North Rocks, NSW 2151

4.6(16 reviews)

Ranked 40th best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Resale or rental value
  • Schools
  • Internet access

Not great for

  • Nightlife

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  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Fashion Conscious

Reviews of North Rocks, NSW

andrewt43
andrewt43
24th October 2021

"Perfect place to call home!"

North Rocks is a very peaceful, green, safe, and convenient suburb. It has something for everyone. It’s surrounded by various reserves, lined with old growth spotted gum and blackbutt trees. We’ve lived here since 2019 and I have to say winter and autumn are my favourite seasons here. Something about the crisp morning air and aroma of firewood in the neighbourhood is simply lovely.
I've really enjoyed working from home during covid as well. It’s a lovely neighbourhood to walk around in, beautiful homes on large lots (typically 700-1000m2) and the reserves and walking trails are well-maintained. There’s a nice neighbourhood spirit here, people stop to say hi and I've made many friends by just walking the dog! Some of the people living here are the original owners since this suburb was first developed and it’s fascinating to hear the history. There is a real sense of pride/love for living here. All the homes are well kept and people make an effort in their gardens! The streets are safe and quiet and I see a lot of kids walking around on their own and riding bikes. Mountain biking through the various trails in the reserves seems popular and Bidjigal Reserve behind Lara Crescent is a popular spot for rock climbers.
Super convenient lifestyle. I was so surprised how easy it was to park and shop at North Rocks Shopping Centre. Has all the shops you need and is never too busy in my opinion compared to other centres. It has recently been renovated and lots of new cafes and restaurants are opening. North Rocks is well positioned in that it connects to some major roads easily (Pennant Hills Road, North Rocks Road, James Ruse Dr, Northconnex, M2, M4). 10 mins to Castle hill, Epping/Eastwood, Parramatta. 20 minutes to North Shore and 30 mins to the city. Makes it super easy getting around Sydney.
I work in the city and commute by the Hills bus via the Barclay Rd M2 bus interchange. Buses come every 2 minutes and takes about 25 mins to get to city otherwise around 35-40mins during peak hour. There are also direct buses to Parramatta, Macquarie, and North Sydney.
We have NBN at North Rocks and its fast and reliable. Lots of young couples and families like us moving in and its exciting to see the suburb continue to grow and develop. North Rocks public school ranks in the top 40 in the state and has great OC classes. Plenty of extra-curricular for the kids (and adults) to get involved with. There are facilities for tennis, swimming, soccer, martial arts, dancing, golf etc. Overall, I am happy to call North Rocks our forever home and highly recommend it to others to consider!

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allanfong
allanfong
18th February 2019

"Peaceful, safe, leafy and liveable suburb"

I moved to North Rocks 3 years ago, and it's a move I have never regretted. North Rocks is a family friendly suburb with lots of good schools. The local shopping centre is handy and has all of the basics (Coles, Aldi, KMart), and what you can't get here you only need to drive no more than 10 minutes to Carlingford, Baulkham HIlls or Parramatta. The suburb does not suffer the over-development of neighbouring suburbs, and hope it stays that way for some time to come. The M2 express buses mean a quick 25 minute ride to the city, although during peak times it can stretch out to 45 minutes. The area is surrounded by bushland and there are a lot of fascinating bushwalking trails to discover. The only noise you here are the sounds of nature, like kookaburras laughing in the old gum trees. North Rocks is highly recommended if you like the peaceful lifestyle.

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"Peaceful and a convenient suburb"

North Rocks is a very nice place to live. It is very convenient to the city via M2. The buses come in 1 to 2 min during peak hours (you do not need a bus timetable!) and yet it is very convenient to Macquarie Park if you work in the business park or perhaps an uni student. There are some very nice houses which are back into a reserve providing a very peaceful and relaxing settings. Overall I think it is a great place to raise kids particularly with all the great school which people have already mentioned here.

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"A lesser known suburb with burst of potential."

North Rocks is the suburb I would like to live.
I think it is very convenient to get to the city. At peak hours takes about 45 mnts to Wynyard by Hills bus from Barclay Rd bus stop and around 25 mnts at other times. It has a lots of good school such as North Rocks Primary, Muirfield High and close enough to Redeemer Baptist school, James Ruse High, Kings school, Tara school, etc. It has North Rocks Westfield, Golf Course, etc. It is close enough to Parramatta, but not too close. I think it is still cheaper than Carlingford with a better balanced demography.

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"Hidden gem of a suburb"

Great place to raise a family, schools are great and shops are worthy of a daily visit. Great variety too. Only downside is the north rocks medical center opposite the post office. Terrible people there and lengthy wait times where people will be allowed to que jump you causing you to wait even longer. Besides that, north rocks is a great place to live.

Great for

  • Vairiety
  • People are friendly
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity
  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links

Not great for

  • Medical center poorly run
  • Transport could be better
  • No local pub.

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  • Families with kids
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"A Beautiful Suburb"

North Rocks is a fabulous suburb. Just a few minutes drive to Parramatta, Castle Hill and Baulkham Hills. Great Bus services if you need it, intelligent friendly locals, easy access to everything. Fantastic schools. Buy here but only if you can afford it, very pricey housing these days

Great for

  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity
  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links

Not great for

  • No local pub.

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"Wonderful to live, we just moved in north rocks 2 years...and getting more expensive for buying a house in this area now....Lucky i moved early...."

Wonderful area, if north rocks shooping center can make it bigger or more shop then will be 100% good also the bus if have a express bus go to chatswood and city then will be good good good.

Great for

  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity

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"A best place to live and raise kids!"

I've been in Nth Rocks for 5 years now and can't think of any other place better than here! quiet and leafy, friendly neigbourhood, VERY safe (i sometimes forget to lock the door and still feel safe!). Lots of greens and parks for kids to play and family to have BBQ. close to amenities, it has its own westfield and you can go to parramatta westfields for bigger shopping. almost central in sydney so easy to go anywhere.
only drawback is the transport, but if you have a car and happy to take bus, that's not a problem at all! BTW, no train stations actually keeps here more livable anyway!

Great for

  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity

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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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  • Country Lovers
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"Better be Quick"

Offering a warm and inviting feel at an Affordable price.

Great for

  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers
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"Wonder area"

Im so impressed, the property is so cheap for what you get.

Great for

  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
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"First National Epping"

A Fantastic Place to live, full of high class people, expect Median house prices to be in the low $800,000s by 2014

Great for

  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity

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  • Professionals
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"A very underated leafy suburb"

Situated 26km north west of the Sydney CBD, approximately 5km from the Parramatta CBD, and 12km from Macquarie Park; North Rocks is located within a relatively close distance to employment areas. North Rocks also contains a substantial industrial precinct that mainly caters for light industrial uses.

The area is typified by a mix of single and two storey dwellings developed in the 60s and 70s. Some medium density housing in the form of townhouses exist along North Rocks Road. The area contains dense bushland which includes Lake Parramatta Reserve, Seville Rerseve and Bidjigal Reserve.

The area is also serviced by a Westfield Shopping Centre comprising of several large retail chains including K-Mart, Coles, Audi and Franklins. The area also contains several neighbourhood restuarants and services such as medical centres, dental clinics, accountants and solicitors.

Great for

  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity
  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"North rocks is very suburban"

lots of nice big houses and very quite. bit hard when it comes to public transport, but its close to paramatta and now with the new trainline its not too bad to epping-chatswood.
with kmart and aldi not bad for shoppiung either.

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"Pleasant North Rocks"

North Rocks is a suburb in the Hills District of Sydney 26 kilometres north west of the CBD. It is located in the local government area of the Hills Shire.

The name came from an enormous sandstone outcrop which was known as North Rocks. This outcropping dominated the area so its name was given to the locality.

Today, North Rocks is a middle class suburb with a population just over 7,000 of whom 23% are under 18 and 20% are over 60. 36% of residents have a university degree or higher education diploma.

The area is well serviced by shops, there being a Westfield on North Rocks Road with a Franklins Supermarket, a Kmart and various specialty shops.

There is a government primary school, high school and a Catholic school. North Rocks is also the site for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

The M2 Motorway runs through North Rocks making access to the city by road quite convenient – a trip of about 40 minutes. Buses service the area efficiently with frequent services to nearby railway stations, Castle Hill and the city.

North Rocks is a pleasant suburb with all the facilities to make for a happy lifestyle.

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"Typical suburb with nice houses"

North Rocks lies north of Northmead just before Baulkham Hills along Windsor Road and is about a thirty to forty minutes' drive to the city. Being at the southern tip of the North Western belt of Sydney, it does not have the same transport problems as the other suburbs with buses running along Windsor Rd to take you into Parramatta. The area has gyms and nice houses that have character rather than looking like McMansions. There are plenty of fast food options and entertainment at the local bowling club. North Rocks is also pretty hilly, so some of the houses actually have a view down into the valley. The nearest mall will be Parramatta Westfield.

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