7.1 out of 10

Blaxland

-33.7473758852914 150.615387742193
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Friendly town with train line to city"

Blaxland is a town in the lower Blue Mountains that has many long-term residents. There is a strip of local stores along the highway (including an award winning IGA Supermarket and an excellent parmacy which is open long hours and has a delivery service). The retail area is connected to the train station by overpass foot bridge. The town has a number of restaurants including Thai, Chinese, Pizza and general takeaway as well as a small tavern. Further toward Glenbrook, the Brooklands shopping centre houses the ever-popular Monties pizzeria (bookings recommended) and also has the busier pub, the Lapstone Hotel (known to locals as the 'Lappo'). With both a high and primary school in the suburb, it is an ideal area to raise a family. The train line has express services that connect to Sydney via Parramatta, making it possible for professionals who want a tree change to do so. In addition, the train station has wheelchair access via ramps and lifts and is often staffed, making disabled access easier - many stations on the Blue Mountains line are not particularly good for this.

The cost of living out here is much lower than the city, but if you love to hit the nightlife, you may find it a bit quiet!

For the physically inclined, Blaxland has two gyms, one is 24 hours, and there are plenty of bushwalking options in the area. In addition, the neighbouring suburb has a pools complex which is open throughout most of the year.
Pros
  • community spirit
  • quiet, bushland/nature setting
  • convenient shopping centre
Cons
  • housing commission area (Hope St apartments)
  • nightlife
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers