7.3 out of 10

Bass Hill

-33.8992996481218 150.995328468645
Great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Nice, safe and well serviced suburb in the geographic centre of Sydney"

Having lived in the suburb for the better part of 26 years, I can personally say that the suburb has changed dramatically in terms of its demographics, its make up and its evolution into a safe and well serviced area.

A bit about the suburb ...

Bass Hill is a great small suburb situated in the geographic centre of Sydney. The suburb is split by the Hume Highway which runs through from east to west and has a large amount of services and facilities to service the needs of the population. The suburb is located with the Bankstown Local Government Area which, according to the Council's website, had a population of 179,657 in 2007 and a predicted population growth of 210,055 by 2031.

A few historic facts about the suburb and its name: Bass Hill was named after George Bass, a surgeon and explorer who was granted land in 1798. The suburb was originally known as Irish Town and later, Upper Bankstown with the name Bass Hills officially given to the suburb in October 1924. In about 1975, the post code area 2197 became known as Bass Hill.

The area has a mix of families, single people and young professional couples living in it. A strip of tourist destinations and accommodation is available along the Hume Highway with a variety of Motels, Hotels and Caravan Parks providing visitor and tourist accommodation. A large number of the main fast food chains also have stores located within the same stretch including McDonald's, Hungry Jacks, Domino's Pizza, Oporto, Subway and Red Rooster to name a few.

Bass Hill Plaza is the main shopping centre which is also located on the Hume Highway and has a variety of stores and services to serve the needs of the population. It has been part of the Bass Hill community for over 30 years and offers an extensive range of fresh and takeaway foods, fashion outlets, hair & beauty retailers and a range of services."

Other nearby shopping centres include small shopping strips spread throughout the suburb as well as shopping centres in Chester Hill and Georges Hall nearby.

Although not serviced by a train station, the suburb is relatively easy to access by bus or car most of the suburb's streets connect to main roads or the Hume Highway. The suburb is well positioned in close proximity to major Sydney centres including:
- Bankstown which is 6 kilometres to the east and approximately a 15 minute drive east along the Hume Highway;
- Liverpool which is 9 kilometres to the west and approximately a 15 minute drive west along the Hume Highway;
- Parramatta which is 12 kilometres to the north and approximately a 20 minute drive north along Woodville Road; and
- Sydney CBD which is 25 kilometres to the east and approximately a 45 minute drive east along the Hume Highway/Parramatta Road.

The suburb has a number of schools spread through the suburb which include both state and private/independent schools with other schools nearby within the Bankstown Local Government Area and surrounding.

The suburb also has a number of parks which have playgrounds, sporting fields and is home to the Dunc Gray Velodrome which is located at the Crest in Bass Hill. The Velofrome is a permanent legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games for the sport of cycling and serves as a multi-purpose sport and recreational venue for the community of Sydney's south-west.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists