8.0 out of 10

Punchbowl

Ranked 320th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9311946549162 151.04795635243
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

Reviews

1/5
Mar 03, 2021

"Theres a reason for the bad rep"

Visited Punchbowl yesterday to look at a potential property. I walk out of the station and a Main Street is cordoned off by the police because a barber was stabbed. I walk 500m down the road and there is a 3 vehicle collision. One car Td another and their third rear ended the first car. Rubbish everywhere on the streets, illegal dumping and the grass verges over grown. Clearly neglected because the council no longer maintains the verges. Did not feel safe in this environment. Seems to be a problem for suburbs along and around Canterbury road and the Bankstown line. Will not be considering this suburb for a house to live in or invest in, cannot see the value of houses increasing in areas where people dont look after or take pride in their community.
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 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Near City and elsewhere. Still affordable price."

Punchbowl may be has negative reputation from before but now changed a lot because of the news and a few bad apples but the place now are nice quite peaceful and actually mix in Cultures Asian and Mediterranean (Greek, Italians, Lebanese Christian and Muslim). May be a lot of Arab shops but look at Statistic there are equally between Islam and Christians plus others regions ..actually many Churches here even temple!. People are nice mainly ..you may be see the grumpy one but every where not only in Punchbowl or around here. Living here have no problem may be some with bad driving manner or a few rubbish from people who selfish but council has done there job the next day or two or three? but not only in this suburbs.
Because the place still affordable so you don't see a lot of rich White Australia but I tell you this place is going to rise fast if you look over it will missed the chance because the suburb next to it like Roselands and Belmore, Beverly Hills are high already even Wiley Park and Lakemba!. Especially the South part has Housing Zones great for family ..walk to Broadway Supermarket and closed to Station great values for future investment or to live. Close to City ..M5 to Airport ..Many Choice of places to shopping like Roselands, Campsie , Bankstown, Beverly Hill (Many restaurants) ..reasonable time drive to the beaches, New town. Train direct to City about 25 mins. Sometime just short drive to Kingsgrove Station for Airport lines. Don't want this place to be crowded but make this place a better place Multicultural Peaceful...It is Australia!!.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5
2yrs+

"Not too bad"

Has a number of good features such as a brand new shopping centre and lots of churches and even a monastery. Centrally located and good value for money.
Pros
  • Centrally located
  • Churches and Monastery
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • 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 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+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place to call home or invest"

Centrally located to major shopping centres and train stations yet the prices are more than affordable.
Also main properties around here are yielding around 7% return or more. Not bad for being around 25 minutes drive from the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great All Round Place"

It has everything you need, comfortable living and all facilities you could think of. It has a multicultural environment and safe environment, good transport and everything is as you would expect it to be. It is a great suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids