6.8 out of 10

Mount Druitt

Ranked 393rd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7679117449549 150.810452022721
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  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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
Jan 31, 2017

"Very good place to live"

Mount druitt has radically changed.it is booming more than st marys,kingswood and even penrith and other surrounding suburbs.
I have lived here for 2 years and found very safe.neighbours are very helpful.childcare centre the best.i used to live at nortern suburbs. but i found the child care centre better than there.
Kids learning centre at mount druitt is best child care centre.

More shopping centres,restaurents ,westfield.i have seen many professionals moving in this area because of the best public transport (express trains to city) and the area by itself. Mount druitt suburb has changed a lot and it is one of the best place to live .i found no difference in living here and at the northern suburbs.it is a great place.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Good reputations
  • Affordable
  • community spirit, public transport
  • Law and order
Cons
  • Good people flowing in this area rapidly
  • Good reputation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Oct 23, 2016

"Have worked with security in the area for 3 years, do NOT reccomend"

People from here will scream that the reputation is not fair and yes, there are some wonderful people living there but the reputation is there for a reason.

Firstly, trailbikes terrorise the streets. Theyre are loud, constant and extremely dangerous. I would be scared letting my children play on the streets on the chance a selfish teen on a stolen, unregistered trail bike may mow them down. Just recently 2 teens have died because of these bikes and numerous others have been badly injured. If you do own bikes and store them on your property in this area (or even put them into a shop for work) then the local dirtbike thieves will be quick to find out and steal them. It is a big issue that Police are struggling to control.

Secondly, the train station is not safe, especially at night. It is connected to Dawson mall which is a nice little hot spot for crime, in particular robbery. The local Commonwealth ATMs are in a nice dark nook that criminals stand off, waiting for victims to withdraw cash before threatening them with knives or overwhelming with numbers (usually these cowards like to attack in groups). During the day groups of Sudanese and Islander youths skulk around intimidating shoppers with anti-social, threatening behaviour. Swearing etc. No place for a child (which is sad as it's a shopping centre, normally a family area). There is a dedicated group of Aborginal that sit in the middle of the area day drinking, although they do tend to be harmless when left alone, it is not a great environment for families.

Thirdly, ice & other drugs. We all know they are big problems but in this area they are a huge problem. I have spoken with families that have had people off their heads on ice knocking on their doors thinking people will kill them. Ice-addicted people unfortunately forget everything else besides getting their next hit. They will steal, lie and nobody matters to them anymore, they are very dangerous.

I have found the schools in the area to be filled with foul-mothed, aggressive children from families that do not display behaviour fit of parents. Children that attend these schools (in particular the ill-fated Chifley College campuses) need to become aggressive, violent and foul-mouthed themselves in order to survive. I have seen children beaten in school yard fights.

Public transport would be good if the public buses were not often terrorised by groups of children throwing projectiles at the windows and threatening the bus drivers. Rock throwing incidents are common. Buses and taxis are often banned from particular streets and suburbs in the area due to violence.

There are lots of laneways in the area that make getting around on foot easier (this was designed with low income earners in mind) however I would not recommend using these laneways as they are usually the getaway routes for those running from Police having just completed a break in to people's homes.

Arguments between neighbours and neighbour issues are common too. The fact is that the area was designed to be almost completely housing/aboriginal housing area. Low-income earners who are usually very bored due to no goals/jobs to keep them busy. (This is the majority not everyone of course). Bored people create drama, argue, fight, blast music, take drugs, drink, steal to fuel their alcohol and drug habits. It is not rare to drive past a unit blasting music or having loud arguments. If you buy in the area you may find yourself unfortunate to be living beside one of such, this is particularly true towards Bidwill & Shalvey.

There is high drug activity in the area in terms of selling. There are numerous groups in the area fighting for dominance of the drug business. The area has the highest in the state for public shootings. Whilst most shootings tend to stay within the underground (they tend to shoot each other/ rivals not innocent uninvolved people) however it is certainly not going to make you feel too safe. In fact Police not so long along establish a specialised group to investigate the shootings as it was becoming out of control.

Another common issue is brawls. There have been various parties that have become out of control and Police have attended to shut it all down. Not long ago an extremely large brawl broke out at Mount Druitt Railway between two rival gangs. This involved weapons.

The saddest part is the gangs in the area are run by very young boys. I'm talking under 18. I would hate to have my children socialising with these groups and joining one of these groups, and that's assuming he doesn't kill himself on a dirt bike first.

I would very much urge you not to raise children in this area unless you plan on sending them away from school and ensuring you tightly control their social interactions (keeping them away from the local kids I have mentioned.

Police in this area are incredible and do a great job. They are very busy and the majority have been assaulting numerous times in their careers. Considering they get paid the same amount as officers in Northern suburbs it's pretty amazing what they do. In saying that, due to how busy they are I find they do not have the time to deal with smaller matters and can not sit down with you for an hour to discuss ongoing issues with your neighbour's dog. I have found them to be very 'to-the-point' as they need to manage their time well. I would suggest you deal with your own small problems and call Police only for emergencies or for real crimes. The Police assistance line is the best option as it's statewide and they can refer you to your local station if required (it saves you waiting hours for them to be available to visit you or waiting in line at the station).

If you want more personal attention, or Police to be able to be at your beck and call immediately then don't move to this area. They are too busy.

If you do insist on buying out here stay clear of Whalan, Tregear, Lethbridge Park and especially of Shalvey & Bidwill and try to move towards Oakhurst, Hassall Grove, Minchinbury, Rooty Hill and new areas of Plumpton.

I know this review will of course face disagreement and criticism and of course people are entitled to their opinion. Some people have had great experiences in the area and there are good people too. I am simply giving my experience (obviously influenced by my job). If you just look at the 2770 Facebook group and compare it to the Facebook groups for other suburbs you will find a lot more infighting, swearing and stupidity. Unfortunately there is a lot of that around this area.

Thanks for reading!

TL;DR. Pick Penrith or Blacktown.
Pros
  • Police
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
  • Law and order
Cons
  • Dirt Bikes
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • unsafe at night
  • bogans
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Aug 28, 2016

"Great place - its not what everyone says"

Mount Druitt isnt what everyone says. I live here and have no issues with safety. Public transport is great. Roads are good (normal sydney traffic). Everything is very accessable.

Streets are family orientated with lots of children playing in the streets everyday. I am a young woman and have no isses or concerns for my safety even at night. Walking around the streets is not an issue at all. There are alot of big nice houses appearing.

This suburb is definately on the rise.
Pros
  • Public transport
  • Safe and secure
  • Nice streets (lots of trees)
Cons
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
Aug 13, 2016

"One of the surviving examples of the Australian Dream"

I have lived in Dharruk for fifteen years. While Mount Druitt has many issues associated with lower socio-economic status suburbs such as crime - property offences, robberies, vandalism, and drug offences, it is one of the last example of the quickly vanishing Australian Dream.

I have wonderful neighbours which are courteous easy to get along with. I have never had an issue with any of them. I live in an area where the house on the quarter acre block is still the norm, and those houses have been occupied by the current occupants for decades which creates a positive community spirit.

Being a lower socio-economic suburb, Mount Druitt is not safe at night, and this is especially true at public transport sites, at choke-points, and in parks, especially around high-density housing estates.

That said, most of the Mount Druitt residents regardless of their educational background are very reasonable people, and despite the vulgarity of some, the community still resembles the days when the quarter acre block, the house, the car, and the dog, all were the norms of daily life.

This however is changing, and not necessarily for the better. Council incompetence, greed and/or corruption has allowed an unfortunate trend of increasing the population density without a corresponding increase in infrastructure. Many houses are being torn down and replaced by apartment buildings, and this has had a very detrimental effect over the last decade.

Road infrastructure is at capacity, and only getting worse. The worst examples of the 5pm rush hour of last decade is now the 3pm norm. The new higher population density areas are transient and do not have the same spirit or engagement as that of the original area, and there is a very large increase in the refugee population. This population while neither good or bad, does not seem to want to integrate. They form their own separate micro-community within the community.

Community services and access are top notch and far better than areas such as Botany, Parramatta, or Westmead, and rivaled by Penrith, and exceeded only by the Hawkesbury.

Mount Druitt Police deserve a special mention. They really are a top bunch of people who are doing a very difficult job, and have made, and continue to make this area a better place. Contrary to popular belief, they are held in quite high regard in the Druitt.

All in all, Mount Druitt is a far better place to live for those who still like driving motor vehicles, prefer local pubs over nightclubs, prefer houses to apartments, appreciate the mullet, and still hold to the ideals of yesteryear.
Pros
  • parking
  • shops
  • police - MDT LAC are a top bunch
  • Affordable
  • cheap
  • community spirit, public transport
  • Law and order
Cons
  • increasing density - infrastructure at capacity
  • housing development is destroying community spirit
  • woefully inadequate and dangerous public transport
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • theft
  • unsafe at night
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 01, 2016

"Shalvey - Not What it Used To Be"

I have lived in this area for over 25 years. I have had one break-in, in all that time. My son/daughter went to Shalvey P.S. - my son was DUX, my daughter came 3rd. He is now an executive for a large US company.

You get what you give living here. There are pockets of imbeciles, but like any suburb, 99%, just go about their day to day activities. People are friendly, they like to chat - a 30 minute walk around the block, usually takes 60, by the time you ask, and they ask, how you/they have been.

I have no complaints - I live well, have a nice home, nice neighbours, and when I retire for that beach house, will have fond memories.

Your suburb is what you make of it - not what some bigot makes of it
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
  • cheap
  • community spirit, public transport
  • Law and order
Cons
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
DoA
DoA Is it same between "Mount Druitt, NSW 2770" and "Shalvey, NSW 2770"? On Google map, they are different areas.
As this webpage is for Mount Druitt, NSW 2770, people may be confused and thought that Mount Druitt is so wonderful.
No.2 Hythe St in Mount Druitt is a bad residential area and its occupancy turnover rate is quite high. It is very difficult for someone who always obeys the law to greet or please those neighbours who always break the law. On the other side of the Mount Druitt train station, such as Paull St, the environment is quieter. But, recently, I have heard that some residents want to collaborate together to complain their particular neighours for making noise at unreasonable time.
Mar 01, 2016
DoA
DoA To some extent, it is hard to maintain the quality of residents, especially when some tenants sublet part of their units to others without assessment by real estates or landlords.
Mar 01, 2016
DavidC7
DavidC7 Great and balanced view.
Jul 19, 2016
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5/5
Feb 22, 2016

"Its Really Cool"

Mt Druitt is where me and my dad grew up, and mums lived here ever since here crack adict dad left her on the side walk on her 12th birthday
Pros
  • My Grandma was killed by my neighbour
  • Lots of drug dealers
  • weed may as well be legal
Cons
  • Rape
  • Dads will wip you with there belts
  • Mums will suk for cash
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • unsafe at night
  • bogans
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
BobyB
BobyB Cool work boby B your as cool as a fool in a swimming pool on a cold winters day!?!
Feb 22, 2016
LanceW
LanceW Seems the only Bogan is you - I've lived here 25 years, I know all my neighbours, I know all the local characters. Sure, in every suburb, there are trouble makers - why associate with them, unless your a troublemaker yourself.
Mar 01, 2016
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1/5
Sep 30, 2015

"Don't do it."

Live anywhere but Mt Druit. Full of drugs, no hopers and bludgers.
Cons
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • unsafe at night
  • bogans
DoA
DoA Agree.
Living at 2 Hythe St, Mt Druitt - really like a hell.
Today, a resident came across assault from a woman living on the G/F. She stood on the curb surrounding the unit with arms akimbo and continuously roared loudly against a woman walked passing by.
Someone threw rubbish into the balcony of the unit downstair.
Other behaviours - dragging furniture, hitting the wall inside the unit, loud music (you can hear on the street outside the estate), professional-like basketball practices (sound like operating piledriver).......cats eating rubbish, bird droppings in residents' balconies.....cockroaches, flies, geckos....!!
Feb 05, 2016
DoA
DoA This evening, the son (a teenager) of that woman living on the G/F used his crutch to point at the same female resident (an old person) when she went to throw garbage again. They are Asian, look like Chinese from South East Asia.
Feb 10, 2016
DoA
DoA The crutch is just a piece of rubbish inside the estate. That teenager randomly picked it up and used it as a tool to point at somebody.
Feb 11, 2016
DoA
DoA Current time is 22:23 on 2/16/2016 (Tuesday), a few residents are talking, laughing, and playing music loudly in the common property area inside 2 Hythe St. It happens frequently.
Not sure if the puppy barking sound is created or there is really puppies.
Here is not far away from the police station but they are not scared to be discovered.
They are not only disturbing all other residents but also challenging the Police.
This is Mount Druitt!
Feb 16, 2016
DoA
DoA Mid-night parties still goes on at 1:30am now - playing, talking, screaming, shouting, and laughing loudly! Where is the Police?
It is hard for other residents to call Police due to personal safety.
Feb 26, 2016
DoA
DoA Now is 1:30am. Those guys and gals are still shouting and playing outside. "Dead girl, dead girl....." can be heard through all days and nights.

Rubbish is everywhere inside the estate. Flies, cockroaches, ants, crows.........

Cats eat rubbish (potato chips, pizza......) outside at anywhere during days. They have master(s).
Although there is a law, cats stay outside at nights. They suddenly pop out from nowhere.
Where do those cats foul? Do they foul in public area or at home? Eating outside but fouling at home??

Two days ago, the glass of the main door of one of the blocks was broken. Did the Strata know and report Police? Why it happened and who did it? The residents have a right to know.
Apr 02, 2016
DoA
DoA This is an effective website.
That crutch mentioned previously was removed the next day.
That broken glass mentioned in last email was fixed the next day.
Actually, in many civilized countries or cities, when pet cats are found eating rubbish outside, their masters would be charged with animal cruelty.
Apr 10, 2016
DoA
DoA Can this be solved as well?
The renters of one unit on the top floor continuously do mechanical engineering work inside the unit; and drag their industrial machinery parts and furniture across tile floors at anytime on any day.
(1) Why their real estate or landlord approve residents do mechanical engineering work including welding in residential building?
(2) The noise caused by persistent dragging machinery parts and furniture across tile floor is definitely annoying neighbourhood noise. If their real estate or landlord allows them to do mechanical enginneering work at home, can they tell the renters to put a carpet at their residential-industrial worksite?
Apr 10, 2016
DoA
DoA To avoid causing trouble to other residents living on the top floor units, the unit number is 30 something. It is easily to be identified.
Personal safety does not depend on this disclosure or not. Even if no disclosure, they never stop making noise from dragging wooden furniture, moving machinery, and hammer..... every day and night.
Apr 11, 2016
DoA
DoA Who broke the glass of the main door? Was it caused by basketball?
May 20, 2016
DoA
DoA The teenager has started to pat his basketball on the ground floor since 7:53am this morning (Saturday).
The floor inside the unit at 2nd floor is trembling.
May 27, 2016
DoA
DoA Almost every weekend, this teenager's noise wakes people up before 8am. His noise can be heard at any corner inside the unit. Residents cannot sleep a bit longer during weekend especially on Sunday!
Jul 02, 2016
DoA
DoA Can women underwear, such as bras, be shown outside in the balcony particularly on the ground floor? Everyone can see.
Jul 02, 2016
JamesM2
JamesM2 Hyth Street is a hole lets just say a certain race of people are all over that street. It is filthy with rubbish everywhere. This nuisance you talk about sounds like my old neighbour lol
Aug 03, 2016
DoA
DoA It is hard to understand why the main door of an unit was fixed (by the Strata?), the person(s) living inside still kicked the door. Why they hit the walls? Why shouted loudly at 23:40 at night?
Nov 09, 2016
DoA
DoA If the real estate agent of a renter is the strata management company, will there be any conflict of interest when this renter is complained by neighbours?
Nov 09, 2016
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
Jun 17, 2015

"I dislike this area"

After moving here within a year my car and house were broken into my mail was stolen my bin stolen, The bad rep of this area is still around today.Sadly I can't move away as this is the only area I can really afford in.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • cheap
Cons
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • unsafe at night
  • bogans
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Surprisingly felt safe"

I live south of Mt Druitt and as it is the closest train station to my house, I caught the train regularly to my retail job in the city. Some nights I would finish work at 9, meaning I would be getting off the train around 10:30/11 on a Thursday night. I never had an issue, and I caught the train 5 days a week for a year from here.

Even times when I had to walk past groups of people late at night, I was so scared at first, but they simply pass you by. The city is actually more frightening at night than Mt Druitt.
5/5
2yrs+

"Don't Judge the book by its cover . Mt Druitt the new property hotspot"

Mt Druitt, 43km west of Sydney, is turning into a property boom zone as investors look to cash in on its high rate of renters - more than 40 per cent of Mt Druitt residents are tenants.

And in July 2013 Mt Druitt cemented its status as a seller's market after a house sold for $780,000.

Local real estate agents say demand for houses and units in Mt Druitt is outstripping supply.

While many parts of Sydney have recorded negative growth recently, Mt Druitt house prices have increased a healthy 12 per cent in the past three years, and offer a seven per cent rental yield.

More than 40 per cent of Mt Druitt's population rent making it attractive to potential buyers.
Every month prices are going up more because there are too many buyers,"

Whenever one sells, the next will sell for a bit more.''
Sold!!! a five-bedroom Mt Druitt house on the weekend for $780,000.

"The record has raised the bar in terms of what vendors can expect for top end properties,''
Ahouses on decent blocks are going for around $430,000, up from $380,000 12 months ago.

Investors have a number of investment properties in Mt Druitt. They offer a rare mix of price growth potential and high rental yield.

"Capital gains are the best in affordable areas,'' id. "A $1 million property in Mosman will not double in value any time soon, but if you invested $1 million in multiple Mt Druitt properties, the values would double much quicker. There is more demand for rental properties than what is than what is available, so the returns are good.''
Pros
  • Ideal Multicultural Area and Food
  • 2 Mosques , 2 Islamic Schools for Muslims
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
  • community spirit, public transport
Cons
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Internet Access 5/5
2yrs+

"Good place to rent"

Good place to live
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
2/5
2yrs+

"Area not as bad as I thought, but .........."

Wanted to look for an investment property in that area, as rental returns seem decent. Check out the local shopping centre and drove around the suburb as a visitor, seems okay (haven't seen it at night though). Although I notice no kids are playing outside and everyone seems to lock themselves indoors on a Sat afternoon, which is probably not the best signs, but I find it acceptable.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"12yrs in Mt Druitt"

I've lived her for 12yrs and I love this place. It's cheap and affordable. Only 45mins away from city, airport and beaches. Great public transport. Over the 12yrs I've been here I have never once experienced any negative outcomes. Of course you hear the odd arguments, people yelling profanities and witness some fights amongst people but you can see and hear that anywhere. My kids go to a great local primary school, Dawson Public School. But I will be spending the money to make sure they get the best high school education that we can afford. There are great high schools here and we will be sending our kids to the one that we think will better them for the future. We have worked hard to have what we have, to provide everything for our kids. It not the place that makes you but what you make of yourself. I've wondered the streets plenty at night and have never been robbed, assaulted or raped. Having said all this I grew up in the Bronx in NZ and know how to handle myself and how to stay safe. Fight for your rights, fight to keep you and your family safe, fight when it is deemed necessary. At least if you lose you put up a fight and no one could say you're a pussy for laying down and taking it.
Mt Druitt a great place to be. You can earn good money, buy a lovely house, shop for things that cost twice as much in the city, get to the lovely places of Sydney in good time, there are so many pro's about being in mounty that I just can't write it all. I've noticed we as a suburb have been on the news a lot over the last few months but don't be dishearten about what your read or see as you can get that anywhere in any suburb, rich or poor.
Love living in the 2770!
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
  • cheap
  • community spirit, public transport
Cons
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"I'm haunted by this suburb"

I owned a unit in Hythe St Mt Druitt for 3 years, renovated it and sold it for much more then i spent on it. In the 3 years i was there although i kept to myself and spoke to no one, I was still threatened constantly just because my only language i speak is English. Police respond quickly and work hard to keep the area safe but there is only so much they can do. Kids dont play in the street, they scream profanities, throw rocks at cars passing by, steal your mail, light your letterbox and bin on fire, key your car, kick a ball at your car, ask you for money or smokes, scream at you for not providing money or smokes and so on. Mt Druitt has bad traffic, people in Mt Druitt have absolutely no ability or skill behind the wheel of a car as they have spent the manority of there life driving in Australia a posed to filz, china, tokyo and lebanon. there is nothing nice to say about mt druitt other then the houses are cheap. before i moved to mt druitt i had no understanding of drugs or how to break into a car, only 3 years living there and i am still shocked with some of the tools used to enter cars and can name every drug out there. i also witnessed a shooting. good luck if you move to mt druitt. I can only beg you to keep clear of the area, it is not safe at all. You will be chased through a park, you will be mugged at the train station, you will be a victim of road rage, you will witness a murder. dont think im joking, because i am serious.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • cheap
Cons
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • unsafe at night
  • bogans
Recommended for
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place where you can socialise with people and still have great friendships with your neighbours"

I enjoy this area - I grew up in the SHIRE and ok, Mt Druitt doesn't have beaches nearby but I love the people and accessibility to everything. All areas have a good and bad side to them and Mt Druitt is no different. I have been here for 12 years now and have absolutely no problem whatsoever.
Pros
  • Good hard working people live in Mt Druitt
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
  • cheap
  • community spirit, public transport
  • Law and order
Cons
  • There could be more facilities available for teenage kids
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • Teen attitude
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
dcc dcc
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not as bad as the stigma attached to it..."

I have owned a business in Mt Druitt for the last 11yrs without issue. Being a trades based business, we deal with all personalities from all walks of life. We opened our business from scratch and have grown into a very reputable business not only in the area, but are recognised statewide and even country wide in our field of expertise.
We also deal with the 'problematic' kids that come from the local schools who wish to undertake work experience in the hope of obtaining an apprenticeship. These local kids that are out 'running a muck' are actually good workers and are very productive when kept busy and it seems to be the kids from the same school that lack the mannerism and education you would expect from an adolescent. The school is not directly in the mt druitt city but rather on the outskirts of the extended suburb. Most of these kids come from single parent families which they cannot be blamed for.
Our customer base comes from both in and out of the area. Our customer base from within the area are actually extremely easy to deal with and have become close aqaintances to us. They never haggle over the price after the job is done like people do from many 'more expensive' areas and are always happy with a good job done. They have a higher expendable income than most would think and it shows by the amount of infrustructure and the amount of money the government is putting into the area. One thing the west has over the city is undeveloped land which most big businesses are taking advantage of. Larger companies are now investing in the area such as Metcash, Arnotts even Sydney International Dragway etc and the new Wet n Wild water park which is due to start construction later this year.
Mt Druitt is in amongst all this which can only mean one thing, house prices to rise....
It may not be the most desireable suburb in Sydney, but chances are,it would make the best investment.
Pros
  • Larger businesses are moving into the area
  • M4 & M7 is within easy access
  • In the middle of 2 major cities Parramatta & Penrith
  • Affordable
  • cheap
  • community spirit, public transport
Cons
  • Houses with a low income appearance
  • Dept of housing (which in time will need to move due to higher demand in Sydney)
  • Police station outdated
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • Teen attitude
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A silent success story,plagued by a past reputation that still continues to stick today"

Mount druitt is one of the safest,friendliest suburbs in Sydney,
yes we do have crime like anywhere else but our crime rate is low compared to many other suburbs in New South Wales thanks to the pro-active policing done by what could be described as the best police in the country to turn a suburb which was described once as a " no go zone " to what it is today.
As with anything a bad reputation sticks like mud and Mount Druitt is a great testamont to this.
I wont go in to detail but some of the reviews on the area on here are comical at best from either the unluckiest people in the world or people who simply have not been to the area and are just trying to fuel it's previous bad reputation along.
Most people who live in the area are blue collar workers,along with some white collar workers as well.
A lot of young families have moved here due to cheaper house prices due to the misconseption of the area and have taken up sensibly priced mortgages for the first home owner.

To sum up Mount Druitt honestly,
fair priced houses in a friendly community within about 30 mins from the city and beaches by car ( about 60 by train ) ,a huge assortment of public and catholic schools,excellent reliable public transport, almost unlimited shopping centres both large and small,fast food restaurants,above average law and order,well above average medical and dental,close to Blue Mountains,eastern creek raceway,proposed wet and wild water world,and many other attractions,close to the M7 and M4 motorways,there's simply not much more you can ask from a suburb.
Pros
  • Law and order
  • community spirit, public transport
  • Shopping,Schools,Child care and medical
Cons
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • Police station outdated and too small
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
paul87
paul87 Past reputation? The place is still and always will be a piece of steaming garbage. You only live here if you have too. No-one would ever knowingly choose to live here if they could afford anywhere better. This is the end of the food chain society wise. Australia's closest thing to the Bronx.
2yrs+
ktmama
ktmama At $420 a week for a renovated 3 bedroom house( im in whalan) WHERE else in Sydney can your Average(working tradesman Dad, at home Mum and 4 kiddies) family AFFORD to live???
2yrs+
ktmama
ktmama bit pricey for The Bronx, dont you think?
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"An infamous town!"

Mount Druitt is notorious for it's crime. Terrible location. I feel scared whenever I have to drive through here, and it is extremely depressing. The schools are HORRENDOUS. Avoid this area like the plague. I would not recommend it to anyone but recommended it for families because it is cheap..
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
  • cheap
Cons
  • Infamous for it's crime
  • Horrible schools
  • Far from CBD and beaches / general scariness
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • unsafe at night
  • bogans
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
Marneekm1
Marneekm1 Some school are ok but that is all right but the school thing i live in mounty and bidwill chifley is fine everyone there is nice
2yrs+
dazzanshazza
dazzanshazza There is no good schools in the area
2yrs+
starlightsmile
starlightsmile The Mount Druitt area is very large and it is unfair to lump every school and resident under the one heading. The school my children attend is an awesome School with committed teachers and great resources.
While there are the bad elements, I've generally found most people honest and have a sense of community (not so much the Teenagers but sometimes they can surprise you)
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Really good for first home buyers, young families, suburb growing strong!"

Moved to OLd Mount Druitt 5 years ago and in the last three years has seen alot of changes all for the better. Many houses are being built and there are many knockdown rebuilds because of low property prices.

Area is now predominantly young families and older residents. Most own or privately rent. Rent and home prices are growing as developments and new apartments are going in. Train station was refurbished and transport is easily accesible and safe.

All mod cons, mobile, internet etc have excellent coverage.
There is alot of disposable income in this area and local Westfield is a bit of a Mecca for low prices and great deals.
Our neighbours are very friendly, one was a groomsman in our wedding!! Have had very good experiences with local people, friendly and there is no snobbery at all.
Schools in this area are very good. Colyton PS which is in Old Mount Druitt was built in 1800's and is very well reputed. High schools in this area do well academically but are seen as a bit rough still as they accept from neighbouring areas that are problematic.
Old Mount Druitt is definitely the area that you would choose property in, the suburb Mount Druitt holds many sub-suburbs like Shalvey, Bidwell, Lethbridge Park that I would not recommend living in. The train lines separates the housing that is private to many government housing and old apartment complexes.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
2770
2770 I do agree with a lot of what you say but take offence to your comments about surrounding suburbs,
I live in the home I have purchased in Lethbridge Park ( the southern end ) and we have great neighbours and have found it to be a great community to live in compared to many other suburbs,
We have a couple of great schools, great public transport if we need it and have found everybody to be helpful.
Apart from that I agree with you.
2yrs+
TRUMPYJEFF
TRUMPYJEFF Lethbridge Park home owner/resident for over 6yrs, never use our house alarm. Never had a problem anywhere. Employment is abundant via Minchinbury/Erskine Park/Walgrove rd/Dunheved industrial estates. Life is good here, neighbours are better than family, homes & gardens are neat & tidy. Every home has a minimum of two vehicles & every second a boat aswell........maybe Im from the only good street. People in "Old Mount Druitt" do look down on people over the tracks "sub suburbs" Whalan/Lethbridge Park/Shalvey etc, as do Minchinbury people over the highway look down on Old Mount Druitt.................Dont judge anywhere until you live there, home is where the heart is & what you make of it.........Campbelltown area cops the same abuse & stigma, but is a nice place to live aswell. Unruly tenants, is a realestate screening/monitoring failure not a whole suburb's. Theres been shootings in well heeled Greystanes/Guildford etc......maybe they went from a sub suburb in Mount Druitt & Campbelltown to shoot each other there............jeezus. I got asked for 2 or 3 dollars by a fella @ gladesville the other day.........different classes everywhere, even in upper class "old Mount Druitt" near the squash courts old matey. Real classy there.......
2yrs+
cmatt
cmatt To both 2770 and TrumpyJeff, I am happy to retract my statement of Lethbridge Park :) It has, like most suburbs..good and bad streets and I have met some really lovely, house-proud, respectable people that live there.
TrumpyJeff, while I appreciate your thoughts and pride in your life and values, to constantly comment and defend every statement ( and some points that weren't actually mentioned!!) does seem to come across as both unnecessary and is in fact more detrimental to your stance than if you clicked the helpful button instead. Every suburb has good and bad points but to react so strongly to the negative comments just makes those that criticise Mount Druitt more convinced they are correct.
Having said all that, I am still living in Mount Druitt...have all my teeth, my children are well-mannered and respectful, both my husband and myself work and neither of us have been robbed or stolen anything :)
2yrs+
TRUMPYJEFF
TRUMPYJEFF cmatt, great to hear,
Shalvey & Bidwill cop it more than Lethbridge Park & have their ugly sides & nice streets aswell-

my brother lives in Eaglevale with his wife & two children, owns his home-,
both he & his partner work.
He actually works in the mines in Western Australia, 4 weeks on & 1 off & earns more than some can imagine. His suburb gets battered via the uninformed aswell.............same deal as myself in Lethbridge Park- lovely street, awesome neighbours, schools etc............

Someone has to defend the defenceless......all negative hype does, is elevate the messenger.

The police station & hospital are set to be upgraded & with the recent addition of a courthouse, Mount Druitt is becoming a "city", equal to Blacktown & eventually will rival Penrith.

I remember as a child 7yrs, going to Mount Druitt Town Hall to see movies (next to recently refurbished Old Mt Druitt Pub).
We walked from Hebersham & you had to set your chairs up before the film.(a car in those days was a luxury, yes my parents worked & were proud owners of a new "landcom" single brick house in Hebersham.), I remember a double feature of Star Wars/You Cant Stop The Music(Village People)........There's a hoyts @ westfields with 3 or 4 cinemas thesedays.
So "the Druitt" went from Rural, to Landcom, to Housing Department, to now............very busy & thriving. Full of dole bludgers??? Try & find parking @ westfields.......!!
Dole bludgers rarely own a vehicle $$$$$$$ & wouldnt have much to spend @ westfields.
I suppose everyone needs someone beneath them or they eventually "kick the dog" to raise their self worth/esteem........
Kind regards Jeff
2yrs+
mickeyg
mickeyg Moved to Lethbridge Park from Cabramatta in 1969. I was 8 years old, parents not yet 30. Most of the houses in the street were still being built when we moved in. Place smelt like fresh cut timber, and the most popular tool was the rotary hoe. No footpaths, just mud. Bowman's bus service for our neck of the woods, Rowe's went round Whalan into Mt Druitt. Shalvey High was a swimming hole, no Wilmot, no Bidwill, no Hebersham, no Emerton. Rode the pushie down Jersey Road out to Plumpton, mostly bush. No Cedars Tavern back then.

The less possessed, the more giving's esteemed. If you weren't there you can't judge, but you can stereotype. Every suburb has its salt of the earth and its deadbeats. I can assure you the salt of the earth in Mt Druitt will be of the very same generation accused of creating it's 'celebrated past'!
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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+

"Like all ex Housing Commission suburbs, you wont be able to afford to live here in years to come."

Mount Druitt is a suburb ready to prosper.
After years of Housing Department stigma & no employment nearby, big firms are moving to Walgrove rd, Erskine Park & Minchinbury.
Which suburb is the most affordable near these locations?
Correct! Mount Druitt & its smaller suburbs within.
So if you favour lifestyle, over the status symbol of a Mac Mansion with no backyard for a family BBQ, Mount druitt is it.
In other words you prefer to live in a modest home, have a nice boat, car, motorcycle & without a hefty mortgage- and actually have the time & money to utilise these things with your family & friends.

With Sydney in lockdown gridlock, from Blacktown to the Sydney CBD, big companies with a vast array of occupations around the clock are heading further west. Take the plunge, ignore the knockers & enjoy life, without a half million dollar mortgage.
Pros
  • Employment nearby
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
  • community spirit, public transport
  • Law and order
Cons
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
Garye003
Garye003 Law and order? Check out the crime maps on the Bocsar website, Mount Druitt and around is a sea of red (ie a crime hotspot).
2yrs+
TRUMPYJEFF
TRUMPYJEFF Gary, as stated, lived in Mount Druitt all of my life & never needed police.
Stats are rubbish. Current Affairs tv garb....


Tim, I dont endorse or take drugs. Again steroetyping all.
2yrs+
Garye003
Garye003 Ok the stats are rubbish. I'll go with the word of a dude called TrumpyJeff on the internet over the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. Either lucky or lying I guess.
2yrs+
sarah_jane
sarah_jane Geez Jeff, we understand you're love for Mt druitt but notice how you're the only person defending you're wonderful suburb? Now that could mean one of 2 things, either you're Mount druitt neighbours are too busy queuing up at centrelink or they are on there way to steal you're computer. Either way we have all had to many bad experiences with the lovable mt druitt suburb and feel the need to warn others of potential dangers. congratulations for being the only person living in mt druitt to have not been robbed or to have witnessed a robbery.
i lived in the area for 4 years and had my house broken into 6 times. we realised that our wonderful neighbours watched when we went to work and climbed through our roof to steal all our stuff. We went to the police and the next day found our puppy had been killed and layed on my letterbox for my 2 year old daughter to see when she got out of the car. the next day we moved. consider yourself one of the lucky ones.
2yrs+
TRUMPYJEFF
TRUMPYJEFF Sarah_jane. Sorry to hear of your 4 yrs of hell in Mt Druitt.

All of my neighbours are employed, the ones that dont are elderly & probably do deal with centrelink- but not in the stereotypical/Ivory Tower way you implied, but as old age pensioners.

Luck really has/had nothing to do with living a good life here, primary school/highschool etc.
Grew up in Hebersham & had my bicycle stolen!OH GOD!!!, lived in a cheap flat on woodstock ave to save for a house (2000-2005) & finally bought a house in Lethbridge Park (2005- Present).

The dog on your letterbox was a message, obviously a neighbourhood dispute the rest of the world know nothing about, but you've upset someone & have made out that you're an innocent victim.
Criminals generally just take things & leave asap to pawn items. They wouldnt bother with the puppy. (Maybe it yapped all bloody day!!!!!!!)

So all neighbours, on both sides & across the road did nothing whilst someone broke into your home (6 times) & killed your puppy & strung it over your letter box???????????

More to the story I think sarah............My neighbours sign for parcels, clear junk mail whilst we were away, I mowed their lawn whilst they were away.........Mount Druitt isnt perfect, but it certainly is a good place if you treat people with the respect you expect from others, regardless of their financial status, religion, race.
2yrs+
paul87
paul87 Mate, Trumpy you are lucky. Lethbridge park and Mt Druitt in general on the housing commission side is Australia's closest thing to the Bronx. For you to even suggest that a puppy yapping would be reason to murder it and string it over a letterbox has pretty much summed up why you are comfortable in the piece of hell you live in, because you understand and appreciate there warped way of thinking.

Old Mount Druitt isn't too bad really, but either way this area is extremely cheap for a reason. It's rubbish.
2yrs+
TRUMPYJEFF
TRUMPYJEFF Funny man Paul87, all the shootings in Sydney have happened in suburbs I personally wouldnt reside in due to inflated house prices. One could own two homes in mount druitt for the price of a "ganglands" drive by shooting house in Guildford or Merrylands. The "houso people" in my street have wonderful homes & gardens, even sweep their gutters after they mow the lawn. Re: the puppy, if you think outside the square..............these things dont happen to innocent people. You & your family/friends have obviously had a bad experience or driven thru these parts & have been threatened by someone whom you think is below you in status & therefore have an axe to grind via degrading me via keyboard warriorism. Good luck to you & your family in your current utopia, where the sun always shines, apples & pears grow on council strips & unicorns frolic. Regards jeff
2yrs+
paul87
paul87 Trumpy, you are getting to hung up over this and jumping to conclusions. You aren't a real estate agent are you?

I am not from Mount Druitt, I've never been threatened in Mount Druitt and I have known decent people who have moved to Old Mount Druitt because they cannot afford any better. That's fine. I do however know a bad suburb when I see one, and I've spent enough time in Shalvey, Lethbridge Park, Bidwill, Whalan and Willmot to know that I would not want half the people that live there as my neighbours.

I live in Blackwall (In Between Woy Woy and Umina) on the Central Coast. If you knew that area you would know I'm not a snob. This area has a lot of people that are moving here from Mount Druitt as the rental prices are similar (Not house prices but rentals) and they can afford to keep there bludging ways of life and live near water. I also know what a large percentage of these so called "Human Beings" that have moved up here are bringing with them. Over the last 10 years the crime here is only getting worse, the drinking problems and vandalism skyrocketing because of these people.

Talk to anyone on the Central Coast and you will get a similar story. We see what the wonderful Mount Druitt lifestyle is doing to our otherwise beautiful areas and it disgusts me. Mount Druitt is a breeding ground for rubbish. Of course half the people are probably wonderful, but when there is 50% of the population that Darwins theory should have taken care of and/or should be in jail there is a serious problem.
2yrs+
paul87
paul87 By the way I never mentioned gangland shootings in my post. I can see you have a history of responding to things that aren't mentioned, from a post below. Merrylands, Guildford etc, is a whole other world of rubbish. Those suburbs are cultural segregation gone wrong. I don't think many people who aren't of a typical race or religion would even contemplate living in those particular areas, so I won't even touch on that.
2yrs+
Nicky5
Nicky5 TRUMPYJEFF- I find it sick that you feel you can justify the murder of an innocent puppy. I was actually considering Mount Druitt but after reading all this I will pass.. thanks for the warnings!
2yrs+
JohnSmith1234
JohnSmith1234 I love how TRUMPYJEFF keeps trying to justify the killing of the puppy as deserved payback for something sarah_jane must've done wrong. How very reassuring that the good citizens of Mt Druitt only cruelly murder puppies when they have a 'legitimate' grievance!
2yrs+
SteveB3
SteveB3 I have lived in Mt Druitt for 20 years and have never had a problem with crime. I would much rather live here than any suburb in the east, its very homely and people are very friendly.
2yrs+
FrankB1
FrankB1 Absolute shithole with to many shithole lifeless losers that wanna cause trouble cause there shitheads
Feb 01, 2016
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Old Mt Druitt Friendly place to live"

I've lived in Old Mt Druitt (the Highway side of Mt Druitt) for over 14 years and we love where we live. It's a short walk to the train station with express trains to the city for hubby's work, and easy access to the M4, Great western Highway and M7 for my work and the weekend.

There are plenty of different shop at the local Westfield and other shopping centres or 10mins to Blacktown or Penrith.

We live in a small street near a good primary school with very friendly neighbours. Of course not all are neighbours are the best but I can't control who lives near me and only how I interact with them. There are modern parks near by for the kids and some pub and clubs to meet up with friends.

My main concern is the lack of quality public high schools close by but i have a few years to ponder this further.
Pros
  • Lots of shops
  • heaps of sporting clubs and groups for kids
  • lots of public transport
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
Cons
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • bogans
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Best town ever"

I have lived in mounty all my life and I have never had a problem great town great people
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
  • Law and order
  • community spirit, public transport
  • cheap
Cons
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Mounty County"

I have resided in the suburb of Mount Druitt for the past 35 years and in that time i have seen the area change dematically.
Mount Druitt today has its pros because it is a very affordable area to live in and you can get a quater of an acre block of land and home for even a bit under $300,000. The down side to the area is that it is well known for its violence, rough schools, delapedated housing, defacing of other peoples property, crime and social welfare.
The pollution from Sydneys settles in the air of this area and the best views you can get are of the hazy mountain range. Nearly every night you can hear yelling in the street and cars back firing.
I would give this area a 1.8 out of 5 stars.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • cheap
Cons
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • unsafe at night
  • bogans
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
DATKINSON
DATKINSON Cant be that bad if you've lived there for 35 years...
2yrs+
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Great Place To Live"

When I was looking for buying a property I was scared at first place to buy here due to its past reputation. However, I had couple of my friends already living here for a long time. They built my confidence that there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG here. I then decided to buy here and now I strongly feel that all those scary feelings were just WRONG. This is a great place to live and totally affordable. My neighbourhood is very nice. Crowd here is the same as any other crowd in any other suburb. People complaint about risky Nightlife. If you decide to go out during night, risk is always there in any suburb. I find this suburb as safe as any other suburb in Sydney. Great Life Style and A Great Place To Live...
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
  • community spirit, public transport
  • Law and order
Cons
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
jenny1965
jenny1965 great if you like getting robbed and dont feel safe to leave your house
2yrs+
DATKINSON
DATKINSON Actually, there are higher robbery crime rates in the eastern suburbs - who wants to rob a poor person.
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
2yrs+

"Worst place in Sydney"

There is nothing good about mount Druitt. The houses are cheap because no one wants to live there. Lots of housing commission houses, you cannot even go for a walk to the shows without some one asking you for a smoke or money.
Pros
  • none
Cons
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • unsafe at night
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"I live here because its cheap"

Old Mt Druitt suburbs specifically arent too bad really. But be careful around the surrounding suburbs such as Bidwill, Shalvey and Lethbridge park that do actually have high crime rates.
Pros
  • cheap
  • Affordable
Cons
  • unsafe
  • theft
  • Teen attitude
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
Recommended for
  • Hipsters
Marneekm1
Marneekm1 Bidwill high school is fine i go there but area bad a man ate a ladies friengers off 4 her ringes
2yrs+
bigiron
bigiron stay in school dude
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Terrible part of Sydney"

Ok during the day, has a Westfield for shopping, not much else though. Dangerous at night though, steer clear then. Famous for Mount Druitt High where every HSC student failed one year. Best area in this part of Sydney is Dharruk.
Pros
  • Train
  • Shopping Centre
Cons
  • Poor schools
  • Dangerous at night
  • No community
Recommended for
  • Hipsters
ktmama
ktmama Well if you did your research you would know that SMH got into ALOT of trouble for misleading the public with their INCORRECT INFO!!! The Class We Failed, was a lie.
2yrs+
ktmama
ktmama oh, sorry, google it!!
2yrs+
Garye003
Garye003 You mean the Daily Telegraph? In fact the entire class of 1996 students from Mount Druitt High went on to be either a neurosurgeon or actuary.
2yrs+
dcc
dcc I know of many people who have attended EXTREMELY expensive schools and to your dis-apointment, they too are not neurosurgeons. Please do not enter the debate about schooling, our ridiculous government, who has taken away the power from the teachers are most to blame...
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"It not the best place"

HI i live in mount druitt i would just like to say it is not the best place it does have a bad name because it is filled with a lot of bad kids and it is a good part of mount druitt i hve been here 4 8 years now and it is a bad area there is lots of fights theft and not the safes palce
if is also no as mounty,mount county,and more
Cons
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • unsafe at night
Recommended for
  • Singles
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Wouldnt live here if you paid me"

When my husband left me I was able to get into a housing commission house in Mount Druitt. The neighbourhood kids were horrible and started fights and beat up my children. Even stole their school bags. Best thing i did was leave. Full of unemployed people
Pros
  • nothing
Cons
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • unsafe at night
  • bogans
TRUMPYJEFF
TRUMPYJEFF "Wouldn't live there of you paid me", well you lived in housing department, tax payer funded housing.
So Mount Druitt residents who worked 10hr days, 6 days/week raised your kids.
Better place without ungrateful souls.
It's a big place mount druitt, with @ least 6 whole suburbs under one postcode.
Go & put down a whole state or country now darling.
2yrs+
Marneekm1
Marneekm1 I live here in mounty (mount Druitt) my school were fine dawson p.s and bidwill high
2yrs+
FrankB1
FrankB1 Absolute shithole
Feb 01, 2016
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Not so bad but not great"

I've lived here a while now. Its not a bad investment if your thinking of buying. Its one of the few realistically priced suburbs left in Sydney. That is why i live here. It's a quiet place but elements of its famous past sadly still remain. Better policing around the train station, a more responsive council cleanup service, or enforced fines for dumping outside of your home, and a street sweeper would do wonders for this community. There is also a lot of car crime in cretin pockets of the community.

At the end of the day it has its problems like all outer western suburban communities do with the added benefit of that sinking feeling when someone asks where you live, and the blank stare you typicality get as a response. If you can get over that then Mt Druitt is a perfectly fine community, one of the few places worth buying in western Sydney
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
  • Law and order
Cons
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • still tainted by bad reputation from years ago
  • bogans
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"good place to rent, very good place to have a rental income coz very close to all amenities"

If you live close to westfield and mount druitt train station, its a good place to live, all the amenities that all families need are very close by and walking distance like the shops, schools, medical centre, train station, bus station and bus stop just a few walks away. Its a nice place to live just live in the mount druitt or along belmore avenue near whalan not in its sub-suburbs like shalvey, bidwill, etc where there are many wild teen agers there who came from broken disintegrated families where they have not experienced real love and care from their parents and have no time for them thus they become wild.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
Cons
  • Teen attitude
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
TRUMPYJEFF
TRUMPYJEFF Teens/people in general are trouble, unless- employed, studying or both, anywhere in Sydney or the world for that matter.
Too much time on their hands equals trouble.
I come from a "broken family" had real love & care.............
stereotyping & tarring all with one brush makes me "wild"........
Im quite sure there are good teens from "sub suburbs", which will one day evolve & may help you in one way or another.......be it the supermarket checkout, repairing your vehicle, fixing your PC to write stuff on realestate.com.au or an operating table saving you or a relative's life.
2yrs+
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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 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A small suburb"

Mount Druitt is not the place for elderly, the young teenagers are horrible and the education isn't good at all, so if you live there children should go to school out of area. There is lots of thefts in Mount Druitt, this isn't the best place for couples, for the couples aren't well treated. The children at night do drag racing, so you have to live on a more quiet street, with a dead end, a place were no drag racing would take place. This is so at night you wouldn't hear the car engine and car screeches while going to sleep. Although this place is really affordable to live, you have to be very selective on which streets you live in, not to close to the school, not on a busy road, nice neighbors, etc. If you choose a nice street and house you should be able to live nicely, and affordably.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Not too much traffic
Cons
  • Teen attitude
  • theft
  • unsafe at night
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
TRUMPYJEFF
TRUMPYJEFF No drag racing in my street, its an avenue & all suburban streets are 50km/h. We're a couple, we have a 3yr old daughter & life's great. We dont even use our house alarm when we go out & away for weeks at a time. No dramas. Great place to live.
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great for young homebuyers"

Old mt druitt is a great place to live really good size land close to all transport etc but overall community spirit is ok but still the housing side is a not pretty to look at .if looking for more than just it will do schooling i prefer outside you have to travel for your kids for beta education. Im living it and soon moving on to new home acreage and cant wait to c the back of 2770. loved you but no loss..
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Definately an untapped investment resource"

You might have noticed the little blue boxes I filled in - some of them come up as average and others as excellent, yet I've given Mount Druitt overall 5 stars.

Why is this so?

Well, Mount Druitt is far from a 'perfect' suburb, and to be honest, to buy a place to LIVE in, you could do much better.

But, as an investment suburb, if cash-flow positive and immediate yield make your eyes widen, then read on...

Do some basic research on this site; look at what units are going for and compare it with rental rates in the 'Rent' section, you'll see that it adds up on paper!

Now for the negative... I'd think that buying houses with the ambition to build capital over time might be a little fruitless, as land values remain quite flat over time, but i think for units and maybe villas/townhouses, it's a great investment suburb.

It's well connected for transport, shopping, schools and work. Yes there are some undesirables there, but this won't be forever. Increasingly young families are moving in, reducing crime rates as the housing commission and unsavoury types are moved further outwards/onwards.

Worth a look in my book....
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Mount Druitt

1

Browning Cl

4.5/5
"Family environment and great for singles as well"
-33.75806 150.82276
2

Hythe St

3.5/5
"Its very nice now - then what it used to be"
-33.763963 150.821866

Unranked Streets in Mount Druitt

Sage St

1.5/5
"Noisy disrespect-able neighbours"
-33.774418 150.807398

Mahbuhay Gve

4.5/5
"Quiet and Peaceful Cul De Sac - Great Location"
-33.76096 150.81933