8.6 out of 10

Glenwood

Ranked 175th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7407114937988 150.9376547911
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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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 05, 2017

"Nice Neighbourhood - Good & Friendly people"

What I love about Glenwood is this suburb offers a perfect suburban life style. Glenwood is surrounded by green well maintained parks, a small lake where you can see duck families swimming around , good children playground and full of nice looking houses with beautiful front yards. So, you can have a nice relaxing walk or jogging around the neighbourhood . It has only one supermarket and no plaza in this suburb. However, it is an advantage ... less cars coming to fill our main streets. Therefore, the neighbourhood is very safe and quiet but not scary at all. Many families live here. Also surprisingly , it is very easy to access to the public transport especially during Monday to Friday.. buses come frequently ...no waiting more than 10 minutes Direct Bus to City .. to Macquarie .. to Blacktown... Parramatta.. Castle Hill ! T-way bus line ,Parklea Market , petrol station , some fast food restaurants are on the border Glenwood line.
Pros
  • Close to shopping and transport
  • Friendly and clean
  • Plenty of parks
  • Schools
Cons
  • some early morning traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 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
Nov 28, 2016

"Great nifty suburb for families"

We moved to Glenwood few years ago and we started renting. We fell in love with this suburb and hence bought a house and settled permanently. We bought it a bit later into the boom and hence paid more than what we expected but cannot ask for more. Great neighbours. Stroll to woolies, schools and parks, cannot ask for more. Never had issues with noise or burgalry or anything. It is a bit of a drive to where I work, but I love my drive. When I have to go to city, just catch a bus, Bus stops are everywhere, there are 3 in walking distance to my house and closest one being just 2 mins. For anyone having young lings we care about who lives in the suburb as it also determines the school prospects and Glenwood ticks all the boxes. Not sure about investing as we are owner occupants. In terms of eating out, I am more of menulog person if I do not feel like cooking. If I want to go someplace cool to eat, all places are at driving distance. Soon enough we will be getting new trains that will take off the stress of driving. And Parklea market is being redeveloped, and once we get one look at the prices of the apartments being built there, we will be glad that we own a house in this area :-)
Pros
  • Schools
  • Close to shopping and transport
  • Friendly and clean
  • Plenty of parks
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
AS1 AS1
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful suburb with good community spirit"

Pros
  • Close to shopping and transport
  • Friendly and clean
  • Plenty of parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • 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+

"40 minutes to the city by 616x, 617x bus via m2"

I just wanted to add to all the wonderful reviews about Glenwood (we live on the other side of Glenwood which also known as King's Ridge estate and has no shops or anything except the houses, kids play areas, walking paths, pond and T-way bus stop!) that when we go to the city, we take a bus from Norbrick bus stop (near the bridge to Bella Vista over the Old Windsor road) and it takes app. 35-40 minutes to Victoria Building bus stop in the heart of the Sydney City. The bus goes via M2. Cheaper than train and hassle free, the bus goes every hour on Sat, Sun and holidays and more frequently Mon-Fri. I also love the fact that it takes us about 5-7 minutes to walk to the Bella Vista Circa shopping center via the bridge, and where you can find a medical center, chemist, dry cleaners, alterations, hair dressers, cafes, food court and Woolworth with liquorland of course.
The houses in the area are big, look really well cared after with beautiful front yards and good size back yards. Neighbors are really friendly. Narrow streets plan doesn't allow speeding and good when you have kids or pats. Very convenient to go anywhere we want whether it is a beach (we go to Dee Why and it takes us about 40 minutes via M2) or the city. The area is still developing and I am very positive the house pricing will go up even more when the North West Rail Link will start functioning. As well as that more businesses are moving their offices to Norwest Business Park from the City due to higher rent in the City, which means more people will want to live nearby. Glenwood is one of the nearest suburbs to the business park, only across the road, but the housing prices in average $250,000 - $300,000 less in comparison to virtually identical houses in Bella Vista. We lived in Glenwood for 6 years now and absolutely loving it! No plans to move.
Pros
  • Close to shopping and transport
  • Friendly and clean
  • Plenty of parks
Cons
  • some noise if living close to M7
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
43163118
43163118 Hi, I recently bought a house in crestview drive, Comes under kings ridge estate. I am relatively new to the area. How is the area? Any burgalary? and is there any good schools. I have to travel to Rhodes. commuting by public transport seems to be difficult, Any advise on the street and suburb? Thanks
2yrs+
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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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb for families"

Glenwood is a great suburb to raise a family aged from the very young children to teenagers or young adults. It has access to many close shopping centres providing a variety of options. It is only an hour (on average) into the city or to the airport. There are a range of houses to cater for a range of incomes and family sizes. Close to Bella Vista which has a lot of work opportunities. It is close to the new private hospital or 15 minutes to Westmead. The area seems to be still developing and has not reached its potential as yet. We have lived here for 14 years and watched it develop over that time.
Pros
  • Close to shopping and transport
  • Friendly and clean
  • Plenty of parks
Cons
  • some early morning traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Overpriced and Overrated!"

I have lived in Glenwood for 4 years and have jumped out as soon as I could. There is nothing here that is really attractive. If you want to eat out anywhere you have to drive out of the suburb to elsewhere. But the worst thing is that it is a investor's nightmare. Once the shine wears off, you realise you have bought a house that is overpriced and has a higher estimation of itself that it is actually worth. There are much better houses for better prices in other suburbs that have better family areas and shops. The whole area is pretty full with no room for development and is in the right position to see its value come crashing down, dragging investors with it. I lived in a great house, but was just not a great investment to keep a hold off when you actually look into the future of this overpriced and overrated suburb.
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viola84
viola84 Could You give me example of better prices in other suburbs (other I mean equally good)
2yrs+
himynameisdrew
himynameisdrew Investing in Glenwood is a terrible idea to begin with unfortunately.
2yrs+
NT2
NT2 Glenwood is for families with steady house price growth. The past 12 months especially have seen very good returns home owners. There is also good rental return.

Shouldn't blame others because you bought something that you thought was over priced. And if you didn't make money on a house you purchased ( supposedly) in 2006 and sold in 2010, then you did something very very wrong.
2yrs+
claud
claud Blacktown Blacktown Blacktown why would you dis own the area you live in be proud, brother welcome
Feb 26, 2016
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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+

"Convenient place to live"

Great place to live especially if you have kids. Not many good shops within Glenwood but at least everything is quite close eg. Norwest, Castle Towers, Rouse Hill and Westpoint.
Pros
  • Close to shopping and transport
  • Friendly and clean
  • Plenty of parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
VGH
VGH Hi, we are looking to buy in Calvary Grove - buying over the internet. Do you think Calvary Grove is a good street?
2yrs+
auswill
auswill Ive never been on Cavalry Grove. Looking on street view, its a private estate.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent location, safe and relaxing suburb"

I bought my house in 2004 and I have no intentions to sell. Simply put, I cannot find a better combination of quiet suburban lifestyle with nearly perfect motorways connectivity (M7 and M2).
What others tend to forget is the enormous advantage of having recycled water straight for the council, subject to NO regulations or limitations. Read green gardens all year around, clean driveways and cars and so forth. For me, it is priceless.
I know that there are significant differences between streets in Glenwood, so I purchased in Casino St, away from noise yet close to park and other facilities. In addition, I have a perfectly sized block and a big 2-storey house - more than enough space for me and my family.
In addition - perfect Foxtel satellite reception, ADSL/2+ syncing at 20 Mbits with Telstra Bigpond, 9 meters swimming pool, veggie garden, gazebo, large pergola, ... Make the ideal lifestyle.
I love it!
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roving2
roving2 thats very encouraging
i love the water recycling....it has been such a drag with this drought and water restrictions so i agree this is a very big plus for the areat
thank you for posting
2yrs+
VGH
VGH Is Calvary Grove a good street - we are looking to buy?
2yrs+
Ferdinando
Ferdinando The best way to determine if a street is good for you is to take a day off in the middle of the week, and spend a few hours of the day parked there and/or walking around. Listen to noise levels, look at people's activities. Then repeat the same for a typical weekend (Saturday preferred). Once you determine that noise levels and type of neighbors are OK for you, then you have your answer. I did the same. Regarding people commenting negatively on this suburb, they either purchased an overpriced property at the wrong time (poor research), or are looking for a completely different lifestyle (I lived in the city for many years and I would never expect anything even remotely similar - advantages and drawbacks in both cases).
2yrs+
43163118
43163118 Hi, I recently bought a house in crestview drive, Comes under kings ridge estate. I am relatively new to the area. How is the area? Any burgalary? and is there any good schools. I have to travel to Rhodes. commuting by public transport seems to be difficult, Any advise on the street and suburb? How is caddies creek school? Thanks
2yrs+
Ferdinando
Ferdinando I cannot comment on schools since I have no children. I never had any burglary issue, the only annoyance happened with the occasional graffiti by some youngsters that have nothing better to do with their life, and the inevitable neighbour leaving barking dogs outside overnight.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to Everywhere"

Situated on the fringes of Norwest Sydney this quiet area in bustling with a combination of young families, retiree's and professionals. There are plenty of shopping options nearby with its own shopping village featuring Woolworths, medical centre, newsagent and pharmacy, a slightly larger shopping centre is only 5kms away in Bella Vista in the Circa complex. Glenwood is also in close proximity to Castle Towers Shopping Centre, Rouse Hill Town Centre, Blacktown Westpoint, Winston Hills and Norwest Plaza.

There are 3 primary schools two public and one catholic and a 7 - 12 high school. there are also 3 daycare centres in the area.

Easy access to the M2 and M7 motorways and the TWAY bus system. The area also features 4 sporting grounds with tennis, playgrounds, cricket pitches and even an outdoors gym.
Pros
  • Close to shopping and transport
  • Friendly and clean
  • Plenty of parks
Cons
  • some early morning traffic
  • some noise if living close to M7
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
43163118
43163118 Hi, I recently bought a house in crestview drive, Comes under kings ridge estate. I am relatively new to the area. How is the area? Any burgalary? and is there any good schools. I have to travel to Rhodes. commuting by public transport seems to be difficult, Any advise on the street and suburb? How is caddies creek school? Thanks
2yrs+
himynameisdrew
himynameisdrew Great Street!! I lived right down the road from there for over 10 years, since the estate was under construction. I think this part of the area (Glenwood) is beautiful, unfortunately, yes, we were burgled on one occasion but that is because our property has easy access (it backed onto the vacant land behind the M7). Travelling to Rhodes is definitely a mission I myself have had to do that on a number of occasions however Crestvview is just a moment from the T-Way getting a bus to the train station should be a hassle. Street is beautiful no advice needed, might be a bit annoying if you live where everyone parks their cars for the bus but otherwise I think its a nice street.. Caddies Creek seems like a good school, a friend of mine who is a school teacher in the area sends his children their with no dramas. I also tutor guitar to a lot of students that attend Caddies Creek and they are always so nice and polite.
2yrs+
43163118
43163118 Thanks for your reply. Do you hear any noise from M7 or old windsor? behind my property is Garrteway nad behind that Tway and oldwindsor. I bought it from Dylfinn. Are you still living in crestview drive?. I just bought and moving next month.
2yrs+
himynameisdrew
himynameisdrew To be honest I never really notice the noise, obviously the ambience isn't dead silence but it has never been an issue. I lived in fairmount circuit until earlier this year, my parents also live there, lovely street minimal noise..
2yrs+
43163118
43163118 Thanks again for your feed back. Fairmont cct is very nice. I looked around. Neighbours seems to be good as well. Also noticed few bikies around there. How did you travelled to Rhodes. I checked in 131500 and I got catch a bus to Westmead which approximately take 20 mins then from westmead to Strathfield and to Rhodes. Total Journey nearly 1 hour. Is there any better way? However it is easy for my wife, she got to catch only one bus to macquarie park. Also people talk about recycling water, We never heard about that. Is it only in this area? I lived in parammat and moving to glenwood,
2yrs+
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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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Hidden suburb with great lifestyle opportunities"

Glenwood is a very handy and upmarket area where people with families and friends thrive around its good schools and recreational parks. This area is within easy reach to all the motorways and is strategically located near to one of Sydneys most expensive areas, Bella Vista, Baulkham Hills.
Glenwood has quiet and safe streets with beautiful houses and greenery.
I enjoy Glenwood most due to its location with respect to the schools here...both primary and secondary are within walking range. I also love the fact that almost everyone here comes from the same socio-economic background affording very similar houses and thus similar interests.
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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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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+

"A good investment for our first family home!"

We bought our house in Glenwood 2 and a half years ago and have not looked back. Glenwood is a quiet neighborhood, perfect for families or couples buying their first home. There are plenty of parks nearby to walk the dog and playgrounds for young children to play.

While the local shopping centre at Glenwood doesn't have much to offer (Woolworths, newsagent, bakery, hairdresser, GP, Pharmacy, Kebab Shop and Asian Grocery Store), there is a plethora of major shopping centres and decent restaurants within a short drive. You can get to the city, Eastern Suburbs, Northern beaches very quickly via the motorway and public transport seems to be good (although I have never really used it!).

We have found a very good GP in Malvern Road where you can get an appointment with short notice most days and there are a number of specialists practicing at Norwest which is 5 mins down the road. Child care is not too hard to come by and the rates are good compared to other parts of Sydney that I am familiar with.

For the money we paid for our lovely house, and what we could get for it if we sold it today, we are very very happy with our purchase in Glenwood!
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  • Families with kids
43163118
43163118 Hi, I recently bought a house in crestview drive, Comes under kings ridge estate. I am relatively new to the area. How is the area? Any burgalary? and is there any good schools. I have to travel to Rhodes. commuting by public transport seems to be difficult, Any advise on the street and suburb? How is caddies creek school? Thanks
2yrs+
NitinChhatwal
NitinChhatwal This is a great suburb from safety, parks, and schools perspective.
May 25, 2016
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A quiet family neighborhood"

I purchased a house here 12mths ago. I have been extremely happy here. The people are friendly, the houses are big enough for families to grow in. Parks are always near by and in great condition. People look after there houses and gardens. Transport is close by. School and shopping centres are close. No complaints.
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43163118
43163118 Hi, I recently bought a house in crestview drive, Comes under kings ridge estate. I am relatively new to the area. How is the area? Any burgalary? and is there any good schools. I have to travel to Rhodes. commuting by public transport seems to be difficult, Any advise on the street and suburb? How is caddies creek school? Thanks
2yrs+
NitinChhatwal
NitinChhatwal This is a great suburb from safety perspective.
May 25, 2016
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2/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
2yrs+

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