7.7 out of 10

Mount Riverview

Ranked 364th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.727098575622 150.637259556152
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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2/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"Proceed with caution."

In summer Mt Riverview is hot. Really hot. Expect temperatures to be 5 - 10 degrees warmer than Sydney CBD on some days. Have fans and industrial strength air conditioning. Don't expect an afternoon breeze or for it to cool off much at night either. It is too far west. It is a major fire threat, especially Grand View Drive and surrounding streets. People evacuated on Christmas Day 2001 and October 2013. Winter is cold, but not really freezing. If you are on the escarpment facing east, expect to be in the shadows fairly early in the afternoon. Rainfall is slightly over half of Sydney's annual level so if you like gardening, expect to water. A lot. Expect to clean up lots of leaves as there are many trees. Prepare for blocked pipes due to tree roots. Public transport travel time is 2 hours door to door for Sydney CBD each way. You may not get a seat on the train. Expect the M4 to have an issue often and it is busy. Penrith is busy to get in and out of in peak times. The suburb looks very pretty and many homes were built in the 70's and 80's and many are large with big blocks. Expect huge snakes. The local shop is well stocked, but rarely has what you want. The local chinese is very, very good. Out neighbours were either very intrusive, rude and unfriendly or nice. There is usually plenty of housing stock for sale, which says people don't want to stay. Houses are cheap for a reason. It is 70 kms from Sydney and houses don't appreciate as much as Sydney so if you buy into it, you may not get back to Sydney suburbs. Contrary to popular belief, most homes do not have unobstructed views to Sydney, but may from their garden or the street.
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roccor
roccor When we sold through Jim Aitken in Glenbrook, a staff member from their office told us they would bring around "the team". Expecting 3 or 4 people, 26 showed up. When a neighbour was selling, I told her the story and she used another agent. Clever woman really.
2yrs+
adelee1
adelee1 Lol what an ignorant review. Much of this is simply untrue. Glad youve left!!!
Aug 12, 2020
Club 1 Fan
Club 1 Fan Poor adelee who is actually an ignorant person. Check weather records. To assist your low IQ, check January 1 2006, or January 18 2013, or January 4 2020 to name a few. Fact. Mt Riverview is WEST of the western suburbs. So it doesn't get a SEA breeze. Fact. Ask the folks in Grand View Drive and surrounding streets about watching smoke from Yellow Rock as houses went up there on October 17, 2013 and then have the cops bang on your door telling you to get out. Fact. Or having Christmas in 2001 as the mercury went way over 40 as trees burned on the Lapstone Hill which was then closed. Fact. The sun sets in the WEST. Fact. Learn some geography. Annual precipitation in nearby Penrith is 600 mm. In Blaxland it's 800mm. Observatory Hill gets 1200mm. Fact. Look at it from google earth. Many trees. Fact. Drive to Blaxland or Glenbrook, wait for the train, get to Central, wait for another, get to Martin Place, Wynyard or Circular Quay then walk to your office. 2 hours. Fact. In the past the M4 has had road works EVERY NIGHT except Friday and Saturday from 8 pm. Fact. We have also sat on the M4 at midnight for roadworks. Fact. Penrith and surrounding "arteries" are busy in peak times. Fact. Any idiot with basic knowledge of construction can see when many homes were built. We think the suburb looks attractive and that the local Chinese was great. Sorry if you don't. We had snakes in our electricity box, on the front porch and our neighbour had them next to their pool. Fact. Many neighbours have since sold. Fact. One can still buy a very nice home for well under a million. Try doing that in many Sydney suburbs. Fact. Check the capital growth for Mount Riverview against many other Sydney suburbs. The difference in house prices is getting wider and wider. Check the distance by road from Sydney CBD. Most of all, educate yourself, learn facts and history which even you can't change and don't assume you know the experiences of others.
Aug 12, 2020
jonesb10
jonesb10 Fact. Mount Riverview is a friendly community that doesnt care if you didnt do your research in what you wanted in an area before moving to it.
Feb 05, 2021
Club 1 Fan
Club 1 Fan Jonesie it's unfortunate that you are so offended. Thanks for adopting our writing format. Very affirming, complementary and quite frankly, flattering of you. Thank you! It's also great that you agree with us! It's hilarious that you feel you know the sentiment of the entire community. My family and I had a good laugh over that one. Just brilliant! Again, thank you for your feedback. Hope to hear from you again soon!!!
Feb 08, 2021
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"A wonderful place to relax and unwind"

We have lived in "Mount Riv' for over 10 years. It is a very peaceful, safe neighbourhood and yet all the cultural and sporting facilities of Penrith are close too, so you have the best of both worlds.
Many properties have views, either city lights views or the timeless escarpment views. Properties backing on to bushland also have the treat of abundant native flora and fauna, e.g. wallabies, lyrebirds etc. The local primary school has a high reputation, and the people you meet are friendly and welcoming.
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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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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+

"Well suited to families and nature lovers"

Mount Riverview is a peaceful, leafy suburb located at the foot of the Blue Mountains. It offers some stunning views over the Sydney area, including views of Centrepoint Tower and the Harbour Bridge. It has a general store, two churches, a youth centre, a public school, tennis courts, a water tank, a Chinese restaurant, two parks and a local fire brigade under the jurisdiction of the Rural Fire Service. It is surrounded by bushland and has many scenic bush walking tracks. The suburb was established in the early 70s so most houses are of this era however many have undergone major renovations. The residential blocks are, on average, approximately quarter acre lots, with some smaller and some larger. Many have city views, mountain views or are adjacent to bushland. The suburb has only local traffic and a regular bus service to Blaxland Railway and Penrith. The local schools are well regarded with a choice of public, private and Christian schools within the local district. Penrith is the closest major town approximately 10 – 15 minutes drive away, offering shopping, restaurants, nightlife, movies, live shows etc. Mount Riverview has a strong community spirit, friendly atmosphere and very low crime rate. It is well suited to families and nature lovers.
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Rosey1
Rosey1 Hi There,
My partner and I have just brought a brought a property in Mount Riverview and are keen to explore and to find these amazing views of Centrepoint tower and the Harbour bridge.. Could you tell me what road they are located on. Would love to hear from you. :)
2yrs+
Suzanne Ridley
Suzanne Ridley At top of Emu Plains Drive near Harley Park there are great views to the city - especially beautiful at night. Talk a bush walk from the end of Grandview Drive out to the bluff for views over Penrith Lakes .
Oct 26, 2019
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, nice to live in-need a car though"

School in this area are very community minded. Most residents know each other or know of each other. I found this to be a double edged sword. Growing up as a teen in this area was fine and it was much more sheltered than the main township of Penrith.
As a parent, I found this area to be a bit behind in terms of cultural diversity and the social groups to be very judgemental, opinionated and snobbish.
It is very quiet, going for walks is a highlight and to be fair the area is very pretty so its not hard to enjoy.
Mount riverview itself doesnt have any nightlife unless you are part of a church group but its a 15 minute drive to Penrith that has all popular eateries and restaurants, shopping etc.
Mobile reception is and I think will always be difficult but that is because Mount riv is on a ridge.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Leafy quiet family area"

Mt. Riverview has no through traffic, usually the people who come here live here or are visting. It has an excellent small primary public school and the community spirit is great. We have lived here for over 23 years and our children have grown up and bought houses in the area, which says something for the spirit it engenders. The neighbours are friendly and caring. The public transport (bus)is good for school children going to the high school at Blaxland but for the commuter is difficult to fit in with business hours. It is a little suburb with a leafy aspect and great views over the plains to Sydney.
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