8.0 out of 10

Doonside

Ranked 291st best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7644776734215 150.869490817338
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

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

"You have Huntington Heights and then you have the rest..."

Okay Doonside..I live in the Huntington Heights region and this area of Doonside is far better than the other side. The people here are obviously still working class but all homes are privately owned with a mix of souble and single storey houses, however there are more single storey houses. Moving north of Doonside is where the HC are and the people there are down right feral. I hear cases of people burning rubbish bins, smashing car windows and so forth. Some of the people would just stand in the middle of the road as if they own the whole place. In other words their attitude is disgusting, revolting and uneducated. They are like that because they're unemployed and are very lucky to be able to rely on such a genrous social security system.

Moving further north from the HC, is Doonside station. During non peak periods they come every 30 mins either way. Bear in mind the further west you travel on those trains the more dangerous it gets. Many cases of mugging and threats have been rumoured if one does not give spare change. From Donnside station there are a nice collection of shops which are becoming ever so popular. Then the rest of Doonside that are privately owned mainly have drug addicts and disorientated family.

IF you want value for money, safety and peace Huntington Heights is your best bet, Bear in mind to never walk from Doonside station to home as muggings are very frequent.
Pros
  • Look for Huntington Hieghts if you're a normal family, otherwise bogan please stay away. =.=
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
Frog3
Frog3 This rant is ridiculous.
"I live in the Huntington Heights region and this area of Doonside is far better than the other side". Of course , the side you live in is better, because you live in it...right????
I have been living in Doonside for 11 years. There are a lot of privately owned pockets that are not typified by "drug addicts and disoriented family" (ouch , check that grammar, educated one). Mostly I live amongst working people (trades people, school teachers, nurses, health professionals) whose children go to school, TAFE, university. I understand that all areas have their good and bad pockets , but I have not witnessed the scenes you describe above.
You do not know your own area as well as you think you do.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Under rated suburb with quiet streets and strong community"

The suburb is undergoing a gradual transformation as much of the housing commission is sold to private owners.

Very well connected by bus and rail with Blacktown shopping centre only 5 mins drive away.

Extremely affordable compared to neighbouring suburbs.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"affordable changing suburb"

There is three parts to doonside, the older part that adjoins the popular suburb of woodcroft. this side has its own and well utilized shopping centre.the other part is mainly made up of public housing often being sold to private buyers, this part is well serviced buy transport trains and buses.and has an excellent shopping centre spearheaded buy a huge iga super centre.the Jewel in the crown is the Huntington heights part of doonside with great homes and well cared for gardens.
Pros
  • just a great part of western sydney well serviced with transport roads and shopping close buy
Cons
  • sorry i didnt buy here years ago.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids