Campsie, NSW 2194

3.7(19 reviews)

Ranked 422nd best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

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  • Public transport
  • Eating out
  • Schools
  • Parks and recreation
  • Safe and sound

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Reviews of Campsie, NSW

silviav2
silviav2
2nd August 2021

"Overcrowded,"

Having moved back to Campsie, after yrs away "what happened "
Overcrowded, smelly, congested...
The Council has got it all wrong!
Please stop putting high rise apartments, how about a decent Shopping mall instead...Yet other areas like Bexley North are underdeveloped !

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nimmiragavan
nimmiragavan
7th April 2021

"Reminds me of how Newtown used to be."

It is my go to place for food shopping. Haven't had time to really spend time there, but eating out recently there was a delight.

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anonymousi
anonymousi
7th March 2021

"Needs a bigger shopping centre like Westfield or similar to that"

I've been living in Campsie for over 20 years. Overall, the transport is great and convenient with many buses and trains that can take you to many different places in Sydney and has many shops, medical centres and restaurants. However, as the population grows and more apartment blocks are built, I think it deserves a bigger and better shopping centre like Westfield or similar to that. The current Campsie Centre is too diminutive and lagging behind. If you look at similar suburbs like Burwood, Ashfield and Hurstville, they all have either Westfield or bigger and better shopping centres than ours.

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bobp7
bobp7
7th December 2020

"Huge potential & Great Suburb"

Affordable for now, but people are catching on, great for transport, close to cooks river, parks, city & the cafe culture of the inner west. Agreed with other comments needs a little TLC howver plenty of new builds happening through out the suburb, along with the new metro upgrade to Campsie station which should spruce things up. Great for young family’s and professionals.

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jeane2
jeane2
12th October 2020

"Decently Priced Convenient Suburb"

Very convenient suburb. Short commute (Within 20 minutes) to Burwood, Hurstville, Strathfield, Bankstown, Airport etc. 25 minute train ride to the city. The main street is unfortunately a bit run down. Campsie does not have a Westfield, however, it does have a small plaza “Campsie Centre,” which houses grocery stores, news agencies and Big W. There is also a library under Campsie centre, which has recently been renovated. Relatively safe suburb- I’ve never felt unsafe walking on the streets at night, and have never been robbed/ mugged in the past 20 years here. The suburb booms in the early hours of the morning (ie. 5am) with many breakfast stores open, and an abundance of people buying breakfast at these stores. However, it is relatively dead at night, with most of these breakfast stores closing in the late afternoon.

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juliawalk
juliawalk
8th October 2020

"Suburb with so much potential"

I live in Campsie for a number of reasons. First of all, I never wanted to leave the inner west because of the people, food, and culture. Campsie is one of the only affordable subburbs in the area. It takes me 20-30 mins to get to work in the city every day via public transport. It is a densly popoulated area but that is the reason I feel safe walking home every night. The main strip, Beamish Street is full of early 1900's buildings with a lot of character. If you know where to go there are some good asian restaurants. Campsie is located along the cooks river which has a great public walkway and cycle path too. Overall I think there is potenital but right now it seems negected. There is a lot of rubbish and run down buildings but I think with the new metro line this suburb will be improved and transformed.

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quantumlord
quantumlord
22nd February 2020

"Half decent suburb"

Campsie has a functional shopping centre, which can get a little overcrowded, but is otherwise a convenient asset to the suburb. Great Asian cuisine, particularly Chinese and Korean, and transport options. You can purchase inexpensive groceries from local Asian stores, and overall, pretty decent. Schools in local area are not terrible: Harcourt and Campsie Public School for starters. I think you may have to go further out for some quality secondary schools though. Even so, there is an efficient commute to the city (sometimes express trains), where you'll be spoilt for choice with employment and educational opportunities.
However, traffic on Campsie's main thoroughfare, Beamish Street, is abysmal. Pretty counterintuitive considering there aren't all too many high rise apartments nearby, but I suppose the high population density contributes to this traffic. Campsie is a functional suburb in Sydney's southwest, probably ideal for a commuter, but for family, I would look to the north or south-east.

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"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

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"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

lucyw4
lucyw4

where, that's if you have the money to pay for those areas.
It's only fair, you get what you paid for. Campsie is great value for money considering how close it is to the CBD.

jeane2
jeane2

You are not exactly comparing apples to apples. You cant exactly compare Campsie to some of the most prestigious areas in Sydney like Double Bay which lies in your desired eastern suburbs. The average price of a house in Double Bay is $4.1m and the average price of a house in Campsie is $1.1m. Considering its proximity to the city, and its amenities I would say Campsie is pretty good value for money.

createandplaytoys
createandplaytoys

yes campsie is overcrowded but the public service is considered one of the best especially for healthcare service, hospital is near and there is a lot of bulkbill GP. If you have money to pay you can leave somewhere else.

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"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.

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"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.

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"Dirty and overcrowded ."

I dont like this suburb . You can find many shopping stores but it is a dirty suburb

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"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.

Great for

  • Could pick up its socks
  • Wide range of shops

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"Great placce to live in"

Heaps of good food around and very convient.

Great for

  • Wide range of shops
davids47
davids47

totally agree with you as am a food lover too, I like the korean and japanese food here.

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"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.

Great for

  • Wide range of shops
  • Could pick up its socks

Not great for

  • Very congested
  • Lack of parking
  • Crowded and dirty

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"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.

Great for

  • Could pick up its socks

Not great for

  • Crowded and dirty

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"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!

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"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).

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"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.

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ninaa
ninaa

I visited a friend here, and was ultra suprised there were BARS on all their windows and the neighbours. hm,,, say no more.

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