Pendle Hill has gone through a massive demographic change in the last 20 years. There is now a large sri lankan and indian community, and that is a good thing. Before, it was not a safe area - to put bluntly , it was simply a place you wouldn't walk alone by yourself after 6pm unless you want to be mugged by the derros who lived in the HC and flats near Civic Park.
The Girraween Public school (primary) seems to also have benefited from the socio-economic changes. It used to be a place with racist white bullies (including the teachers), but how the tides have turned. White children would be the minority at the school now. The school results are also much better apparently. Needless to say, there are still problems with this area for sure. There are still housing commission bogans around, generally being annoying wastes of oxygen. Still... if I compare Pendle Hill to what it used to be, it's an improvement.
"Great place, lots of fond memories"
Just a fantastic place for community, lifestyle and dining. Close to everything.
Who lives here?
"Definitely Not the best offering of Illawara"
Lesson learnt - there are much nicer places to stay for a holiday around Lake Illawara. I visited here last year (AirBnB) and the area looks quite Sad and dingy... Suspicious characters about (drugs is evidently a problem.) There is nothing here... I would never live here.