6.7 out of 10

Campsie

Ranked 405th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9112339066527 151.102902501454
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Students
  • Retirees

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Mar 20, 2018

"A FOODIE PARADISE WITH SEVERAL TRANSPORT OPTIONS AND AN AFFORDABLE PRICE TAG"

A great place to call home with several restaurant and dining options, lots of parks and affordable properties.

Lots of new nice apartments being built now to
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
2/5
Mar 10, 2018

"Not Reccomended"

I lived in campsie for 4 years and I regret it. There is rubbish everywhere, the place is overcrowded and the people are disgusting. If you are looking for a house, I recommend Northern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West or South
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Feb 11, 2018

"Great cheap suburb to save money to buy a house"

If you’re professional working in the city trying to save for your house deposit, this place ticks all the boxes.

Safe. Quiet. Good public transport. Only 20min to city, airport and Sydney uni. Good decent restaurant.
Next to hospital and decent schools, parks, library and playground. Nearest westfield is Burwood. It is inner west trendy without the price tag. The only bad thing is it is very densely populated.......more flats and apartment.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
emr emr
3/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Dec 08, 2017

"Dense hub of commuters and local workers"

I lived in a cheap studio in Campsie when I had a low paying job in the city. It's a mix of flats and old houses. The more flats in the street, the more rubbish on the sidewalk. I felt safe during the day and fairly safe at night. Beamish St is busy for most of the day. I felt safer walking from the train station to my car at night because there were still a few stores open and people around. I read about muggings in the paper but never experienced anything 'physical' like that. Someone tried to break into my flat when I was out one day but they only succeeded in screwing up my door knob, not opening the door. The dodgiest thing I saw was a couple of noisy addicts making racist comments at the train station (they were caucasian). Really, most of the residents there are parents with children who just want to work hard to bring up their kids.

It might be better as a commuter suburb than a destination suburb. There is a compact mall of sorts. A decent size library (though it's very noisy). Lots of great international cuisine on Beamish St, but I could only really afford to read the reviews. I wished there were nicer cafes. Most feel like you're half in the street. I had a lot of bad coffee before I found one okay place. But you aren't far from better inner city 'coffee' suburbs. Roselands is also a fairly short drive away for other stuff.

For anyone specifically looking at 27 Fore St:
These are tiny, cheap studios. I can't recommend it due to the frequent noise (yelling, fighting, swearing, arguments, music/tv blasting) of just a few of the tenants. In a place that cheap, you'll get some nice, quiet neighbours, but also two or three jerks who spoil it for the whole building. Complaints to the real estate agent resulted in letters to every resident saying 'please be quiet at night' which, apart from feeling unfair, accomplished absolutely nothing. Dysfunctional people live in these kinds of studio complexes and the estate agents aren't interested in kicking them out (even if they make other people more likely to leave - go figure). Normal levels of noise also came through the walls, albeit muffled, and if someone had a conversation standing on the balcony outside, they might as well have been in your room. You could live here if you knew you were doing it for financial reasons, temporarily. If you were hoping to stay long term, the bad neighbours and poor management would spoil it. I also don't miss the many cockroaches, large and small.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5
Aug 12, 2017

"Dirty and overcrowded ."

I dont like this suburb . You can find many shopping stores but it is a dirty suburb
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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
Jun 11, 2017

"variety shopping options and very convenient"

this is a multi-culture suburb and are fully filled by different countries' tasty food. I like the Korean and Japanese food here. I really enjoy going with my friends to sit in the Korean or Japanese restaurants on the Beamish Street. Sometimes we buy Korean style meats (there is perfect Korean shop is on the North Parade forgetting the shop number) for BBQ at home as well. If you like to get a beer, we prefer to go to the TAB, the guy named Dan is very funny and friendly:)
overall, i like to live here as Campsie is a such good spot here in Sydney. close to city, airport, Newtown etc.
Pros
  • Could pick up its socks
  • Wide range of shops
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 12, 2017

"Great placce to live in"

Heaps of good food around and very convient.
Pros
  • Wide range of shops
davids47
davids47 totally agree with you as am a food lover too, I like the korean and japanese food here.
Jun 11, 2017
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Dec 31, 2016

"Yuk!"

Having lived in Campsie for a year it's filthy. Not even Mt Druitt could be compared to just how dirty Campsie is. The residents, mostly Asian, are racist and rude often refusing to serve me in stores and restaurants. Once I was even told to "go home white boy". The shops and restaurants are run down and cockroach infested. Having been to many Asian countries I would say Campsie compares to poorer areas and suburbs of Asia. If you're not Asian don't live in Campsie.
Cons
  • Really dirty
  • Crowded and dirty
  • Lack of parking
  • Very congested
davids47
davids47 r u serious?????
Jun 11, 2017
whitef
whitef Obviously a racist rant
Sep 19, 2017
raquels
raquels Campsie is certainly very, very dirty. I agree that the stores are run down and there is a lot of rubbish everywhere. It does not feel like Australia that is for sure. People in Australia are too politically correct and are afraid to speak what they think.
May 31, 2018
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Aug 01, 2016

"Noisy, dirty and overcrowded"

Lived in Campsie for a while when I moved out of parents place. Big mistake. Congestion on Beamish Street has meant that I have to leave home earlier each day to make it to uni. People dump their rubbish everywhere and it feels like im in a western Sydney dump.

Safety - dont even mention it, unit got broken into first week i moved to Campsie. My cars luggage rack and spare tyre also got stolen, after that I never parked my car on the street again.

Bright spots are the ethnic diversity and the numerous dining options and Canterbury Hospital nearby. Also good is that its just across the river from inner west, what a difference crossing the Cooks River makes (live in Dulwich Hill now, and feels like heaven there).

Overall, it has decent train services (7 per hour to city in peak hour) and cost of living is affordable. However, it is not a place i would recommend as a home. Somewhere like canterbury or croydon park (next to campsie) would be better options.
Pros
  • Wide range of shops
  • Could pick up its socks
Cons
  • Very congested
  • Lack of parking
  • Crowded and dirty
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
1/5
2yrs+

"Overcrowded"

Overcrowded and sadly quite dirty. The Council Chambers is located here so you would think they would clean it up. Has potential if it picks it act up.
Pros
  • Could pick up its socks
Cons
  • Crowded and dirty
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Affordable, diverse and happening!"

Campsie is the most 'value for money' suburb in Sydney. The housing is affordable, the public transport is flawless- trains and buses every 5 minutes and there is even a bike path that takes you all the way along the Cooks River.

Beamish St is always a hub of action, with gems to be found on every corner- Tai Chi in the mall, parks full of giggling children, Indian spice stores, Chinese dumplings, pork buns, pide and kebabs. There is even a sushi train!

For those who haven't discovered Campsie yet, they're missing out. It's 15mins from Newtown, 5mins from the M5 and not under the flight path!

It's a definite for first home buyers and investors!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • 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+

"Character, convenience and culture - Campsie!"

I have been a resident for the past two years in Campsie and live in the leafy north-west region of the suburb which borders Enfield and Belfield. What a transformation Campsie has undergone. This is a very large suburb that bordered by seven suburbs extending well above and below Canterbury Road and is just a stone throw away from the inner-west.

Campsie is where children of all different nationalities mingle together in its many green pockets and where you will be entranced by colourful Indian dresses on clothes line, smell curry, fish and soy sauce on your daily walk to the train station. It is also home to Beamish Street - quite possibly, the most ethnically diverse thoroughfare in all of Sydney.

A morning is not complete without watching the world go by outside Campsie station - you feel as though you really are in a global metropolis and watching the swarms of people rushing for that peak hour train is entrancing. At the same time, a train ride to the city is just 30 minutes and the CBD is 13km away.

The more negative aspects include that fact that Beamish Street is not too aesthetically pleasing. The buildings are quite rundown and surrounding streets can resemble a concrete jungle and Woolworths resembles a 24 hour cat fight. But I believe this just all adds to the unpretentious attitude of Campsie and its residents.

The area is still good value but prices are going up and developments and gentrification is sweeping down the streets (just look at all those DA approvals).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Great Korean restaurant"

Campsie is located in the south west of Sydney. I often visit Campsie for the great Korean restaurant that is located right next to Woolworths. The food there is authentic and it is good value for money too.

The main street of Campsie is packed full of shop, restaurants and cafes. However, driving through that street is quite an ordeal at times when traffic is really bad as it has only one lane. There are also many cars along the streets of the residential area of Campsie due to the lack of parking along the main street for shoppers and diners. Products are generally cheaper in this suburb since real estate is not pricey. Campsie is also connected by buses and there is a train station that services this area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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