6.3 out of 10

Bankstown

Ranked 406th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9192315844022 151.031782283794
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Retirees

Reviews

1/5
May 18, 2017

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Cons
  • crime, safety and cultural issues
  • Busy traffic
  • Bad people
  • Sometimes noisy
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Oct 11, 2016

"Bankstown has the best Services and most of the people are nice and down to earth"

Have lived here for a couple of years, and like any major suburb in Sydney it has its good & bad sides. Property prices are soaring, If you're looking to rent, there is a large selection of units / houses in the area.
It's a highly multicultural area & most people live harmoniously side by side. Australian, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian & African make up the predominate population. This also means there is a great choice of international food & shopping in the area.
Medical facilities are plentiful & there is the local hospital available. There are some of the best schools in Sydney located around the Bankstown Area.
Pros
  • Top education facilities
  • Geographically central
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
  • Great food/shopping
  • Economical to buy into/live
Cons
  • Busy traffic
  • Sometimes noisy
  • Bad people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 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
Apr 15, 2016

"The best of Bankstown"

Bankstown is a fantastic suburb to live in as it is surrounded by amenities that'll suit any type of resident. Having lived in the Bankstown area my entire life and being born in Bankstown Hospital I have seen the area evolve into the dynamic city it is today. I would recommend anyone buy or rent in Bankstown. Having several properties for sale in Bankstown and many in the area my team and I are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the area.
Pros
  • Central to everything
  • Family friendly
  • Great value
Cons
  • Busy traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 11, 2016

"Bankstown is changing, but it has a dark past."

Bankstown is changing. I've heard allot of things about this place that isn't nice. There have been suicides, deaths, stabbings, store robbing, killings, arson, horrific stories, but it's not quite like that anymore. Most people have sold their houses and a mass of Asian immigration has bought up allot of the place. It's becoming more and more quiet as the years pass, and most of the crime is being pushed even further west into Liverpool and beyond.

As far as shopping, Bankstown is really good. It has allot of options within Bankstown itself but also very close by in Punchbowl and Chullora. It's a bit of a niche place, mainly Arabs, Vietnamese, Macedonians and wogs, but for the most part it's fairly safe. The general rule of thumb in Bankstown is that if you don't look for trouble and you stay mindful and safe, you will be safe. The fact that most criminals live here means that your house is unlikely to get robbed or your car unlikely to get stolen. If someone steals a criminals car they would probably end up getting smashed hard or shot, this is great for deterring low income thiefs and scum. Despite this the shopping center does have druggies who will occasionally snatch something from a shop and run for their life, but you yourself should be fairly safe.

Bankstown Centro was built not too long ago, it houses a huge array of shopping options at everyone's finger tips. There are food barns, fruit barns, it's close to Aldi and allot of other places. The venues for eating are alright, with a huge highlight in Bankstown Sports Club RSL. Bankstown houses a great cake shop, it has allot of cultural and religious diversity and plenty of parks.

Would I recommend Bankstown to anyone new? Well it's changing, the old picture of crime is leaving at a fairly fast pace. Most criminals have kids now and they have to be fathers and mothers, the rest have been bought out and have moved abroad or to places like Merrylands or Minto and beyond. Bankstown is not what it once was, it's less and less of its past and more and more of a quiet neighborhood. I'd say by 2020 it will just be like any other average place in Sydney, quiet and expensive.

Recently investors and real estate agents are seeing the development of Bankstown and are buying into it really hard. Every piece of land and property is selling, and every property located in prime location is expected to skyrocket in price over the next 5 years.
Pros
  • Geographically central
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
  • Great food/shopping
  • Economical to buy into/live
  • Great night venues
  • Multicultural festivals
Cons
  • Busy traffic
  • crime, safety and cultural issues
  • Sometimes noisy
  • Bad people
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
BillyB1
BillyB1 Dark past??? Bankstown was wonderful a few decades ago.

Its now its the centre of crime.
Apr 29, 2016
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5/5
2yrs+

"Btown"

Large shopping centre and well serviced by public transport
Pros
  • Geographically central
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
  • Great food/shopping
  • Economical to buy into/live
Cons
  • Busy traffic
  • crime, safety and cultural issues
  • Sometimes noisy
  • Bad people
  • Over valued
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Where I'm From"

Bankstown is not a good suburb to live in I have lived in the bankstown area all my life and ive hearl a lot of shootings car robberies and ive even been robbed myself if you are moving from the east and north suburbs don't come you will be easy target here for crime For anyone living In bankstown remember be street smart and no what to do in situations.
Pros
  • Geographically central
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
Cons
  • Bikies
  • Rude people
  • Suspicious people
  • Busy traffic
  • crime, safety and cultural issues
  • Sometimes noisy
  • Bad people
  • Over valued
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Alright"

Bankstown has good shopping centres and a new large plaza is going to be built at the end of 2013.
But there has been problems about how safe it is. Gunshots, gang fights, noisy teens at night are all a bad factor that the suburb Bankstown has. I've lived in Bankstown for 3 years and i ve seen all the trouble.
Pros
  • Geographically central
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
  • Great food/shopping
Cons
  • Busy traffic
  • crime, safety and cultural issues
  • Sometimes noisy
  • Bad people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Unsafe"

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 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
2yrs+

"Facts are obvious"

I Know everyone has a different opinion, Even about life it all depends how you look at it either glass is half full or empty. Fact is if something look, smell and taste like acts like something good chances are it will be likewise. All I want to say is that this place is beautiful and you can have every thing you wish for and no matter how you look at it from Business, Investment, Cost of living, Everyday living, life style it is great place to live in. if some one looks for peace they will find it and if looks for trouble they will find it no matter where they are. There is no point to prove wrong or right it is all about life experience. Love you all guys….
Pros
  • Geographically central
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
  • Economical to buy into/live
  • Great food/shopping
Cons
  • Lack of Parkland
  • Busy traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Time to make a Change. Everything you need"

Bankstown is a Central and most affordable place to live in style. i have lived in the area for a long time and will never make a change. Property investment has a great returns and in future i dont think you will be able find the same value. it has a great growth potential. 5-10 years time whe you will look back you will see the change and growth. it is the place to be.
Pros
  • Geographically central
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
  • Economical to buy into/live
  • Great food/shopping
Cons
  • Could do with more Schools
  • Busy traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
2yrs+

"Property is cheaper here for a reason.....avoid."

If you're coming from interstate you might be considering Bankstown because a typical unit or bungalow is so much cheaper than close by suburbs. I say dig deeper and spend the extra - you and your kids will enjoy Sydney a million times more by avoiding this hellish place. It's population has a large proportion of low socio-economic status residents and this contributes to a very serious crime and anti-social behaviour problem. Many residents are extremely xenophobic and intolerant of a mixed society. I tried to stick at a job within the Centro shopping centre, but the random hostility, being cursed and spat at, threatened with serious violence, etc, etc, etc....I left, never to return. It's a lost suburb. Take your money to other train lines with similar travel times to the city. The East Hills line has much better commuter suburbs like Padstow, Revesby and the Hurstville line has places like Mortdale and Penshurst. I'm not saying these suburbs are anything like the North Shore or Eastern suburbs, but compared to Bankstown they are a dream. A lot of these south west suburbs have issues with idle, aggressive groups of young adults looking for confrontations, but unless you have 800k to start looking north and east the 'better' south west suburbs offer a safer, saner world for your kids to grow up in.
Cons
  • Bad people
  • Hostile people
  • Violent people
  • crime, safety and cultural issues
Puckweed
Puckweed Got it in one.
2yrs+
Donato
Donato Can I buy your house?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Im not missing out....."

Dirty, shabby, impoverished. This is how my mother described Newtown, St Peter's and Erskinville where I grew up. She hated the area. Her single fronted terrace house recently resold for $1.2 million. We sold it for $364,000 ten years ago. She finally 'got out' and moved 'up the coast'. What my mother saw as a dangerous place, full of ethnic people with their smelly food has turned into the mecca that the inner city area is today. Fastforward ten years and where do I live - you got it - right in the middle of Sydney - Bankstown. Ten minutes from the M5, three minutes from Bankstown Square, 5 minutes from two train stations in a quiet leafy street with a mix of families with - horror of horror - little children playing in the street. The hooligans are here, the dirt and the sabbiness my mother previously described is here in parts. The best thing is its 10 mnitues to Rhodes, Menai and the Olympic Stadium. Talk about infrastructure. I've got my eye on a house (an old shabby dirty smelly one) on a 550sq m block in a quiet tree lined street. It passed in last Saturday for $480,000 (vendor's bid) the people actually only bid $400,000. I'm in negotiation. Tonight my wife and I are deciding to go Vietnamese, Thai, Lebanese, Greek or Ethiopian. I recommend the Ethiopian in Bankstown - different but to die for. The inner city was discovered because it had cheap accomodation, was eclectic, quirky, dirty, and full of hooligans. It has good transport was very multicultural and had access. You can't buy a postage stamp there now for under a million. Enter Bankstown. This area is so similar. I can see the students from Western Sydney Uni building up. The access to empoyment and the next 'trendy' area developing. I'm buying up. Where else in Sydney can you get a near new 2 beddr unit for $320,000 and rent it out for $350 a week???????? They say the place will never change - it will show no capital gain. Well - my answer is - tell that to the other kids who grew up in Erskinville and Redfern! Bankstown has the lot. In years to come you will see. Think of any other area in Sydney with the opportunities Bankstown has - and - its areally nice place to live. You learn so much about yourself - especially how not to be a myopic racist. March 2012 update from my above june 2010 submission above - I did buy!!!!! A three bed unit, ensuite, double garage in a leafy street- $319,000 and the rent - current $430 going up to $450 in a few months. That's a 7.3% return this year - not taking into account any capital gain after I installed new carpet, blinds, cooktop, oven and a paint. extra outlay $4300. Do the maths.............. and there are many more....
Pros
  • Gold-mine
  • Geographically central
  • Great food/shopping
  • Economical to buy into/live
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
boom69000
boom69000 I agree very good rental return for the value of the properties....
2yrs+
BenB
BenB Nice try with the analogy to inner-west suburbs but I'm here to shoot it down (pardon the pun).
For one, Bankstown is not inner, it's outer. Secondly, suffers from unemployment and low socio-economic issues that flow thereafter.
Thirdly, I don't recall Erskinville dealing with race-motivated gang-rape, drive-by shootings, stabbings, jihadi terrorists Etc.
You think Bankstown is going to look like Newtown in 10 years? How do you think the thriving gay/lesbian elements will get along with the Islamic community lol.

If a good mix of restaurants and being close to a dirty highway are selling points for you then good luck to ya. I grew up in the area and you couldn't pay me to live there, great returns irrelevant.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Banky"

A great place to live. Been there for 5 years and obviously listened to all the stereotypical hype. People generally do not cause a disturbance, crime does not seem as bad as we are lead to believe. All fast food KFC, Hungry Jacks, Maccas, Subway, Oporto, Nandos, Habibs etc and lot of Arabic and Asian Cuisine within a close vicinity.. Shopping centre does the job, great for no fuss parking and free unmetered street parking which is rare these days. Walking distance to the station, M5 close for the city, central position if you do have family and friends that live both west and in the inner city suburbs... Traffic has increased over the years but if you know the area you will know how to avoid it like myself. Bankstown Sports Club is a great looking club with some good food and people. Streets are pretty clean with the council looking after more than some others.. Multicultural community with most doing the right thing. Bankstown could do with a more central approach to its restaurants and there are no nightclubs/bars in the area unlike Parramatta as a comparison....
Pros
  • Geographically central
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
  • Economical to buy into/live
  • Great food/shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Nice place to afford!"

Truly multicultural and people are mostly well behaved. Big shopping center (Centro) where you will get every thing and every service. Public transport also not bed. Close to M5. I like the place a to live.
Pros
  • Geographically central
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
  • Economical to buy into/live
  • Great food/shopping
Cons
  • Sometimes noisy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Bankstown-The Real Truth"

Bankstown is a very noisy area with lots of teenages wondering about starting trouble. If you are a young family and are looking for a first home, or are a first home buyer, this is not the place, because i suggest that your kids wont like it here. A few days ago i was walking around the street, when i walked passed a middle aged mid-eastern man I was looking and the ground, then I was confronted. He cried, ''why you staring me out c**t and I walked off and he followed. He followed me for about 10 minutes until I got into my car parked in the compass centre parking lot and drove off. It is a good place for gym but again there is young men causing trouble near the gyms.
Pros
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
Cons
  • crime, safety and cultural issues
  • Sometimes noisy
  • Busy traffic
  • Over valued
Recommended for
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
Donato
Donato can I buy your house?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"True multicultre society"

Pros
  • Geographically central
  • Economical to buy into/live
  • Great food/shopping
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Great for young couples"

I am glad that finally I could bought a property in Bankstown. The price of 2Br Unit in Bankstown is still affordable. You can shop your groceries at reasonable price. People are commonly well behaved. I heard some bad impression about the Bankstown but has not face anything so far. This is my very personal observation but I believe some bad people lives everywhere. They don’t have any race or religion. I found my neighbors are very peaceful. We are happy to help each other. I recommend Bankstown to young couples for their first start to the real-estate market
Pros
  • Close to Rail station and Super market
Cons
  • Busy traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The bronx or the ghetto I like to call it"

Too many try hards in that area, ruining it for the most of the good people there. Cars with loud system driving around like hoons, bad hair styles, too many show offs and the christian lebanese are the worst of them - they are the ones who taught the others all the filth.

Neighbours always parked in my drive way, loud parties and obnoxious behaviour. Shopping is good for groceries only as the mall is tiny (including the next extension recently built). No trees, no parks, too many overhead power lines - looks terrible.

I relocated to Campbelltown, away from all the nuisance and get myself a mansion for $100k less than what my 3 bedroom house owed me.
Pros
  • Geographically central
Cons
  • Over valued
  • crime, safety and cultural issues
  • Sometimes noisy
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
Chrissylefilce
Chrissylefilce Whilst I share your opinions on the derelict nature of Bankstown, I would not recommend a gay or lesbian person live there anymore than I would set a newborn baby on fire.
2yrs+
Donato
Donato Can I buy your house?
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live if u are poor"

how do u describe bankstown? walk into Centro yourself, and see if you could stand the people there, if you could, move in, otherwise look somewhere else if you could afford. Note. Bankstown Centro is the best place in bankstown. Also, try walk in to Centro during weekday afternoon too.
To me, when i first move in i quite like it, it is very "Multicultural", but after a year living there, u will realise it is not Multiculture, but culture segregation! you will see the ethic people live in there own world with their own way (and own language) and totally separate from the main stream australian and other race groups. it could be a big problem in the future.
Pros
  • Economical to buy into/live
  • Geographically central
  • Great food/shopping
Cons
  • crime, safety and cultural issues
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Centre of EVERYTHING"

We bought a unit here a year and a half ago and it was the BEST move we ever made. We bought this massive unit for a bargain as it had a young family with kids previously living here and was in less than pristine condition; but after painting and new blinds it now looks a million bucks! As far as crime goes, we have not had one single worry. When I lived at Willoughby and Miranda and Drummoyne, mine and my partners car were vandalised/broken into. But not here at Bankstown! We have a great mix of nationalities here and there is always someone at home watching the building :)

Traffic wise; we are close to the M5, and also Major Routes 3 & 6. I travel to Alexandria every day for work and take the back streets through Roselands, Kingsgrove, Earlwood and Tempe and it rarely takes me any longer than 50 mins (on a bad day), or 30 on a good day :)

Noise wise, we live on Chapel Rd South, so there is a fair bit of traffic noise, but after a while you tune that out. Sirens are the major noise contributor and thats a couple of times a day. But this is due to all the major services being so close (Police/Ambo/Fire/Hospital) so really a trade off for being so centralised.

In my opinion; the proximity to awesome food and shopping outlets (Centro Bankstown and also Roselands) and also positioning within Sydney. Geographically, its pretty much smack bang in the middle. So wherever you work/play, its no more than an hour or so away.

One of my favourite places to live and would recommend it to anyone looking to get themselves a bargain and enter the real estate market!
Pros
  • Geographically central
  • Great food/shopping
  • Economical to buy into/live
Cons
  • Sometimes noisy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Place"

Bankstown has everything , food, culture and people. It is the best combination, and has everything you need in a suburb, hospitals, transport and lots and lots of shops. Businesses often do well in bankstown as well, because of the population and the people here like to enjoy their lives.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Home to the famous Vietnamese Beef noodle soup"

Whenever someone mentioned Bankstown, I used to cringe. I always thought that Bankstown is full of gangsters and hooligans and it is one of the most dangerous suburbs in Sydney until I visited the place a year ago. That day, my fears of Bankstown vanished.

Bankstown is just like any other normal suburb in Sydney. It is approximately thirty to forty minutes' drive away from Sydney city and there is a train station that services this suburb. It has a mall that is home to Myer and other brand names, it has health services conveniently located within the heart of the suburb and many other small businesses, cafes and resturants. Bankstown is also famous for its Vietnamese Beef noodle soup (Pho-An) and Lebanese restaurants. Additionally, Pho-An has been featured in SBS's "Food Safari" program and many food blogs have rated this restuarant. Often, while enroute to the airport, my partner likes dropping by Bankstown for a Vietnamese pork roll. This suburb is definitely not as scary as what the media makes it out to be.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees