8.6 out of 10

The Ponds

Ranked 192nd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7039205637237 150.909746736288
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 23, 2018

"Excellent"

Great Schools, shopping Malls, Lake side Community center, Close to Public Transports, Parks etc. Most of the Occupied house are owned by educated Professionals. Loving here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Oct 15, 2018

"Suburb that has almost everything"

Awesome Suburb. We moved to The Ponds 2 years ago and it's been amazing so far. We love the John Palmer school and our daughter love it very much. I am honestly surprised to see the quality of education in Public school much superior than the private school (which she used to go before). The suburb has heaps of nice parks and kids play grounds. Proximity to shopping malls, restaurants and Rouse Hill Shopping center. Over all it's one of the best suburb in this region.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
Sep 12, 2018

"Problems with schools and gangs of teens"

We have moved from The Ponds due to a lack of good schools - the schools themselves are new but have terrible bullying and behavioral issues. We also did not think much of the lack of communication we experienced at both primary and high schools.
There are also groups of young teenagers roaming around damaging property and harrassing and threatening people who are out trying to enjoy the neighborhood facilities. This could stem from a lack of facilities for older kids and teenagers.
The facilities they have are great but there isn't much for teenagers to do.
We also had our house and our car broken into more than once as did our neighbor and have our car vandalized as well.
Over all we moved as we were worried about the education our children we getting and as we were very worried about the increase in crime in the area.
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Best Suburb in The Hills"

Beautiful, well manicured suburb. Parks, walking trails. New train station opening soon with direct links to Sydney CBD. Plenty of great schools nearby and shops - Rouse Hill Town centre is nearby, new The Ponds Shopping Centre open. Great family area where it's common to see kids and families having BBQ by the lake on the weekends.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The best suburb in North West Sydney"

I have moved into The Ponds recently and have been very satisfied.
The locals are very friendly, great for families or young married couples, many parks, pets and people out and about enjoying this gorgeous suburb.
One of Sydney's best kept secret that is still affordable.

PROS:

It has brand new environmentally friendly constructed homes, shops, schools, never ending parks and ponds of course!, good public transport, right near North West Rail Link (Due 2019), right next to Rouse Hill Town Center, The Mean Fiddler, Ettamogah Pub, Stanhope Village Shopping, Stanhope Leisure center, The Ponds Shopping Center due mid 2015, Two new schools about to open, beautiful Blue Mountains scenery, right next to Parklea markets and very close to Bella Vista Business Park & Nirimba TAFE.
It has everything at your fingertips in this growing north-west area of Sydney.

CONS:

Distance from Sydney City about 45 minutes drive on a good day.
Property values seem to be increasing very rapidly.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers