7.6 out of 10

Lidcombe

Ranked 342nd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8642439852268 151.052015491692
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Reviews

1/5
May 13, 2017

"Chinese cowboys love affair out west"

Lidcombe is dominated by chinese and there are some south korean people who prefer their own kind living in this suburb. Backgrounds such as anyone who resembles a muslim is resented here and not wanted around. Go for a walk to the shopping centre and watch (maintain your observation) how the chinese and south koreans behave (reactions) towards other races in particular muslims. The chinese and south koreans in Lidcombe forget they are living in Australia. If your anglo saxon and your reading this you have no idea because they tend to hide this behaviour from you in public and in the neighbourhood because its your flag in Australia that is flying high.

As neighbours chinese are varied from the region they come from in china. I have immigrant chinese neighbours and they are rough and loud behind closed doors but smile out the front and behave passive. The chinese born in Australia are supposedly another breed (self made ego) and tend to carry themselves as if its a privilege to be within their space but they forget where they came from. Deep down very immature society and very materialistic and wait for it the chinese look down on the south koreans. This is the neighbourhood here in Lidcombe love it or hate it.
Pros
  • Close to CBD and M5 and M4 motorways
  • Great public transport
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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The best value in the inner west"

Lidcombe is well into a transformation phase with many new homes being built and young families moving into this once working class suburb. With some extensive unit development close to the station it offers many options for those wanting an affordable home within a half hour trip to the centre of Sydney. The rail link is excellent, offering easy access to the city and Parrramatta. It has moderate climate, not the oppressive heat of many outer suburbs. Land size is generous and well serviced by council. The shopping strip is well laid out and lends itself to being turned into a restaurant destination, especially on the southern side where a series of early shopfronts are still in use. It could be a very exciting outdoor dining area with some imagination. As it is is still has some charm. Some cute little streets are Bernard and Raymond on the southern side which are both within walking distance of the station. It is a great place to live with great public schools. Dooleys has taken over the northern side but they do provide local employment. This place is a real estate hot spot!
Pros
  • Close to CBD and M5 and M4 motorways
  • Great public transport
  • Safe to walk around even in the evening alone
  • Lidcombe Power Centre
Cons
  • No Supermarket - yet ( But that will change this year
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
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  • Trendy & Stylish
ksalem
ksalem hi do you know when the supermarket is going to be built and where thanks
2yrs+
GemmaSeo
GemmaSeo Woolworths, Aldi and Kmart will be open in mid 2015 in Parramatta rd across the street from Costco where Ananconda and Spotlight are now.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 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+

"Great transport great community, perfect for families"

I love Lidcombe, they have a dooleys club, great for friday adn saturday nights, watching football, drinking beer, hanging out with friends. Transport is excellent and it's getting really clean!
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great suburb"

I have lived here in Lidcombe fro the past 6 years and it has been a great place to live in. And now Costco is just down the road, all my friends are envying me as it is the only Costco fro the whole of NSW, in my neighbouhood. You can get evrything there, meat, fish, vegetables to all food stuff, they also sell electronics and jewellery ! All in one roof ! The most important thing for me is safety, as I have walked home on so many occasions coming home late after my bar work on the nightride, and it has always been safe. I highly recommend people to take an evening walk around the suburb, you will see beautiful green fields, people playing with their children and their dogs and some beautiful massive houses.

The place is so quiet and tranquil as you can hear birds chirping away and practically no traffic noise and yet I am so close to M4 and the station. The station has fast trains to the city and has trains to north, south and west. Recently it has metro bus number M72 going to Cronulla via Padstow. Overall the property prices has skyrocketed in this suburb because of Costco.
Pros
  • Costco is at the corner
  • Lidcombe Power Centre
  • Olympic Park in walking distance
  • Close to CBD and M5 and M4 motorways
  • Great public transport
  • Safe to walk around even in the evening alone
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mardy
mardy house prices have rocketed,it has nothing to do with costco
supply demand in the area has been on the rise well before costco
also its a major train station,easy acsess to parramatta cbd,strathfield cbd etc
costco is not everyones cup of tea,most people shopping at costco arent from
lidcome anyway.
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A small town"

I like the transport here, but considering no local shopping centre, Lidcombe public shcool is just ok, hope council will update facility as more and more apartment being built. Safety could be issue as well. I would not recommend to families.
Pros
  • Close to CBD and M5 and M4 motorways
Cons
  • No shopping centre
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • Close to CBD and M5 and M4 motorways
  • Great public transport
  • Safe to walk around even in the evening alone
Cons
  • No Supermarket - yet ( But that will change this year
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 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"An all round good suburb"

We enjoy living in Lidcombe as it has excellent public transport, only 25 mins to the CBD. It also has Cosco opening at the end of John Street later this year and lots of friendly neighbourhood shops offering fresh food at very good prices.

The residents are friendly and the area is safe. We have lived here for 6 years and raised our kids here.

I would recommend it as agood all round suburb.
Pros
  • Great public transport
  • Close to CBD and M5 and M4 motorways
  • Safe to walk around even in the evening alone
Cons
  • No Supermarket - yet ( But that will change this year
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Convenient location, relatively cheap rent and house price"

Convenient location, relatively cheap rent and house price
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5/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Good place to buy"

I've been living in Lidcombe for the last 18 years. Very quiet area with a large Train station facility that makes transport very accessible. Qucik drive to Auburn where Big w, Woolworth/Aldi/Coles and soon costco can be accessed.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good place to stay"

Having lived in lidcombe for 3 years i have not had any problems with the place the places to eat are fairly priced with a variety of places to eat including thai, vietnamese, filipino, japanese or korean, otherwise they have dooleys. The only complaint i can think of is a need for a shopping center with a supermarket and some a department store like a kmart ot target but other then that no other major complaints and being a major train station have frequent trains.
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
2yrs+

"A relatively nice place to live"

Situated in the western suburbs of sydney and locally governed by Auburn Council, Lidcombe is close to transport and available amenities. Though, it is not ideal for the growing family. Night life and safety is a bit of a concern. Driving preferred instead of walking - especially when accompanying young ones.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"So accessible by Car or Train"

We've lived in Lidcombe for about 8 years now. We just love the location - the train station has at least 3 lines that pass through: Western Line, South Line (Campbelltown), Richmond line, which means during Peak Hour, my average wait at the station is 4-5 mins for a train. I commute to the city Monday to Friday and because of the frequency of trains, I never need to rely on a timetable. That's probably the reason why I'm seeing more & more people use Lidcombe as their commuting station even though they live in neighbouring suburbs.

Another thing I love about Lidcombe, is the fact that I can get wherever I want to go, North, South, East or West in about 30mins, in the car (or less if my destination has a train station). For eg. around 30mins to Chatswood, Hurstville, Blacktown, and even less to the City.

I also love the fact that Lidcombe is so close to Olympic Park. With an increasing amount of shows choosing Acer Arena over the Entertainment Centre, getting dropped off at Olympic Park rather than pay for expensive parking has been very convenient. Attending other events like the Easter Show, and others, has also similarly been a breeze. Another fave are the cheaper court hires at the Sports Hall, Olympic Park, eg. Badminton @ $15/hour.

Other loves about Lidcombe are: quick entry into the M4 motorway; good local Korean, Vietnamese restaurants, good local dentist ;), Post Office, DFO @ Homebush Bay, and factory outlets such as Nike, Victorias Basement near by.
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4/5
2yrs+

"Nice and convenient suburb"

Lidcombe is a nice, quiet and clean suburb that is about a twenty minutes drive from the city. The streets are lined with neat and tidy houses and there is plenty of greenery, in the form of parks and trees, in Lidcombe.

Lidcombe is also very accessible by train and the trains do come fairly frequently. In the main part of Lidcombe, you can find the Dooley's Club, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, a pub and convenience stores. There are also many public and Catholic schools around the area and hence making Lidcombe a very convenient suburb for families with school age children.

There are plenty of parking on the streets of Lidcombe and often, when there is a major event at Sydney Olympic Park, commuters will elect to park their cars at Lidcombe and catch the train to the event. In all, Lidcombe is a great and convenient place for families to live in.
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mthompson
mthompson i wouldn't say all are 'tidy'
2yrs+
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