6.7 out of 10

Bonnyrigg

Ranked 403rd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8947912422926 150.889108528042
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  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
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Reviews

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

"Quiet and convenient"

Unfortunatley bonnyrigg was a poorly planned developed suburb of the late 80's and 90's! Currently areas of bonnyrigg are being redeveloped to create a more freindly safe enviroment and minimise the ghetto look that was created by the abundace of housing commisions. In reality bonnyrigg should have been what rouse hill and kellyville is today! The bonnyrigg plaza is drab and the surrounding land which was meant to be part of a larger town center has been left empty and void of any character altho new quality residential mixed use developments are now either in planning stage or under contruction. The closest major center is fairfield although liverpool is accessable with the Tway. Oh yea parramatta is connected by tway tho im not sure why people need to rely on going to parra considering its further away and the local area should be supporting bonnyrigg!! Cabra is close by tho only good for food shopping or eating out!
Pros
  • Amenities
Cons
  • Negative reputation from the past
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"An avarage suburb not too far from everything"

Developed, much better than before, good for families and singles, traffic not too bad except only one main road Brown rd, need to have more traffic lights and better schools. Friendly multicultural area is a good thing for families and young people.
Pros
  • Multicultural
Cons
  • Negative reputation from the past
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Promising suburb!"

With the New Leaf housing development nearing its peak and the upcoming Plaza apartments in Bonnyrigg ave., it's gearing up to a boom. The old housing commission will now be privatised and new houses are sprawling. Very convenient. Lots of shopping. Very accessible with lots of buses and is in between 2 train stations (Cabramatta and Liverpool). Tway also comes in handy for direct trips to Merrylands and Parramatta. Taxis are everywhere. Parkings are upgraded in Cabramatta if you want to leave your cars and head to the city for work.

There are lots of schools, shops, churches, parks. It is clean and green. Very diverse, many Asians. Best streets are Brown Road and Montgomery Road.

Bad rep could probably be due to proximity to Cabramatta but cabra has all been cleaned up now, reimaged and repackaged and this suburb is not really too close or far from Cabramatta or Liverpool which are the major hubs next to Parramatta. Also close to best parts of Fairfield like Edensor Park, Abbotsbury, Wetherill Park and Bossley Park.

So many things can happen in the future but one thing looks positive, this suburb (and the lifestyle) is going uphill!!!
Pros
  • Big developments
  • Amenities
  • Multicultural
Cons
  • Negative reputation from the past
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
closeChumSyd
closeChumSyd addendum: It is also close to the #1 Club in NSW Mounties and the M1 gym which has superb workout/exercise facilities like state the art gym, swimming pool,etc and spacious parking space.
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"A very multicultural neighbourhood"

Bonnyrigg is located about an hours' drive southwest from Sydney City. It is a very multicultural neighbourhood with many migrants living here due to the relatively cheaper housing prices. The closest train station will have to be Cabramatta and most residents will drive to Cabramatta, park their car there before catching a train to the city (if they do work in the city). Bonnyrigg is also serviced by a T-way and hence is pretty convenient getting to Liverpool (which is the closest suburb that has a Westfield).

There are a couple of different places of worships for different religions. For example, there is a Chinese temple and a Burmese temple in Bonnyrigg. There is an Aldi supermarket along Cabramatta Road and Bonnyrigg Plaza boasts a few more other retail shops. Bonnyrigg is a good place to live if you work around this side of Sydney. However, if you work in the city, the commute can be pretty long and driving to the city usually takes an hour and a half each way during peak hours.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees