7.7 out of 10

Bardwell Valley

Ranked 323rd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9375835932324 151.130074741282
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Singles

Reviews

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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Oct 15, 2016

"Simply stunning and refreshing."

Great place to live and bring up a young family, the neighbours are friendly and always happy to engage in friendly conversations, or when going for walks, you are always greeted with a friendly smile by passerbys. what appeals to me most about Bardwell Valley is its value for money, for land size, proximity to city and beaches, especially when its compared to other suburbs in the inner west... Bardwell valley is also only 2 km away from Sydney airport yet it is not directly underneath the flight path, aviation noise is minimal, not even noticeable at times, and less of a nuisance than for people who live right under the flight path but many further KM's out. Another positive for Bardwell Valley, is that, it even though its located smack bang in the hustle and bustle of suburban Sydney, it is protected from allot of thoroughfare traffic due to the fact it is flanked by large nature reserves and large creeks.
Pros
  • friendly neighbours
  • abundance of various, native wildlife
  • Safe neighbourhood
  • Short car trip to all amenities
  • Close to transport
  • Close to airport yet not in flight path so minimal plane noise
  • Fresh air
  • Lush and green
Cons
  • dumping and litter
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
May 11, 2016

"A hidden gem in Sydney's South"

We moved to Bardwell Valley 3 years ago after renting in the city and Eastern Suburbs for the past 10 years, and love it!

The parklands are just beautiful and we often go for walks along the little creeks and over to cafes in nearby Bardwell Park and Earlwood. My daughter loves to play on the beach at Sans Souci which is a 15 minute drive away.

The property value for money is excellent compared to Tempe and Marrickville with no flight noise and a lot more privacy.

I disagree with comments about Arncliffe and Bardwell Valley being the same, to me there is a noticeable difference and as with every suburb there are good and bad streets. We often leave our front door open to let fresh air in and never had an issue around safety.

If you are looking for a house with garden and easy commute (~30 mins) to the city Bardwell Valley is perfect for you.
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 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
Oct 02, 2015

"The beautiful valley"

We bought a house about 5 years ago here in bardwell valley and absolutely love it! We moved here from Dulwich Hill in the inner west and couldn't be happier. it is surrounded by beautiful parklands and the creek. We love going for 'bush' walks after work or to the park to feed the ducks on the weekend. The air is fresh and we get many native birds in our backyard. It is also super quiet and peaceul. We are close to the airport yet this suburb is not directly under a flight path so plane noise is minmal and infrequent. I find all our neighbors are really friendly. People say hello when u go out for walks. We love the fact that you feel like you're somewhere else yet only 12 km from the city. Also close to the inner west. I also love that we are close to so many amenities. There is a very large new woolies at nearby wolli creek and lots of new restaurants opening there. I don't know why neighboring arncliffe gets such a bad rap. we frequently go there for local groceries which are half the price of the supermarkets and there are some great takeaway restaurants there. We have always found people to be really friendly and polite there. I feel very safe living here, much safer than in the inner west (which by the way has a higher crime rate than here). Anyway, bardwell valley is worth having a look at and I honestly can never imagine living anywhere else.
Pros
  • Lush and green
  • Fresh air
  • Close to airport yet not in flight path so minimal plane noise
  • Short car trip to all amenities
  • Close to transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
JaneH2
JaneH2 Ps check out the reviews for arncliffe if u don't believe me and also the reviews for neighboring bardwell park
Sep 23, 2015
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
Jan 16, 2015

"BVlocal"

Recent years developments of M5, nearby Woolies in Wolli Creek and Kingsgrove, IKEA at Tempe adds more to convenience.
Pros
  • Short car trip to all amenities
  • Close to transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Hidden Hoon Treasure in St George"

Could be a great little suburb but the hoons destroy what it could be.
Surrounded with parks and streets that are populated by hoons and disrespectful young people.
It's Arncliffe, only the name changed so to give the properties around that area a lift.
I was lucky enough to get the hell out of there.
Pros
  • Short car trip to all amenities
Cons
  • Criminal activity
  • Car hoons
  • Disrespectful residents
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Basically Arncliffe/Bexley"

Look up reviews of Arncliffe and Bexley as its the same suburb. Sometimes aircraft noise, goons in noisy cars, pocket of housing commission townhouses which have had police operations every now and again.
Have lived here over 21 years, have seen the deterioration of this suburb over the last 10 years or so. Would love to get out of here if we had the option.
Pros
  • Close to transport
  • Short car trip to all amenities
Cons
  • Criminal activity
  • Car hoons
  • Disrespectful residents