7.9 out of 10

Carlingford

Ranked 300th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7801340368695 151.038762900391
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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+
Editors Choice

"Two thumbs up"

A home in Carlingford is a jewel to be had, if you know which home to buy/ rent in the area.

Cant go wrong with a home with the usual: tree-lined street, near station/ transport, school, shops and other convenience. Also nice to be close to a green reserve (privvy) for good recreation option with the dog or the family. Parks and large ovals are also plentiful.

Close to school is great. It will save you from buckling kids in and out of the car.
Wake up, wash your face and off to school gate. Nice to dodge the rush hour traffic and jams. Great for sanity.

Some of the super schools (in no particular order): TARA Girls, James Ruse Agricultural High School, The Kings School, American School, Chatswood West Primary, Murray Farm Primary (Source: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/my-school-primary-2012)

"Maybe its in the water" - Most of the best schools all seemed to be in Carlingford.. Who knows :0)

Golf Course, Tennis Course, Swimming Pool and Fitness First Gym around the area, as well as good parks for weekend's soccer and playgrounds.

Local piano teachers seems to be on the plenty. Violin and chess done at school.

A good pocket in Carlingford can offer a gentle atmosphere for the whole family.

Parramatta CBD is close-by for work purposes and it is home to many daily businesses which may be convenient for many working people or for some serious shopping purposes.

Westfield North Rocks is next suburb away, home to ALDI and all the other everyday convenience

Macquarie Park is another neighbouring suburb, housing many large and famous businesses being offered there.

Macquarie University is not too distant away

Epping is a neat place next suburb away for a quick getaway with its good train line.

Plenty of churches for church goers too. Hillsong is also not far at all, only few suburbs away across the Hills District.

Carlingford's owns its own train station (better than nothing..)

Carlingford Court and Carlingford Village - home to yummy take aways, asian restaurants, KFC, Maccas, cake shops, florist, Coles, Woolies, Target. Home to good, cheap butchers, oriental and herb and spices shops.

Carlingford Pizza Hut and Dominos Pizza are both local. Love pizza and movie nights!

Carlingford Court is home to good doctors, dentist and pharmacies and x-ray places and other medical attention.

Bunnings Carlingford is here too..

Carlingford piano shop, in case you need to buy one.

So.. if it is local to everyday necessities like: food and good schoolings, good sporting and social venues, shopping centres, large parks and reserves, close to work, close to health and medical attention centres, close to CBD..... What else can one want?

So far so good..
Pros
  • Affordable Sydney, close to CBD Paramatta. Epping, Chatswood and Sydney CBD is not bad too.
  • good food and good schoolings, good social places, shopping centres, good sporting venues, good parks and reserves, close to work, close to health and medical attention centres, close to CBD
  • Away from the city polution, Top listed schools and universities
  • Excellent shopping at Carlingford Court, Carlingford Village, Parramatta Westfield, Macquarie Centre, North Rocks Westfield and Castle Towers
  • High land, convenient for traffic to city and country sides
  • Large Korean and Chinese community so don't need to know English with the amount of Asian grocery stores in the area
  • reasonable traffic to city and to the country sides
Cons
  • no cons so far
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
RB5
RB5 Except the Carlingford train station is a complete joke! Esp when the state govt shelved plans for extending the line.
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"It depends on which part of Carlingford you live in"

It depends where you live in Carlingford. If you live closer to Carlingford Court, you land in the Hornsby Council. If you land closer to North Rocks and on the train station side of Pennant Hills Rd, you get The Hills Shire Council (one of the richest council's in NSW) and if you end up on the other side of Pennant Hills Rd closer to Telopea, you end up with Parramatta Council. If you get Hornsby or the Hills Shire Council, you're in the sweet. Streets are well maintained, no rubbish on the road, great customer service when you need hedges or trees trimmed, renovation approvals, excellent schools (Tara is the most exclusive and expensive girls private school in NSW and further down you've got James Ruse Selective School and The Kings School), shopping centre (Carlingford Court & Village) and well maintained library. And best of all there are NO COUNCIL PICK UP DAYS! You can call the Hills Shire Council and they've got an On Call Kerbside cleanup! So no unsightly garbage dumped on the road near your place which causes pest issues. However, if you get Parramatta council then it's the complete opposite, lots of rubbish, and badly maintained public areas. And Carlingford overall has been re-zoned to medium density, there are a lot of apartments going up. It's starting to look like Unit City. Another issue is street parking is getting ridiculous. Sure you get a garage with your apartment but what happens to your partners car or when friends come over? And you definitely will need a second car as public transport is ridiculous with Carlingford train station being absolutely useless. To get to the city you have to catch the train to Clyde and change platforms to get to the city and in peak hour, you're lucky to get a standing spot. Did I mention trains come once every hour? So because of that, traffic is insane on Pennant Hills Road with bottlenecks happening at Carlingford Rd, Marsden Rd and further up at the motorway (which causes buses to run late if you're trying to get to Epping station to go to the city) cause everyone gives up with public transport and drives every where. Another issue is because of the amount of schools in the area, traffic crawls during school hours. Another thing to keep in mind is that Telopea and Dundas which are suburbs located around the corner and on the same train line is full of housing commissions which means there are "interesting" sounds at night. Other than traffic, it's a really quiet area with lots of families but strangely and unfortunately no childcare centers in the suburb. I haven't heard of any major crimes in the area so it's quite safe. The Fitness First at Carlingford Court is excellent and has an attached swimming pool if you're into fitness. Has several excellent medical centers in the area with x-ray, pathology, optometrists, chemist, physiotherpists and dental care all in walking distance of each other. If you want more than just grocery shopping, there's hours of shopping at Parramatta Westfield, Macquarie Centre, North Rocks Westfield and Castle Towers that is no more than a 20 minute drive. So like every suburb there's good and bad sides but what council you end up with does make a difference. And yes, there are a lot of Asian families in the area who are attracted by the schools, close by universities, large Asian community which means you can get by day to day with knowing limited English and a good quiet suburb which means buying or renting a place in the area is really really overpriced but it does mean cost of living is quite cheap because Asians are cheap when it comes to having to pay for groceries and clothes etc. I know this is a fact, cause I'm Asian. :-)
Pros
  • Excellent shopping at Carlingford Court, Carlingford Village, Parramatta Westfield, Macquarie Centre, North Rocks Westfield and Castle Towers
  • Large Korean and Chinese community so don't need to know English with the amount of Asian grocery stores in the area
  • Good if you've got a family
  • Away from the city polution, Top listed schools and universities
Cons
  • Turning into Apartment City
  • Lack of street parking
  • Terrible if you're a young professional couple that needs to work in the city
  • Not the place for people enjoy "night clubs" near by.
  • Overpriced
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Students
syedj
syedj Hi i am confused between carlingford and castle hill. Any suggestion? Thanks
Jul 13, 2017
jerzyk1
jerzyk1 Both are great suburbs. Castle Hill on average has "bigger" houses. There is no train station nearby (until the introduction of Castle Hill metro) so you will have to rely a lot on buses, so the public transport part of Castle Hill will improve once that's built. For the time being, if you choose Carlingford, I would personally prefer the Epping-side of Carlingford.
Jul 18, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jul 18, 2017

"Quiet, Friendly and Enjoyable Living"

Been living in Carlingford for 7 years now (along Pennant Pde). This part of the suburb is very quiet and the neighbours are very considerate and friendly. The recently refurbished Ray Park is a great finishing touch; plenty of fun for the young ones as well as adults especially with the gym equipment that they have installed. Great suburb to walk hassle-free as you can wander into Epping and leafy Beecroft. Public transport over at this side of Carlingford is plentiful with 546, 549 and M54 services. This side of the suburb used to be under Hornsby Shire Council before Parramatta took over. Personally, I have had very good experiences with both councils and both of them have kept the suburb very clean. Hornsby Shire were very responsive to requests. Haven't touched base with Parramatta yet but based on what I see (tree-lopping and street cleaning regularly, improving the bus-stop shelters), they seem pretty good.

Dunrossil Avenue and Alamein Avenue seem to be hotspots for theft and break-ins (on this side of the suburb). This is based on the safety report letter that gets distributed every now and then. I personally have had a break-in many years ago but that was due to us leaving a window open at the back. Since then, we have taken every measure to maintain a low profile. Even though the crime rate is relatively low, I would strongly urge everybody to maintain a low profile and keep all windows shut especially during summer!

Carlingford Court is super handy, however, this place is going to get ridiculously jam packed with traffic especially after all the apartments they have built. Carlingford Court car park is also a hotspot for car break-ins and number-plate snatching and this has increased significantly in the past few years. I just wish they would increase the surveillance in the car park as it is currently non-existent.

So sum it all up - this side of the suburb (Epping/Beecroft side) is very clean, quiet and hassle-free. Take every precaution to secure your house and your car if it is parked on the street (which is common sense). Plenty of amenities for kids and adults.
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Dec 19, 2015

"Easy place to live in."

Good schools, easy shopping, easy access to M2 for driving or buses. Generally and easy place to live. 30 mins to city on M2 buses. Low crime, easy going.
Pros
  • It is an easy suburb to live in and has all the necessary amenities close by.
  • Away from the city polution, Top listed schools and universities
  • Excellent shopping at Carlingford Court, Carlingford Village, Parramatta Westfield, Macquarie Centre, North Rocks Westfield and Castle Towers
  • Large Korean and Chinese community so don't need to know English with the amount of Asian grocery stores in the area
  • High land, convenient for traffic to city and country sides
  • reasonable traffic to city and to the country sides
Cons
  • Not the place for people enjoy "night clubs" near by.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"R.T"

I'm new in the area and only (and i mean only) purchased a house in the area because my daughter needed to attend a school nearby (RIDBC).

Yes, there are a lot of Chinese and Korean in the area. I'm guessing its like anywhere else in Sydney. Its in the human race to stick to a familiar place to belong. White Anglo-Saxons like each others company and so do Indians, Chinese is no exception .?

I have to say...i hate, hate the lack of choice when it comes to restaurants and why do restaurants close so early?? We are a family of "restaurants eaters" and its an area where everything including restaurants close early.

It is a leafy suburb so if you love gardening can be perfect. I wouldn't recommend this area for a young couple.

I also don't think its overpriced in comparison to other Sydney Suburbs.
Pros
  • Excellent shopping at Carlingford Court, Carlingford Village, Parramatta Westfield, Macquarie Centre, North Rocks Westfield and Castle Towers
  • Large Korean and Chinese community so don't need to know English with the amount of Asian grocery stores in the area
Cons
  • Not the place for people enjoy "night clubs" near by.
  • Turning into Apartment City
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A nice suburb, but...."

My Wife and I thought of buying here years ago, but quite frankly, who wants to spend close to a million dollars on a 3 bedroom post-war butter box with no garage??

It's a nice suburb, and admittedly there are good schools in the area, but quite frankly, Carlingford, Eastwood, Epping, Denistone etc are overpriced to buggery!

And it's overpriced for one simple reason: The Chinese fascination with a good education for their kids and their mistaken belief in the myth that unless you school your kids in these areas of Sydney, you might as well flush their futures down the toilet!!

And it is just that; a myth that is milked for all it's worth by the Real Estate Agents in the area. At the end of the day, the only people who are smiling at overpriced real estate in these areas are the vendors, Estate Agents and banks.

My Sister is a Teacher, my best mate is a school teacher and head of Modern History, My other best mate's Wife is a school teacher and education coordinator and they all say the same thing; "It doesn't matter what area you school your kids in, as long as they have the right upbringing and the school itself is reasonable.... They will have an equally good chance of getting into University.

I think this is one thing Chinese families need to realise; This is Australia, it isn't China! You don't need to make your kids into competitive, cut-throat, robots and school them in these areas to give them a good chance of success in life! - Hence the ridiculousness of the property prices in these areas.

And before you say; "Typical white anglo-saxon Australian with wallet-envy who doesn't understand Chinese culture" Well, my Wife is from Beijing, and she agrees with me!
Pros
  • Away from the city polution, Top listed schools and universities
Cons
  • Not the place for people enjoy "night clubs" near by.
  • Overpriced
  • Overpriced Property value stems from a myth that unless you school your kids in this area you should flush their future down the toilet.
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
HUGHSYDNEY
HUGHSYDNEY Let's say, what if the houses were not 'overpriced' , in other words, you could afford buying a house there, what you comment would be? would you still complain about Chinese 'culture'?
2yrs+
jimlad74
jimlad74 I'm not complaining about Chinese culture... How could I? My Wife is from Beijing (read the last paragraph of my comments) I just don't understand the Chinese fascination/obsession with schooling their kids in Carlingford, Eastwood, Epping and Denistone and also their mistaken belief that the only good schools are in these areas. But to answer your question; Yes! I still wouldn't understand chinese fascination/obsession with schools in Carlingford, Epping, Eastwood and Denistone even if the properties there were affordable!
2yrs+
HUGHSYDNEY
HUGHSYDNEY I was unable to understand it until a friend from China told me the 'truth'. I asked him the same question (as in your comment). I suddenly understood on hearing his explain. He certainly understands that his kid's future/ability/etc has nearly nothing to do with which primary school he chooses for her ,he even doesn't care about her scores, he just wants his daughter to spend 9 nears in a "healthy environment" instead of a school where bully etc preveils. Now I totally agree with him and I will send my child to a "good school" in about 7 years. "7 years?" Yes, my wife is pregnant , lol.

As for the schools, you can hold your opinion but you cannot change others'(majority). The market is always right. Just like "fengshui" , substations, cemeteries. People dont like a house that is 20meters away from a substation and a cemetery next to its backyard. I am sure those things will do no harm to anybody but people just dont like them. "Good schools" will probably do no good to kids, but people like them. This is called market.

Thanks for sharing your comment.

However this is the place where people give their comment to suburbs instead of education. I moved to Carlingford in 2009, I love it. The only problem is the lack of public transporation, or the trains to be specific.
2yrs+
Cybele Cao
Cybele Cao Love your comment HUGHSYDNEY. Cannot agree more !!!
Jun 20, 2017
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Nice, quiet and leafy"

Some homes could do with updating. Needs more cafes and restaurants. A nice pub wouldnt go astray either.
Pros
  • Away from the city polution, Top listed schools and universities
Cons
  • Not the place for people enjoy "night clubs" near by.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Typical suburb in Sydney"

Carlingford has a large Chinese population and as a result has a lot of different types of Chinese food on offer. There is the usual yum cha along with northern Chinese dumplings and also clay pot rice. If you ever go to the parking lot of either Carlingford Court or Carlingford Shopping Centre, there seem to be Toyota Camrys every where since it is like the Chinese value for money car that every Chinese family drives.

Since it is generally a middle-income area, the houses are quite nice and the streets are relatively wider than those in the inner city suburbs. It is probably easier to commute from Epping station since there are more trains there that go direct to the city rather than catching the train using Carlingford Station.
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Suburbsbloke
Suburbsbloke "Alot of Toyota Camrys in the parking lots". What a completely useless review.
2yrs+
lordterrin
lordterrin but it made me laugh, so not completely useless...
2yrs+
RWNPAJ
RWNPAJ 'a lot of Toyotas in parking lots' ....the year is 2015...more like Mercs and BMW's etc..attached to your $1 mil + home..some of these reviews are ridiculous!
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love this suburb"

Excellent place, esp. for families and kids..
Pros
  • Away from the city polution, Top listed schools and universities
Cons
  • Not the place for people enjoy "night clubs" near by.
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Valuable area for families"

Carlingford is a geographically high area with an average 700-1000 sq meter largely set land for the houses. It is about 23 kms north-west of Sydney City.

It is about only 5 minites easy driving to M2, M7, M4 and some other main highways. By M2 it takes about 30 minites to Sydney City and 50 minites to Sydney Airport. Carlingford train station, Epping Train Station and Eastwood Train station provide the local residents the public train system service to City. There are also some public buses service around for the residents easy to Macquarie Park and Parramatta.

Carlingford Court and Carlingford Village fill up the local residents daily shopping baskets with competative prices. Macquarie Center, Castle Hill, Parramatta Shopping Centers are all within 10kms.

Carlinford is a peaceful garden like area. A few Sydney's top listed schools and Universities here attract the family who highly evaluate the education for their kids. More and more new Asian migration are very fond of Carlingford for their kids education and their dreamed quality of life outside the city polution and noisy.
Pros
  • High land, convenient for traffic to city and country sides
  • reasonable traffic to city and to the country sides
  • Away from the city polution, Top listed schools and universities
Cons
  • Not the place for people enjoy "night clubs" near by.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Traffic!"

Everything is ok except public transport and traffic.
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  • 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Love it !"

I have moved around many times and i can say without a doubt in my mind that Carlingford is the best suburb i have ever lived in.
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  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Assessment on Carlingford"

Carlingford is approximately 40 minutes from the CBD and comprises prodominently of young couples or families in the lower to middle income bracket.

Although transport is poor being serviced by trains on the Carlingford line every 30 minutes on which all passengers must change at Clyde and expensive private bus companies, the suburb offers a wide range of good restaurants and shops at Carlingford Court and Carlingford Centre.

If you are not living near Penant Hills Road, Carlingford Road, Cumberland Highway and the train line, the streets are quiet and safe. With a good and credible high school (Carlingford High School) for both boys and girls, it is a good place for families to raise their children.

The properties in Carlingford are relatively affordable, particularly with poor public transport, but this on the flip side may mean there is a lot of potential for growth. Being next to transport convenient suburbs such as Epping, the capital growth for the area has no where to go but up.

Capital growth for the area has been relatively good, see around 20 to 30% of growth just in the last 5 to 10 years. If the government's proposal to connect the Carlingford line with Epping ever eventuate, the potential will sky rocket.
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  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Hidden Good Spots, but generally an average suburb."

Transport for this suburb is terrible, its on its own train line that you need to change at Clyde most of the time, and they only run about every hour.

Some of this suburb is really nice, with well established areas that have really nice and big houses, but then other parts is townhouses and apartments. A large amount of the residents are from Asian backgrounds..

Main road to get from the west to north goes through the middle of this suburb, however in some places they have small roads that run off it to be able to stop off at apartments.

Two shopping centres next door to each other, one Carlingford Village is a Asian based shopping centre, however hosts one of the cheapest computer shops in the Sydney CCPU Computers. Carlingford Court is a reasonable size shopping centre, hosts Target and Myers.
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FHlocal
FHlocal Carlingford Court no longer has Myer. It's a smallish shopping centre, certainly not of Westfield standard.
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KimC
KimC Actually I went there the other week, and noticed that there wasnt a Myer anymore, I was quite dissappointed to what the shopping centre was like compared to what it use to be like.

However, Target have now taken over where Myer use to be, and I think it was Priceline and another store has gone where Target use to be.
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2yrs+

"carlingford is the place tobe for families"

Carlingford, especially near epping and before pennant hills road is great place to live, very leafy and has great houses. its close to schools and at the same time quiet and peaceful.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
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"Suburban Carlingford"

Carlingford is a suburb of Sydney located 22 kilometres north west of the CBD. It is part of the Hills District and is bounded by Epping on the east, Telopea on the south, North Rocks to the west and West Pennant Hills to the north. It has a population of over 18,000, 25% of whom are under 18..

Originally, called Mobbs Hill the area was settled in the mid-1800’s as an agricultural area, mainly with orange orchards.

There are two large shopping centres – Carlingford Court and Carlingford Village. Due to the high number of Asian residents in the suburb there are many Asian restaurants.

Very few people use public transport as the area is not really serviced very well. There is a railway station but in the morning during peak hour there is only one direct service to the city – so most people commute to the city in private cars.

On Pennant Hills Road there is a memorial to the HMS K13 – a British submarine sunk in 1917. My children used to have a competition as to who would see this first on our many trips from Sydney back home to Canberra!

Carlingford is the headquarters of the Sydney Australia Temple and for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Carlingford is a nice middle class suburb.
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Best Streets in Carlingford

1

Moseley Street

4.5/5
"Great suburb"
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2

Ebony Avenue

3.5/5
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3

Marsden Road

3/5
"Highly recommended area to live in"
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Unranked Streets in Carlingford

"Private, Safest, Green, Smart Living, Convenient Pocket in Sydney - What else could one want?"
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"A nice suburban street"
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"Great Neighbours, Park, Childcare, shops, buses - What more can you want!"
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Balaka Drive

3.5/5
"Lovely place to live."
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"Tintern is Tops!"
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Baker Street

4.5/5
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