8.0 out of 10

Colyton

Ranked 294th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7830109584617 150.803694541052
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  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Cost of Living
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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 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
Jan 28, 2017

"Cost saver"

I have lived in Colyton since 99. It's a great area overall. Family orientated and people are friendly, great for sports, schools are close, shops are close in every direction and same with public transport. Close to M4 or M7 plus there's alot of infrastructure and employment You dont need to go far to get virtually anything you need and general living cost in the area is cheaper. I have saved at least 20k in the time I have lived here in comparison to somebody that lives in St Ives. I am a grown man and i feel safe anytime or day walking the streets. I hardly lock my house and car and have never experienced theft. I have lived in Baulkham Hills and Parramatta and i find Colyton more safer going on my own personal life experiences. Yes bad things have happened in Colyton but they happen in every suburb in Sydney. Drug uses in every suburb in Sydney and if you think Colyton has more drugs, uses and dealers compared to ex Inner city, Eastern suburbs, Northern Suburbs your a fool. I have read other peoples comments and you all have the wrong perception of Mt Druitt. Its the far back suburbs of Mt Druitt which is struggle street which is actually closer to newer estates like Plumpton or Ropes Crossing or even suburbs on Richmond road and is all apart of the Blacktown Council where Colyton is apart of Penrith Valley Council. I accept peoples opinions and there experience but we all see and accept social living standards and behaviours different. The stats will be correct from real people living in area for a substantial amount of time and would be more of a correct description. It's all about standard of living. If you like living the Bondi life with glitz n money, gourmet side walk metro cafes with rich people and pricey scarfs around there necks well Colyton is not for you but if you live and can live in Colyton you could live anywhere just about.
Pros
  • where else in the world can you get a Hamburger snack pack for $5.50 with a can of coke.
  • schools, public transport, roads, employment
  • sporty family orientated area
Cons
  • To bloody hot in summer and cold in winter
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Dont even go there!"

Would never live there its way to noisy, yo u get trucks coming everywhere and junkies due to the pub on the corner, its filthy. Not safe for children anyway as we have all heard on the news with the missing girl.
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yep
yep That is very true it is to close to mtdruitt, not a good area
2yrs+
kiran1
kiran1 Seriously? We've lived here for 9yrs with kids and not one problem so not sure where you're getting ur facts from! It's a great little neighbourhood!!!
2yrs+
Ronyag
Ronyag I totally agree kiran1
2yrs+
kim62d
kim62d I've lived here since '99. Haven't had 1 problem. I agree with kiran1 & Ronyag.
2yrs+
Jasco
Jasco Dear Yep, I have lived in Colyton since 2003 and must say I disagree. I live in the part constructed 75-85, the Huddleston St area. Quiet, family oriented suburb. I reside on a corner block and like to work on cars every now and then on weekends, flex days from work, etc, but out of respect to my neighbours, I don't use any rattle guns aka impact wrenches, but only hand tools, and keep idling my car engines to a very very minimum.
2yrs+
BillB4
BillB4 Lived there for 20 years. At the start it was a good suburb with decent working class families. Now it is just a satellite suburb of Mt Druitt. Drug dealers, neighbours that have no respect for others and a place where graffiti is just normal. Too many single mothers with feral teenagers on the dole. Give this suburb a wide berth if you are thinking of buying there.
2yrs+
DannielRybeck
DannielRybeck Lived in the area most of my life and cant agree with there being a major problem with the people that live there I have never come in contact with junkies in the area never seen hypodermic needles anywhere it is an area that has become very quiet due to the fact that its becoming more of an empty nesters area it has been established so long that there tends to be an older population here where the kids have moved out to start their own families I think it one of the better suburbs of the Penrith region.
Jul 01, 2015
PaulH5
PaulH5 Really Colyton NSW. It has classy shopping centres. Includes a bottlo and TAB and takaway shops that i wouldnt let my dog dine there. A pub where you get alot of drunks. The schools are great not. You have to send your kid on a 20min bus trip just to go to a decent school. Bennett road is full of fibro houses which include classy lounges on there porches and i dont think they know the lawn mower has been invented. Murders. A few house fires homicide. And kidnappings. Countless times the kids get a note in there bag to watch for a white ford or a van seen around schools. To not approach these vehicles. Scary if you have kids. If you work in Parranatta or City. You get to go to St Marys Station or Mount Druitt station lucky you..... And park your car and hope when you catch the train back on a 30 min to 60 min communte one way your cars wheels are still detatched. Remember that the train station in on Queen Street handy if you like Methodone or Asian brothels or even a tattoo. I would never recommend living there if you have a family and you want the best for your kids. Remember you 2 mins from Mount Druitt aka struggle street.
Jan 19, 2016
FerozoA
FerozoA Add a comment...it a worse suburb to live full of durg addicts will not recommend to anyone its a place that human does not belong to live its shame on the council to waste millions on tax payers money its time the Penrith council takes action shame on council fir not doing anything best to make the community safe shame on local government and planning the suburb cannot walk alone after 6pm after dark safety issues.
Apr 07, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great little suburb suits anyone really"

Colyton holds a very friendly community of people. It's a quiet neighbourhood with shops and parks nearby. It's great for young couples and or families. It's a very safe area to live in and a variety of schools also situated close by.
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PaulH5
PaulH5 Its terrible place to live. No one mows there kawn. I often see drunks walking home from pub with mullet. Schools there are terrible. Shootings. Murders etc even a black guy trued to kidnap a school girl in broard daylight. Then mate you have the classy Colyton shops....both shops are terrible. Ewww ewwww
Jan 19, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Affordable and quiet, a great place to start out..."

Been in Colyton for 9 years now, bought my first house there, and have loved it since. I would recommend living there for new home buyers, aged and also small starting out families...Schools and shops are close by with great public transport options close by.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A happy & content resident"

I have only lived in the area for 8 months after moving from Minchinbury. It was the best decision I have made. I have noticed that there is no graffiti in the area or groups of kids walking the streets late at night asking for trouble.
It is such a quiet area & the people are so friendly & reserved. I highly recommend Colyton to anyone, young or old.
I'm not sure what planet other people have come from to disagree but, each to their own I guess.
Who cares if it's near Mt Druitt, it's what you make of it that counts.
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2.5/5
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