Homebush West, NSW 2140

4.3(24 reviews)

Ranked 221st best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

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Reviews of Homebush West, NSW

prajwalshakya
prajwalshakya
6th August 2021

"Great Suburb"

Excellent suburb, close to Sydney CBD, Paramatta CBD, Olympic park, DFO, IKEA and Sydney market. Good access to public transport as well.

Shopping centres at Rhodes, Lidcombe, Burwood and Strathfield are only 5-10 mins drive.

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  • Families with kids
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coolmints
coolmints
9th November 2020

"Pretty convenient location but a lot of vehicle noise"

I’ve been renting for about 2 months on Henley Road, Homebush West having originally lived on Kembla Street, Croydon Park for over 10 years.

The Good
Few minutes walk to Flemington Station, popular Vietnamese restaurants and Asian groceries, newly built Hudson Park and other nearby parks are great for a jog/walk or to take the kids/dog to, Hudson Park Golf Driving Range and Flemington markets are nearby.

The Bad
Vehicle noise from Henley Road, Arthur Street and Centenary Drive.
Vehicle congestion at times at the intersection of Arthur Street and Henley Road.
Some dodgy/trashy looking houses on some streets.

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ahsmith
ahsmith
30th September 2020

"Nice village, but beware Centenary Park"

Homebush West is the official extremity of the Inner West - which for some people means the western-most habitable point of Sydney. But it's still perfectly liveable. Homebush West village, south of Flemington station, is really great. It's one of those slow paced but vibrant, colourful and most importantly useful little villages you'd think are everywhere in Sydney, but are actually really hard to find. Admittedly it's very heavily Southeast and South Asian focussed, but if you are after Asian groceries, dim sums or some fresh seafood to take home, or just to have a tasty meal, it's got all of that, without being too hectic like Burwood or Hurstville. And of course nothing in Sydney beats Flemington markets for produce. For residents, there are plenty of services in and around the village as well. The housing immediately around the village tends to be older style unit blocks - but solidly built. There are some nicer houses towards the border with Homebush and Strathfield in the east and south - also plenty of nice green spaces and playgrounds that straddle those borders. Be aware though that there is a weird corner of Homebush West around Courallie Avenue which is west of Homebush Bay Drive and north of the railway line. It's miles away from the rest of the residential suburb and cut off by highways, railways and the market. Courallie Avenue is (or used to be) fine, but somehow approval has been given to build a giant development in the most inaccessible corner of this patch, called Centenary Park, which is surrounded by railways and industrial land. If you are thinking of buying or renting in Centenary Park, beware and do your research. Don't be fooled by the post code - Centenary Park is basically in Lidcombe and you will get more for your money in actual Lidcombe.

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quantumlord
quantumlord
8th March 2020

"Well serviced by public transport with countless amenities"

Of all the unequivocal propositions I've come to terms with, I can affirm that Homebush West is about as far west as I would go for living in the Sydney CBD. Yet, this should not be classed, merely as a consequence of being the furthest of the inner west suburbs, as undesirable, as there are amenities just north, and the markets are supreme as always. In fact, it's intriguing to note that they dedicate a station to a region of this suburb - Flemington. Sydney Olympic Park provides one the latitude to perform intensive physical activity and for the sheer sake of leisure, which is why this is highly desirable for families. It is also recommended for professionals, as this suburb is in close propinquity to major business districts such as Strathfield, Burwood, Homebush and Concord. Strathfield, in turn, is a major interchange stop, so access to Macquarie University, the Upper North Shore shouldn't be all too difficult. Overall very good suburb that prides itself in its safety relative to its counterparts further out west.

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petert41
petert41
13th March 2019

"Central Suburb With Plenty of Parks and Local Shops"

Moved into Homebush West on Henley Road in late 2017 and have been really impressed with it.
It is a quiet, family oriented suburb with homely local shops full of Asian grocers, small restaurants and cafe's.
There quite a few parks and walks to go on in the ares for those who like to get outside inducing park exercise equipment, cricket nets, a golf range and a council run golf course.
You can also stroll over to Homebush for a few better cafes and restaurants and it is only two stops away from Strathfield for major grocery needs.
Has great access to Transport with Flemington train station and is located in the dead centre of Sydney allowing easy access by car to the north eastern suburbs, western suburbs and eastern suburbs.
The price of housing is relatively cheap and being part of Strathfield Council ensures that roads and amenities are well looked after.
Definitely recommend.

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  • Families with kids
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"Pho-gotten Foodie Suburb"

Hidden from the main roads Homebush West is a little piece of asia right here in Sydney. Much like its bigger counterparts in Eastwood and Cabramatta but in a smaller package, secreted behind the Sydney Markets.

The town centre is right next to the newly upgraded Flemington Train Station which now has both express and all stations trains to and from the city.

There's a diverse range of asian food from countries such as China / Vietnam / India. These include Dim Sim / Bakery (Vietnamese) / BBQ (Chinese) / Cafes (Vietnamese & Korean) / Traditional (Indian & Chinese) / Pho. Not to mention an array of shops filled with exotic fresh produce, products and spices.

There are large parks near the town centre with the incredible bicycle / foot paths of Olympic park only a short bicycle ride away.

Large shopping centres at Rhodes / Burwood / Strathfield / Lidcombe are only 5-10 mins drive away. The suburb is on an arterial section of motorway that accesses all points of the compass.

I've been a resident of the suburb for ten years and I'd highly recommend the area for young professionals and families.

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"Great Location!!"

We moved to Homebush West and chose it for its proximity to Sydney CBD, access to public transport, arterial routes to airport, northern suburbs and Parramatta. Our apartment was nestled in a very nice pocket of apartment complexes next to older homes with large land sizes now the site of newer buildings. It was very handy for us as we liked to be out and about every weekend so its location provided us access to main roads and freeways in all 4 directions as well as public transport if required which was only a short walk away. A bonus was the fresh food market conveniently located nearby which meant we ate good quality for less and had alot more cash in our hands than if we solely relied on supermarkets.. We enjoyed being so close to DFO and Auburn factory outlets as well as Parramatta, Top Ryde or Burswood Shopping Centres. We enjoyed Sydney Olympic Park and got to watch many NRL games as well as V8 super cars and would frequent the many walking trails and swimming pool it has to offer. We would go out in the City or the Cross and catch a cab or the bus home which had a stop at the end of our st on Parramatta Rd. We had an option to attend our gym in North Strathfield or Auburn which was great. All in all we had a great quality of life in Homebush West as a young couple who liked to make the most of all Sydney had to offer. My only complaint would be traffic noise which you get used to and is nowhere near as bad as other suburbs.

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"Most affordable suburb within 13km of Sydney CBD"

I have been living (rent) with my partner on Courallie Ave for three years. We enjoy our lives there, it's quiet, convenient and friendly. We never had an issue with safety nor with our neighbors.
Flemington got the best Vietnam beef noodle soup shop in Sydney, and lots of other delicious restaurant. The market is close enough to walk, every week you can buy fresh vegi, meats & seafood at the cheapest price without going to Cosco!!!
Homebush west is located in the middle of everywhere you wish. It takes 3 mins train to Strathfield, 13km to Sydney, 10km to Parramatta. It also only takes 5 mins driving to Olympic park, rhodes IKEA & homebush DFO!
Homebush west also has many reputable schools around, e.g. Homebush West Primary School, Homebush Boys High School, Strathfield Girls.
There still many other aspects I didn't mention of course, but we love to live here and we probably will consider to buy our first property around the area.
Highly recommend to families with kids and retirement couple cause this suburb has everything you want and more!!!

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"Nice place to live"

Funny suburb to live in but nice. Has two real extremes with some super wealthy people in the area (especially because of the fairly prestigeous shools, which can be annoying) and also regular people.One of the nice parts of the area to live in, although can depend which part you are in.

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IntransitI
IntransitI

What are some of these prestigious schools? I'm from Melb thinking of moving up to Syd Homebush.. legitimately interested ...

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"A place for family life"

No beach for you here, neither traffic. A quiet and peaceful place right for a real family life, esp. those with kids.

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"Homebush West"

Me and my wife have been living in Homebush West for about 5 years, we start with renting and in 2009 we have bought the first property, this is a small town and we have found it so convenient living there.

Great for

  • Close to shops and stations
  • Quite and Clean
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"Everything closeby"

Homebush West is an innerwest suburb which is about 5 minutes drive to Strathfield and 13KM to CBD. Let's have a look what we have in or around the suburb.

Schools:
Active child care: which is on Hornsy road.
Homebush Public
Homebush Boy High
Strathfield Girls

Shopping:
Planty of Asian Gorceries near Station
Peddy's Market
Costco (10 minutes drive)
Burwood Westfield (5 minutes drive)
Ikea (10 minutes)
DFO (5 minutes)

Food:
BBQ shops and Asian restraunants in Homebush west

In all this is somewhere that you can simply reach any neccesities and it is highly recommended for investment as for its high rent return.

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"Awesome place"

Love it

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  • Families with kids
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"Just love Homebush West"

Homebush West is a gorgeous Town, people are polite and friendly but of course you only get what you give, so I suppose there are always those with attitude; those that are never happy unless they complain about something. If you live here you soon discover the great community feeling and the wonderful activities that you can involve yourself in.

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"Area to everything"

Excellent place close to every amenties, DFO shopping, Rhodes IKEA, Burwood Westfield, Paddy's Market, Asian Grocessories, Homebush Primary, Homebush Boys, Strathfield Girls, Golf club.

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  • Families with kids
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"Safe Place to Live and Excellent Place for Fruit and Vegie"

According to my 18+ living experience in Homebush West, it is such a Safe Place to Live and Excellent Place for Fruit and Vegie. I lived in a ground floor unit with my wife for more than 18 years already and we are quite happy with the security of the region. Plus, there are so many Indian and Asian grocery shops around so you do not need to drive to buy staff. The Paddy's market is quite famous in Sydney and we always go there shopping for fruit and vegie. Although we are now living in Paddington we missed the live over there.

In all it is a region that developed quite good in the past 6 years, and the property price there is not expensive at all so it will be a fabulous place for any first home buyers.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"One of the best in price"

I am more looking at the property price side for this area, so far the average medium unit price are around 350K+ which is quite affordable for most families, much cheaper compare to Homebush which will be one station before and shopping is quite convenient there as well. Most important to me there is a golf club in this region so I am happy to live there.

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"good place to start family"

Many of my friends have purchased their first home in Homebush West area it is quite a good place for living, as mentioned by others there are quite a few shops nearby the neighborhood, and the major population are from Asia so quite a safe place to raise child.
The only issue I can think will be the environment, it is not so clean and tidy on the street, but overall a nice place to recommend.

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"Nice place for family and kids"

A developed place in inner west, close to Strathfield and Rhodes, plenty Asian shops around and Paddy's market near the station.

Public transport is close to shopping and child care, primary school, golf club, GP everything you can find overthere.

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"Great place for shopping and living"

safe place, great for shopping and great for fist home buyers.

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"Affordable Alternative to Rhodes Apartments"

Homebush west is an affordable alternative to Rhodes. It enjoys the convenience of Ikea, Olympic park, DFO and Flemington shops without the high price of accomodation in Rhodes. The newer apartments in Homebush West has the modern facilities but much more affordable than surrounding apartments in the Wentworth and Rhodes area (which is less than 10 mins by car).

The childcare (Active Kids) and pre-school (Strathfield Sessional) are good and highly recommended. Train lines are also well connected.

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"Its a suburb you can start your independent life but move out"

ignored by council, local MP is a champion of pokitical correctness but hasn't done any development of the local area.

Great primary school, nearby high schools for girls and boys. Two golf courses nearby, three hospitals close by. Close to strathfield for shopping etc.

Well connected to Sydney city by train, good train frequency.

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"Its a mess"

Lots of litter blowing around the street, most of it with Chinese and Hindi writing on it, combined with Strathfield council's lack of interest in this non-mansion area, ensures this suburb remains dirty, and well on its way to becoming a ghetto.

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"Great place for groceries, fresh produce and Paddy's Market"

Homebush West is a good mix of older style residential units, family houses and modern styled units. It is serviced by Flemington station. The neighbouring suburbs include Strathfield and Homebush. Schools located around this area include Strathfield girls' high and Homebush boys' high.

I visit Homebush West at least twice a month for my groceries. This suburb offers a large variety of Asian produce, groceries, fresh meat and fish without the need to travel to Chinatown in the city. Prices here are very reasonable. Additionally, it is located right across Paddy's market and Sydney Flowers Market. Hence, it can get really busy on the weekends. Most people usually visit one of the many cafes and resturants for lunch after they have completed their shopping. Getting there by car will be the most convenient option. However, this does contribute to parking and congestion problems around the area as many bring their cars along with them when they do their weekly shopping.

I would recommend living there if you can afford it. Although it is not as snazzy a postcode as its Strathfield counterpart, real estate prices around that area is constantly on the rise due to its relative proximity to Strathfield and the city.

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