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Homebush West
8th March 2020

"Well serviced by public transport with countless amenities"

Of all the unequivocal propositions I've come to terms with, I can affirm that Homebush West is about as far west as I would go for living in the Sydney CBD. Yet, this should not be classed, merely as a consequence of being the furthest of the inner west suburbs, as undesirable, as there are amenities just north, and the markets are supreme as always. In fact, it's intriguing to note that they dedicate a station to a region of this suburb - Flemington. Sydney Olympic Park provides one the latitude to perform intensive physical activity and for the sheer sake of leisure, which is why this is highly desirable for families. It is also recommended for professionals, as this suburb is in close propinquity to major business districts such as Strathfield, Burwood, Homebush and Concord. Strathfield, in turn, is a major interchange stop, so access to Macquarie University, the Upper North Shore shouldn't be all too difficult. Overall very good suburb that prides itself in its safety relative to its counterparts further out west.

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Holsworthy
8th March 2020

"Unnatural feel to it, but alright for non exorbitant living"

Education here is not tip top, as there is not really a decent secondary school to complement the high achieving Holsworthy Public School. High schools, in the surrounding regions such as East Hills, Moorebank, etc. aren't exactly top notch. Away from the education sector, Holsworthy has just about the same feel to it as the other south-western suburbs comparable to perhaps Moorebank and Glenfield. There is an abundance of shopping availability, leisure centres and while there is green space, it is not within the likes of something like Chatswood West or Turramurra. I wouldn't rate this all too highly, as the suburb seems to be suitable for a specific portion of the population, namely families, but then again, commuting to other parts of Greater Sydney is virtually insurmountable.

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Marsfield
8th March 2020

"Close proximity to Macquarie University, hospital, etc. but not much to do in actual suburb."

In relation to proximity to amenities in neighbouring suburbs, Marsfield has to rank as amongst some of the best in the north-west. However, in the actual suburb itself, there aren't a wide range of shopping and dining options, and greenery is not exactly in abundance unlike nearby Chatswood and Ryde. I would state that this is a suburb suitable for family living and perhaps university students (for attending Macquarie University). There isn't a train station at Marsfield that I'm aware of, but there are frequent busses to Epping and Macquarie University, so transport to different regions of Greater Sydney and inter-city shouldn't be all too challenging.

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It depends on what area of the suburb you are in. The area that is closed to Macquarie Park/North Ryde is handy, with walking distances to the Macquiare Uni train station, Woolworth and the Shopping center.

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Chatswood West
7th March 2020

"Added convenience of Chatswood in propinquity"

Not quite comprehending how this suburb is ranked lower than suburbs such as Blacktown and Lidcombe, because it is highly convenient with a supreme abundance of amenities in Chatswood and this is achieved in tandem with Macquarie University, Macquarie Centre, Macquarie Hospital merely to enumerate a few nearby. The river scenery may not be overly spectacular, but I scarcely see much purpose to complain as you additionally have leafy surroundings. After all, I don't think you can find many places easily accessible from the city, and near numerous amenities as well as having breathtaking views in Sydney, aside from perhaps Double Bay.

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Lugarno
29th February 2020

"Underrated by Sydney home buyers"

It's in close proximity to the major shopping centres in Riverwood and Menai and made all the more convenient with the Georges River straddling its shore. Green and leafy environment adds overall sense of tranquility, augmented by the fact that few cars pass through this area, particularly the south near the river.

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Balmain East
22nd February 2020

"Close to the city"

I was somewhat frightened out of my living wits when I came to the realisation that this suburb was so near the Sydney CBD, but my emotions quickly calmed down. It's a very neighbourly community; I don't understand how this suburb is ranked so low, considering its closeness to amenities just west in Balmain, which has tip top transport links in its own right.

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Camden
22nd February 2020

"Overrated and too far from amenities"

There's always the nearby likes of Liverpool but transport is very poor here with infrequent bus services, even in close proximity to the major interchange stops of Liverpool and Campbelltown. Not a very good place to reside in terms of shopping amenities and cultural hubs as well as education. Only good well performing sector is green leafy area and perhaps crime, but that's, as far as I can tell, with the influx of residents in Sydney gravitating towards this apparently prestigious suburb, only going to exacerbate.

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Leichhardt
22nd February 2020

"Neighbouring Haberfield is simply better"

Traffic congestion is diminishing the quality of this suburb. Nightlife is good, but of course, this deteriorates a family friendly environment. The education sector is average. Preferably reside in the north western part of Leichhardt because traffic becomes less of a problem as you travel by car to the Sydney CBD and the Parramatta River views become scenic.

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Haberfield
22nd February 2020

"Dining is tip top with many more amenities"

Education here is obviously supreme as I frequently discern students embarking and disembarking off buses in this region. Its close proximity to the sea and glorious shopping village is something to genuinely look forward to about this region. Transport links are fairly more decent than neighbouring Five Dock. The only caveat is that on the border shared with Ashfield, congestion can be buzzing as well as the Far Eastern side, but other than that, Haberfield is abundant with green clean space, with many professionals residing here to enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the culturally varied. The nearest train station is in Ashfield, and that is scarcely very far away, so transport links are much favourable.

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Castlereagh
22nd February 2020

"The Nepean River"

The Nepean River straddles the western part but ideally you don't want to be residing too close to the west as it is further from amenities as compared to the eastern. I see Castlereagh as a place for development potential, but not as of the present moment, as its residents are approaching lifestyle in a relatively laid back fashion, enjoying the latitude of peace and relaxation. Unfortunately, the nearest shopping options are at Penrith, which in itself, is not an excellent suburb.

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Castle Hill
22nd February 2020

"Leafy with good transport and education facilities, but too much traffic"

It's in close proximity to James Ruse Agricultural High School, so students here in their secondary years are relatively concerned about their education, and you won't see large masses of teenagers skulking around in unnecessary locations. Castle Hill is a green leafy area but its only downside is that access to social hubs and shopping complexes is relatively limited, with necessity to go to Carlingford for options. Carlingford, however, does not have a great range, and so, because many residents will struggle to get shopping availability, there is much traffic congestion. Other than that, the outskirts are very good as it is situated in a peaceful, geographically splendid region.

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There is Castle Hill Towers Shopping Centre and Castle Hill Mall

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Kings Park
22nd February 2020

"The northern part is good, but not enough amenities"

Green space is abundant, access to education is decent as well as perhaps transport links, but it's in close proximity to Blacktown, which is primarily where you will gain resources and cuisine options. Overall, in itself, it would be an excellent suburb with undiscovered potential, but the truth is hard: there are scarce shopping options. Moreover, the industrial area can result in influxes of noise pollution spreading further up north.

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West Ryde
22nd February 2020

"Good shopping facilities and close to waterside"

West Ryde is thoroughly recommended for families who are seeking a tranquil atmosphere, in which they can enjoy a laid back lifestyle in tandem with having bustling transport links, shopping amenities, culture and eating hubs, etc. The only downfall is that situationally, its presence in north west Sydney seems relatively awkward.

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Padstow
22nd February 2020

"Near Canterbury Bankstown and St George border"

The only undesirable place to reside in here in Padstow would have to be north of the South Western Motorway, in which case you would be compelled to access your amenities via Punchbowl, which in comparison to Padstow, is... not good.

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Menai
22nd February 2020

"Too far from amenities"

To be considered as too far south west in the Sutherland Shire - a sensible mind asserts that the more logical option would be to go for the bustling likes of Miranda or Como, because Menai is just geographically disadvantaged.

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North Strathfield
22nd February 2020

"Aurally pleasing just to listen to the suburb name"

In all seriousness, North Strathfield's close propinquity to excellent education, green space, cultural amenities, transport links and an abundance of others is prided. While gentrification is rapidly a growing issue for the peace-lovers in the CBD, there are multiple breaths of fresh air towards riverbanks, Homebush West and Burwood if you want to experience the Westfield you are accustomed to. Generally all suburbs in the Strathfield council are decent and varied, as they are geographically close to the buzzing likes of Burwood and Strathfield, whose outskirts even provide some of the most excellent amenities. There are tip top private schools in both Burwood and Strathfield, and even those who are to be educated in the CBD, in schools such as Sydney Grammar, just one station south is the major interchange Strathfield, so transport links intercity are very easy. Practically the only issue is shopping directly in the suburb and traffic congestion on the border shared with Strathfield.

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Hurstville
22nd February 2020

"Abundance of amenities"

Excellent suburb to live in, rent, work and play, Hurstville is rated as one of the most amenity rich suburbs in all of Sydney. It has an abundance of these amenities: transport, education, shopping, etc. Large retail stores can be found in its Westfield, restaurants - along its main thoroughfare Forest Road, public services - mostly north of the railway station, but there is a police station to the south. Speaking of railway stations, Hurstville has very well serviced public transport, influenced by its convenient geographical location - nestled in the heart of the Georges River LGA.
Hurstville is the largest Chinese ethnoburb in all of Sydney, with a huge presence of Chinese restaurants and small scale shops. Annually, on Forest Road, the Georges River Lunar New Year festival takes place, celebrating Chinese culture.
Traffic is no doubt an issue, with Hurstville's main arteries of Forest Road and the Avenue being swarmed by honking drivers. With high density apartments being constructed and nothing done about the width of the roads, we should only expect this traffic to be on the rise.
Even so, Hurstville is a fully functional suburb, with an abundance of amenities, such as shops, parks, schools and public services.

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Campsie
22nd February 2020

"Half decent suburb"

Campsie has a functional shopping centre, which can get a little overcrowded, but is otherwise a convenient asset to the suburb. Great Asian cuisine, particularly Chinese and Korean, and transport options. You can purchase inexpensive groceries from local Asian stores, and overall, pretty decent. Schools in local area are not terrible: Harcourt and Campsie Public School for starters. I think you may have to go further out for some quality secondary schools though. Even so, there is an efficient commute to the city (sometimes express trains), where you'll be spoilt for choice with employment and educational opportunities.
However, traffic on Campsie's main thoroughfare, Beamish Street, is abysmal. Pretty counterintuitive considering there aren't all too many high rise apartments nearby, but I suppose the high population density contributes to this traffic. Campsie is a functional suburb in Sydney's southwest, probably ideal for a commuter, but for family, I would look to the north or south-east.

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South Hurstville
22nd February 2020

"Peaceful with comfort of enjoying amenities"

While living on the western side of Princes Highway may not be ultimately desirable, as it requires considerably more effort to access amenities in nearby Hurstville, South Hurstville has relatively good transport links, mitigating such a concern. I would particularly recommend living on the side of South Hurstville closest to Allawah (George St, West St) as you are central to practically everything. South Hurstville may have scarce restaurants and a not so lively atmosphere, but there's always Hurstville CBD for transport interstate, entertainment, shopping, social hubs, culture, etc. In contrast to Hurstville, it offers a laid back lifestyle, and its close proximity to Princes Highway may result in noise pollution but then again, enables easy access to the Sutherland Shire. There is an abundance of parks.

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Enfield
22nd February 2020

"Quiet and tranquil, while being close to amenities"

Near the hotspots of Strathfield and Burwood; in spite of being in the inner south west, there really is scarce to fear in terms of safety. As far as I know, this is a predominantly residential region with the occasional community shop or two. Henceforth, there is need to travel to Strathfield for access to transport, dining options, social hubs, etc, but in the transport aspect alone, Enfield is fairly well equipped with access to bus services.

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Did you really just say "Henceforth"? haha

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