Epping, NSW 2121

4.2(20 reviews)

Ranked 250th best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Schools
  • Parking
  • Public transport
  • Internet access
  • Parks and recreation

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Reviews of Epping, NSW

eppingresident
eppingresident
2nd September 2021

"Gorgeous, leafy and safe"

Epping is a well connected, upper middle class suburb on the north shore of Sydney. Lots of greenery, with only a hort stroll to the national park and dog park. The area is quiet and incredibly safe. Recent investment in commercial businesses on Oxford street means there is a small and new, but thriving cafe culture.

The better side of Epping is definitely north of the train station, heading toward the suburb of North Epping. This is arguably the more refined and picturesque side of Epping.

The only downside is the poor road planning and congestion near Coles and on the south side of the station. This will continue to get worse as the new high rise buildings begin releasing apartments for rent.

The demographic of the area are young professionals and families. Epping will only continue to go up in value and is a great place to invest and settle.

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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quantumlord
quantumlord
6th April 2020

"Good"

Unmanned flying objects have been known to orbit the regions around South East and East Epping (not otherwise known as choppers). Arcane green figures with multiple eyes bulging out like almonds have been observed to emerge from these objects. Watch out before it colonises all your greenhouse gases (please store all chemicals conveniently in greenhouses). Jokes aside with Marsfield, Epping fares geographically very well. To the north, is the bustling likes of Hornsby; to the east, Chatswood; to the south, Strathfield; and to the west, a thriving residential community with no geographical, commercial or industrial hotspots, equivalently in the minds of some investors, nothing. So that would imply Epping is the most west of the west? Very illogical.
Epping is very well equipped by train services, schools, shopping options and restaurants. It has an abundance of amenities present additionally within the neighbouring suburbs, and has a varied population demographic. Unlike some suburbs of the inner city, aeroplane noise is scarcely an issue, unless you count the high youth population knowing and neowing away with their paper creations (that's not necessarily a bad thing). A must live place for train fanatics alike, parents of train fanatics, academically striving pupils, young individuals hoping to make a mark in the fabric of labour and professionals. Green space, as with any North Shore suburb, is not lacking (definitely not induced by any entities of the UFOs).

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stefa
stefa
13th March 2019

"Epping - fastest growth city"

German supermarket chain Kaufland is on its way to the northern suburbs, with the company set to open first stores in Epping.
Kaufland Australia would invest $459 million to build and open stores at Epping.
Fascinating news for fast growth city like Epping. Next will be Riverlee $2 billion project and what next? I can't imagine. Woohoooooo

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  • Families with kids
MaxL1
MaxL1

Sure you are talking about Epping NSW, not Epping Vic?

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"Epping is one of the best towns in the world"

Internet
Gyms
parking

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"Suburb which offers everything"

You will be spoiled with transportation choice, excellent schools and good selection of shops for your day to day needs. Epping club is excellent and some good take away places as well. In all Epping is an all rounder.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
kaym8
kaym8

It is not true yet that Epping has all the facilities you say it has. In fact the schools you relate to are all in Case
Carlingford. There is no parking at Epping St,. People commute by bus even from Epping to get to the station. If. Epping will soon have major business hub, one would still have to drive or take the bus to it from Epping or Carlingford. There are currently no major shopping centres in Epping and the small shopping area is very congested. The developers have created a demand for high rise apartments but I believe they are having difficulty in moving apartment sales from Chinese investors.

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"Best suburb"

Great area to live - quiet, great transport and access to great schools and shops

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  • Families with kids
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"I have been living in Epping for the last 20 years and I absolutely love it! The prices of the houses are going up and up. The town is developing and in 10 years will be a beautiful place to be. Until then we will be inconvenient by the intensive building work, which is going on."

Great for

  • Central location
  • Transport
  • Top Public Schools
  • Restaurants
  • Federation boutique homes

Not great for

  • Traffic around the town centre

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Its got everything"

As titled, it has everything you need, great place to live but its pricey

Great for

  • Central location
  • Transport
  • Top Public Schools
  • Restaurants
  • Federation boutique homes

Not great for

  • Inadequate parking
  • Traffic around the town centre

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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"Good suburb"

Always good

Great for

  • Central location
  • Transport
  • Top Public Schools

Not great for

  • Inadequate parking

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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"A perfect suburb"

I have been lived in Carlingford, Parramatta, Eastwood. I feel Epping is best place to live. Love it!

Great for

  • Central location
  • Transport
  • Top Public Schools

Not great for

  • Inadequate parking

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"A Surburban Transport Hub at the centre of Sydneys major centres"

It is truly suburbia in Epping, but with a short 10min stroll I can be from my house to the train, bus or taxis. I like the fact there are not many pubs, clubs and nightlife. Also it's great that there is not a huge mall here. Having nightlight and malls attracts transient people who cause issues. The great thing is I can be on a train to the mall, clubs, nightlife in 10mins. You are at the centre of Norwest, Castlehill, Chatswood, Parramatta with great motorways close by. My neighbours are fantastic. A large number of federation homes being preserved giving it a boutique feel. Trees are abound. Lots of parks and play areas for my kid. I love Epping! And there is more good stuff planned for this little town.

Great for

  • Federation boutique homes
  • Top Public Schools
  • Central location
  • Transport
  • Restaurants

Not great for

  • Inadequate parking
  • Traffic around the town centre

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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OlivierFabre
OlivierFabre

Totally agree about the fact that too many convenient infrastructures bring transient problematic people. You can see that sometimes in Chatswood; the pedestrian zone and the mall attract some beggars, druggies and weirdos that for sure don't live in the suburb (unless there are housing commissions in Chatswood) during day time.

RichardU
RichardU

@Howhi you left out access to Macquarie (shopping centre and university), Hornsby and Rhodes (Ikea) and like access to Chatswood, all by train with more to come. Inter urban trains are two stops to Central or easy access to Gosford and even Newcastle.

Kowhi
Kowhi

@RichardU - totally agree with you! The access will only get better as the Northern Motorway connects to M2, Northwest rail link & Epping to Thornleigh 3rd track all come to completion.

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"Great Suburb & Great Location for everything"

Very Green, and safe & quiet suburb. Centrally located now to access city and other parts of sydney. Cannot complain as long as you can afford to live.

Great for

  • Central location
  • Transport

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Will never become modern"

While Epping is conveniently situated in northern Sydney, with a terrific transport system, there are several pitfalls that haven't been highlighted.
- Such a busy train station does not even have adequate parking
- The roads near the town centre are extremely congested, especially during peak hours.

If you're looking for a modern life, Epping is NOT the place for you! Beware that a large portion of the suburb is listed under heritage preservation schemes. It will be extremely difficult to build a brand new contemporary home if that's what you're after. It's largely a museum full of "nice cosy little cottages, with lovely gardens, and birds humming Christmas carols".
Take a drive and you will notice that most of the newer homes are just as dull and anachronistic as the older homes. I'm surprised they didn't preserve the dunny at the back.

Great for

  • Transport
  • Central location
  • Restaurants

Not great for

  • Difficult to build a modern home
  • Traffic around the town centre
  • Inadequate parking

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
Kowhi
Kowhi

Actually I preserved our Dunny out that back. I agree the heritage conservation can be restrictive, however, I believe in 10-20 yrs time when West of Midson Rd development is complete with modern units, and Epping town centre development occurs you'll get an almost European heritage setting within 700-800m of the train line. It will be so cultured and boutique.

RichardU
RichardU

The hard fought for Heritage Conservation Area controls the monstrosities your neighbours may otherwise inflict on you because they have no experience of living in a well build house that understands the Australian climate before they call in the bulldozers. They may be cold in our short winters but they are a delight in our much longer hotter months. And there seem to be more of these inexperienced home owners (previous apartment dwellers) coming our way.

sams27
sams27

Heritage Conservation area should be used as a tool to restrict development. It needs to be used to preserve areas of historical and cultural significance. Not sure how a bunch of derelict common Californian bungalows are worthy of such designation.

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"Beautiful and peaceful suburb with all the conveniences"

Epping is a peaceful suburb with beautiful natural environment, fantastic schools, friendly neighbors and great public transport.

For study, there are a lot of prestigious schools nearby, including Epping Boys High, Cheltenham Girls High, James Ruse High (the No1 High School in NSW, only 5-10 min drive from Epping) and Macquarie University (5 min drive or 1 train stop from Epping).

For shopping, there are many nice small shops and Coles in Epping. If you like Asian food and Asian grocery, it only takes you 5 min drive to Eastwood (1 train stop from Epping). If you prefer shopping in big shopping mall, it just takes you 5 min drive either to Macquarie Shopping Centre or Carlingford Court and Carlingford village.

For working, there are so many big companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Johnson & Johnson, Sony, etc. located in Macquarie Park and North Ryde which only takes you 15-20 min drive from Epping or 2-3 train stops.

With the opening of Epping-Chatswood train line, it's very convenient to go to Chatswood which is the biggest and flourishing town in northern area. It's only 4 train stops from Epping, less than 20 min by train.

Epping is a great place to live in.

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Eppingtown"

Epping is a middle income earning suburb about 30 to 35 minutes north west of the CBD.

If you prefer a place with fantastic access to public transport, Epping is the place for you. Being the intersection for the Northern and Chatswood lines, Epping is a main stop for trains on both lines. With frequent and numerous buses it is the pinacle of convenience.

With many high quality pizzerias, fabulous thai, chinese and other small family restaurants, Epping is a great place just to hang out for dinner or relaxing over a coffee. It also offers a Hotel with a busy bar and a RSL club for those who prefer to cool down with a beer. All in all, the nightlife in Epping is a great alternative if you don't want to fight it out in the city.

Epping also offers great primary schools and is in the catchment area for the high achieving Epping Boys' High School. It is also close to Macquarie Univeristy.

In terms of capital growth, Epping has definitely done well in the last 10 years with growth of between 30 to 40%. Houses in Epping is going to be out of the reach of many first home buyers, but the suburb has the potential to keep growing with the new train line in place and constant demand for rental housing from university students.

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"Excellent place"

Epping is a excellent place to live,you can get as quiet as you hope for,but very handy for transport to almost everywhere

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"great place for families"

Epping is a great suburb. It is agood place for families. It is central to many places. With the new trainline its very convinient. at the same time is very leafy suburb.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"More convenient than before"

Epping is like a trendy spot on the northwestern train line. It has a good train station and everybody knows the all-famous Epping RSL. Somehow it is rather strange calling it an RSL since it is more like a trendy club rather than a place for diggers or for a cheap drink.

Most likely reflecting the migration to the area, there seem to be a few more Indian restaurants popping up. Whether this means more Indians in the area or the area developing a taste for Indian is up to you to decide, but there seem to be a lot of Indian restaurants there. Apart from that, it is still a suburb that can access the city and also the North Shore with the new train line so this makes it quite a good middle-income area.

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  • Families with kids
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"An established neighbourhood in Sydney's northern suburbs."

Epping is more of less the "hub" of the Northern suburbs, this is partly due to Epping station being one of the busiest on the Northern line. This has its pro's such as great transport links to the CBD, via the inner west (Strathfield) and now Macquarie park technology corridor (via Chatswood). An express train to central station takes about 20 minutes (express trains comes from the Central coast and stop in only Epping, Strathfield and then Central). There are also countless bus services, it is really a hub for commuters.

The downside to this is the traffic congestion and construction of apartments making the area about a 300m radius from the station seem perpetually busy. This was not the case 10 years ago. However, with this came the great influx of restaurants (Epping is the best place for Indian food in the region with 4 Indian restaurants on Beecroft rd alone), the revitalisation of Epping train station and refurbishment of the Epping club (formerly known as tracks). Thankfully, the new apartment developments in Epping are focusing on the "luxury" market (Genesis and Woodlands).

The area has a VERY different feeling just outside this 300m radius from the station. This part of Epping is known for its wide, treelined streets, large plots of land and peaceful surrounds. House prices here have shot up in the last 10 years making this area increasingly unaffordable. Here the setting is low density with nearly all the homes being bungalows (with the odd duplex or villa development).

Epping is a suburb of great contrast. Congested, busy and lively near the train station. Spacious, green and peaceful just away from it. Overall it is a very classy, yet convienient place to live.

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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
RichardU
RichardU

Inter urban from the Central coast also stop at Eastwood.

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