9.0 out of 10

Hazelbrook

Ranked 119th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7165566288227 150.464489492806
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  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Sep 29, 2020

"Love living here!"

Hazelbrook is known as the village of waterfall walks and is the perfect place to live for nature lovers. From our house we can walk to many different walking trails, waterfalls and lookouts on both sides of the village. The bird life here is incredible and there are many local parks and beautiful big trees which line the streets of the village. Hazelbrook has a great accessible train station and is an express stop with frequent trains towards Sydney or further up the mountains. It has three good schools and several child care options. The village centre has a great selection of shops and three cafes - all with great coffee! There's also a fantastic medical centre, wonderful vet and a 24-hour gym. People are generally friendly and say hello when passing on the street and our neighbours have been wonderful. There are some incredible heritage homes in the older part of the village and some more modern houses in other areas - most are on large lots with lots of space for trees. Hazelbrook is right in the middle of the Blue Mountains and has easy access to many of the interesting villages, walking trails and sights that make the Blue Mountains famous. It's only 5 minutes drive to Lawson, 10 minutes to Wentworth Falls or 15 minutes to Leura / Katoomba. The only negative about Hazelbrook is that it is at least a 15 minute drive to the nearest major supermarket. However, there is a smaller supermarket with a good selection which helps with the day-to-day items.
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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The Jewel of the Mountain"

Hazelbrook is the best of both worlds! Gorgeous mountains lifestyle whilst still close enough to Sydney to do a daily commute (and the views of Sydney are amazing from here). Great place to raise kids with lots of school options. Plenty of great dining choices in neighbouring villages and a really warm sense of community.
Pros
  • Peaceful Quiet No Trouble Town
  • School
  • Shop Owners
Cons
  • Stupid Road Works but it will soon be over
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Country town feel - close to everything you need."

We have just moved to Hazelbrook and from the first moment, arriving at our new house- our neighbours came over to introduce themselves and said "let us know if we can you help you with anything". Coming from the Sydney Surburbs the friendliness of the neighbours came as a bit of a suprise. There are many families with children of all ages and lovely retired or semi-retired couples around. It is very quiet even though we live within 1km of the rail road. My husband has not slept this well for years. People working in the shops are very friendly. There are some fantatic places to eat and we love going to the country cinema's in nearby suburbs. All in all we love Hazelbrook!!
Pros
  • Peaceful Quiet No Trouble Town
  • School
  • Shop Owners
Cons
  • Stupid Road Works but it will soon be over
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Sadly Moving due to Work But trust Me Hazelbrook is a wondeful community, friendly, wonderful shops with personal service, Quiet Peaceful Town"

Wonderful!!!!!!
LIved here 11 and a half years now sadly have to move due to work,
School is GREAT sad in taking my son away from it, .
Friendly People always saying "Good Morning" "How are you"
Its a really wonderful little town perfect for Familes with young kids


Note: We have very stlylish Entertaining house for sale that we have renovated from scratch so sad to leave it, Many Fond Memories in Good old Hazo!!!
Pros
  • School
  • Shop Owners
  • Peaceful Quiet No Trouble Town
Cons
  • Stupid Road Works but it will soon be over
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lovely bushwalks to waterfalls, good shopping village and excellent medical and community services."

I moved here in 2007 because Sydney was way out of my price range and I wanted somewhere lovely to bring up my children. I found a gorgeous house close to the waterfalls and village that is quiet and lovely. I like the people, there are so many different types with varying interests and people seem to find there own like-minded mates. Local services are excellent especially for families, there are always free family fun days or art workshops running nearby. Swimming pool (heated and outdoor) is just up in the next village for the summer as well as the library. There are three primary schools in Hazelbrook alone, three preschools and a fantastic after school care service. My best friend lives in Northern Sydney and it is 1 hour and 15 minutes door to door, another reason I chose Hazelbrook. Sydney is just that bit easier to get to from here rather than the Upper Mountains.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"I can't believe I'm the 1st person to write a review on Hazo !!!"

Maybe I'm biased, I've lived here almost 20 years and I love the place. Well placed between the beautiful upper mountain's National Parks and the larger shopping precinct of Penrith. Our local shopping village is friendly and offers all the neccessities. Well served by rail on the comfortable mountains trains, places like Penrith, Blacktown and Parramatta are easily accessible for people commuting to work. Hazelbrook may not suit party people looking for nightlife, but for anyone who wants a good, safe, friendly and affordable place to live....why not give it a go?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Hazelbrook

John Street

4.5/5
"Most Friendly Town I have lived in, Been here 11 years"
-33.7353527447 150.459450509

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