8.7 out of 10

Erskine Park

Ranked 166th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8017342473432 150.810261446593
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

RY RY
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 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jun 22, 2017

"Erskine Park is your dream in Western Suburbs"

One of the best suburbs in NSW , When i first moved in , I though it would be like any other western suburb, but soon I discovered how green and quiet this suburb,
Neighbors are so friendly , You usually seeing them going to the local shopping with their kids or with their dogs , Though I am not personally knowing everyone , I find many of them saying Hi to me.

One of the best GP in Family Erskine Park Family clinic.

Aldi and IGA and local Pharmacy.

James Erskine Park Public school is good.

Lots of Child cares and Family day cares

I recommend living their to families and kids.
Pros
  • All houses (there no Units or Town houses)
  • Safe at night
  • Lovely neighbours
  • Local Professional Services (Medical, Dental, Health, Real Estate)
  • Local Shops (Franklins, Aldi, Dominos, Stir Crazy, Butcher, Chemist and Restaurants)
  • Quiet and Clean Environment – good for walks and jogging
  • Quiet and Peacefull
  • Safe & Clean
Cons
  • Bus route 775 is every 30 Minutes , if you miss one , you need to wait for another 30 minutes
  • need to have a car
  • 10 minutes away from train stations (Mt Druitt and St Marys)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
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
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Just like a Country Town"

Originally coming from Mudgee, I appreciate the lifestyle and quietness that country life brings.
I have lived and worked in St Clair and Erskine Park now for 20 years and I love the feel, style, quietness and community spirit the area has to offer.
I have 3 boys that have grown up in St Clair and Erskine Park and they have been involved in the local sports for many of those years. There is plenty for the young athlete to get involved in with Little Athletics, Soccer, Rugby League and AFL as well as many other sports.
The local Professional Skate Park is fantastic for the teenagers as well.
Great shopping with 3 Local modern shopping centres. Woolworths, McDonalds, Gloria Jeans, Specialty Shops, Food hall and 7/11 in Endeavour Avenue, St Clair as well as Italian & Chinese Restaurants, Real Estate Agency, Tobacconist, Foodworks and Doctors in Melville Road, St Clair. Erskine Park Shopping features Italian Restaurant and Noodle Bar, ALDI, Franklins and Contours Gym for the ladies. There is also a great Bar called "The Underground".
Schools are a plenty with Catholic, Primary and High catering for all ages.
For the Pub fanatic the "Blue Cattle Dog" is place to go for a relaxing drink and a great meal at ED'z Bistro.
With beautiful sunny days in Summer and crisp mornings in winter there is always the feeling of safety, quietness and fresh air..
Come and take a look and join the many happy families in St Clair and Erskine Park.
Pros
  • Quiet and Peacefull
  • Safe & Clean
  • Close to Major Centres
  • Local Professional Services (Medical, Dental, Health, Real Estate)
  • Local Shops (Franklins, Aldi, Dominos, Stir Crazy, Butcher, Chemist and Restaurants)
  • Quiet and Clean Environment – good for walks and jogging
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"No better place"

The suburb is, pretty much, self sustaining with its own primary/high school, community centre, local shops, medical/dental professionals and numerous parks. The people are friendly and the area is safe.
Pros
  • Local Shops (Franklins, Aldi, Dominos, Stir Crazy, Butcher, Chemist and Restaurants)
  • Quiet and Clean Environment – good for walks and jogging
  • Local Professional Services (Medical, Dental, Health, Real Estate)
Cons
  • 10 minutes away from train stations (Mt Druitt and St Marys)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Family friendly neighborhood"

It is a place to raise a family, been living here for 20 years
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Erskine Park"

Erskine Park, New South Wales Australia, is located on the eastern fringe of the Penrith Local Government Area. The eastern boundary is Ropes Creek to the south where the southern boundary is located along the Sydney Water Supply Pipeline. The suburb's western border runs along Mamre Road and the Erskine Park Road till the M4 Motorway and up to Ropes Creek. A new housing development during the 1990s has greatly changed this suburb. Its history has been largely rural with some extractive industries in recent years.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
PeterWyszenko
PeterWyszenko Historical profile

Aboriginal History

For more general information on the Dharug people please see The Dharug Story by Chris Tobin (Penrith City Library collection 994.004 DHA). It is also available online. For information on the Aboriginal population of Erskine Park from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing see Population section above.

The Aborigines of South Creek

The first inhabitants of the Sydney basin bounded by Port Jackson and Botany Bay in the east, the Blue Mountains to the west, north to the Hawkesbury River and south to Appin, had in common the Dharug language. Fourteen tribes or clans made up this language group and the people who inhabited both sides of South Creek were known as the Gomerrigal-Tongarra clan.

Unlike the Blue Mountains clans who used rock shelters, the Gomerrigal-Tongarra people lived in open camp sites along the creek in simple gunyahs. These were constructed from three leaning poles lashed together at the top and covered on two sides with bark. They had a habit of smearing mud on their skin to protect them from the effects of both weather and insects. In winter they wore animal skins to keep warm.

Very little is known of their cultural and ceremonial life. According to researcher and writer James L. Kohen, the Gomerrigal-Tongarra clan had rights to the ridges at Plumpton and the gravels of Eastern Creek. From these areas they used red silcrete rocks to make sharp flakes which were then fashioned into tools or used as barbs on spears. The MacLaurin family (who lived at Mamre) also asserted that the bodies of the dead were not buried, but wrapped in bark and placed on platforms elevated in the branches of trees.

There are no remaining rock carvings or marked trees in the area. Emily MacLaurin described a meeting place on South Creek at Mamre at a point where '...the Creek takes in a small stream from the west, the right bank of which reaches into the creek in a narrow finger'. It is thought that despite the arrival of the Rev. Samuel Marsden in 1804, ceremonies continued to be held at this spot for some time.

By 1816 however, the Gomerrigal-Tongarra, together with the rest of the Dharug clans, had been ravaged either by clashes with the settlers or by contracting European diseases. They became increasingly dependent on the settlers for their survival. Although they had always maintained a camp on or around the Mamre estate, the Rev. Samuel Marsden now sought to encourage them to work in exchange for food and clothing. He was obviously successful in this endeavour, as by 1835 the Quaker missionary James Backhouse wrote in his journal after a visit to Mamre that '...the South Creek Natives may be considered as half-domesticated, and they often assist in the agricultural operations of the settlers.' He was also impressed by the fact that the wife of their Aboriginal guide - supplied by Marsden - could read, having been 'educated in a school, formerly kept for the Natives, at Parramatta'. The next day, Backhouse travelled onto Penrith, his guide 'another South Creek Black, named Simeon. His wife was killed, about two years ago, by some of those whom he termed "Wild Natives"...We tried in vain to persuade this man to accompany us to Wellington Valley; he did not like to go...These people are afraid of other tribes of their own race'.

Another visitor, Charles Darwin, passing through Mamre in January 1836, was impressed by the '...good humour and superior hunting skills' of the Aborigines he encountered around Penrith.

History has given us sparse records indeed about the Gomerrigal-Tongarra people. As part of the Dharug-speaking Aborigines, their life-style was probably similar to others of the Dharug clans. They were hunter-gatherers over specifically defined territories, in this case, mainly the banks of South Creek; and they adhered to particular laws of kinship, marriage, sexual practice and burial which ensured the well-being of the clan. Men and women had particular roles in the clan which were clearly defined; children were given a totem name; traditional medicine was carried out by the ‘koradji’ or doctor; and, like all Aborigines they had a spiritual Dreaming.

The clash of European and Aboriginal cultures, despite original good intentions, meant that the Gomerrigal-Tongarra people and their culture was virtually destroyed within a century of
white settlement.
2yrs+
PeterWyszenko
PeterWyszenko Origin of the place name - Erskine Park

Erskine Park was the name of a 3,000 acre grant made in 1818 to James Erskine (1765-1825). The grant covered an area east of the present Mamre Road to Rope's Creek taking in what are now the suburbs of St. Clair and Erskine Park. James Erskine was born in 1765 in Ireland and was a career soldier who fought in the West Indies, Ireland and the Peninsular Campaigns. He arrived with his regiment in Sydney on the "Matilda" in August 1817. He was sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor on September 12, 1817. In recent times (1980-81), there were controversial moves within the community to change the name of this historic suburb to St. Clair - a name having no historical connection with the area. The matter was finally resolved in the latter half of 1981, when the Geographical Names Board created two separate suburbs, Erskine Park and St. Clair.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Big enough yet small enough"

Erskine Park is large enough to have all the things we need like its own chemist ( and the staff remember which one of the kids was sick last week), Great doctors too !! A few places to eat out at, a gym for the ladies and a nail bar.
There is the local public High school and primary and some of the kids in our street go there but we have Mamre Anglican school in the area which I can personally recommend along with the Catholic infants/primary and high school that some of my other neighbours kids go to.
I could rave about the area being in such a good location in that it pretty much an hour to everything. 1 hour to Wollongong, 1 hour to the city 1 hour to central coast, 1 hour to Katoomba. but I have to admit the best thing I find about the area is the people. I am lucky enough to live here and my kids have the childhood that so many kids lack these days. They ride their bikes and scooters, swim in each others pools, The girls make up dances to the latest songs and have sleep overs and movie nights. We can go away and we look after each other animals. There are a few streets that even have Christmas street parties. Honestly the list is endless.
Erskine Park is a fabulous place to raise your kids if you are looking for a suburb that is big enough yet small enough.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice, quiet and friendly suburb - close to everything"

Erskine Park is a great little suburb with access to many facilities. It has a decent shopping centre with everything you need on a daily basis, and only a short drive to many large shopping complexes. Erskine Park is a quiet place with a lot of friendly residents. It has a primary school, a high school, football fields, netball courts and many childcare facilities. There is never much traffic in the area, and is in close proximity to the M4 and M7. There are many sporting clubs in the area to keep families with children busy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice, quiet area."

Erskine Park is a nice, quiet area to live. The only down side would be having to use the M4 which can be quite busy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"Typical western Sydney suburb"

Erskine Park is a western Sydney suburb north of Penrith. It is a good forty to fifty minutes' drive to get here from the city. It is a very green suburb with plenty of bush and houses that have plots of land that are almost farm like. The main road heading into Erskine Park has many fruit shops that sell local produce. The fruits and vegetables here look very fresh and less pumped up with hormones. They are also very cheap. You just have to look out for them along the sides of the road. I picked up my pet rabbit from a breeder in Erskine Park so will probably come back here for another one some time soon.
JenBert
JenBert You can purchase fresh produce in suburbs adjacent to Erskine Park, but this is not Erskine Park itself, nor is it on the main road coming into Erskine Park. The area being referred to would be probably be classified as Kemps Creek.
2yrs+
Dman70
Dman70 Ruby Shoes, I'm not sure what area you are talking about, but it definitely isn't Erskine Park. I echo Jan's comment above. I also want to wish you good luck when returning to find another rabbit from a breeder at Erskine Park. To me your comments spell FAIL especially your generic term for "Typical Western Sydney Suburb. Erskine Park is situated just of the M4 (next turnoff from the old Wonderland heading west). Erskine Park is @ 8km2 with 2 schools, local shops including hairdressers, newsagent, Franklins, chemist, medical centre, real estate, restaurant, liquor land, bakery and an ALDI's is currently being built as we speak. it's direct neighbour is St Clair. A great place to live, quiet streets, good neighbours, plenty of people out and about running, walking etc. Highly recommend it.
2yrs+
kim90
kim90 Yes, this review is certainly not of Erskine Park. Erskine Park is not located north of Penrith, it is east and slightly south. All other information is also incorrect.
2yrs+
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