PhilS

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Reviews

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

"Quiet and convenient"

Unfortunatley bonnyrigg was a poorly planned developed suburb of the late 80's and 90's! Currently areas of bonnyrigg are being redeveloped to create a more freindly safe enviroment and minimise the ghetto look that was created by the abundace of housing commisions. In reality bonnyrigg should have been what rouse hill and kellyville is today! The bonnyrigg plaza is drab and the surrounding land which was meant to be part of a larger town center has been left empty and void of any character altho new quality residential mixed use developments are now either in planning stage or under contruction. The closest major center is fairfield although liverpool is accessable with the Tway. Oh yea parramatta is connected by tway tho im not sure why people need to rely on going to parra considering its further away and the local area should be supporting bonnyrigg!! Cabra is close by tho only good for food shopping or eating out!
Pros
  • Amenities
Cons
  • Negative reputation from the past
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Just now

"Plain jane of suburbs"

More so industrial then residential. What you do get is affordable housing sorrounded by mostley industrial land. There are schools and local shops altho bigger shopping centers are located in fairfield which is only a train stop away from yenorra. Other then that you shouldnt expect too much.
Pros
  • public transport
  • Two primary schools and several preschools
Cons
  • too industrialised
  • needs a makeover
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Just now

"Asian melting pot"

Definetly a suburb for small families or younger people who enjoy eating out. Canley vale has a village feel with resturaunts and cafes particularly of an asian influence. It is seviced by good transport. Fairfield CBD is conveniently located only 5 mins away for major services, department stores etc.....
Pros
  • close to fairfield CBD
  • Close to some of the best restaurants in Sydney
  • Family friendly
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Just now

"Fairfield is thriving"

If i was to describe fairfield in one word it would be 'potential'. Suprisingly it has one of the largest CBD areas in sydney although it lacks the volume of commercial and retail space you would find in parramatta and chatswood due to lack of corporate investments and major businesses being enticed into the CBD. This is possibly due to lack of ambitious planning from the backwards fairfield city council and the minor ethnic and social economic disadvantages which do affect the suburb and surrounding suburbs! Despite this new developments are taking shape in the cbd with many new high density residential apartments. Although its not as progressive as it could be it has sparked a rejuvernation of the fairfield city center which should please average incomer buyers who want a more cosmopolitian city vibe as the high rise units are quite affordable. If your considering living in fairfield and want the perfect package choose wisely as it is a very deceiving suburb. Housing on the edges of fairfields cbd especially beyond barbara st and hamilton roads on the western side can be a little neglected. This problem also seems to be prevelant around the polding, smart and ware st areas north of the CBD. Even though there are nice californian bungalows and federation style homes in these parts there are unfortunatley a fair few new ugly duplexs/ triplexs and ugly mcmansions being developed. The local council needs to stop this before it ruins the appeal of the suburb. Perhaps the fairfield mayor should let someone from parramatta council advice him on how to create a better looking suburb! Even smaller and neighbouring holroyd council is more relevant and ambitious!! However on the upside anywhere from the cbd over to the south side towards fairfield park is more pleasant and more well kept! There is a more leafy and mainted aspect that the rest of fairfield lacks. In my opinion this is where unique quality boutique style and upscale high rise developments should be built. Nearby fairfield park has the potential to feel more intergrated with the CBD and create a new buzz and lifestyle for people looking to live here! With fairfield RSL and the lesuire center all within this area it has the opportunity to also take advantage of being an entertainment area for fairfield both day and night! So overall as a whole, fairfield is a decent suburb. Its major problem.is fairfield councils lack of vision for the suburb! It has a large business district with all the services you need from retail, medical and all general community services! It is under utilised compared to liverpool or parramatta which is a shame though hopefully on going developments will change its 'potential' dominance. The area is also well serviced with transport and like any other suburb has schools for locals. Patrician brothers college is the areas most prominent aswell as rosary girls. Coincidently both these schools are south of the city center. The horsley drive has direct access to all of sydney's west major routes! The suburb is also unique that it has a vast area of parkland and waterways in short proximety of the fairfield cbd!
Pros
  • shopping and services
  • transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Resale Value
  • high density living
Cons
  • needs more style
  • ugly duplexs
  • Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students