Berala, NSW 2141

4.6(30 reviews)

Ranked 36th best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Parks and recreation
  • Cost of living
  • Eating out
  • Schools

Not great for

  • Nightlife

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Reviews of Berala, NSW

29th April 2022

"Perfect suburb"

Everything is great, location, clean, quiet, lots of nature and parks, shopping, transport, education and the medical services.

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5th April 2022

"Brilliant suburb"

Ideal for families with small kids!

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20th December 2021

"Best Sydney suburb hands down!"

Unbeatable in terms of price relative to location and amenities. Best value suburb in Sydney.

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13th November 2021

"Small country town in the middle of Sydney metropolitan area"

Best of both worlds: living smack in the middle of the Sydney metropolitan area, but at the same time in a safe, quiet and clean small suburb which feels more like a country town than living in the middle of Sydney.

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2nd November 2021

"Value and location, peace and quiet for the family"

Berala is actually quite close to major centres in Sydney being only 16 km to CBD, 6 km to Parramatta, 5 km to Bankstown, 1.5 km to Lidcombe and 4 km to Sydney Olympic Park. It's a strategic location, but very quiet and peaceful suburb for families.

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5th July 2021

"The strategic conjunctional inner west suburb with so much culture & country style to live with"

Been living in Berala for not too short of five years, and I just found out more and more to love about it:
1. Companying with Sydney`s rapid growth, stretching out more and more to the west, Berala`s location has become central and prime, now connecting expensive and built-up inner west, industrial southwest, and diverse great west. It`s so easy to travel to busy hubs like Sydney City, Burwood, Flemington markets, Olympic Park, Rhodes, Parramatta, and Bankstown within a 15-30mins train ride or drive.
2. As main logistic centres such as Regents Park, Chullora are nearby, we can always be the first to get our parcels in this online shopping time, not alone the fastest NBN has been firstly and fully installed here.
3. The collection of furniture malls are just along nearby Parramatta road where it is so convenient to get things for house renovation and building.
As well as all the essential franchise businesses: Costco, Bunnings, Officeworks, Reading cinema, Baby bunting, Kmart, etc.
4. Yet, Berala can still offer us the country-style small-town vibe of living, because it is a house/townhouse suburb with less density and lots of green leafy areas. Golf course, football fields, parks.
5. Access to great education and medical support: Jack & Jill Preschool, Berala public school, nearby TAFE, and Sydney University. Auburn hospital.
6. So much culture to see and enjoy. Senior Chinese doing Taichi in parks every morning, people from Tonga wearing Tupenu (Tongan style grass skirts) go to the church on Sundays, enjoying a bowl of Pho from the Vietnamese restaurant or a tom yum soup from the local Thai restaurant. And if you are a Buddist, there is even the famous Buddist temple(Ling Yen Mountain Temple 澳洲靈嚴山寺) rooting in Berala!!

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9th June 2021

"Safe, convenient, clean, great for families"

Berala is not a famous suburb, many Sydneysiders have never heard of it, and that is just the way we like it! Quiet and clean, not much traffic, very leafy with lots of trees around. LOVE it!

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Frank Wang
Frank Wang

Safe & Sound

Ante Planinic
Ante Planinic

Located smack bang in the middle of literally everything in every direction. What a place! This suburb bubble will bust & when it does it will be worth a bomb.

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9th February 2021

"Berala's units, an undervalued perfect investment opportunity"

Berala's units are likely the most undervalued property investment category in Sydney. They boomed in 2015 with a median price of 540k, but are now only around 430k. I believe that this is a great opportunity and value for money and invested myself in a unit there. I am quite certain that in the climate of low interest rates, quantitative easing and overall recovery from COVID-19 prices of units in Berala will explode. Prices in Sydney overall are going up and undervalued areas will get scarce very soon. I would recommend to any first home buyers and/or investors to get in while they can!

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7th February 2021

"Inner West Sydney best kept secret"

Berala is off the radar suburb yet positioned centrally right next to Lidcombe. Getting to the CBD, Parramatta, Bankstown or Sydney Olympic park is a breeze in only 15-30 minutes. This is a very family oriented and quiet and clean suburb. It has a small town feel where neighbours say hello to each other. Transport is great with the Berala train station and buses. Berala public school is of very high quality and Auburn hospital is just a short drive away. Very closeby are Sydney Uni campus, TAFE and large golf course. Extremely affordable price for what you get, a 2BD unit is only around 450k. Don't see any better value suburb in all of Sydney.

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13th December 2020

"Beatiful gardens, beautiful people and beautiful life in Berala"

It`s been two years since my family purchased our townhouse in Berala. We really enjoy living in this little beautiful country style suburb. Migrating from South Korea where life pace`s fast and busy, we wanted to find a not so crowded but still convenient place to settle our home and family. We spent nearly half a year searching for the right suburb and inspecting all kinds of properties, finally, we decided to get a townhouse to start with as it`s easy to maintain and still have enough space for my two school-aged kids, so we narrowed it down to a few townhouse suburbs and Berala is one of them. Then thinking about the cultural bond, Berala is so close to Lidcombe where there is a large Korean community and even here in Berala our community is also growing, but the housing price is more reasonable than Lidcombe.
I am a garden person and I see a good suburb as people who tidy and organize their gardens well. Here in Berala, I can see my neighbors are really making efforts to this! So many beautiful flowers, plants, lovely pavements! People are so friendly here, so I feel safe for my kids to grow here, not alone we have a good preschool and a primary school here. It`s also very close to all the convenient amenities: our local woolies, Costco, Asian groceries, nearby large shopping centres.
We really made the right choice to live in Berala!

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Frank Wang
Frank Wang

love the neighborhood here!

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1st November 2020

"A Very European Culture"

Berala is part of the Inner Westerns Suburbs of Sydney. Ranked 70th best suburb in Greater Sydney. Bordering with Lidcombe next door & carrying the same post code being 2141.The whole area is fitted out with the NBN internet

I have lived here nearly my whole life. Naturally things have changed with new developments & the like. Generally speaking the people from within are quite nice & keep to themselves, very family orientated . On the Avenue's side of Berala (First Ave to Seventh Ave), it takes on a very European vibe with many people taking pride in there properties keeping the place clean & tidy. If your into sport we have an awesome golf course(Carnarvon Golf Club) & are located an approx. 16-17km from the CBD.

Not many people actually know of Berala when spoken about! Property prices are on the rise & there are a few new houses always being built here. Generally speaking people tend to settle here for the long haul & don't move out (this is fact) as its a hidden gem. When we venture out of the area, we boast that we are pretty much smack bang in the middle of everywhere(a very central location) & so easy to get to & for larger Westfield shopping center's such as Paramatta, Burwood, Miranda etc where it takes an approx 20-30min to reach your destination only. On your way home from work of a weekday its pretty easy to step out of the traffic & be home in a jiffy due to the area's location. Most of Berala's community are made up of White collar & Blue collar workers,- with the majority being tradies.

It is now on the verge of cracking the medium house price within Sydney of $1mil. With regards to demographics I dare say the majority of the people from ethnic backgrounds that live from within are made up of largely Croatian & Asian backgrounds.

Schools: There is a mix of both Christian, Catholic & Public schooling within the area
Exercising: Of a morning & afternoon we have plenty of people out & about walking there dogs & walking in general to keep up to scratch, so all in all a very safe area to bring up your family within....



"The perfect place we call home"

Ante

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Jin Hee Park
Jin Hee Park

That`s right "The perfect place we call home"

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2nd September 2020

"The secret cozy hide out."

Been living in Berala for two decades. Really love this little cozy and tranquil suburb. Neighbors here are so friendly and well mannered, people here just live their lives without bothering too much others` business. With the recent developments, seeing it gets more of a commercial atmosphere that makes things more convenient: A big woolies with underground parking, along with some Asian groceries scattering around. The famous Chinese Vietnamese noodle house, plus some Thail and Chinese eateries, and of course the hotel that serves cheap and tasty big steaks! ! For the location, used to be the very beginning of the western Sydney part, but now with Sydney`s expanding, together with Lidcombe, here more of a junctional part between inner west & west.....and, it`s quite central to everywhere. Since the trains speeding up, now just within 30mins to the city. And when the southwest Metro is completed, then connecting at Bankstown to the city will be even faster!

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18th August 2020

"A small family friendly suburb, with all your basic amenities."

I live on york street, which is 5-10 minutes walk to the Berala town centre, where there is a Woolies, Gloria jeans, some other shops and train station. It is about 40 minutes by train to city, and people that live here are hardworking families of migrant backgrounds which are proud of their homes.
Ive lived here for a few years and have never had a negative experience living here. The thing is in Berala, besides a casual chat when I bypass a dog owner, everyone minds their own business here.
There is a dog park as well, which is important for the dog owner and they also have their own Facebook page!
The gourmet noodle house, the kebab house and pho four seasons are very good restaurants that are so affordable!

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Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis

"people that live here are hardworking families of migrant backgrounds which are proud of their homes" Can`t agree more!

Jin Hee Park
Jin Hee Park

Love the noodle house! Hope to have a Korean restaurant soon! ;)
Train has speeded up, now only 30mins via Lidcombe.

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3rd July 2020

"A peaceful Asian town:Friendly community & Caring for good education"

Born & Raised in Berala on Dudley street. Good memories of growing up with friendly neighbours here, many Asian backgrounds so we got so many friends that share similar culture, making our community relationship`s so tight. Still remember as kids we were always celebrating Chinese new year togther, going to the school and monitered by grandparents to do extra studies( pity at that time, but really appreciated it now!) .
It was less busy back then, but now with the development of woolies at the station, it`s more convienient. Location wise, it`s also a handy suburb, with main hot spots of Sydney just a stone away by both public and private tranports. Now parents still live there, and we love to visit the place that has so much to reminise!!

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Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis

A good education is key to the next generation!

Jin Hee Park
Jin Hee Park

My kids love the school here!

Frank Wang
Frank Wang

Lovely Chinese culture

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30th May 2020

"A perfect place we call home!"

My family has been living in Berala for over 15 years. I can proudly say this is one of the best suburbs in Sydney to raise kids and enjoy a family life. First of all, with the safe environment, my kids can always have fun in abundant playgrounds, parks; neighbors love to have a stroll after dinner or walk their dogs especially during summer time, which is a habit from most of our Asian background residents: the giggles from running kids, the laughter from neighbors, making a very harmonious picture of the community. And if you are Asians, especially Chinese background, your parents who visit or live here would love the vibe here: seniors playing Taiichi in the morning, doing square dancing in the evening in parks, and even there is a Buddhist temple roots in here. Secondly, a good primary school here. My kids all attended Berala public school and had smooth transitions into good high schools and unis. Thirdly, it is reaallly convenient here in terms of commuting: trains to the city, Parramatta, Lidcombe. Burwood, Ashfield, bankstown. And easy drive to any hubs of Sydney as Berala is literarily located in the central part of Sydney!! Berala is just the perfect place we call home!

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Jin Hee Park
Jin Hee Park

The location is perfect

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25th April 2020

"A rare gem in the inner west"

1. A great Family friendly Suburb as most of the residents are families with kids. Plenty of parks for kids to run around and with highly rated primary school.
2.A definitely safe suburb with the demographic of a mixture of retired Aussies, Chinese, Koreans, south and western Asians working in professional fields as well as students from nearby University of Sydney Cummberland campus.
3. A Convenient traffic intersection, connecting the Bankstown line and Western line: easy change at Lidcombe; within the 30 mins train travel circle to city , 15 mins to Parramatta, as well as 15 mins to other busy hubs such as Burwood, Campsie and Bankstown, so right in the heart of inner west.
4. Easy access to shops, shopping center and restaurants : Berala woolies at the station; Berala Hotel restaurant, Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai restraints are at the town center.
Lidcombe shopping center, Costco, Auburn shopping center ,Aldi, Reading Cinema and Service NSW are only less than 10 mins drive or a 20-25 mins lovely Stroll across the not densely built up area.
Really enjoy living here with my families!

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"Berala"

Perfect location .. good suburb to live with your kids ;)

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"A peaceful quiet suburb"

A peaceful quiet suburb with so much potential for development. This suburb is the right choice for families and people who are looking for a peaceful place with many leisure activities such as parks, golf course and much more. The area is very multicultural with a mixture of Australian, Chinese, Korean, European and South Asian cultures. This suburb as well as Lidcombe is misjudged because of a surrounding suburb with a bad reputation.Would definitely recommend this suburb to any home buyers/renters!

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"Super quiet suburb - great for families and professionals"

Easy train ride into the city / Parramatta. Central to everything. Just beside Lidcombe.
Highly rated public school. Safe and quiet. Convenient with Woolies at the station.
Totally different to the bad-reputation suburbs surrounduing it (e.g. Auburn).
Mix of Aussie, Chinese, Korean demographic.

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"Underrated"

30minute train to CBD. 15minute train to Paramatta. Great daycare, preschool and public school. Great value houses and great people.

Great for

  • Close to Parramatta
  • Close to Olympic Park
  • Good people
  • Quiet, 30min to city
  • Popular Public school
  • Close to Lidcombe Station, major transport hub
  • Safe

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"Quiet and Safe community"

Good land value particular the areas of Berala which are extremely close to Lidcombe which is fantastic transport hub. Great daycare, pre-school and public school options as well. Station, Temple, Woolworths are all brandnew with several amenities nearby as well. Much better than Lidcombe, Auburn, Regents Park areas.

Great for

  • Close to Lidcombe Station, major transport hub
  • Safe
  • Quiet, 30min to city
  • Popular Public school

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"Great Suburb for Famillies"

I used to live in Lidcombe but on the Berala side. Berala is a great suburb for families. Theres a large park, Golf course, Berala Public School is a popular school for parents who value education. Central location, pretty much maximum of half an hour travel to most popular parts of sydney (e.g. Blacktown, Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Bankstown, Ryde, Sutherland Shire. Train station is one stop away from a major sydney transport hub (Lidcombe) so easy to travel. New shopping complex by Woolworths currently under construction and many families excercising even late in the evening around the streets show that it is generally a safe place with people who also place a high importance on their health. Only problem is land size is not too big for some of the houses on offer, however even small dwelings are commanding high prices showing the increasing popularity of this quiet tranquill suburb. Would definitely consider this place if I can find a property with a large enough land size at a price I could afford.

Great for

  • Popular Public school
  • Quiet, 30min to city

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jasonl31

Can`t agree more!

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"Good Suburb like Gem"

Good quiet suburb, prices are good and very safe.. very good to rent and got own Woolies, not far from lidcombe and Parramatta.
If you work in city and got family this is good n safe place, also you have nice Neighbourly Spirit, lots of vibrant and multicultural community..

Great for

  • Quiet, 30min to city

Not great for

  • Not many shops at the moment

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"Great place for family"

Berala is a quiet and convenient small town, espeically suitable for family.
Price: it is still a lot cheaper than Lidcombe.
Transport: it got train station, close to Parramatta road, M4 etc.
Shopping: 5 minutes drive to Auburn, and it's new shopping centre will be completed soon.
School: Berala public is one of the best in the area.

Great for

  • Quiet, 30min to city

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"Best place to raise family when I decided to buy house here"

Avenues are the best area for getting house here.
4 minute drive to Auburn Shopping
10 minute drive to Rhodes Shopping
10 minute drive to Bankstown Centro
Berala school has good reputation for Naplan tests (My kid is getting awards)
Very quite and helpful neighbours
Will stay for another 10 years+
House price cheaper than Lidcombe and Auburn but still close to station
Close to Huge park and Golf course

Great for

  • Quiet, 30min to city

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"Good and not so Good parts of Berala"

The avenue side of Berala is a quiet, mainly residential 2A Zoning and very homely.
Recently, there have been a lot of redevelopments, knock down and rebuild in that pocket of Berala.
The other side of the train station (the shops side) is slightly more densely populated with units and townhouses.
If you want to avoid main train stations (e.g. Lidcombe) where there is a lot of traffic, I highly recommend Berala

Great for

  • Quiet, 30min to city

Not great for

  • Not many shops at the moment

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"if i could afford to move back to berala i would!"

i have lived all in so many area in sydney but Berala was the best.

only short drive to bankstown cbd , freeways/highways
surrounded by schools , stations and golf course.

it is centred around everything lively but it is dead set quiet/ peaceful area in itself , a place in particular you can raise a family and stroll the streets with your family and happily live untill retirement.

perfect place for a family.

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"Solid small suburb"

Berala is located in the Western suburbs of Sydney in close proximity to major commercial centres such as Bankstown and Parramatta. It is a very culturally diverse suburb with over 50% of residents born. There are large numbers of people born in China, Vietnam and Lebanon who reside in Australia and due to this there is a wide range of religions represented in Berala.

* Woolworths has been given the green light to open a store in Berala. This will definitely rejuvenate the local economy and bring more people to the streets.
* Public transport (especially the trains) are very good with frequent services to the CBD in the morning.
* Quite suburb (good for raising kids).
* Lots of parks (especially on the north side).
* Good mix of apartment and houses.
* Berala public school is very good

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"A quiet nice little community"

Close to public transport. Bankstown and Parramatta are in easy access for shopping. Can't wait to get our own supermarket in Berala as this will make the shopping so much easier. Good schools all around. Choice areas to live are in the avenues or that side of Berala. People tend to keep to themselves but at the same time are friendly. Great Golf Course and parks for sports. You can not go wrong living in this suburb. Great tasty food at the Noodle House or Pizza shop also fish shop not bad. Great fruit at the fruit shop and the local Deli has good take away food and their cold meats are the best you will buy. I have lived in this area all my life and have no intentions of moving.

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"Nothing really interesting to see in this suburb"

Berala is a suburb to the west of Sydney and is about a thirty minutes' drive from Sydney city. Mainly families live around this area and most of them commute to work in the city using train that stops at Berala station. The journey from Berala to the city via train is about forty-five minutes to an hour and you will need to change train at Lidcombe station.

Berala is typical suburbia with family homes and a handful of residential units sprouting around the suburb. As with any typical suburb in the west of Sydney, there is a "town centre". For Berala, this town centre, located next to the station, boasts a few Vietnamese restaurants and a handful of other shops. Apart from that, there is really nothing interesting about Berala.

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jeka1103

The train from Berala to the city takes no where near that long and you don't need to change at Lidcombe. An all stops train from Lidcombe to the city take 30 minutes and as Berala is the suburb next to Lidcombe, the train from there would take no more than 35 minutes. Limited stops from Lidcombe take 20 minutes to the city so if you wanted a quicker connection you could swap.

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