St

1.5/5
"Could potentially be a lovely street for the right people...."
-33.7319752162 151.0793994592

Morris Ave

4.5/5
-33.72695 151.07183

The Esp

4.5/5
"Great Location."
-33.73156 151.07804