8.9 out of 10

Gloucester Street, Macquarie Fields

-33.98498 150.88254
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"One of the hidden gems of Macquarie Fields"

I've lived on Gloucester St for ten years now, and it's a great little street. There's barely any noise from the main road, Atchison Road.

It's Walking distance to Macquarie Fields station, walking distance to the various schools & TAFE, and walking distance to the revamped Glenquarie Shopping Center. I prefer shopping at Woolworths Glenquarie than in Ingleburn. Ingleburn seems to have a dodgier crowd than Glenquarie nowadays.

The street itself is quiet due to the fact that it's a cul-de-sac. There's no walking thoroughfare at the end of the street, so no dodgy characters walking through.

In terms of Internet access, there's Telstra Cable available - which is as fast as the proposed NBN. ADSL Internet is quite unreliable here, being around 4+ KM away from the (Ingleburn) phone exchange.

Fitness options; there's an Anytime Fitness at Glenquarie, and a Campbelltown Council gym next to Macquarie Fields primary. The council puts in a real decent amount of money into fitness options. The swimming center, around 1.4KM away, has an indoor 20M pool, and a (currently under construction) fully rebuilt, heated, 50M outdoor pool. There's also a 1KM paved triathlon/walking track next to the swimming center, as well as tennis courts. There's also a cycleway from neighbouring Glenfield Station all the way to Casula Station that can be followed all the way to Olympic Park.

To get on the M5 by car takes about 5-10 minutes, depending on whether you go via Brooks Rd in Ingleburn or via Glenfield/Holsworthy and Moorebank Ave.

The houses are older, but the vast majority of them are well-maintaned and occupied by a mix of either pensioners or families. Property prices in Mac Fields are on the rise, and I'd recommend this street to anyone looking for a nice, quiet place to live that won't break the bank.
  • Quiet
  • Walking distance to the station
  • Close to schools and shops
  • You have to deal with Macquarie Fields' (false) bad reputation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
winnie Excellent info. Yes... the only negative is dealing with the (false) bad reputation.
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