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Reviews of Bass Hill, NSW
"Busy suburb with everything you need minus community spirit"
The central area of Bass Hill plaza is on the Hume highway so very busy all day and night. The suburb has Woolworths, Aldi, Kmart and a fair few specialty stores as well as plenty doctors and restaurants and even hotels.
Transportation wise the bus is generally reliable but it can take a long time to get to city as timetables often don’t match up well with Yagoona or bankstown station to transfer to train.
Overall it is a safe area although there are a few rougher looking streets that you wouldn’t want to walk down late at night but these are by far the minority maybe 10-15% of the suburb the rest is very safe.
The main thing that gives me a negative opinion of Bass Hill really comes down to how rude people in this suburb can be. Complete strangers will yell obscenities to you from their car as they are driving past and often at the plaza fellow shoppers will give you more dirty looks and never a passing smile or hello. I don’t know why as I do not have this problem when shopping at bankstown or Chester hill only at bass hill. It’s strange.
If residents were able to fix their attitudes and offer a more welcoming and respectful experience to those new to the area then Bass Hill would be a really great suburb but the way they are currently puts a damper on all the positives it has to offer.
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"A rude encounter"
I had the unfortunate pleasure of visiting Bass Hill and its shopping area. During that short interaction, I was greeted with rude and aggressive behavior. I definitely will not be coming back. It's no real surprise that the recent punch up happened in the Bass Hills Woolworths either.
"Nice, safe and well serviced suburb in the geographic centre of Sydney"
Having lived in the suburb for the better part of 26 years, I can personally say that the suburb has changed dramatically in terms of its demographics, its make up and its evolution into a safe and well serviced area.
A bit about the suburb ...
Bass Hill is a great small suburb situated in the geographic centre of Sydney. The suburb is split by the Hume Highway which runs through from east to west and has a large amount of services and facilities to service the needs of the population. The suburb is located with the Bankstown Local Government Area which, according to the Council's website, had a population of 179,657 in 2007 and a predicted population growth of 210,055 by 2031.
A few historic facts about the suburb and its name: Bass Hill was named after George Bass, a surgeon and explorer who was granted land in 1798. The suburb was originally known as Irish Town and later, Upper Bankstown with the name Bass Hills officially given to the suburb in October 1924. In about 1975, the post code area 2197 became known as Bass Hill.
The area has a mix of families, single people and young professional couples living in it. A strip of tourist destinations and accommodation is available along the Hume Highway with a variety of Motels, Hotels and Caravan Parks providing visitor and tourist accommodation. A large number of the main fast food chains also have stores located within the same stretch including McDonald's, Hungry Jacks, Domino's Pizza, Oporto, Subway and Red Rooster to name a few.
Bass Hill Plaza is the main shopping centre which is also located on the Hume Highway and has a variety of stores and services to serve the needs of the population. It has been part of the Bass Hill community for over 30 years and offers an extensive range of fresh and takeaway foods, fashion outlets, hair & beauty retailers and a range of services."
Other nearby shopping centres include small shopping strips spread throughout the suburb as well as shopping centres in Chester Hill and Georges Hall nearby.
Although not serviced by a train station, the suburb is relatively easy to access by bus or car most of the suburb's streets connect to main roads or the Hume Highway. The suburb is well positioned in close proximity to major Sydney centres including:
- Bankstown which is 6 kilometres to the east and approximately a 15 minute drive east along the Hume Highway;
- Liverpool which is 9 kilometres to the west and approximately a 15 minute drive west along the Hume Highway;
- Parramatta which is 12 kilometres to the north and approximately a 20 minute drive north along Woodville Road; and
- Sydney CBD which is 25 kilometres to the east and approximately a 45 minute drive east along the Hume Highway/Parramatta Road.
The suburb has a number of schools spread through the suburb which include both state and private/independent schools with other schools nearby within the Bankstown Local Government Area and surrounding.
The suburb also has a number of parks which have playgrounds, sporting fields and is home to the Dunc Gray Velodrome which is located at the Crest in Bass Hill. The Velofrome is a permanent legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games for the sport of cycling and serves as a multi-purpose sport and recreational venue for the community of Sydney's south-west.
Who lives here?
- Families with kids