8.9 out of 10

Bathurst

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Central West
-33.4258289639474 149.581670212026
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighbourly Spirit
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 06, 2016

"Buying in Bathurst- Australia's oldest inland city."

I love Bathurst. As an independent business woman from Sydney, my dream was a home office in the CBD. Ten years later Federation Legal Services is a thriving business specialising in residential conveyancing. Buying a house here can be tricky especially if you come from out of town. So take your time and get good advice then take it.
Pros
  • Eating out options
  • The beautiful countryside
  • The friendly people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jun 23, 2016

"Great town for farmers, teachers and tourists"

I have lived here for a few years and have found Bathurst to be so friendly, clean, picturesque and peaceful. It has excellent schools, a top University and as a farmer, good grazing land. Bathurst has all the shops the city has, lower property prices, no traffic, easy parking, excellent customer services and a friendly community. People care about each other here - a rare and priceless commodity in a World of faceless indifference. Not too far to the big smoke if you get a craving for it. Absolutely love it here.
Pros
  • Friendly
  • Schools and Universities
  • Close to city
  • Outdoor Environment
  • Eating out options
  • Shopping
  • The beautiful countryside
  • The friendly people
Cons
  • Stupidly busy when V8's are on Oct long weekend
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jun 26, 2015

"Bathurst - Everything you will ever need in a community"

Pros
  • Strong community spirit
  • Fast growing city
  • Outdoor Environment
  • Eating out options
  • Shopping
  • The beautiful countryside
  • The friendly people
Cons
  • More entertainment option
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Always something to do!"

We've been living in Bathurst for only a few months but love it! The scenery is amazing even driving down the main streets in town you can see rolling hills. There's plenty of shopping options and cute little cafes. There is so much to do outdoors with kids or the family - the duck park, adventure playground (dinosaur park), river walks, feeding the possums, throwing money in the fountain, picnics and so much more! The locals have been friendly and even though we were warned off the Kelso area we haven't had a single problem here.
Pros
  • Plenty of outdoor activities
  • Lots for kids and families to do
  • Outdoor Environment
  • The beautiful countryside
Cons
  • Drivers make up their own rules!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Rural charm but only a hop away from the big smoke"

Bathurst city is alive and prosperous. Feels like a rural town, where you can become a local but big enough to have all the perks that you want without travel.
Although if you are a fan of the big smoke, Sydney is only a train ride away for $8.50 or you can jump in your car and you are there in a couple of hours. The town buzzes with the uni activity and always feels like something is happening.
Pros
  • The beautiful countryside
  • The friendly people
  • The university
  • Eating out options
  • Outdoor Environment
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A fabulous community for all ages and walks of life"

Pros
  • Eating out options
  • Outdoor Environment
  • Shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"This town is going places"

Great regional town with a vibrant feel. I absolutely love to walk down Keppel st and sample the food on offer (The Hub & Legall Patissery and absolute must to try). The parks are really well cared for and unlike other country towns there is still alot of historical buildings in good condition. Often there is plays and productions that you can attend, the art gallery is good also.
From here you can venture to outlying little towns for a nice drive on weekends. The river is great for a Sunday BBQ (Bicentennial park) or you can head to the Fish River not far out of town for a nice swim in summer. Personally I believe this town deserves No 1 spot in the Central West. Parkes (No 1) & Orange (No 2) are nice also but they are in my view a bit dated/tired.
Pros
  • Shopping
  • Eating out options
  • Outdoor Environment
Cons
  • Stupidly busy when V8's are on Oct long weekend
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best place to live!!!"

I have lived in Bathurst for a long time and it is a wonderful country town to live. In Bathurst you will find excellent accommodation, restaurants and a business & shopping centres that cater for all your needs, plus the friendly warmth of country proprietors and competitive pricing.
Education in Bathurst is the best easy to make friends for your kids and friendly teachers. In Bathurst the weather is fantastic you can see all four seasons from your front yard. Bathurst also has beautiful parks that you could walk through forever, Bathurst parks are always clean and great place for you and your kids to go and spend time together.
Bathurst is not just great for the kids its also good for the parents to sit outside and drink a cup of coffee and just watch the view to relax. The Neighbourly spirit is the best everyone welcomes you and make you feel like you've been living there your whole life. I recommend that bathurst is the best place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Diverse for a country town"

Bathurst is mainly known for Mount Panorama, but to the locals its just the local attraction, like any other town has a claim to fame. It adds depth and appeal to the town - a name synonomous with motorsport and every year the V8 1000 race converts the town into a busy festival you can't help but get involved in and enjoy.

The town itself is a clean, cosy place. With numerous boarding schools and a university, Bathurst is also known in education circles. Renting often means competing with off-campus students so there is reasonable demand on local rentals, at least the cheaper end of the scale.

A pleasant place to live and subsequently visit.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Bathurst - Known for Car Racing"

Bathurst is best known for the Mount Panorama Racing Circuit and the major car races held there, but the City has much more to offer. The drive from Sydney takes about 2 and ½ hours heading west into the central tables lands of NSW. Bathurst is also known for the many fine wines produced in the area and whilst visiting take advantage of a winery tour. Take the historic walking tour and see many historic buildings and artefacts or try your hand fossicking for gem stones in the surrounding areas. There are galleries and museums to see as well as some of the natural attractions such as nearby Jenolan Caves. As a large fast growing community there are numerous accommodation choices as well as many places to eat.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees