9.2 out of 10

North Rocks

Ranked 61st best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7777958657065 151.012588981702
Great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Aug 07, 2017

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jul 25, 2017

"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.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Apr 22, 2017

"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.
Pros
  • Vairiety
  • People are friendly
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity
  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links
Cons
  • Medical center poorly run
  • Transport could be better
  • No local pub.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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
Pros
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity
  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links
Cons
  • No local pub.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • 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+

"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.
Pros
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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!
Pros
  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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
  • 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+

"Better be Quick"

Offering a warm and inviting feel at an Affordable price.
Pros
  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • 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+

"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.
Pros
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity
  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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
  • 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+

"Wonder area"

Im so impressed, the property is so cheap for what you get.
Pros
  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
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
  • 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+

"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
Pros
  • Accessible to M2 and central location to Sydney Metro Area
  • Good Public Transport links
  • Leafy, quiet neighbourhood with excellent amenity
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+
5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"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.

Unranked Streets in North Rocks

Barclay Road

1.5/5
"A busy through road between major urban areas"
-33.7681615584 151.0263971913
"Clean, green, relatively peaceful, just not that exciting. Good street for families."
-33.7705589548 151.0203319833
-33.7702 151.02769
"The most underated area in the district"
-33.7775872195 151.0288560594