Whalan, NSW 2770

4.4(14 reviews)

Ranked 182nd best suburb by locals in Sydney (Greater) Region, NSW

Great for

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Not great for

  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Pest-free
  • Clean & green
  • Lack of traffic

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews of Whalan, NSW

23rd June 2021

"Positively surprised"

Me and my boyfriend moved here 6 months ago as we bought our first house. We were a bit sceptical at the start because some of our friends didn't talk positively about this suburb. Honestly the more we spend time here, the more we love this place. Plenty parks, Westfield in 2km, the new shopping center in 3km, new sydney zoo in 10m and a lot more! Everything we need is always nearby. We live in mimika road, we have friendly neighbours and we feel safe. I hope people in the future will go through the prejudice that live around this area.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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3rd February 2021

"Pleasant surprise"

After living in the inner west suburbs all my life, I was shocked when I first when to open homes of some in the 2770 area but after living here for half a year i must say its great.

Better lifestyle enjoying the greenery and parks as well as neighbours are much friendlier and can tolerate dog barking at weird times in the night.

You can always count on someone taking your used goods if you leave it out! :p

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"There are a lot"

There are a lot of negative comments going on about this suburb but I say let them prattle on. It's making it cheap for me to live here and I'm not complaining about that! In the meantime, if you're not too fussed, I reckon you could make a life for yourself here. The racing track being in proximity has its pros and cons but it's not very much different from any other suburb I've lived in to be honest!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
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"Nice and safe area"

When we bought our house in Whalan people said many things negitive about the suburb but we have found after living here so long this is a nice suburb and safe as well and please don't judge a book by its cover!!
If you are thinking to buy a affordable house with a big lot of land Whalan should comes first in your list if you are smart enough.

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Close to all amenities
  • Plenty of parks

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"Good value for money"

Long time resident and love living here.

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Close to all amenities
  • Plenty of parks
  • Good neighbors

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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Rentals in Whalan

"Excellent Suburb"

Recently bought a house in Whalan at Malakua street, and enjoying living here.
great neighbours around make life much more easier.

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Close to all amenities
  • Good neighbors

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
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IftakherR

Hello, I am thinking of buying a property in Malakua street but found some Aborinal Office, Can you please provide some more details of your experience. The street looked nice and clean but I am worried of any trouble.

KikiS

Hi, as far my knowledge that street is good.
since I am a long time resident and never had any issue, its just way people talk or think.
this a good suburb.J

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"Nice Living."

Whalan is a small nice suburb. many people don't know the suburb name when you tell them.
this suburb is good for first home buyers who wants to get in the property market with limited budget.
Not very expensive looking houses around but people are good as majority of the houses are elderly or retires owner occupied.
You cant judge a suburb with out living inn and as a long time resident I found this is one of the safe suburb you can count on when you thinking of living in affordable accommodation.

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Plenty of parks
  • Close to all amenities

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"Whalan is a Local Secret..."

No hustle bustle..its a small community of multicultural people.
Do have some government houses but I lived here for long trust me if you change your point of view for others not being stereotype or judgemental these peoples have got good heart.

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Plenty of parks
  • Close to all amenities
  • Good neighbors

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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ANTHONY ROUSE
ANTHONY ROUSE

Yeah, easy to follow like sheep, i guess...

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"Small quiet Suburb"

Small suburb and very quiet.
Good for family with children.

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Plenty of parks
  • Good neighbors

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Great Place"

Delightful living.
Long time resident with no disappointment.

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Close to all amenities
  • Good neighbors
  • Plenty of parks

Not great for

  • No cons

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"Awesome Whalan"

Awesome place Nice and quiet area for any one who is looking for great investment or budget living.
Don't worry what people say .........they always talk''.

Great for

  • Affordable
  • Close to all amenities
  • Plenty of parks

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"Great place to enter the housing market!"

My son (22) purchased a property here about 1 year ago for $250,000 & hasn't looked back! It is a large 3B/room brick rendered house on a subdividable corner block. He says the people are easy-going & friendly. His street is just like any other suburban street in Sydney as far as I can tell & I've seen no evidence of any kind of disturbance at night. Basically he enjoys living there & I like visiting.

Great for

  • Close to all amenities
  • Plenty of parks
  • Affordable

Not great for

  • No more dangerous than anywhere
  • The minority groups are friendly

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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ANTHONY ROUSE
ANTHONY ROUSE

Yes, it's the ' minority ' groups that are usually the nicest ''.

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"scary looking place"

Not a nice place. lots of housing trust homes.
The houses have bars on the windows and is a high crime area.
i was walking through here at night and police stopped me and told me it was not safe to walk here at night time

Not great for

  • Dangerous

Who lives here?

  • LGBT+
3
JudiW

Its not true at all.
this place is nice and peaceful.

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"Great Value For Money"

Whalan is a suburb near Mt Druitt that is often tainted with the misconceptions and stereotyped prejudices of people who have never lived in an affordable bedroom suburb. It is close to main transport such as rail to the city and major shopping malls at Mt Druitt, Blacktown, Penrith and St Marys. While there is public housing in the area the majority of homes are either owner occupied or private rentals and the majority of public housing tenants make great neighbours. Getting around is easy and there is always parking wherever you wish to go, all services and retail facilities are here or within a few minutes drive. Schools, public transport and other infrastructure is here with a good level of medical and dental services available. The community is a working class suburb with approximately 35% receiving some form of Centrelink benefit and one of the largest percentages of indigenous people in an urban locality however crime is less than many more affluent suburbs and Whalan is a very safe, peaceful and quiet place to live and to raise a family. More importantly, it is very affordable and great value. I first bought here in 1995 and sold up to move overseas in 2002. Upon my return in 2006 I again bought a house just 100 metres from my old place. House prices are sensible and mortgages affordable. Even with five kids and self employed I am able to live well enjoying a standard of living I could not dream of if I were back in Randwick where I grew up. While I miss the beach it is less than an hour away and the Blue Mountains are visible from my back verandah. Traffic is reasonable for Sydney but as I work from home I rarely have any traffic hassles. In the last four years my home has appreciated nearly 30% on what we paid for it and is now worth $60-70K more than we bought it for. Some of the people here are a bit 'low-rent' so to speak, we have our share of bogans, westies and what have you but pretty much all of them will be there if you need a hand, even the roughest! Whalan is a WISIWYG kind of place,no pretense and great value for money.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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