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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
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"Limited Options!!"

We moved to Earlwood about 3 months ago from Ashfield due to overcrowding in the suburb. One of the first things we noticed was that Earlwood has larger blocks in the area compared to other placed like Marrickville, Tempe, Sydenham etc.

Unfortunately because Earlwood lies on the back-end of the Canterbury council area, many things are often neglected by the council.
1. Traffic congestion is quite high in Earlwood, especially peaking around 4pm til 8pm along the major arteries (classic indicator of a working class suburb).
2. Road maintenance is poor, many pot holes and poorly maintained road surfaces.

While the NBN has just arrived in Earlwood, which is great for internet speeds and now the servicing of other amenities like UberEats etc (finally), its just too little too late, the reason for this is that while Earlwood continues to grow in house prices 1.3 Mil ++ , the local services are failing to catch up. Sure there are a few trendy cafes and F45 in the area, but the local shops are just run down and old, the suburb is like a time capsule!

My main gripe is sharing the road with people who drive unsafely (mainly younger people who drive fast and dangerously in the suburbs and along the major roads like homer street for racing).

Amongst other things, we had to call the police a couple of weeks ago due to an incident across the street at the public housing estate in which there was a fight between younger males chucking beer bottles at cars and at other peoples houses, it took the police 30 minutes to arrived (from Ashfield). My neighbours said there used to be a Police station in Earlwood but it closed down a while ago.

  • Big houses on big blocks
  • Loads of parks
  • Shopping precinct is small
  • Noisy Cars
  • rude people
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