6.9 out of 10

Doreen Crescent, Baulkham Hills

-33.75859 150.97853
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5

"Great place to bring up a family"

I grew up here for 20 years in the 70's & 80's and my parents still live in the family home. It is a great street where kids can play without fear of traffic, with neighbours who wave and help each other out if need be. Houses are generally red-brick. I always thought a bit boring, but now that we're looking for our own place, you could definitely do worse!

There are 2 parks within walking distance (and lots more a short drive away), a service station for milk within walking distance and local shops a 10 min drive away. There is a local bus to Parramatta and one to Seven Hills, if you want to commute to the city via train, or an easy drive to BH centre for a bus along the motorway to town.

Many houses have pets and almost all have lovely big yards. The most noise is from lawnmowers on the weekends. The street is now a mix of retirees and young families, which seems to work well. It's very convenient to the local primary school (10 min walk, cutting through lane) and easy school bus to Crestwood high school. If you want a day of shopping, Castle Hill or Parramatta are your best bets. For food shopping, Baulkham Hills or otherwise Winston Hills shops are quite close, and even North Rocks aren't far. Lots of sporting teams, Scouts, Brownies etc.

The downsides are that there's not much culture and as far as I know, not many good restaurants, and it's aways from the city. You need a car to live here really. I still love visiting here, but after living as a young single close to the city, it feels very very quiet.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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