Canterbury, NSW 2193

4.3(7 reviews)

Ranked 206th best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Clean & green
  • Cost of living
  • Gym and fitness
  • Internet access
  • Medical facilities

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families With Kids
  • LGBTQ+
  • Hipsters

Reviews of Canterbury, NSW

17th April 2024

"Love Canterbury"

I moved here a year ago from Bayside area. Great for transport close to all the inner west suburbs just a short bus ride. Lots of greenery around the Cook river and race course area. Need more restaurants and a fruit shop

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21st January 2022

"A great little suburb on the up!"

Really just needs a good local pub to complete the area. More first home buyers are moving into the area as it’s affordable and so well located for public transport (the metro going in is going to be a game changer.) The cooks river and parks along it make it great for dog owners. And if you’re a bike rider then it’s an easy ride to Dulwich Hill and Marrickville.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Best place to live in Sydney"

I have lived in the suburb since 2015 and I absolutely love it. It is affordable and a very safe neighbourhood with the convenience of an Aldi and Woolworths right by the train station. More and more restaurants are also starting to open, and it is only one stop from Campsie where there are more restaurant choices.

The commute to the city by train is easy and takes only 20 minutes. I especially love the many parks and green spaces by the river where I can take my kids and dogs for walks to reconnect with nature.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Area for professional and couple"

Lived in one of the new apartment near canterbury station. Seeing the area from nothing to developed with small town centre, woolies, medical centre. There is big park and river you can bring your dogs there. 20 min train to city would be convenient for someone like me working in city. Love to see more development in the area eg make more taffic light esp between Charles St and old Canterbury road.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
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"Very quiet and safe suburb to live"

I moved here in July 2018, it is a very quiet and safe suburb to live; yetw hen I go to do some grocery shopping around 8 pm or 9 pm at night. It's still safe. There are few restaurants here, not many. There is one Priceline Pharmacy here. This suburb will develop after Sydney Metro refurnishes the train station and the railway line from Sydenham to Bankstown in 2023, hopefully, few fruits and Veg stores will be open here and few Asian grocery stores as well.
It's just one station next to Campsie and very close to CBD of taking 20 mins train.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Need more development for the community in the area"

Canterbury is very quiet there is nothing much you can do. The only place you can visit is the supermarket in the area and the parks. Canterbury-Bankstown records most murders for any NSW council areas in 2016. I would not recommend for young families to stay here if you are a concern for the safety otherwise it is okay for people who want cheap accomodation and not too far from the city.

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  • Singles
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belindag6

This comment is clearly uninformed. You have conflated the suburb of Canterbury with the council area of Canterbury-Bankstown. I have lived in the Canterbury since 2015 and have not experienced or heard of any crimes, let alone murders, in Canterbury. Most of the crimes you are referring to are out west towards Bankstown which is 10 kms away!

maryk26

I have only lived here in Canterbury for one year, I have moved here from the Bayside Council area. I love living here as its so quiet and the locals are very friendly towards me. We have everything we need, but I am looking forward when the metro opens next year and more restaurants and coffees and a good fruit shop would be great

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"Great place to live"

Canterbury is a hidden gem, with lots of quiet parklands where you can go for long walks along the river and unwind. There's a major train station and bus terminal that are serviced frequently. The train ride to the city takes about 20 minutes and stops along Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, and Erskinville, which are all a stone's throw away. The town centre is currently undergoing urban renewal, with boutique blocks of apartments being built along the riverside. There are also many established facilities such as an aquatic and fitness centre, ice skating rink, and racecourse.

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Peace and quiet
  • Public transport

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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WendyP

I've lived here since 2011.. When I first moved in, it was a largely overlooked burb that's well served by transport and close to better known Inner West locations. Reality check: Canterbury and anywhere along most main rail corridors are undergoing rapid change. Don't be conned by the supposedly desirable riverside location in the advertising. Cook's River is tidal and it's foreshore is tidal mudflats. Steer clear of anything fronting the river. It smells, especially in summer. The so-called boutique developments are generally lacking in high standard or eco-friendly design and are already putting pressure on local roads (including other development going on further out from here). Buyers also beware that proposed zoning changes could permit multiple high-rise unit blocks (>20 stories) within 500m of the railway station. Proposed metro rail "upgrade" will put the current Sydenham-Bankstown heavy rail line out of action for an indeterminate period of time. It's a pity because there are some nice leafy pockets of Canterbury worth living in, like our quiet little street. Unfortunately, it's now facing the same poorly planned in-fill development that's spoiling many other older suburbs in Sydney. If you don't mind highrise living and thousands of incoming new neighbours, maybe.

blakew1

I've lived here since 2015 and moved into one of the boutique apartment developments fronting Cooks River last year. My apartment is dual aspect facing both the river and the railway line. I have to say, having lived next to the Cooks River, there has been minimal or no odour at all including during particularly hot summer days. The established community here is very strong and very anti high density living. Canterbury town centre is adjacent to what will soon be a rapid metro line with trains running every few minutes as opposed to once every 15 minutes they currently run. This has made the area an attractive location for property developers due also to the availability of land which was up until a few years ago, largely brownfield. The revitalised town centre now has a mid scale Woolworths supermarket, medical centre, dentist, nail salon, barber, cafe (open for breakfast and lunch) and a priceline is due to open shortly. Aldi and other ancillary stores are a short walk from the station.
The area is lacking in evening activity with no bars and very few restaurants in the immediate vicinity, that's not to say that this won't change in the coming years. There has been a large influx of young professionals which has shifted the demographic which will likely lead to an increased demand in cafes, eateries, bars and other facilities.
There are quite a few large parks in the area and the new town centre is well placed close to these parks and the waterfront. The Cooks River also opens the area up to nearby open space and leads all the way to Botany Bay.
Traffic is a huge issue in the area with Canterbury Road being a particular concern. It is unpleasant to walk alongside and frustrating to drive on. Less well considered apartment developments have been built further away from the station along this route, leading to traffic congestion and frustration among local residents.
All in all it's a great place to live. Safe, convenient to the city with good local amenities and a diverse population.

sarahz2

Do you feel safe living in Canterbury? I saw the crime rate in general is going down but the Canterbury-Bankstown records most most murders for any NSW council areas in 2016.

belindag6

The suburb of Canterbury is right on the border of the inner west. The council area is called Canterbury-Bankstown. Most of the statistics relating to crimes are around the Bankstown area towards the west. Because of the name of the council area, Canterbury unfortunately gets lumped in together with Bankstown, despite the fact that the two suburbs are ten kms apart. Having lived here since 2015, I have not heard of any crimes in Canterbury, and feel very safe here.

gabriel-gonzalezg

Canterbury is a suburb, Canterbury Bankstown is the district. Canterbury the suburb is the last of the inner west suburbs. Its close to everything and a 18 min drive to the city and 20 minutes by train . Cooks River is beautiful and great for young families. My girls love it.

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