7.6 out of 10

St Marys

Ranked 328th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.754882372193 150.76647186057
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parking
Not great for
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  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Hipsters

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 29, 2016

"Convenient and vibrant suburb with well-serviced public transport"

It has everything-schools, banks, gyms, cafs, good value eateries, chemists, doctors, dentists, newsagents, supermarkets..etc within short walking distance. With residential apartment style living on the rise, more people are moving to the area as it is affordable & convenient.
Pros
  • Parks
  • Still affordable
  • Shopping
  • Schools
  • Transport, Safety
  • Medical facilities
  • Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Sep 03, 2016

"Good suburb in the west"

Good area with schools, shops, medical facilities & public transport. There are is also a big park with play equipment & bbq facilities,ideal for families.Properties are reasonably priced, you can get a modern 2-4 year old apartment for $410000-$420000, or, buy into a new development for around $480000-$490000.. if they want more than that though. tell em there dreamin.
Pros
  • Shopping
  • Schools
  • Transport, Safety
  • Medical facilities
  • Transport
Cons
  • far from sydney
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Always improving"

An area that is improving. There are a few dodgy people around, but that is the case in most places now days, and most people in the area are actually decent. There are several new residential developments being built in the area, which provide the perfect opportunity for first home buyers to get into the market, as prices are still reasonable and first home buyers get the FHOG and stamp duty exemptions. With the green light given for Badgerys Creek airport and a proposed railway line from St Marys station to the airport then take note and secure a new property in St Marys NOW. There are also good opportunities for retailers, as there are several empty shops available on Queen Street. If you have great products and services to offer, and know how to keep your shop clean and presentable, then get in before someone else does, as this is the perfect opportunity to get into a growing area.
Pros
  • Medical facilities
  • Shopping
  • Schools
  • Transport, Safety
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice suburb"

Nice suburb with several new developments being built, perfect for first home buyers as they can get the first home owners grant, stamp duty exemption etc. Prices are still reasonable, so get in while you can! It is also worth noting employment opportunities in both Penrith and Parramatta are always increasing, and the local shopping centres are looking at expanding, so there may be more employment opportunities in St Marys itself.
Pros
  • Transport
  • Shopping
  • Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice growing suburb"

St Marys is a nice suburb that is growing, and it will only get better with the methadone clinic closing. Property is still reasonably affordable, with a new 2 br unit costing roughly $390K. Prices will go up though, as the council clean up and rejuvenate the area. For awhile it did not have the best reputation, but over the past few years there have been a number of residential developments completed that have not only brought more people into St Marys, but better people, and the people all seem pretty decent and care about their community.
Pros
  • Shopping
  • Schools
  • Transport, Safety
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place for family"

Affordable, safe, clean and proximity to all facilities.
Pros
  • Schools
  • Shopping
  • Transport, Safety
Cons
  • far from sydney
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Enjoyed living here."

Only the reputation concerned me. In three years living there only had one incident when somene driving past smashed a glass bottle on a car.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"A Great place for First Home Buyers, Renters or Families"

St. Marys has evolved from a "Rough" bikie neighborhood in the '50 and 60's to a very Family Oriented
area.
The main street of St. Marys is Queen Street which has expanded to one of the largest shopping areas in the western suburbs of Sydney.

Having grown up in nearby Penrith, I have known the area for many years, it has everything a family could need, except the Smog and Bad Traffic that you must endure living closer to the city.

Do yourself and your family a favor and live where you can enjoy the open Fields, Parks and Trees.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Far from Sydney but close to Penrith"

St. Marys is a good forty minutes' drive from Sydney via the M4 motorway. However, it is only a ten minutes' drive to Penrith. The most realistic way of getting to the city from St. Marys will be by train via the Western line and this journey can sometimes take up to an hour.

The main street of St. Marys is similar to other main streets in other western suburbs. You find your local businesses, shops, cafes, the occasional restaurant and your supermarkets. This street is quite small compared to its Penrith counterpart. There are definitely more houses in St. Marys than residential units. St. Marys just feels like typical suburbia and it is not a pretentious suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in St Marys

Thompson Ave

4.5/5
"quite"
-33.7660954262 150.7869717401
"great place for families"
-33.7675126904 150.7884743817

Adelaide St

3.5/5
-33.770350634 150.7875181552

Collins St

4.5/5
"Schools, Childcare, Shopping, Transport, Police Station all very close"
-33.77889 150.77333

Caley St

4.5/5
"A street of homes - much mnore than just houses."
-33.735415 150.781826

Drummond Ave

4.5/5
"Fantasticly appointment estate - just made for families"
-33.735736 150.781
"Quiet,convenient locaton,great outlook "
-33.7695 150.77007

Power St

3.5/5
-33.75465 150.77428

Smith St

3.5/5
-33.77505 150.76412