8.3 out of 10

Carramar

Ranked 229th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8852567972462 150.964017104264
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

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

"It is OK!"

I tend to mostly agree with the comments of light487.

It is a relatively inexpensive/good value place to live and doesn't have the reputation of Villawood or Fairfield. Carramar itself has low traffic and is out of the way a bit. Having said that, Villawood or Fairfield will probably be your local places to go food shopping. Demographically Carramar has a euro/asian mix with a sizeable middle eastern presence,

Internet speeds are good due to proximity to the exchange. While I never felt unsafe here, I was aware of one successful break in and one attempted break in nearby during my 2 years in Carramar. Hopefully this isn't the normal experience but it certainly isn't 5 stars for safety. Nightlife? Doesn't exist.

If you are travelling by train to the city it is a fairly long trip as there are no express trains.
Pros
  • Cheap
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Small and Quiet"

Been living in Carramar for over 4 years. The property values have increase dramatically in that time (almost doubled). It's got a lot of trees and grassy areas plus sporting facilities and parks within easy walking distance. While the neighbourly spirit isn't the best, everyone I've met is friendly enough and will say hello with a smile. There are some small shops including a Post Office and Newsagent.

Internet access is great because there is an exchange at the corner of Hume Hwy and Horsely Drive in Carramar. Having said that, you can't see most of Carramar from those big main roads and as there are no through-roads, the traffic is light and very quiet.

All in all, it's a nice place to live and any stigma over it being within the Fairfield area or near to Cabramatta should be left behind because it is neither of those places and separated enough from those places to be its own, small and quiet suburb.
Pros
  • Cheap
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Best place to live ever!"

Have been living here for approx 2 years and loving it ! will not change to other suburb ever again once you get used to here. close to transport everywhere you go,just few minutes walk to fairfield shops and a 15 min wait for train to cabramatta! awesome?
its soso quiet here and peaceful and rather so safe , neighbours are so friendly and welcoming but once in a while (being honest) people have parties but its only from time to time so nothing to worry about. there are quiet a few shops here and beginning to grow i guess inc post office,newsagency,art studio and bits and bobs. OVERALL LOVE IT HERE,WILL NOT CHANGE SUBURBS EVER!
Pros
  • a suburb you will adore!
  • Cheap
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and cheap!"

I have lived in Carramar for 18 months and love it. It's quiet, cheap and only an extra 10 or 15 minutes to the city than Bankstown. Fairfield is walking distance and everywhere else is accessible by train. Try buying an apartment for under 200k in Sydney and you'll see why this is a hidden gem!
Pros
  • Cheap
  • Quiet
  • No convenience stores
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"loving the family atmosphere! and the location to the shops etc"

recently moved into our place- we love it next door is a park which is always a buzz with kids and families its 2mins from fairfield shops but still quiet enough to be hidden from the hussle and crowds. good public and private schools... great food in fairfield and sizzler on our door step as well as midway between parramatta, bankstown and liverpool as well as cabramatta. its just a great all rounder with realistic prices!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids