8.8 out of 10

Bligh Park

Ranked 143rd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.6387714574878 150.801581851645
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Childcare
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Get in now while it's still affordable."

This town is a great place to live. Family orientated, with weekend street BBQs while the kids play cricket or footy. House prices are still affordable and compared to surrounding suburbs it should gain some strong annual capital growths for the next 5 to 10 years. It is ideally positioned close to major arterial roads such as the M7, Northern Rd and Windsor Rd (onto M2). Public transport is satisfactory, with buses running to the train station at Windsor. With trains to the CBD with the North West growth project the train line is set for major upgrades and more frequent trains. At the moment a train runs around every 30 mins to and from Sydney. It has a small shopping complex within Bligh Park with the usual IGA and a few restaurants that you'd expect to find in any town of it's size. Could do with a decent coffee shop down there though. Has numerous parks, footy fields and netball courts. Has Windsor Leagues Club and Bligh park Family Tavern for social afternoons to unwind, have a beer and a punt. For investing you will get reasonable rental yields, pushing 5% for houses and almos 6% for units, with the strong estimated capital growth in the next few years and these yields it's identified as a great investment opportunity. This is also stated in "your investment magazines" top 100 suburbs to invest. With Richmond Rd and Northern Rd upgrades underway and the 2nd Sydney Airport being built in coming years less then 30 minutes away, RAAF Base Richmond 10 mins away, Norwest business district 15 minutes away, it has great employment options in it's immediate surrounds.

In summary, Bligh Park is ideally suited for young families, with affordable housing options well suited for people trying to get into the market for the first time or people trying build their investment portfolio.
Pros
  • Neighbourly
  • Peace and quiet
  • Close to schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

Unlike one reviewer I have moved to Bligh park due to the quietness and greenery your close to richmond beautiful animals along the main road and its very peaceful here people are warm friendly laid back casual only bummer is transport you really need to drive to get here it is far from everything like city but who wants the ratt race anyway
Pros
  • Neighbourly
  • Peace and quiet
Cons
  • Awful public transport
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"One of the better suburbs in this general area"

It's very family friendly, quiet, peaceful, however, it is too far away to commute to Parramatta, Sydney CBD etc. Public transport is terrible, buses to the nearest train station (Windsor) are not frequent, and train services to the city are half-hourly and take over an hour to get into the CBD. Also, drunken teens can be seen roaming the streets late at night on weekends hence it isn't very safe at night time. We've also had our house egged a couple of times, and we live in what's probably one of Bligh Park's most quiet streets. There are two public primary schools in Bligh Park, as well as a catholic primary school and a catholic high school on the edge of Bligh Park (technically in South Windsor). You will always find parking without fail. In terms of pests, we tend to get a lot of spiders in our house (even though we keep doors and windows closed). During the summer months, we probably get 2-3 per day that we see. We've also had scorpions, lizards and slugs in the house (mainly during summer).

All in all I'd recommend it for young families who don't need to commute beyond Parramatta for work. Just don't roam the streets late at night.
Pros
  • Peace and quiet
  • Close to schools
  • Neighbourly
Cons
  • Safety issues at night time
  • Far from Sydney CBD
  • Awful public transport
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Place to Live"

I have lived in Bligh Park for almost 10 years. I have a friendly street where everyone lends a hand - just like a big family.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"God's perfect suburb"

Lived here for years - love it! Wouldn't live anywhere else.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees