9.0 out of 10

Mascot

Ranked 115th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9236 151.19246
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jul 29, 2016

"Hidden Gem that is so close to the CBD !"

We live on the eastern side of Mascot, so its about a 20 minute walk to the Mascot train station. Alternatively to can walk to Mascot shops on Botany Rd and catch a bus that takes you to Central (they used to take you all the way to Martin Place which was ideal). Now its quicker to do a bus / train at Green Square combo and door to door its approx 40mins to CBD for me.

Our street is very residential, no units etc - super quiet and feels very safe. There is some plane noise - approx one day per week and they fly down fairly low but not too noisy (mainly domestic flights) - its part of Mascot's charm and the kids love it!

The area around the Mascot train station is exploding with units and new shopping centres etc, Eastlakes Crown Complex mixed resi/shops is scheduled to start in 2017 and will further lift the entire area and surrounds.

We are a 5 minute drive to Messina in Rosebery and all the arty eateries in that suburb :-) Highly recommend this hidden gem of a suburb
Pros
  • Central to everything
  • train, bus and roads to city, M5 are all good.
Cons
  • occasionally hear a plane or two
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
REN 99
REN 99 Hi Anthony,
Do you have any feedback on the schools in the area?
Thanks
Jul 29, 2016
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 13, 2016

"Comfort and convenience at a reasonable price"

We are a DINK (double income with no kids) and live in the aero complex at Mascot. The area is very child and pet friendly with nearby parks, cafes, a convenient SPAR, affordable yummy eats for those lazy nights off cooking with choices of Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Italian, Dominos and very soon a very handy Woolworths, pharmacy, GP and more restaurants opening in 2016 at Mascot Central. Most importantly, it is very convenient to the city and work. It takes me half an hour to North Sydney and only 10 minutes to Central station. Trains come every 10 minutes which means I never need to look at a timetable. Getting to the airport only costs $12 (domestic) and a little more for international - very handy for those work trips. 10 minute drive to UNSW, 15-20 mins to Maroubra beach, 5-10 mins to Dank street, and walking distance to The Grounds. Happy days!

The other advantage is internet speed. We have NBN in the building so streaming Netflix on one TV and Stan on the other is never an issue.

The downside is aircraft noise, however it doesn't make the place shake or interfere with TV (like Lilyfield/Leichardt where i used to reside). The planes generally fly over Marrickville/Tempe so you do get the noise but its not deafening. After a while you just learn to ignore it and it doesn't bother me at all.

I'd highly recommend Mascot for couples or young families.
Pros
  • close to UNSW
  • Pet friendly, nearby parks
  • close to airport for those who travel often
  • beach is not too far
  • train, bus and roads to city, M5 are all good.
  • Train fare to the city is very reasonable now.
  • Shops are close by, SPAR, Bourke St Bakery, restaurants and cafes etc.
Cons
  • occasionally hear a plane or two
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"Friendly and Close to everything"

Had reservations about moving from Marrickville to Mascot but was pleasantly surprised.
Mascot has a great friendly community spirit and made up of a diverse range of people from different cultures and backgrounds.
It has it's own comprehensive shopping strip which includes fast food and restaurants and is only 10-15 minutes from other shopping & restaurant precincts like Newtown, Alexandria, Marrickville, Surry Hills, Kingsford and Eastgardens.
Also handy to the eastern suburb beaches.
Sure there is aircraft noise but it is not as bad as Marrickville or other suburbs in the inner west which constantly have the larger international jets shaking the house. Depending on wind direction/weather there can be many consecutive days in a row without them in Mascot.
The council maintains the parks and streetscapes of suburb well and most residents seem to be house proud.
An overdue redevelopment of the Eastlakes shopping centre is coming which will benefit Mascot and other surrounding suburbs.
Pros
  • friendly community
  • Plenty of access to shops, cafe's and restaurants
  • Close to Alexandria & Moore Park Homemaker Centres
  • beach is not too far
  • it is in the easter suburbs and still cheap for what you get
  • train, bus and roads to city, M5 are all good.
  • Train fare to the city is very reasonable now.
Cons
  • not as fashionable as surry hills and rosebery but its developing fast.
  • occasionally hear a plane or two
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"Affordable East of Sydney Suburb"

Close to the city, beaches, shopping centres, university, medical centres, schools and child care! What else do u need. Fantastic area.
Pros
  • beach is not too far
  • it is in the easter suburbs and still cheap for what you get
  • train, bus and roads to city, M5 are all good.
  • Shops are close by, SPAR, Bourke St Bakery, restaurants and cafes etc.
  • Train fare to the city is very reasonable now.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Great place"

Pros
  • Close to the airport
  • Great work opportunities
Cons
  • the shopping village closes too early on saturday and sunday at 4.30 (but getting more hours in the night)
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Starting to love to live in Mascot"

When I first move in to Mascot 3 years ago and thought the place was too quiet with not enough living around.

3 years on lots of residential development have come up. Attracted a lot of city and airport workers living in the area. Love Bourke St Bakery, SPAR is just within foot steps, restaurants and cafes are aIl nearby, Childcare centres are close by, Airport line is within 5 mins walk to train station, 2 train stops to Central via city circle.

I used to pay $48 a week on train to work at North Sydney, now I only pay $31 a week including all stops to city circle.

Just love this place more so everyday.
Pros
  • Train fare to the city is very reasonable now.
  • Shops are close by, SPAR, Bourke St Bakery, restaurants and cafes etc.
  • beach is not too far
  • it is in the easter suburbs and still cheap for what you get
  • train, bus and roads to city, M5 are all good.
Cons
  • occasionally hear a plane or two
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
2yrs+

"Noisy suburb"

Very noisy place
Pros
  • beach is not too far
Cons
  • Very noisy by the plane
  • not as fashionable as surry hills and rosebery but its developing fast.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Mascot: Up and coming!"

I am a relatively new resident of Mascot, but I love it!

Main benefits
- 25 mins to the city on an express bus
- 1 Stop away from Central station on the train
- Good, cheap multicultural food (Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese)
- Affordable housing
- We were totally surprised at the friendly, helpful vibe of Mascot. Many residents have lived there their whole lives, so there's a solid community spirit.
- Hong Ha rolls!

Detractions
- Depending on where you live, planes can be a problem. Check out this map: http://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=105686047848531438589.00046881acd1e03708602
- The train station isn't in the centre of Mascot, it's in an industrial area
- The train line is privatised, and therefore expensive. It doesn't matter that much though as the busses are fast and frequent
Pros
  • train, bus and roads to city, M5 are all good.
  • beach is not too far
  • it is in the easter suburbs and still cheap for what you get
  • Train fare to the city is very reasonable now.
  • Shops are close by, SPAR, Bourke St Bakery, restaurants and cafes etc.
Cons
  • the shopping village closes too early on saturday and sunday at 4.30 (but getting more hours in the night)
  • occasionally hear a plane or two
  • not as fashionable as surry hills and rosebery but its developing fast.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • beach is not too far
  • it is in the easter suburbs and still cheap for what you get
  • train, bus and roads to city, M5 are all good.
  • Shops are close by, SPAR, Bourke St Bakery, restaurants and cafes etc.
  • Train fare to the city is very reasonable now.
Cons
  • occasionally hear a plane or two
  • not as fashionable as surry hills and rosebery but its developing fast.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Look again Mascot is developing more trendy by the day. 2 stops to the city."

Lived here for the past year and have seem some great changes with its attractiveness for renters and buyers. The public transport is great and fast and now the trains are no longer privatizes. its even better value.

Also something that makes it a nice place to live is the main shopping area of Mascot along Botany road. During my past 12 months of living here I have seen new coffee shops open up and the image of being a but of a stale run down area as it was many years ago with the workers cottages is now modernizing with a different crowd that are looking for trendy place to shop and eat and spent.

It is still an untouched one of the sydney villages because it has a cute local feel. however with the growing appeal of the area lots of the family business from the ethnic community are updating the look of the shops but still keeping the great cultural diversity that makes these villages such a pleasant place to walk around and live next to.

new shops include; Bourke street Bakery, Christophers cake shop enlargements, gloria jeans, new sushi place new fitted out bottle shop, dentist... the list goes on.

its really on the up and up and I am almost in a position to buy a second investment property in this booming rental market.
Pros
  • train, bus and roads to city, M5 are all good.
  • beach is not too far
  • it is in the easter suburbs and still cheap for what you get
Cons
  • the shopping village closes too early on saturday and sunday at 4.30 (but getting more hours in the night)
  • occasionally hear a plane or two
  • not as fashionable as surry hills and rosebery but its developing fast.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
Treesnleaves
Treesnleaves I’m with you! I really rate this suburb highly for affordability and value for money.
I think you were to kind with your comment “ occasionally hear a plane or two” considering there are parts of the suburb I would describe as terribly affected by aircraft noise and fumes, but as long as you stay away from these streets Mascot offers so much more for so much less then neighbouring suburbs.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
2yrs+

"Huge Potenial very convenient!"

The suburb is a hidden gem! Close to the airport, city, eastern suburbs beaches yet so affordable! Get in quick as prices are growing as more and more as people realize what a great place it is to live! Decent size blocks of land and schools close by. Airplane noise is actually not that noticable, maybe we got used to it, you just hear one going once in a while. Nothing like sydenham! They fly right above your head there! Highly recommended if your looking for a something affordable in the east.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice, convenient and lots of potential"

I've been living in Mascot for more than half year and I love the place. The best thing I can say about Mascot is its convenient location that connects you to every place in Sydney due to its proximity to the airport - a place should be made convenient to many travellers around Sydney. I am rarely caught in a traffic jam (the only chance this can happen is there is a road work or accident) and it has several different routes to the city area. Unlike the western and inner west area which make me frustrated every time I drive the car.
Mascot is full of potential since it's close to the city and lots of developments have been taken place. It will attract more people and more businesses to come in so the facilities can much be improved and a lot easier for grocery shopping and perhaps better transport.
The only shortcomings are the little plane noise and yet to improve public transport. I'm glad to see the No.20 Metro bus has started service in Mascot and significantly reduced the waiting time for bus traveling to and from the city. I wish there will be some more bus services connecting the train station or O'riordan/Bourke st to the city and the price of train service to be reduced.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Up and coming"

Great place for families. Streets just one back from Botany Road are very quiet. Plane noise is minimal. Whilst staying in Mascot for a week, only heard planes (not overly loud) on a Saturday morning only. Easy access to all facilities. Like the feel of the place.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Mascot - Very busy with a bit of airport noise."

Mascot is very close to Sydney CBD and can be divided into two very distinct parts. There is the residential area which has federation style a houses and semi along with flats and units. Many of these streets are quite and are great for families and retirees alike. Property prices like any area so close to the city are on the high side yet Mascot is not as highly priced as those suburbs close to the water. There are some good shopping facilities including supermarkets, discount department store and speciality shops. There is a good library and several clubs nearby for entertainment. Not far away though is Sydney’s domestic and international airport. This busy airport is one of the major entry points to Australia and as such is very busy. There are a number of transport and freight companies near the airport as well
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"An established neighbourhood"

Mascot is only a five minutes' drive away from Sydney airport and a twenty minutes' drive to the city. It is an established suburb with plenty of shops, cafes, grocers and etc. The main street gives a very good vibe and people around here seem very friendly. Houses around Mascot are your typical suburban houses. They are neat and tidy with good-sized backyards. The reasonable sized streets are lined with beautiful trees and walking around the suburb gives you a nice and warm feeling.

Mascot is also very connected by public buses. The only drawback to Mascot will be the level of noise pollution due to its proximity to the airports.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids