Auburn, NSW 2144

3.3(52 reviews)

Ranked 464th best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

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Reviews of Auburn, NSW

mes2
mes2
30th August 2021

"The new inner west"

A great option for those looking for easy access to Parramatta, the city, local walks and parklands. The food here is fantastic too, with all the conveniences of big shops, public transport and major roads at your fingertips, particularly since the extension of the M4. One of the few remaining affordable central suburbs within the new “inner west” east of Parramatta.

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moonjustin
moonjustin
1st August 2021

"Gem Town!"

Auburn is a busy hub full of nice restaurants and shops in its "strip" but yet has wonderful leafy residential area. Great local public primary schools. Not far from major shopping centres such as Parramatta and the newly redeveloped Top Ryde City as well as City. Fast train service can get you to Central in just over 20 mins at its best. Plenty of buses to connect you to the rest of Sydeny as well. I have lived here for 20 years and highly recommend this little gem of a place. Great community feel with mostly down to earth residents compare to the "snobs" of North Shore. The only problem is finding parking around the shopping area on a busy weekend.

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jaym12
jaym12
1st August 2021

""Peaceful, safe and convenient""

A suburb with excellent transport links for the City, beaches, airport and East coast states via train or bus services. Excellent primary and Secondary schools, both public and private along with choice of daycare centres and easy access to Universities. Fantastic access to medical and diagnostic services of all kinds alongside a local shopping centre and 10 mins from major shopping malls.

I sternly believe Auburn is a great place to live if you are single, have a girlfriend/boyfriend, married, retired or any race.

Great food shops are open to the early hours of the morning offering all types of multicultural cuisines.

Grocery Shopping is convenient with Coles, WW & Aldi just around the corner.

Internet access is excellent for working at home or letting the kids do their homework

Westfield Parramatta is 10mins drive away & the Sydney city only 20mins away..

It has a quiet, friendly and relaxed atmosphere and that is reflected in the smiles of passers by. There is a diverse mix of people both in culture and age.

Housing types are also diverse in this treelined leafy suburb, ranging from beautiful old federation homes to modern new builds. With good size land plots there is a feeling of privacy and enough space to play in your own backyard and if you're lucky you may get chance to live in a house overlooking beautiful national parkland.

Overall, very friendly neighborhood with a lot of resources & convenient locations close by

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jdjdfkdka
jdjdfkdka
21st March 2021

"A suburb that I wish I never lived"

How to put it.... growing up in Auburn was the most embarrassing thing and I would never tell people where I live. I lived in Auburn because I had no choice (lived with parents) and my parents just wouldn’t want to leave that place...
On a slightly positive side, at least I stayed in a house and was far away from the trash, the dirty things, the unpleasant streets and some people...
I hate the fact that I spent most of my life in Auburn.
This place has no security, has no culture (good culture)... In fact, although lived in Auburn for almost 20 years, I hardly checked out or visited the shops in Auburn because I hate this place!!!!!!

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rosea14
rosea14
25th December 2020

"More cons than pros - consider elsewhere"

I grew up in Auburn and went to primary school here. The crowd back then was different from the crowd now which I can't say is any better. The suburb is riddled with migrant families who don't integrate. The over-development and congestion is unbearable and the people can be incredibly confronting - this is saying a lot coming from an "ethnic"! The outer areas of Auburn are fine for families as they're mostly standalone dwellings, however, you'd need to consider the social circles you and your family will likely be surrounded by and how this impacts your/their future. I only visit to see my parents and I'm trying to get them to leave because of the negative change it continues to see. There are far better suburbs with better people you can surround yourself with. Auburn is cheap, and it's cheap for a reason.

FullySickNomore
FullySickNomore

Agree 100%~ grew up there lived for 25 years. Glad I left and feeling better everyday.

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no-l
no-l
30th August 2020

"overall it’s great :)"

I’ve been living here for the past 10-12 years, I moved here right when I came to Australia and it was amazing. I started a family here and I am able to provide them with education, healthcare and entertainment. u should totally come move here lolll - written by his daughter hehe

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lindaw123
lindaw123
20th June 2020

"one of the most convenient suburbs in Sydney!"

I have been living in Auburn for the past 19 years and I have to say it is by far the most convenient suburb I have ever lived in! There are so many small shops and restaurants and other businesses on the main shopping area on Auburn Rd just outside the train station, we have a Woolies, an Aldi, many different banks and medical clinics & pharmacies and a large community library and a post office. And then we have so many big chain stores like Harvey Norman, Bunnings, Officeworks, Costco etc and fast food chains on Parramatta road, the Botanical gardens is beautiful, we also have a huge park just outside Auburn Girls high school, we also have a relatively big hospital here, a police station, we even have a large cinema here on Parramatta Rd, Auburn has virtually everything! I noticed that the main complaints that people have about this suburb is the difficulty in finding parking spaces & it's not safe and the streets are dirty. Well since I don't drive, finding parking space was never a problem for me. And in the 19 years that I have lived in Auburn, I have NEVER had any problems, I have always felt safe living here, I feel like all the horrible things being said about the safety of Auburn has been greatly exaggerated by people who have never lived here or have only lived here for a short time, there are other even more dangerous suburbs to live in than Auburn. And while yes it's true that residents often leave their bins & rubbish lying outside their homes, but that's mostly only during rubbish pickup days which is on Tuesdays, it's really not a big deal, but generally this suburb is clean most of the time, I have lived in much worse and much dirtier suburbs in the past. Overall Auburn has been a great suburb for me to live in, it's one of the most convenient suburbs in Sydney, there are so many shops & all kinds of businesses here including many medical businesses, housing prices are reasonably cheap here, a lot of east Asian and middle Eastern people living here, and has a great public transport system. Honestly I don't want to leave Auburn anytime soon, and no I don't have any mental problems like another reviewer had claimed residents of Auburn who don't want to leave would have. The main reasons I don't want to leave Auburn is because of the sheer convenience of this suburb, like I said Auburn has just about everything, also because my family lives here too so they are always close by & rent is cheaper here.

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faisala2
faisala2
10th April 2020

"Has changed a lot"

Auburn has come a long way, it's very divertive and has a great multicultural vibe. It's mostly families and students that I have noticed that live here. The streets are clean, everything is close to reach. Not far from paramatta nor CBD. Botanical gardens is amazing. Lots of big house less of those old red brick units. I think Auburn has become a better place to live and it's constantly getting better.

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  • Families with kids
Jimmyq
Jimmyq

It used to be a complete toilet and feel pretty unsafe but I met some good people there. All the new apartments have improved the look and landscaping of the area. Its certainly not a place I would choose to live but probably OK for an investment unit.

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manojr1
manojr1
26th January 2020

"Up And Coming - Out Of The Ashes Of A Bad Reputation"

Auburn has changed considerably in the past three years alone. Bad elements are being priced out of the area, as new central developments are rising, and the area is slowly cleaning it's image up. Thanks to a massive change from Auburn LGA to Cumberland Council, this place will hopefully get the attention it deserves, for all the right reasons.

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sufibra
sufibra

Spot on.

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gurucriminology
gurucriminology
17th August 2019

"Best food in Sydney"

Lived in Auburn for 9 years.
Positives:
Food is amazing here, Asian, Afghan, Turkish, Lebanese, Indian, Thai, Iraqi and persian food and many more, you never go wrong with food here.
15-20min train to city.
25-35min drive to CBD if no Traffic.
10min to Parramata CBD.
Schools and Auburn Hospital good.
Train station and buses good.
Very multicultural suburb (henced it clearly offends some group of reviewers)
Reflects Australian values; Tolerance, Diversity and Acceptance
Zero racism here so if you are ethnic or of non-White Anglo background you won't worry about some racist/bigot harassing you, your kids or family here.
Safe and family oriented suburb.
Affordable/bargain asian and middle Eastern shops for groceries shoppers.
Crime and that is simply a moral panic and stereotype as you will only hear of it in the media, unless you are involved in gangs or drugs the chances of being mugged is as unlikely as anywhere else in Sydney (probably less likely than in the city).


Negatives
Rental/Housing market is becoming too expensive due to the high demand.
Parking availability at the shops is one of the worst here.
Parking even on your own street is hard sometimes due to congestion.
Auburn is becoming too busy of a place so if you want a quieter place you might consider somewhere else.
If you are white anglo Aussie and you are offended by ethnic Australians and people of different faiths, you will not like it here.

Would I live here forever?
I would if I could afford a house of my own but average old house 3 to 4 bedder on 600sqm is no less than 900k+ in Auburn!!

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alj3
alj3

It's just that in this town, some dominant cultures may harbour racist views against others. It's not just white Anglo people that are racist. That's discrimination against a group of people, did you not preview your review?

rosea14
rosea14

Auburn is offensive even to those of non-Anglo backgrounds. I grew up in Auburn as an "ethnic" and it has worsened with traffic, over-population, poor developments and a constant influx of people who do not want to integrate.

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anmaralhamid
anmaralhamid
1st August 2019

"Auburn"

I’v lived in Auburn for almost 24 years I spent most of the time renting houses and the rent is highly expensive. The houses are old and have rats in them. I rented a 29 a Happ st Auburn granny flat 2019 the house owner in front of my house was renovating his house and I couldn’t sleep. I could hear drills and loud noise. It drove me crazy I moved out to a new house And all I could hear was the sound of barking dogs. Aside from all that it’s crowded with auburn restaurants and no parking. I had a car crash on Auburn rd near auburn Aldi not long ago there is a pedestrian crossing my car approached the give way sign on the left hand side there is a tree covering my view I can’t see the cars coming. So when I drove off I got hit on Auburn rd. Mind u I have my full license and the guy that hit my car has red p. I ended up paying for his car damage 😞

allj
allj

Thanks to old-time tree haters like you, the Auburn area has an extremely poor tree canopy cover index rating. As a result, It would take decades for that place to ever gentrify.

sufibra
sufibra

allj , go live in the national park, plenty of trees :)

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yashmanz
yashmanz
27th July 2019

"Auburn is affordable suburb cheap dentists/doctors"

2.5 years in Auburn now, i moved from crowsnest to Auburn as i could afford a townhouse here. The suburb itself has a lot of posh large homes. Just drive in suburban streets for yourself and you will see people with luxury cars and boats outside their homes. The main Auburn shopping area and apartments next to it are not as clean as nice suburbs in north shore. But you can get bargains in shopping.
The food is great too. Auburn has a mixture of low economic class to middle class.
The only pet hate i have is drivers being aggressive on changing lanes to not waiting for you on round abouts.
The demographics are getting to Chinese from Turkish and Lebanese backgrounds. This means property values are gradually increasing.
Auburn and Lidcombe area has mosques, churches and temples making this area very multicultural.
I would encourage families or aussie battlers looking to buy their first property to try Auburn.
There is no driveby shootings or robberies out of control as some people above have given bad reviews for reasons i dont know.
Perhaps if you have a very high incone you can get an overpriced house in north shore. But for rest of us Auburn provides affordable apartments or townhouses only 24km from sydney CBD.

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allj
allj

Thanks to the poor state of the central shopping area, food is relatively cheap. Once they decide to beautify the town centre, prices will probably rise accordingly.

sufibra
sufibra

its actually 19km, Parramatta is 24km.

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"BETTER THAN LA"

BEST VIEW TO LOOK AT THE CITY, VERY VERY CLEAN, GREAT PEOPLE, GOOD FACILITIES, GOOOD SHOPS , LOTS OF RICH PEOPLE AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST BUNCH OF HOT GUYS

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naqueesolman
naqueesolman

I agree better than LA and not as smelly as NYC.

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"Multicultural"

I have lived in Auburn for the past 2 years and havent seen any violence as mentioned in other reviews. I dont hear gun shots everyday like someone said in one of the reviews. Auburn has a great multicultural diversity. Great food, low cost groceries, doctors and corner shops that's opened till late. You can find every kind of grocery from all around the world. Auburn train station is one of the main stops for city rail. Auburn is very central.

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"Sad area"

I dont want to go to harsh as there is some great people in auburn but this community is plagued by gun violence and robberys and overall the whole area is very dirty people just litter and spit in the streets, at night can be especially dangerous if your a woman would not recommend walking around the train station or Parramatta road area as alot of dodgy characters hang around, i lived in this area for a long time and know alot about it i would not reccomend this place unless you know people here or are familliar with the area.

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"Avoid"

Pros
Auburn has good access to public transport. There is a train station and a large number of bus routes. Shopping is ok. Some people are polite and trustworthy.
Cons
Auburn is packed to the brim with crazy drivers. I have been almost run over twice over 3 years. The Suburb itself is generally rather dangerous. Robbery, assault and gun crime is horrifyingly high. The train station is extremely dangerous. I have lived in auburn for 6 years and i have been robbed 14 times, my house has been broken into twice and I was mugged while i was walking into the train station.
Definitely not reccomended

jos15
jos15

Wow that is awful being robbed 14x, i'm about to move to the area. What part of auburn did you get robbed at and what time did you get off the train?

sufibra
sufibra

they are after cheaper homes by trying to degrade the suburb.

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"OK"

I know Auburn well. My grandparents lived here for over 50 years, I now work here. It has changed a lot over the years. Anywhere north of the train line towards Parramatta Rd is pretty yuk (looking at you Station Rd!). Think rubbish strewn around, and a general air that no-one really gives a s.... Auburn was really let down by the council of the Day who allowed ill-planned developments (one was a known fire trap) that now look like ghettoes. Auburn city centre has a buzz to it, but like others have said, many drivers are totally arrogant and inconsiderate. It's also quite dirty and overcrowded - parking is atrocious. Police station is round the corner but you don't see many walking the beat.

Having said that though, if you stay south of the train line, closer to Berala, and do your shopping elsewhere, there's not much bad stuff to say. There are really lovely Botanic gardens and a walking track along Duck Creek, playing fields, cricket club, tennis courts and club, newly renovated swimming centre in this southern part of Auburn. Auburn hospital was completely rebuilt a few years back and is great, its affiliated with Westmead.
Overall I give it 3 stars.

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"Pretty bad"

Auburn is a very crowded suburb with a really bad reputation in Sydney. I would definitely not recommend this suburb as it is dangerous, dirty and racist. The suburb is multicultural although dominant cultures rule over others. Not a great place for families, young couples or elderly people.

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"Overpopulated"

Overpopulated. No parking

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Shopping
  • Well connected to transport
  • Parks

Not great for

  • Overall shabbiness
  • Badly needs an influx of stylish and trendy people
  • Traffic
  • Pollution

Who lives here?

  • Retirees
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"Good middle eastern food... That's it."

The food from restaurants are cheap and tasty, especially the Middle Eastern food. The majority of people living in the Auburn are Middle Eastern. The drivers around this area are very bad tempered, impatient and aggressive. Very poorly maintained suburb. Wonder how all that happened.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Affordable property

Not great for

  • Crazy drivers
  • Overall shabbiness
  • Badly needs an influx of stylish and trendy people
  • Pollution
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"Don't dismiss it immediately"

I grew up in Auburn in the 1980s and it was wonderful. A family of 8 first generation aussies we lived in.a.cul de sac.and had lovely kind Aussie neighbours on either side of us, walked to primary school and church and down to the sweet shop on weekends. Rode the bus to High school. Never had a problem.

I'm told Auburn used to be a beautiful suburb back in the day. If you explore you will. find some delightful homes from yesteryear.

Now with waves of immigration and.poor development it.is rare to see.anyone with blonde hair.

Still my mum still lives there and we go shopping there. I enjoy having an adana plate at Five Brothers every once.in a.while. I guess you could.say I have a soft.spot.for.Auburn.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Well connected to transport
  • Parks

Not great for

  • Overall shabbiness
  • Traffic
  • Badly needs an influx of stylish and trendy people
  • Pollution

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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"Horrible place"

Horrible place to live in , living here for a year can't wait to get out of here ,crazy drivers here ,had people hiting on my car three times , as I never had any car accident before I moved to auburn ,I won't recommend anyone to live in here I don't feel safe to live in this area , nothing good about auburn except food is cheap and doctors open till late .

Great for

  • Shopping
  • Affordable property

Not great for

  • Crazy drivers
  • Drugs
  • Traffic
  • Pollution
  • Overall shabbiness
  • Badly needs an influx of stylish and trendy people

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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"The public area should be cleaned"

This is a fantastic multicultural place to live and to learn more about different people.
Shopping experiences is just wow.. We have Costco, Bunnings , kmart near by. Great kids play parks. Different taste of food available in this area. Asian shops are cheap and have many options around. The auburn shopping mall is great always crowded , the public toilets need cleaning. The new Lidcome mall is nearby 5mintues drive which has variety of shops and kids play grounds. There are many shops around the parramatta road. Parramatta Westfield just10-15 minutes drive. DfO and paddys market 10-15 drive. Good train facilities.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Shopping
  • Well connected to transport
  • Parks
  • Affordable property

Not great for

  • Traffic

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
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"3rd World Suburb"

I took my family out to the western suburbs (kids birthday party I think from memory) and told them if they are naughty we are moving to Auburn. They were petrified, the look on their faces😂. They were so well behaved after that. The place is a 3rd world toilet and smells like one too, it's like stepping into a different country. I get it, it's cheap, and I guarantee most of the poor blighters that live there would live elsewhere if they had the means, the others that genuinely want to live there can be explained by the areas high proportion of mental illness.

It's good to go to see how the other half live, makes you great full off what you have.

Great for

  • Affordable property

Not great for

  • Crime
  • Rude people
  • Overall shabbiness
character
character

God, no thanks !

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"TMR"

WOW Jordan Nash, you really did have a bad experience in Auburn. You are correct re the ABS migration stats (look at http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/theres-something-about-auburn-sydneys-demographic-hotspot-20150804-gir2sg.html) but you assume people are leaving because they have had a bad experience like you. According to the SMH people don't wish to leave, they simply can't afford to remain here. I actually think Auburn will become the Newtown of the west. If you study the history of Newtown you will see similarities.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Shopping
  • Well connected to transport
  • Parks
  • Affordable property

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JordanNash
JordanNash

I didn't assume anything and didn't make any factual claim about why residents are leaving. Besides, 'SMH' didn't say that. A single Auburn councillor did, with no evidence to back up the claim other than anecdotal evidence from one former resident. I wouldn't be quick to cite the council's opinions as gospel truth, given how unethical the very publication you're citing has exposed them to be. It's almost like they're trying to talk up their suburb to entice buyers and investors for the developments they simultaneously have financial interests in and vote on, which isn't at all a conflict of interest.

KyokoY
KyokoY

Jordan! We went to school together! How random that in looking up auburn and you are reviewing

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"Grew up travelling to Auburn"

I can't believe the complete arrogance of some people on here. Firstly this hatred of immigrants is crazy so what if there are people of mixed back grounds here I've grown up in the west and assimilated into numerous cultures without any problem. One immigrant can also talk down about any posh eastern suburb, I've been to Bondi and you're right if your not white would you fit in? If you're not threatened by any race or religion which you shouldn't be then Auburn is completely fine. Problem is immigrants bring some aspects of there culture from overseas this includes daily life and how they do business sure it's not for everyone but hey it's how they perceive things should be and they do not need to be threatened or looked down upon by anyone it does take time for people to understand the Australian way and sooner or later it will happen. I used to travel to Auburn for high school and there was not one problem. It is a central location which makes it highly desirable give Auburn 5 years and it will be the Marrickville of now guaranteed.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Well connected to transport

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
JordanNash
JordanNash

"Give Auburn five years and it will be the Marrickville of now." As someone who deserted this slum for the inner west, you have no idea what you're talking about. Yes, it is central and convenient, as stated in my review, yet more residents move on from this suburb than any other in Sydney (Source: ABS). Why do you think that is, comrade? My review does not mention race in any instance, but instead summarises the behaviour I witnessed over a year of living there. Some of the reviews do indeed mention race but that does not invalidate their criticisms. Many of them are common criticisms that my own review corroborates. Criticism of a suburb with a high Asian or Middle-Eastern demographic is not inherently racist, nor is going to school in a suburb however many years ago is the same as living there permanently, despite what you may arrogantly assume. Live in an apartment for a year or so, then get back to us. Who knows, you might be a "racist" under your own logic by then too.

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"A couple of gems in a literal dump of a town."

I found myself living in Auburn for a year due entirely to the cheapness of the studio apartment I leased, having never set foot in the suburb before the inspection.

The suburb is convenient for someone without a car, located on the outer fringe of Western Sydney. 30 minutes or so will get you to the city, though few train services stop at Auburn Station, and it took 40 minutes to get to UWS Parramatta from my apartment on Station Rd. If you're not within a comfortable distance of the small shopping centre, expect to pay a hefty, convenience store-like markup for groceries at some of the corner stores littered around the suburb.

In terms of restaurants and cafes, you're not going to find much outside of a couple of great kebab shops and a landslide of mediocre ones. Even the Menulog delivery options are limited in this suburb, though Memo's Pizza became a regularly staple for my girlfriend and I. Anything else that's worth consuming will require a trip closer to town.

Unfortunately, what really brings the suburb down is the overall caliber of its inhabitants. The streets are littered with rubbish, discarded household items and furniture. The residents of the apartment blocks are content to dump bags of rubbish anywhere, up to and including elevators and stairwells, so the streets and blocks frequently look and smell disgusting. If your lease comes with an open carspace, expect to have that space stolen by someone else regularly. Drivers are rude and frequently inept regarding the rules of the road, especially right of way at roundabouts, and even have a tendency to park across driveways and on footpaths. The footpaths themselves are littered with standoffish men with hoods up (SO TOUGH, BRAH!) and delinquent youths frequent the area around the station at night. I've never ran into any problems but my girlfriend has.

This was a small, briefly occupied stepping stone for me. Given the rising rental prices in the area, I'd recommend searching in the inner west instead for a friendlier, cleaner and safer environment at minimal extra cost.

PS: If you are moving here for economic reasons, as I did, avoid the apartment block at 95 Station Rd like the plague. It is infested with cockroaches and rats, rubbish is dumped all over the corridors, stairwells and elevators, residents smoke in their apartments so the fire alarms are set off several times a week, the hot water cuts out semi-regularly and the water pressure is terrible. Do not be tempted by the cheap rental prices because there is a reason for it!

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Well connected to transport

Not great for

  • Traffic
  • Badly needs an influx of stylish and trendy people
  • Overall shabbiness
  • Pollution
  • Trains on weekends
sufibra
sufibra

That address you mention is a dump that needs to detonated and rebuilt with a quality new building. Give Auburn another 5 years it will be better than today in which sincerely is great.

TMR
TMR

Hahahahahhahahahhahaha...Jordan, you have simply copied and pasted the same comments you made years ago

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"A suburb with plenty of potential."

Auburn is the true meaning of multiculturalism. There is obviously a lot of racism in this city looking at some of the reviews.

All I can say is look at Redfern, Newtown and Marrickville of years past. They were what Auburn is today. It's only a matter of time (approx 5 years) that the city sprawl will push out to this suburb because it has all the requirements of the next suburb to take off. This suburb is a jewel that needs to be polished and eventually it will be.

Where else can you buy within close proximity to the city, that has all the necessities and is still affordable (for now). It has the many multicultural restaurants/cafe, it has the train station which has you in the city within 25 mins, it is surrounded by the main roads/motorways, it has the shopping and the best part is it's central within the Sydney metropolitan area. Basically you can get to all the metropolitan areas of Sydney within 30 mins by car or train for work purposes.

Another factor is your approx. 18km from the Sydney CBD and 8km from the Parramatta CBD.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Shopping
  • Parks
  • Affordable property
  • Well connected to transport

Not great for

  • Badly needs an influx of stylish and trendy people

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
GeoffB1
GeoffB1

I have to agree. I am a white Aussie professional and I bought a lovely cottage here with my partner and we love it! The people are different but very friendly and interesting.
It is very multicultural and very busy just filled with life and vibrancy. I have never felt uncomfortable and always go for a walk.

Yes some people do dump rubbish and there are some young mails in noises cars but seriously I love living here.

SelenaG
SelenaG

Auburn was reported to have the highest murder rate in Sydney. The place is filthy and unsafe.

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"Best street on northside"

The best street on the north side would have to be Yillowra street. It is quiet and is intersected with a couple of stop signs which makes it safer. Also it is blocked from direct access to Parramatta Rd which helps to make it more peaceful. It has lots of pretty cottages with well kept gardens. It is a 10 minute drive to Parramatta and you can walk to all those shops that everyone flocks to on the weekends along Parramatta Rd. There is a bus service to the station or an energetic walk.. Good value and away from the busy hub around the station. A street with a lot of potential.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Shopping
  • Parks
  • Affordable property
  • Well connected to transport

Not great for

  • Needs some massive street plantings to green it up

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
SanjeevShrestha
SanjeevShrestha

Welcome to Mad land :) I have lived here for last 3 years and moving out.

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"Strategically located suburb with great potential"

Strategic location with great food and diversity. It will just be a matter of time that people'e perception of Auburn will change and property prices will increase dramatically.

Just look at Marrickville. 10 years ago it was considered as an inner city slum and now it is filled with million dollar properties.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Shopping
  • Parks
  • Affordable property
  • Well connected to transport

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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"Street Walker Gives Auburn The Thumbs Up"

I moved to Auburn in December 2011 (just before the state stamp duty for first home buyers finished) and like so many other people in Sydney I was very concerned about Auburn's reputation as an unpleasant place to live. Well, 8 months later I'm very pleased to report that my decision to buy a house here has been a happy one (so far, fingers crossed). I live approx 1 km (10 mins walk) from Auburn Central and I usually walk the streets of Auburn both during the day (weekends and holidays) and night (work days) regularly as part of my exercise. On most days I walk from Cumberland Road through to Parramatta Road and back (via Auburn Central and the railway station) and in all this time I have not witnessed a fight nor even heard raised voices in anger. The streets are not filthy as others have mentioned and are surprisingly clean considering the huge number of units within the 1km radius of Auburn Central. I also find that the people here are not rude, they are simply misunderstood. After all, they only want what most other Australians want - to raise their families and to give their children the same opportunities as everyone else. I don't live in a unit close to Auburn Central, so if I did, then maybe my opinion of Auburn would be slightly different. But I can say that I walk the streets of Auburn for an hour each day/night and have never felt unsafe.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Shopping
  • Parks
  • Affordable property
  • Well connected to transport

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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"Good suburb for shopping, bad people ruin it"

You can buy groceries at a cheap price, nice kebabs, but the people there just ruin the town. Its convenience for shopping and train, has good access to services, but everything is let down by the ppl around you. No more to say, just look around and will agree with most of review here. Terrible filthy town.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Shopping
  • Affordable property
  • Well connected to transport

Not great for

  • People
mememememe
mememememe

exaggerated review. Arrogant people who wrote here that give auburn a bad name

JordanNash
JordanNash

Garbage, mememememe (pun very much intended, given the state of Auburn's streets). I have lived in six suburbs all over Western Sydney since moving out and Auburn was by far the filthiest. So glad to be leaving this cesspool behind.

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"A wonderful international holiday without the expense travel costs! Richness of humanity!"

I am a white, aussie, caucasian. Auburn is not for the faint heartheated, or for those that see negatives everywhere they look. Auburn is for open minded and open hearted people. People who can value the richness of humanity, its diversity, its cultural variations, its challenges, its difficulties and, most of all, the hope in every face you care to see. Truely see. Open yourself to the beauty of true multiculturalism and as you spend time in Auburn you will see a suburb full of people doing their best to love themselves, love each other and enjoying their new home here in Australia. This suburb has huge potential to continue developing into a truely sought after piece of real estate.

Great for

  • Excellent cheap food + best fruit shop in the west!
  • Close to city
  • Parks
  • Shopping
  • Affordable property
  • Well connected to transport

Not great for

  • Generation lag where immigrants adapt to aussie ways
  • Overall shabbiness

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
okman
okman

yeah, one of the world's most fascinating and rewarding travel destinations, welcome to the middle east.

IreneSamek
IreneSamek

Seriously? This is one of the most inaccurate reviews I've seen in my life. There is no way that Auburn is recommended for gay and lesbians!! REALLY?! This place isn't safe for families or people living alone! It's not safe for anybody unless you walk around with pepper spray, a gun and bulletproof vest. This review was clearly written by a real estate agent. Pay attention to the real reviews, not this crap

NatalieJoyMeade
NatalieJoyMeade

I am real. I wrote that review. It is true from MY personal experience and perception. Auburn is an excellent investment opportunity also. Sadly I have just sold my half of a property there to my ex partner. I was very sad to see it go, but did not want to cover the mortgage. Houses are going up and the main street is being rebuilt to be tree lined. It is the next Redfern and Newtown explosion. Certain streets and areas are more challenging than others. My home was at Manchester Road which was really away from any of the bad rubbish. and all the neighbors were friendly and positive (except one cranky man - but anyway, I think he got shot).

MatthewElliott
MatthewElliott

How can people compare Redfern and Newtown with Auburn??? Some person said to me once Bankstown would be the next bonding LOL. I guess being insane does not disqualify you from voicing a misguided opinion

MatthewElliott
MatthewElliott

*Bondi not bonding. Autocorrect 😑

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"Good place for a Family"

Moved from south eastern suburbs to Auburn last year.I don't know why some people try to give Auburn a bad name in some of their reviews. I think Auburn has good shops including ALDI, Woolworths,Coles,BigW,Harvey Norman,Good Guys, Bunnings and also restaurants which are open late unlike some expensive suburbs in east and north sydney where after 5pm will become a ghost town. There is new Auburn hospital City West Medical centre and many other medical centres and some new good private schools. At first people might seem to you different because they come from diverse ethnic backgrounds but they are all good people. The gangs,drugs or shootings is just over exaggerated by media and some racially motivated people from outside Auburn who have nothing to do with this town. Auburn also has a Library swimming pools,gyms and a big police station so you can feel safe. There is a Botanic garden and a lot of parks with playgrounds for children, There is a beautiful big Mosque near the train station . Auburn is a very multicultural and diverse suburb so it has religious places for people from many faiths. The Auburn Council is very good they enforce parking restrictions and maintain the roads and collect all the garbage unlike some other suburbs give them to subcontractors who are not any better than Auburn council. You just get used to this suburb and get rid off all of your prejudice if you only try to stop thinking that you are better or different than other people.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Parks
  • Shopping
  • Affordable property
  • Well connected to transport

Not great for

  • Traffic
mememememe
mememememe

agree. only open minded people who respect other people regardless of their skin color can live in auburn

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"One of the worst suburbs in Sydney"

Auburn is extremely dirty and filthy, overcrowded, noisy, riddled with petty crime, and just a terrible place to live. In peak hour, traffic is very bad. The only good things are that it has its own train station which isnt too far from the CBD, and that downtown Auburn has a lot of different ethnic cafes and restaurants to eat great food. Otherwise, I would liken it to a third world country.

Great for

  • Ethnic restaurants and cafes which are quite cheap
  • Good train service

Not great for

  • Dirty, overcrowded, polluted
  • Crime
  • Traffic
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"Convinient, Socialble, Easy Transport, Parks, Great Food, RSL club, Schools........**Should I Keep Going**"

Auburn is a great place to live if you are single, have a girlfriend/boyfriend, married, retired or any race.

Great food shops are open to the early hours of the morning offering all types of multicultural cuisines.

Grocery Shopping is convenient with Coles, WW & Aldi just around the corner.

Internet access is excellent for working at home or letting the kids do their homework

Westfield Parramatta is 10mins drive away & the Sydney city only 20mins away..

Overall, very friendly neighborhood with a lot of resources & convenient locations close by.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Parks
  • Shopping
  • Affordable property
  • Well connected to transport

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
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"Great potential and currently still affordable despite proximity to the city"

Am planning to move to Auburn.Have had mixed reactions from people when I tell them about it.Some love it and many think its not a good idea usually based on what they have heard in the past.I have been visiting the area over the past few months to get a sense of it.It is extremely well connected in terms of transport.Just under a half an hour from the Townhall and contrary to what people appear to believe, it doesnt feel unsafe.Shops are plentiful and property is still affordable here mainly because its still some way off from gentrification which is inevitable.This is Sydney after all.That said,always check out strata management issues before buying apartments.Its possible to find a really good apartment in some of the blocks there if you exercise due diligence.

Great for

  • Well connected to transport
  • Affordable property
  • Great potential
  • Close to city
  • Parks
  • Shopping

Not great for

  • Overall shabbiness
  • Badly needs an influx of stylish and trendy people

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
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"has a lot of perks..."

The city is a bit dirty and people unruly, however cost of living is low. Food, shops, and services are CHEAP. Parking is free and traveling to and from the city is convenient. A lot of good schools close by as well.

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"Just plain dangerous and filthy"

I worked here for a number of years and would witness a fight or a brawl in plain daylight almost on a weekly basis. The streets are filthy with rubbish and you could cut the racial tension with a knife! I'm glad I no longer have to work there and will try to never return.

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""perfect location. inbetween the west and city""

Honestly,having worked for many years in other suburbs such as Parramatta, Mt Druitt, Cantebury etc I've never had any issues of travel. Auburn is a convenient place to live. If you want convenience, move to auburn. it is close to nearly everything, 20mins away from the west, inner west, south. Parramatta, strathfield all the things you can think of. brand new hospitals, new medical centres, new bridges. Auburn is great. I love living here and have been for the past 18 years. I go to university in Penrith and work in Mt Druitt and I really hate it, its disgusting.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Parks
  • Shopping

Not great for

  • Traffic

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"A great place if you're open to different cultures"

I must say I'm really enjoying living in Auburn. Heaps of shops and great public transport, what more could you ask for?

I have read people saying that the immigrants are bringing down the palce but I am of the thought that it brings so much more culture and variety to the place. I'm great friends with our neighbors and meet many people on my daily dog walks.

The botanical gardens are fantastic for the kids and I have never been to a place which has so many parks around the suburb.

All in all it's a great place if you accept it.

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Parks
  • Shopping

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"let down by council"

i have been living in auburn for about 30 years and have seen many changes. its got the best in terms of shopping, proximity and parks. however the uneducated morons that run council have let the people down with bad planning that has concentrated the population around the town centre and turned it into a third world country. Shame on council

Great for

  • Close to city
  • Parks
  • Shopping

Not great for

  • Traffic
  • Pollution
  • Trains on weekends

Who lives here?

  • Students
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"The people ruin this great town..."

I'd like to tell you that I've lived in Auburn for almost 25 years.

On paper, Auburn is a fantastic town. Let me tell you why:
Transport
Train: Serviced by the Western, and Southern lines so frequent trains to Parramatta/City.
Bus: Serviced by Sydney Buses and Veolia to Ermington, Macquarie, Bankstown, Merrylands, and Parramatta
Car: Convenient access to the M4 to east and westbound traffic. Silverwater road for northbound, Olympic drive and access to Woodville road for South and Southwest.

School
Primary: Auburn Public School, Auburn West Public School, St Johns Primary School, St Josephs
Secondary: Auburn Girls High School, Trinity Catholic College, Al Faisal

Healthcare
Auburn hospital (part of Westmead Hospital network)
St Josephs hospital
Plenty of medical centres, GP, radiology, etc.
Also plenty of alternative medicine practitioners

Parks/Recreation/Fitness
Auburn Golf Club
Auburn Botanic Gardens, Japanese Gardens
Mona Park
Oreole stadium
Auburn Swim Centre
Gyms
Basketball Centre
Netball Centre
Tennis Club

Shopping/Business
Banks: NAB, CBA, Westpac, ANZ, St George, Arab bank
Woolworths
Coles
Big W
Harvey Norman
Megamall
Domayne
Victoria Basement
Bunnings
Nick Scarli
The Good Guys
Nike Factory outlet
Officeworks
Etc

Entertainment
Reading Cinemas
Auburn RSL

Eating out
Plenty of restaurants of different cultures (Turkish, Thai, Chinese, Pakistan, Indian, Malaysian, Vietnamese, etc)
Fastfood: McDonalds, Pizza hut, Dominos




So, doesn't Auburn sound good?



In reality though, it is the people that ruin this town.

People are mainly immigrants and are of a low socioeconomic group. Perhaps it is because they are new to the country and have not learnt basic manners.

They are generally rude, impolite, loud and have little regard for others. People litter in public (even in front of their children), spit on the streets, yell abusive language in the streets, leave shopping trolleys around the town. Shopping in Auburn feels like shopping in a marketplace of a third-world country. People have poor hygiene and smell bad. I have yet to hear someone use language such as "excuse me" and "thank you". People are intimidating.

On the road, they have little regard for road rules. Road rage is rampant. Drivers will stop in the middle of Auburn road if they cannot find parking or even to have a chat with a mate while traffic builds up behind them. Illegal U-turns are normal. Using one's indicators is optional. Many cars are modified with loud engines and exhausts, and are thrashed through suburban roads easily exceeding the 50km/h limit. Cars are often parked on the wrong side of the road.


So there you have it. Auburn...great town, sh*t people.

gyrex
gyrex

hahaha what a spot on review! I used to work in Auburn and pray I never have to return!!!

lan3k0
lan3k0

I agree with the writer of this review 100%! Location wise, it's very central. But the people that live in Auburn completely ruin this suburb. I have lived in Auburn for the past 6 years and I have a friend who lives around the corner who has lived in Auburn for about 20 years. We both agree that the people of Auburn ruin this great area. It's not safe to live here. Auburn is featured regularly on the news for drive by shootings, violence and crime. Do NOT move here! I am going to try to sell my place and move somewhere far, far away from Auburn. The main shopping area of Auburn is filthy. The streets are full of hoons, but don't honk your horn at them otherwise they'll come out & put a hole in your head or slice you up with a machete.

am12345
am12345

I totally agree! I also likened Auburn to a third world country in my review before I read yours!

MatthewElliott
MatthewElliott

Yes also was surprised how rude people are there, generally sydney people have excellent manners but Auburn and other western suburbs gems are exceptions

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"Great Kebabs and Chinese shops... not much else"

We lived in a unit in Auburn for 3 years because of the proximity to transport. Let me tell you, those were NOT the most enjoyable 3 years I have had here in Sydney. For some reason, the atmosphere is really quite a downer. Auburn has a lot of immigrants and half of them don't seem to like the other half. Like, I think they actually have had public brawls on Auburn road (not sure these were racially motivated though). Nothing is well-kept; there is trash everywhere. People can be really rude, and the drivers are the worst I have ever encountered in this country. They do not follow the rules of the road (e.g. will routinely veer into oncoming traffic to get ahead of you if you're in their way), they will honk and shout insults at you if you're driving too slow, and they're just plain meanspirited.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
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"A Very Dirty Town"

I have lived in Auburn for close to 6 years and live in a unit block of around 35 new units. People in my unit block are dirty, they leave there rubbish at the bottom of the door for other people to move, smoke in the halls and spit on the carpet stairs.

The only good thing about living in Auburn is the many variety's of foods and the transport. Auburn is around 30mins to the city via train and during the week the trains are frequent, not on the weekends though.

Driving through Auburn you will notice that the streets are very dirty, the houses are not well kept. You will also notice the variety of cultures. You will see very few white people.

I would not recommend Auburn a suburb for anyone to live in.

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"A convenient place to live.. but could be better.."

I have been living in Auburn for well over 16 years. I have personally experienced the increase in the amount of people (Fujian Chinese, Indians/Bangladesh) during the past 5 years or so as well as seeing a dramatic increase in residential and retail developments (Auburn Central, Red Yard). I truly believe Auburn will become a much better place if some people aren't so dirty and show some love..

Train services to the City come often with both the Campbelltown lines and Western Line servicing Auburn which takes around 25 minutes to get to Central on average. Driving to the city is a cool 25-30 minutes by hopping onto the M4, however traffic jams are the big issues here during peak hours (very Sydney-like anyways..)

In terms of livability, it is very livable with convenient access to cheap Asian groceries (compared to Flemington, Parramatta etc..) as well as Woolworths, Coles and Big W. Banks include Commonwealth, ANZ, Westpac. It also has its own RSL club, Soccer club, Hospital, Police station, Fire station, Ambulance station and also... has its fair share of Kebab shops and Chinese as well as Nepalese and Thai.. A few minutes drive will take you to DFO as well as Nike and Adidas Factory outlets. Reading Cinemas and Fitness First is just across the road, with other well-known outlets just down Parramatta Road as well (Rebel sports clearance, McDonald's, Krispy Kremes, Harvey Norman, Domayne, Victoria's Basement outlet, MSY (computer-related), Home Mega Mall, Auburn Power Centre (Dicksmith Electronics, Anaconda, Ten-pin bowling), Bunnings x 2, Supercheap Auto, Autobarn, Hungry Jack's and don't forget COSTCO soon!! woot! Goodbye Woolies/Coles)

Recreational offerings include several parks, Auburn swimming centre, Olympic Park facilities (Aquatic Centre, Driving Range, Acer Arena, ANZ Stadium, Badminton, Skating rink etc), Golf course, Tennis Centres, hectare of netball courts/ soccer fields and Botanical Gardens.. Is there anything that is missing...?

I truly believe you can buy 'almost' anything within a few minutes of driving distance around Auburn.. But for now, I'll just continue to sit and observe what this humble suburb will turn into within the next few years as it's been predicted to boom with people...

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"AUBURN A GREAT SUBURB TO LIVE"

Auburn is a great suburb to live and to buy a home. Great convenient shopping. Variety of stores from seafood,fresh produce,meat,mixed business,asian grocery,large retailers like Coles,Woolworths,Aldi,Big W,Victoria Basement,Harvey Norman,Bunnings and many more.
Excellent public transport. Local buses runs 7 days a week. Trains runs regularly and Auburn has 2 train lines to the city. Train runs direct to North Shore and direct to the Western suburbs.
Auburn is 20 mins drive to the airport through the M5. Centrally located close to the heart of Sydney's Homebush Bay.
Auburn has lots to offer. Recreational Olympic Park,Auburn Botanical Gardens , Public parks, public pools, bowling greens, tennis clubs, Rosnay golf course and much more.
Auburn is well designed such as large apartments and units are all on the North side of Auburn and West side is mostly low density housing. Unlike many suburbs where you will find a mixture of low and high density housing which spoils the streetscape.
Auburn municipal has a Tree Preservation Order which helps keep the municipal green and lush.
Through the years Auburn has developed into a booming suburb. Job opportunities is getting larger and better by the years.
I highly recommend buying a home in Auburn,or just visit to do some shopping.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"unsafe, noisy but convenient"

unsafe, noisy but convenient(big W, woolworth, banks, post office etc)

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
character
character

Mm, the flip side'', Good.

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"a booming suburb, with prices on the rise"

Keen to take out it's surrounding suburbs, Auburn is an increasingly expanding and innovative area. Home to developing high rise apartments and several shopping malls for groceries/furniture etc , Auburn is seeing the highs of advancement.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Terrible"

character
character

Nicely summed up.

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"A tast of Turkey in the heart of Sydney"

Auburn is located in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. This suburb is easily accessible by car and train. Auburn is only a thirty minutes drive from Sydney city and is home to exotic cuisines from Turkey and hence Auburn is known as "Little Turkey" to the locals. Over the years, Auburn has developed into a small town with building approvals for high rise residential units and a major shopping center within the hub of the city. This suburb attracts plenty of migrants and ethnic groups because of its lower rent and convenience.

The suburb of Auburn does not just stop at the station. When you venture towards the Parramatta Road side of Auburn, you will be greeted with factory outlets of major brand names such as Rebel Sport, Victoria's Basement, Adidas, Nike and so on. Additionally, the Homemaker Megamall located in Auburn is the one stop shop for furniture, electrical and appliances. These surrounding precincts of Auburn are truly a bargain hunter's dream come true.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
walter_white
walter_white

Honestly, only ethnic groups could appreciate a suburb like Auburn. My grandmother lived there (since the 40s) until she died some years ago and we have not returned since. It's completely unrecognisable from my childhood (I'm 29). It's relatively cheap compared to other suburbs for good reason. Look at the recent riot that took place.

haidar_kazimi
haidar_kazimi

I agree with you Memphis but consider when MANY ethnic groups favor Auburn it becomes in pure numbers and demand a very wanted suburb. I agree the average white person doesn't like Auburn. White people sold houses and ethnics bought them and this has been the trend here. But I don't think it's cheap relatively? more than Bankstown, Berala, SIlverwater, Merrylands, Granville, and on par with Parramatta in costs. and it is booming heaps more than the average suburb in developments.

Auburn
Auburn

I am 5th generation Australian (originally from english settlement over 200 years ago) and I LOVE auburn :) I have lived here over 2 years and wouldn't swap the richness, the adventure, the diversity and the humanity for a chest of gold pieces!

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