8.9 out of 10

Berala

Ranked 124th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8770781287871 151.031103099292
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

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 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Oct 31, 2016

"Underrated"

30minute train to CBD. 15minute train to Paramatta. Great daycare, preschool and public school. Great value houses and great people.
Pros
  • Close to Parramatta
  • Close to Olympic Park
  • Good people
  • Quiet, 30min to city
  • Popular Public school
  • Close to Lidcombe Station, major transport hub
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • 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 2/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Oct 31, 2016

"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.
Pros
  • Close to Lidcombe Station, major transport hub
  • Safe
  • Quiet, 30min to city
  • Popular Public school
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Popular Public school
  • Quiet, 30min to city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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..
Pros
  • Quiet, 30min to city
Cons
  • not many shops at the moment
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Quiet, 30min to city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"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
Pros
  • Quiet, 30min to city
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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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+

"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
Pros
  • Quiet, 30min to city
Cons
  • not many shops at the moment
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
jeka1103
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.
2yrs+
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