beng88

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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
Just now

"Affordable and charming Lower Mountains village"

My partner and I moved to Warrimoo in September 2016 when we purchased a house. We originally intended to use the property for investment purposes but we fell in love with the place and the area whilst renovating. We love Warrimoo!

Warrimoo is a quiet village in the Lower Blue Mountains with many beautiful old houses and recreational opportunities galore. It has two schools (one public, one private), several shops, a good Italian restaurant, several parks, ovals, tennis courts and many walks and fire trails to explore. The Florabella Pass and the Rickard Rd Fire Trail are particularly good walks and offer great views, flora and fauna. It has easy access to the Parramatta and the City with the train station an easy 5-10 minute walk from most properties. You can also drive to Springwood and Blaxland in 5 minutes which have many restaurants, shops and services. Penrith is about a 15 minute drive. Unfortunately the closest major supermarket is in Winmallee (Coles) or Emu Plains (Woolworths) which are both about a 10-15 minute drive away. However, there is a general store in Warrimoo or a Supa IGA in Blaxland for your day-to-day needs.

Warrimoo is a friendly place and we have found our neighbours to be kind, considerate and very welcoming. We are a gay couple and were initially a little unsure how people would treat us. However, everyone has been very kind and they seem mostly inclusive and rather progressive. We even joined the local Bushfire Brigade and have found them to be a wonderful bunch of people.
Pros
  • Many beautiful, older style cottages
  • Easy connection to Parramatta and City on train line
  • Progressive, inclusive community
  • Natural evironment
  • train line
  • community spirit
  • atmosphere
Cons
  • No coffee shop / cafe
  • No footpaths in some streets
  • no nightlife
  • no disabled station access
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
Just now

"Close to the CBD and Newtown but beware of Noise from air traffic, Princes Highway and nearby container terminals."

The location of St Peters is fantastic. It is very close to City and Newtown and between two train stations (St Peters & Sydenham). Rent is often cheaper as are house prices when compared to other suburbs in the Inner West. Make sure that you get a place with double glaze windows, otherwise the aircraft noise can be deafening. Overall it is a good suburb but the council don't really look after it (Marrickville side) and the aircraft noise is its downfall.
Pros
  • Close to newtown without price tag
  • Transport close to cbd
  • 15mins to Airport and CBD by car
  • No shortage of buses, taxi's
Cons
  • Council do not maintain roads and parks
  • Some very dirty areas
  • Nearby tip and container terminals
  • Industrial
  • Sydney airport is close with air traffic providing some noise.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students