Springwood, NSW 2777

3.8(4 reviews)

Ranked 392nd best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

  • Parking
  • Safe and sound
  • Internet access
  • Schools
  • Neighbourly spirit

Not great for

  • Nightlife

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Reviews of Springwood, NSW

niknarb
niknarb
30th November 2021

"Nice Mountains feel within close range of Penrith"

Springwood is a well established town with that Mountains feel, but not too far up the Mountains, so it has easy access to Penrith and good rail links beyond.
Nice local shops and some places to eat, although I guess your nightlife options are somewhat limited.
Good schools in the area, safe community. Plenty of options for bushwalking and outdoor activities as the bush is right on your doorstep.

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carent
carent
12th March 2021

"MIxed feelings"

I moved to Springwood about a few months ago, not because I wanted to, but there is a huge lack of accommodation to suit my domestic circumstances and the house I rented was the only one I could get before starting my new job. However, I have found that people will say hello to you in the streets outside of the main street, the car drivers are way more nicer, and actually stop and wave you across the road, and there is a small town feel to the place. If you take the time, you will find all kinds of community groups if you like to get involved in something.

What I miss in Springwood is outdoor cafe and eating areas - most have very few tables outside: there are not a lot of interesting cafe and restaurant options, especially in the evenings. Most of the cafes serve limited options for breakfast. Katoomba is much better.
Because it has only one small main street, traffic can get banked up from near the post office to right down to the roundabout that becomes Hawkesbury Rd in the afternoons. Hawkesbury Rd itself is horrendous re: traffic jams but then again a lot of places in the lower mountains have traffic problems, especially in the afternoons.

While living in Springwood is a major change to my lifestyle from living down the coast, I am commuting to Sydney anyway so am only around a lot on the weekends. There are some great walking tracks around and it's easy to hop on the train, or drive, and get further up the mountains to explore some more. The location is especially good for being close to Western Sydney if you feel the need to go shopping: I prefer to spend my money locally.

As far as crime is concerned - don't let the locals kid you into feeling safe and leaving your doors unlocked - I've already had someone prowling in my yard at night. I rang the cops and they said it's common for people to try to get into cars etc. When I first moved in, the real estate agent told me I didn't need a lock on my external laundry door but I insisted - glad I did.

Not sure how long I'll stay - it really depends on whether I find something I like a bit further up the mountain, or get a transfer to another part of the state.

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"Springwood"

I have two daughters and we live in Katoomba and absolutely love it because it’s fun and interesting and provides a great childhood for children. Both of my children go to school in Springwood and they dread having to go into the town they are constantly being hit on by old men and the people are rude and snobs. I find it is a place for white rich people that are very sexist and treat women and girls with no respect. going there makes me sick and the town it’s self is quite boring with nothing ever going on, so I would say Springwood is one of the worst town I have ever been to.

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mss3
mss3

Absolutely I agree; my daughter tells me all the time how much even her teachers in the area dont know how to teach her. She gets so frustrated by them. The men are old backward thinking. Ive lived in a few suburbs in the area and many women you speak to agree there is a problem with the men

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"City Slicker"

Moving to Springwood from surburbia was an absolute breath of fresh air. Springwood has an old fashioned community feel about it. Situated 15 mins from Penrith it is the first mountains setllement, it has lovely old mountains cottages along with a main street which has lovely old fashion shops with friendly staff. It has the convenience of a railway station in the main street.

As far as the nessessaties go it has banks and supermarkets etc, so there is no need to leave the local community if you dont want to, everything is there !!!

As it is situated in the heart of the World heritage listed national park there are many bush walks with fresh mountain air. The climate is one of the most temperate in the world.
If you need to have a meal or a cold beverage there is a variety of clubs pubs and cafes. One of its best features is its safe old fashion feel, its like stepping back in time to the good old days. As you can see I love it.

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waynea5
waynea5

People moving from the city to the mountains have ruined the whole atmosphere...springwood and the mountains is not what it used to be...its changed for the worst!

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