9.2 out of 10

Barden Ridge

Ranked 57th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-34.0396820685 151.0108106996
Great for
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 04, 2015

"Clean & Green"

I moved to Barden Ridge almost a year ago from Melbourne and we as a family absolutely love it. I didn't know much about Sydney so chose this area due to the low crime rate and it being one of the suburbs within our budget. I love that we have large size blocks (not too overcrowded), the local schools are great and people seem very active (there are always people out and about walking, going to parks etc). Just about everyone takes pride in the appearance of their home and front gardens are well maintained. There are lots of sporting clubs so we had lots of choices of different sports our children can enrol in.
Love that I'm woken up by the sounds of birds in the morning instead of traffic. We even have a blue tongue lizard living in our backyard (lazes around the pool on sunny days).
Highly recommend this area for families.
Pros
  • Green
  • Safe
  • Schools
Cons
  • No direct freeway to CBD
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live and work"

Barden Ridge is located on the Woronora River, which flows north into the Georges River. Barden Ridge was named after Alfred Barden, whose pioneering family is associated with the Bangor area prior to the 1850s. In early times Barden Ridge had been used to identify the geographical location.

The nearest train station is at Sutherland on the City Rail Illawarra line and South Coast lines. There is also another close railway station at Padstow, New South Wales. Veolia Transport, formerly known as Connex Southtrans operates the local bus service.

In 2005, the Bangor Bypass was completed. It takes motorists directly from Sutherland to Barden Ridge, instead of passing through Menai and Bangor. A new section of the Bypass is under construction and will pass by Barden Ridge improving the current access to the area and Heathcote Road (to the south).

The Ridge Sports Complex is a major sporting facility on the western side of New Illawarra Road. It features playing fields and associated amenities buildings, netball courts, a synthetic athletic track and golf driving range. Also planned for this area are hockey fields, a golf course and club facilities to service the needs of the sporting and golfing community
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees