I lived in Stanhope Gardens for 13 years...Left to go bush in 2019. I also worked in the jail there, and there is no Problems...It is just about impossible to get out of it, you don't see it because it is set way way back from eyes.You would miss the main entrance unless you look hard. Seriously.....you have no worries. 95% of people can not tell that there is a jail there!Very well hidden believe me.
July 2020 will be a good time to start to travel again. If you are looking to rent in the area you cannot go wrong, whether you start off with 6-12 months it will soon relieve your mind as to the area you have chosen. I like the sense of community in Stanhope Gardens. I know people that live close to the Parklea correctional facility that do not have a problem with it. It is a personal choice only you can make. It is a good choice when work is available in Arndell Park.
Stanhope Gardens is a really nice suburb, it is part of Blacktown City Council which comes with a bad name. However the suburb is relatively new (5-10 years old). Many houses dont have yards. There is a decent shopping centre there. It is a safe family suburb. I lived in the neighbouring suburb of Quakers Hill for many years.
Have not heard anything but only been in the place a short time.