9.0 out of 10

Ermington

Ranked 107th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8100776579236 151.056948697826
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

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 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 25, 2016

"Great neighbours"

Fantastic neibourhood and still great value for money
Pros
  • Centrally located
  • Great cycling along Parramatta River
  • Proximity to
  • Value for money
Cons
  • Older houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good Suburb!"

Ermington used to be a crap suburb, but this has changed ever since Stocklands started its development on the Riverwalk Estate. There are also many new duplexes, with many of them existing on former public housing land. There are still some public housing, with units prevalent along Spurway and Barlett Streets, but many of these housing tenants are elderly/pensioners.
Shopping is also very convenient too, Ermington & West Ryde Shopping Centres for daily needs, Eastwood for Asian Groceries, Auburn for furniture, Rhodes for IKEA, and Westfield Parramatta & Top Ryde City for all sorts of shopping.
There is no train station in Ermington, but West Ryde station isn't far. There are nearby wharfs at Rydalmere and Meadowbank, which all go to Circular Quay and Parramatta. The bus routes that travel past Ermington are: m52 from Parramatta Station to Sydney CBD (via Victoria Road), 523 from Parramatta to West Ryde (via Barlett Street), 524 from Parramatta to West Ryde (via South Street, Boronia Street and Melrose Park) and 544 from Auburn to Macquarie Centre (via Silverwater, Ermington and Eastwood.)
Pros
  • Value for money
  • Centrally located
  • Great cycling along Parramatta River
  • Proximity to
Cons
  • No train station
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Ermington rocks"

I have lived here with my husband and kids for a dozen years. The central location (great public transport) and parks are the highlight for anyone especially families. The area has drastically improved over the years and frankly you won't find a better location in Sydney (it's smack in the middle). Quick train, bus or ferry ride to the city.
Pros
  • Centrally located
  • Great cycling along Parramatta River
  • Proximity to
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best value for money suburb"

Ermington is great value of money. Nearby suburbs such as West Ryde, Eastwood and Meadowbank cost significantly more. It is very centrally located. There are frequent buses going to Parramatta and Ryde/West Ryde. Although not on a train line, it is a few minutes to Meadowbank and West Ryde stations, which are less than 30 minutes to Central. There are also ferry services from Rydalmere and Meadowbank.
There is a good choice for shopping. The new Top Ryde Shopping Centre, Parramatta and Rhodes are close by. Auburn with range of furniture and electrical stores is a short drive down Silverwater Road.
One of the great things are the parks, sporting facilities and network of cycleways along the Parramatta River. I often ride to work in arramatta which is a bit over 20 minutes. On weekends I often ride across the bridge at Silverwater through Olympic Park, Bicentennial Park and Rhodes and back over the river at Meadowbank. It takes less than an hour.
On the downside there are areas of housing commission in Ermington and some neighbouring suburbs. The Ermington Shopping Centre does get dragged down a bit by this but I haven't had any problems myself.
Another downside are the houses are generally older postwar housing (lots of fibros). However this is changing with a lot of knock down rebuilds and new duplexes.
In terms of schools I have heard the local high schools, Marsden High School has issues.
However there is a good set of options of private schools at high school, from local Catholic high school at Dundas to a range of choice from Catholic to elite private schools - eg Kings School and Tara at North Parramatta, MLC, Meredin, St Patricks and Santa Sabina near Strathfield station (which is only four stops from Meadowbank) to Arden at Epping.
Pros
  • Great cycling along Parramatta River
  • Centrally located
  • Proximity to
Cons
  • Some housing commission
  • Older houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Place to live"

We have lived in Ermington for over 6 years now and as a young couple we love the friendly neighbours and the way leveryonme ooks out for each other. We have incredibly good neighbours who are always willing to lend a hand. People still say 'hello' as they walk past and stop to have a chat if we are outside.
Ermington is central and getting to anywhere in the Sydney area is easy. There are many great shopping locations all within easy reach and you can choose from Top Ryde, Rhodes, Macquarie or Parramatta for serious retail therapy or West Ryde or Ermington shops for all your day to day requirements.Ermington shops consists of a chemist, bottle shop, dry cleaners, tobbaconist, hairdresser, a selection of good take aways, a choice of bread shops, a Cheesecake Shop, Woolies, one of the best old fashioned cake shops around (try the Bee Sting Bun) a Post Office, two Banks and more...
The area has changed in the time we have been here and there are a lot more young professional couples moving into the area and we are seeing a lot of new homes popping up in almost every street.
Definately an area to watch!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A nice established and central location"

A very quiet and surprising central suburb located essentially in the middle of Sydney. It is very well service in term of infrastructures like parks, buses, internet, cables, schools and child care. Neighbours were friendly and down to earth, with great community spirits. Everyone in my street know each and going out of their ways to look after each other. The suburb have changed dramatically in the last 5 years... for the better.. with older people moving out replacing by young professionals with kids. Older houses replaced by shiny new houses. The council improved the area by laying new footpath and planting tree along street.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Affordable and Nice Central Location"

I have recently checked the suburb out as based on the previous review. Yes, I found the suburb to be quite pleasant, green and quiet, with houses on big block on lands. Given it central location... being close to Parammatta (7km), City (14km), world class entertainment areas such as Homebush (2km), emerging employment centres such as Macquarie Park (6km), and shopping centres such Rhodes and Top Ryde, it is a surprisely affordable. The suburb appears to go thru a transformative phase.. where a large number of older homes replaced by newer and more attractive homes... obviously taking advantage of the surprisely (Sydney standard) big allotments. You can see so much up-size to the suburb. I was told this area used to be home to a fair number of social housing... probably with it proportional share of social issues but you can see this has been remediated with a large number of old social housing stocks sold off by the government, knocked down, and replaced by newer private homes. This is quite evident as you drive thru the suburb.Overall, a surprisely nice package for the price.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great value for money!"

Ermington is a surprise package, it's only 15km from the city and is very accessible from every direction. Jump on a bus or drive to west ryde station and you are in town in no time. It's a very affordable suburb to purchase a home and is evolving into a cleaner, safer and better suburb. The riverwalk development on the water is making the suburb more attractive and the old fibro homes are being demolished and replaced with brand new homes or duplexes. There is some government housing in the area but the tenants are friendly and mainly elderly. There are numerous shopping centres in the area like Parramatta Westfield, Macquarie shopping centre, Top Ryde shopping centre and Rhodes shopping centre. DFO is also nearby in homebush bay. Overall, a very convenient and affordable suburb with a friendly atmosphere and not the area people once thought it was.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
TheBigBear
TheBigBear I have recently checked the suburb out as based on this review. Yes, I found the suburb quite pleasant, green and quiet, with houses on big block on lands. Given it central location... being close to Parammatta (7km), City (14km), world class entertainment areas such as Homebush (2km), emerging employment centres such as Macquarie Park (6km), and shopping centres such Rhodes and Top Ryde, it is a surprisely affordable. The suburb appears to go thru a transformative phase.. where a large number of older homes replaced by newer and more attractive homes... obviously taking advantage of the surprisely (Sydney standard) big allotments. You can see heaps of new home being built or in the process of being built as you drive pass. Overall, a nice surprise package for the price.
2yrs+
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3/5
2yrs+

"Close to University of Western Sydney"

Ermington is a suburb that is within Parramatta council and is placed next to the highly accessible Victoria Rd. It has its own line of shops that provide you with all your basic necessities and has a lot of new development town houses and apartments so everything looks quite new. It is very easy to get to places like Carlingford, Parramatta or Lidcombe from Ermington because it just happens to lie in the middle of everything with major roads connecting throughout. Further allong Victoria Road, there is a very popular putt golf place in Ermington. It is also reasonably close to the University of Western Sydney Parramatta campus.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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