7.3 out of 10

Penrith

Ranked 372nd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7478482387587 150.696261699635
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Clean & Green
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

JK2 JK2
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 13, 2016

"Growing suburb, great prospects and future"

Penrith is probably one of the few suburbs in Sydney that is going in the right direction. It has NBN, plans for infrastructure and city redevelopment underway (which I hope will commence soon), and is at the foot of the Blue Mountains which is a beautiful tourist destination. The new Thornton suburb in North Penrith looks fantastic - beautiful and green. There is also plans to turn Penrith Lakes into a parkland suburb which I find extremely exciting. Penrith council documents the progress of plans it has for the city very transparently and has already rezoned many areas in the city. As a young professional couple, we really hope we can stay in Penrith, as the vision for the city's future is very hopeful.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of social housing with prominent drug areas. I wouldn't want to stay in Penrith as it currently is, but I see that a lot of change is happening - I just hope that this change will continue to happen, and quickly, as Parramatta is also being rebuilt. I don't want to see Penrith fall into the background. It deserves to be a great place to live, work and leisure - it's position is ideal, much better than Parramatta's position as a CBD. It has so much potential. I would buy a house here and relocate as soon as I see some concrete evidence that the council's plans for redevelopment are in the works - ie. the CIty Park and Kingswood redevelopment, or building commencement.
Pros
  • Cost of living
  • Affordable, Quiet, Riverside Loaction,
  • Country trains direct to the city.
  • Diversity of residents and lifestyle options.
Cons
  • a lot of housing commision mixed throughout
  • low socio economic area attracting unfavourables
  • Unsocial behaviour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live or invest"

It has lots of good schools around. Penrith High is one of them, which is the best selective school in west sydney. Shopping is great as well - Westfield and lots of retails along High and Henry St - which makes possible to reach everywhere in 5 min drive. Also Nepean River is so awesome to enjoy walking Saturday morning. Lots of green area in Penrith. It takes 48 mins to Sydney CBD by InterCity Train. 30 mins drive to Strathfield. 20 mins drive to Parramatta. Lots of development are happening. definitely growing suburb, which will be 2nd parramatta in 10 years.
Pros
  • facilities
  • Cost of living
  • Affordable, Quiet, Riverside Loaction,
  • Country trains direct to the city.
  • Diversity of residents and lifestyle options.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Hot as hell"

Hot as hell around 7to8 months of the year not pleasant for outdoor workers, and not to mention traffic,it's murder pick your times to leave home it starts at 4am I have lived in penrith for 40 years and I'm over it
Cons
  • a lot of housing commision mixed throughout
  • Peak hour traffic along Mulgoa Road heading into Penrith
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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+

"Fantastic place to raise kids everything just a 5 minute drive away!"

I will never look back now that my husband and I have just recently bought in penrith. So many opportunities for the kids to meet new friends & be close to everything they need. Also it's a great investment BONUS! More people should buy a house in Penrith, With all the new housing developments around, this community is growing rapidly!
Pros
  • facilities
  • Cost of living
  • Affordable, Quiet, Riverside Loaction,
  • Country trains direct to the city.
  • Diversity of residents and lifestyle options.
dn dn
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Family Location"

Penrith is an expanding city with numerous surrounding suburbs. Penrith itself is generally a built up area. It has units on both the northern (lemongrove area) and southern (Derby st area)side of the rail line. The remianing homes in these areas are generally older homes, town homes and some housing commision to the north around illawong ave which i would avoid, and around the penrose cres area to the south. While these areas as well as the kinswood area are great for investments due to their high yield and proximity to the uni and hospital and cbd. The fact that these are built up areas, and they are in the way of the cities progress can bring with it some anti social behaviour. The Derby streeet side is generally more expensive. There are however some lovely homes in very quiet streets in the built up areas but do your research.
The better suburbs for owner occupiers will depend on budget and on the lifestyle you want. If you are looking for acreage you are spoiled for choice. Castlereagh, Mulgoa with its village are lovely and Orchard hills is close to the city. North Cranebrook, Llandilo, Wallacia and silverdale are cheaper options but still fine. For residential my pick is the riverfront properties on Nepean avenue in penrith, or anywhere in that Ladbury/Nepean pocket it is all excellant, and in my opion Nepean avenue is the regions best street. There are also some prime properties on river road Emu Plains. The closer to the river, the more expensive, there are plenty of knock downs near the river. cheaper houses are generally near the train line Emu Plains is a lovely place to bring up a family. Leonay around the golf course is brilliant i love this area. There are plenty of lovely properties. Lapstone can give you views of the Sydney CBD. Glenbrook with its lovely village feel and the varity of housing is also excellant. Mulgoa has a lovely residential village. I would recommend any of these areas. They to me are the pick of the city and offer everything you could want. There can be traffic into the cbd in the peaks around the freeway and victoria bridges.
South Penrith and Jamisiontown are also good and affordable. There are plenty of really quiet streets in these areas. My pick for south penrith is south of Smith street and west of about Fragar road. South penrith is close to penrith cbd and free of trafic into it. It has older homes that are being renovated. The pick for Jamisiontown is the small pocket west of Mulgoa road Anakai drive its quiet close to the cbd, river and affordable.
Glenmore park, stick to the frindges both northern road or mulgoa road ends. AM traffic out of the estate is a punnish. There are some very nice houses in blue hills which is my pick and a new estate selling now will provide a second exit onto the northern road. The majority of rentals in this estate are towards the town centre Woodlands drive and the Lakes drive.
Cranebrook to the north of the city has new homes at the waterside estate, near the white water stadium and at jorden springs on the former Adi site. There is a pocket of housing commision in cranebrook near Beacroft place area which i would try to avoid. With cranebrook eithier build new or go to the norther end of the suburb near the acerage. There are some quiet streets in the rest of the area. Traffic into penrith at around 5PM around Jane street is bad.
There are plenty of other areas with quiet streets that are affordable like the werrington downs and Claremont Meadows areas, just do your research.
Penrith is a lovely place to live with so much to do. There are about some large parcels of land up for redevelopment over the next ten years that will transform the city. They are Parkview, north Penrith army land, the lakes scheme near the regatta centre and the paceway. Penrith is a great family city. It is an affordable part of sydney that has great private and public schools, performing arts centre, university, hospital, all the sporting facilities you could want, boating on your doorstep, a national park, It has quit villages, rural estates, waterfront homes, cheap fixerupers, homes to knock down and new land.
Pros
  • Affordable, Quiet, Riverside Loaction,
  • Diversity of residents and lifestyle options.
  • Country trains direct to the city.
  • facilities
Cons
  • Peak hour traffic along Mulgoa Road heading into Penrith
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • 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 2/5
  • 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+

"All in one"

Pros
  • facilities
  • Cost of living
Cons
  • Nothing
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Pros
  • facilities
  • Affordable, Quiet, Riverside Loaction,
  • Cost of living
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Good for families."

It has good schools (such as the Academically selective Penrith High as well as the Performing arts high school Nepean High) and good shopping (like High street and the Westfield). Property along the river is lovely and the cost of living is very low. The are some good pubs and good restaurants and bars. Aside from this is the lesser aspect, which is minimal but still present, of unsocial behaviour such as graffiti and intimidation but if you are a bit clever you can easily avoid it. Some areas are better than others, and generally west of Parker street and south of High street are good areas.
Pros
  • Cost of living
  • Shopping and eating out
Cons
  • Unsocial behaviour
  • Employment
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Some parts are OK but others are very rough"

Lived here for many years as it was a cheap place to buy a house. People have poor aspirations for their children and there are some areas that are almost no go zones with rubbish, needles and condoms in abandoned houses and squats
Cons
  • a lot of housing commision mixed throughout
  • low socio economic area attracting unfavourables
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
rickrubin
rickrubin hi blacksooty - what parts of penrith do you reckon are better? we're planning to move into that area so your help would be great...!
2yrs+
blacksooty
blacksooty Hi rickrubin, the Lemongrove area, Kingswood Park area and some areas where there's a lot of social housing/ Dept of Housing units/houses are pretty grim, better areas are Penrith South and areas near the river.
2yrs+
wonnie
wonnie im would agree here, if you stay south of the great western highway (high st) and west of parker st you are generally in the nicer areas. There are a few units between Derby St and the great western hway that would make a house there less desirable.

The further south you go, down to the freeway the further you get away from the services you could reach by walking.
2yrs+
blacksooty
blacksooty Some of the older areas are nice anc close to everything but can also be rough, some streets are lovely south of the GWH eg Warwick St are around there, look for old houses or newer ones that have been well maintained, also nice gardens for the better areas.
2yrs+
rickrubin
rickrubin thanks heaps guys! your help really means a lot and i guess this is the best way of finding out about areas - talk to the locals. so thanks blacksooty and wonnie! cheers!
2yrs+
blacksooty
blacksooty Good luck!
2yrs+
misshokey
misshokey Hi there,
I have lived in 2 different areas of Penrith and wouldn't recommend either of them if you are bringing up a young family. I lived 1 street back from the beautiful Warwick in Evan St, and also in South Penrith. In Evan st we had drug deals happening every second night across the road and the fear that young burgulars would steal our childens toys from the back yard (as use to happen). In South Penrith my children use to watch our neighbours smoking bongs and dring beer through their bedroom at 10am in the morning. Just lovely. Couldn't wait to move from there let me tell you! Now we live in a nice area away from all that and have never been so at peace!
2yrs+
blacksooty
blacksooty I did not realise how bad things were where we lived until we moved away from Penrith for good. I had lived in Penrith since I was 6 years old and you get used to some of the things you see, but for children it's a pretty tough environment. I lived in the Lemongrove area and later in Central Penrith where there was a section of Dept Housing houses, lots of domestic violence and fires. Had to get out for our kids.

There would be some nice areas but you need to do your research.
2yrs+
rickrubin
rickrubin hi misshokey - what area did you move to?
2yrs+
misshokey
misshokey Have to agree with Blacksooty. I am a teacher and did a lot of casual work around the Penrith area when my 1st was about to start school (this was only several years ago). There was no way I was allowing my children to have to put up with what those poor, poor teachers go through everyday with a lot of the children in their classes. Of course not everyone is 'bad', but there seemed to be more worse than good. yes, a very hard life for a child. you need to move to a better area - not Penrith. We had everything we could ever want in a house in Penrith - built it ourselves - it was perfect. now we live in a 2 bedroom weatherboard cottage until we can save enough to start again, but I don;t regret it for one second. best decision we ever made for our three little poppets.
PS I am not a snob, just so you know!
2yrs+
wonnie
wonnie i live there now and have for over 10 years, maybe its in a 'nicer' area, however i dont see domestic violence, drugs or fires. The key really is to research (which is what you are doing now) and to get on the ground and walk around, go to a cafe, have a coffee, visit a local shop. This way you get a feel for how it is now.

the above is a must do for any suburb
2yrs+
misshokey
misshokey We now live in Glenbrook in the Lower Blue Mountains - yes, you pay the price, but would have hapened to our kiddies in 10 years time going to Penrith schools and having friends whose parents thinks it is ok to smoke in the car, swear at their children and hit them accross the head as they greet them at the school gate? It is not the schools, the 'clients' I should say. There are many, many undesirables.
2yrs+
wonnie
wonnie I cant and wont argue with anyone elses experience, i can only say what mine has been and it is vastly different to what i am reading above.
2yrs+
rickrubin
rickrubin i agree with wonnie - everyone's experience is different. at the same time, misshokey's comments have been so much help. we've been to Penrith a few times - been to the westfield etc. seems to be an OK place. We live in the inner-city area at this time and trust me, it's not all what it is made up to be. junkies roam the streets, there are fights, bottles being smashed on the street every night - its horrible. police are always on the move. you just dont get a lot of domestic violence etc but still its not all hunky dory.
i reckon the most important thing is to live in an area (rent) for a while and then get to know it, but again, inputs from people who've lived there or are living there are very important. so thanks everyone - you've all been great help!
2yrs+
rickrubin
rickrubin i agree with wonnie - everyone's experience is different. at the same time, misshokey's comments have been so much help. we've been to Penrith a few times - been to the westfield etc. seems to be an OK place. We live in the inner-city area at this time and trust me, it's not all what it is made up to be. junkies roam the streets, there are fights, bottles being smashed on the street every night - its horrible. police are always on the move. you just dont get a lot of domestic violence etc but still its not all hunky dory.
i reckon the most important thing is to live in an area (rent) for a while and then get to know it, but again, inputs from people who've lived there or are living there are very important. so thanks everyone - you've all been great help!
2yrs+
dn
dn like the others have said, i can't speak about your experiences but mine have been nothing but pleasent. I live in the emu plains area and enjoy all it has to offer, walks around the river, world heritage listed national park minutes away, bushwalks up to glenbrook for lunch, great schools for the kids, boating, fishing, close to transport and shopping, sense of community. I work in the emergency services and have worked all over sydney so i know bad areas. Yes Penrith has a couple, but the answer is just don't buy in them. You get what you pay for!! Thats why you can spend from $300,000 to $2,000,000 in this growing city.
2yrs+
sheehan
sheehan I lived just outside of Penrith for around 25 years of my earlier life. It was not that bad really back then. Now when I go back its Bloody busy and over crowded. The river used to be a haven, especially down the weir (any long term locals would know this place), other then getting cut up in the mud baths from all the broken glass, hahaha. Now its not the cleanest. But for me its the traffic thats a killer. Best to move up the mountains, cleaner, quiter and much better iving.
2yrs+
EdanWard
EdanWard I raised four sons in Penrith 2 are doctors 1 lawyer and the other in the Air Force Penrith is an amazing place to raise kids why do people for we knock housing commission tenant have an amazing g friend in houso she loves the place like she owns it she has it looking fabulous I am surrounded my beautiful homes but they still toss their mattress out front make a mess and never call for council clean ups I was raised on the northern beaches and I have to say Penrith wins my vote
Oct 28, 2015
bf1
bf1 I have actually lived in the Kingwood Park now called Penrith area for the last 10 years and yes you get the occasional lout just like you would anywhere else and yes there are some housing commission houses around. I have however never had any problems on my property. You don't need a car in the area as buses and shops, doctors, schools, hospital are all close. I do see the area becoming a good investment. Since I bought the property it is now more than doubled it's value and I see it growing even more easily. Most of the houses in the area are built on large lots.
Jan 17, 2017
michaelc34
michaelc34 penriff mate don't come here after 7 or u might end up in heaven.
Jun 15, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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+

"For family"

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything."

Penrith is a steadily growing city which offers everything we need. Nepean River, Blue Mountain Views and a sense of community in the streets. We can easily access Sydney via the Motorway or Great Western Highway aswell as the western train line. Great selection of private schools, most of which are located in the upper class rural areas surrounding Penrith such as St Pauls Grammar in Cranebrook or Penrith Anglican College in Orchard Hills. There is also a wide selection of public schools in most suburbs along with Shopping Precincts, Sporting Fields & Walking Tracks. A great affordable area, those who talk the area down clearly walked around with their eyes shut, like anywhere it is what you make of it!
Pros
  • facilities
Cons
  • Peak hour traffic along Mulgoa Road heading into Penrith
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Great facilities, awful area"

Penrith has everything you need. Lots to do, places to see, close proximity to everything, but is an awful area to bring children up in.
Drunks roam the streets, drug deals go on accross the road from your front door, neighbors 'smoke' can be smelt wafting over your fence.
The houses are less expensive in Penrith and now we know why. If you can afford to, live somewhere else if you have young children!
Pros
  • facilities
Cons
  • low socio economic area attracting unfavourables
  • a lot of housing commision mixed throughout
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Students
Jayne40
Jayne40 I don't know how neighbours smoke wafting over your fence would be isolated to just Penrith. People smoke in all suburbs and cities. Maybe stick with genuine negatives and positives relating to the suburb miss hokey. You are sounding a little prudish now
2yrs+
EdanWard
EdanWard What bs I raised 4 sons in Penrith 2 doctors 1 lawyer and one overseas in the Air Force don't blame the suburb if kids run amok blame the parents
Oct 28, 2015
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5/5
2yrs+

"Penrith - Great facilities and affordable."

Situated at the foot of the Blue Mountain and just 50 kms west of Sydney is Penrith. The city is near the Nepean River and is home to the Penrith Panthers NRL team and the club now know as Panthers World of Entertainment which includes many entertainment facilities and a resort. Penrith has grown steadily over the past 35 years and many attractions have boosted the areas popularity. Major shopping complexes, the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, the Penrith lakes System which was used for rowing in the 2000 Olympics and Penrith White-water Stadium. There is plenty accommodation for the visitor and house prising although rising are still affordable for most.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
rickrubin
rickrubin hi blackbird - some reviews about penrith are great and some are terrible! we're planning to move to that area but its so confusing..
do you think there are certain areas that are safer/better than others? could give us a bit more info on the better areas? good streets etc. for bringing up kids and that sort of stuff..?
your help is much appreciated! cheers!
2yrs+
wonnie
wonnie as i posted in another reply, the better areas would be south of the highway and west of the northern rd/parker st. If you are someone who likes to walk to the station, shops, cafes etc then i would say, depending on your budget, to look at one of the following 2 spots:

the blocks in this section: south of derby st, west of evans rd, east of woodriff st and north of jamison rd

-or- if your budget is bigger the ladbury ave area.

You will pay more for the two areas above so this depends on your lifestyle, we have managed to only have 1 car buy staying within walking distance of the station, and we walk to most things, however if being within walking distance of things is not a priority of yours then have a look at jamison town and south penrith, these areas are similar to the ones above but you can save a little money based on location.

If you can get to the area, try parking your car in the area i listed above and walk to high st, just to get a feel for the distance and the location.
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blacksooty
blacksooty Great reply, Wonnie. I agree.
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"Very close to Blue Mountains"

Penrith is 55kms to the west of Sydney via the M4 motorway. When you get to High Street in Penrith, visitors are greeted by the beautiful views of the Blue Mountains. High Street is a very long street that runs through the middle of Penrith and there are many shops, restaurants, cafes, banks and etc on both sides of this street. It is best to avoid this street to get into Penrith on the weekends, as it is full of pedestrian crossings and traffic lights.

There is also a Westfield mall at the end of High Street. There is plenty of parking inside the mall and it is conveniently located next to the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre where music lessons and the arts events are conducted.
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mskrm
mskrm I am planning to buy a house near Dallas Avenue, South Penrith which is very close to York and Jamison high school. Any feedback will be much appreciated. We have kids of age who would be going to primary school.
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