8.3 out of 10

Greenwich

Ranked 230th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8345251580535 151.183781964339
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • 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 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 16, 2017

"A slice of harbour side paradise"

We've lived in Greenwich for about a year and stumbled upon it quite fortuitously. It's so much better than I could've imagined. We had been looking at all the suburbs around it but since it is a secret gem we hadn't even considered it. The community spirit here is incredible. There's Greenwich Games every 4 years, a completely self organised Olympics style event where you pick a team and compete for them. Lots of dogs in Greenwich. Great schools!! The cutest IGA in the world where they remember you by name. Wonderful fresh fish BYO restaurant. Beautiful views of the harbour and city. Very green. The 'refinery' some people speak of is a refuelling station which is connected to a refinery further down the harbour at Clyde. It's not noisy despite there being ships there all the time. I think I've heard aships horn horn once which was quite charming actually. People come from all over to fish here. Incredibly close to the city via ferry, train station walking distance and quite central to Lane Cove shops (5mins), Crows Nest (5mins), Neutral Bay (10 mins), Chatswood (15mins). The hospital could not be closer and there's even a private hospital in Greenwich. Greenwich Baths is a cute harbour beach complete with sun loungers and a cafe. No bar or pub unfortunately but really you can just pop on a ferry to Circular Quay in 15mins so who cares! So beautiful that we are planning to never leave!!!
Pros
  • Close to City
  • Pretty Area
  • Close to Water
  • Lovely people
  • Great schools
Cons
  • Parking
  • Not a refinery - it is a transfer depot.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 12, 2017

"Convenient in every way"

I have been living in Greenwich for 4 years. I don't want to move to anywhere else. The main reason is my renting property is about 40-50 metres away from the Pacific Highway. It is very quite but lots of bird singing day and night, which I don't mind. Many buses stopped at the TAFE including express buses. Two hospitals are within walking distance. Medical centres are within reach from St Leonards(12 mins walking), or Lane Cove ( 3-5 mins' drive), or Chatswood (8 mins' drive).

For shopping, I go to crows nest woolie, Lane Cove Woolie and Coles, Chatswood which has everything. Same as eating out, many choices in crows nest and Chatswood.


Attention: don't live near the water/ Greenwich Bay. Even tho the houses there are over 2.5 m and has a great view. It has an oil refinery. It smells bad.
Stay away from Pacific highway, it's very noisy.
Pros
  • Many supermarkets
  • Close to Drummoyne Birken Head Point
  • Quite
  • Close to City
  • Pretty Area
  • Lovely people
Cons
  • Not many schools
  • Noise
  • Oil Refinery
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
mimib
mimib We live on the point which is closer to the refuelling station than the highway and I'm sorry but you are mistaken as it not a refinery and it doesn't smell
Mar 16, 2017
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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 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Love it - couldnt be happier!"

We moved into Greenwich about 12 months ago and couldn't be happier - the local people are generous and friendly, the transport options are magnificent and it is so close and easy to get into the city... The suburb is so bushy and visitors are amazed by how green it is considering how close to the city. We think the value for money is one of the best for suburbs in Sydney....
Pros
  • Great schools
  • Lovely people
  • Close to City
  • Close to Water
  • Pretty Area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Greenwich waterbound haven with character."

We moved from the Eastern Suburbs to Greenwich. It has everything we wanted - views, parks, waterfront, sailing clubs, character, space and an inner city feel. There didn't seem to be many kids around at first but now the suburb is brimming with familys so the school ids a big focus point.

Night Life - there is a bit if you get involved see this clip at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG1zXBEYFN4

There is a Ferry from Greenwich Point that takes 2 minutes to Balmain and 10 to the city - so Saturday night dinner in Balmain (or the city) is very easy option. Crows Nest / Lane Cove - are 5 minutes drive to both have a lot to offer. The Shell Terminal - which is not a refinery - has ships come in most days and transfer oil from Greenwich via pipeline to the Silverwater refinery - this is part of the working harbour in action / and adds character - I drive past the site to get home but don't live close to it.

The local shops are very good - the IGA is worth checking out if you are looking at buying as so often you can avoid the big shops. Did I mention the Baths. What it could have cute little pub where locals could meet .... but for now we settle for a beer at sunset by the sea or even go to The Cockatoo Island Bar - 2 minutes by Ferry.
Pros
  • Close to City
  • Close to Water
  • Pretty Area
Cons
  • Not a refinery - it is a transfer depot.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Small Hidden Gem"

I lived in Greenwich for 7 years. I loved the area as is close to the city but doesnt have the same hussle and bussle as most places surrounding the city. Water views lovely parks and multi mullion dollar designer homes make the place very pretty, but it is small and only have a few shops. Pollution is a problem as the winds can pick up the smog from the city and bring it over. Even with frequent cleaning my car was allways dirty form this. It is very noisy for 3 reasons.1st and the biggest drawback about the area was the huge, stinky, noisy, oil refinery that would have huge noisy trucks and machinery going up and down the main road all the time and at all hours. 2 every one is making their allready big houses even bigger with constant renovations and extensions meaning tradies were everywhere all the time, waking me up most mornings with swearing etc while is was there this was constant. 3 the plane noise.
Pros
  • Close to City
  • Close to Water
  • Pretty Area
Cons
  • Oil Refinery
  • Pollution
  • Noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
LouiseD
LouiseD 'Oil refinery'? In Greenwich? Are you kidding? I've lived here for over 20 years and there is no oil refinery and no 'huge noisy trucks'. There's a Shell transfer depot on Manns Point, but the only traffic is the ships that berth there. The oil is then sent via the pipeline to the refinery at Silverwater. There is no heavy truck traffic down the main road or indeed any road in Greenwich. Are you sure you actually live here? I think perhaps not!
2yrs+
mimib
mimib I agree with Louise's comment. Having lived here for a year you are mistaken with regards to the 'oil refinery' comment. It's where ship's refuel and I haven't experienced the smell, noise or traffic you refer to
Mar 16, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Undiscovered Gem"

Green, really close to the city, a lovely little suburb that is hidden from the masses.
A nice little group of shops in the village and a couple km more and there is an abundance of shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars.
Tends to have an older demographic but that seems to be changing quite quickly as they downsize and cash in and check out.
A few good pre-schools, a public school and a good smattering of some of the best of Sydney's private schools within a few km's.
Express ferry runs infrequently but is only 15 mins to the city, buses and trains make commuting pretty straightforward however and the drive is about as easy as you can get on the north side - and if you work in North Sydney its so easy its not funny.
A lot of parks with playgrounds for the kids, its nice and dog friendly and there is Greenwich Baths for summer chilling
Basically this suburb is a Gem and is worth a double-take
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
2yrs+

"City Views"

We visited friends at this address and the views are stunning from the kitchen and bathroom windiws
There is a lovely little balcony at the rear with views overlloking the Hunters Hill area
As far as renovated bathroom and kitchen are concerned the kithen is quaint, tiny cupboards and narrow pantry and the bathroom suffers terribly from mould on the ceiling
The highlight of the evening was the cranky woman next door who decided to barge into the apartment to tell us we were too noisy.
There was little to no noise as our new baby was sleeping in her porta cot in our friends' bedroom
Recommended for
  • Retirees
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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"So boutique yet so close to city!"

This suburb is so boutique, there is hardly ever any properties to buy! The biggest reason for this is the suburb is surrounding by waterfront and the value of properties has more than doubled in the last 10 years.
Walking distance to Wollstonecraft train station and ferry, Shell Park, Manns Point Park, Greendale Park, Gore Creek Reserve & Crows Nest shops - this area has so many pluses! A quick drive to the Pacific Hwy and you're only a few minutes from the City. Wherever you are in the suburb, you are either in a boutique street or one with water views. This is a suburb to watch!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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3.5/5
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2.5/5
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Wisdom Rd

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