8.2 out of 10

Drummoyne

Ranked 248th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8501460913038 151.153382044447
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
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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 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"So convenient"

So close to city with waterview, birkenhead point and victoria rd make shopping super convenient..
Pros
  • Surrounded by water
  • Lovely walks through parks adjoining harbour
  • Safe and secure
  • Speedy bus connections to the City (15min in peak)
Cons
  • Victoria Rd during peak hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great area for foodies"

Drummoyne is one of the best local area's for cafes, restaurants, bakeries and local food hot spots in Sydney. From Drummoyne's Bakehouse and Ocean Foods to Trovatino cafe and Sydney Rowing clubs outdoor waterfront bistro this area has it all
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Living and working in Drummoyne"

I've been working in the Drummoyne area for just over 6 years and finally made the move here from Balmain about 8 months ago. Best move I've made thus far! The locals are generally friendly and considerate, it's always nice to have a chat to the local business owners, excellent coffee available at multiple cafes so you can't go wrong! Definitely see myself planting some roots here. No kids of my own, but I can see how it would be a great place to raise a family with fantastic schools, parks and recreation facilities within a small radius. 10 out of 10 for me!
Pros
  • The Bay Run
  • Cafes & Restaurants
  • Birkenhead Point
  • Surrounded by water
  • Quiet
  • Safe and secure
  • Speedy bus connections to the City (15min in peak)
Cons
  • Victoria Rd during peak hour
  • Lyons Rd traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
Chris Wilkins
Chris Wilkins Can't agree with you more angsaid. Enjoy this great weather in Drummoyne today
2yrs+
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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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A lovely suburb by the bay within close proximity to the CBD and other suburbs north,south and west"

Absolutely adore living in Drummoyne. Have been living here for over 15 years and am quite a devotee. Love the vicinity to the city, Balmain, Chatswood and close to all amenities. I walk the Bay run most days at all sorts of hours sometimes late into the night and am fortunate to live in such a wonderful safe suburb. It has good shopping via Birkenhead point and good public transport on Victoria Rd. Best of all it has wonderful water views..if you can afford them. There is much to enjoy about this suburb.
Pros
  • Surrounded by water
  • Lovely walks through parks adjoining harbour
  • Quiet
  • Safe and secure
  • Speedy bus connections to the City (15min in peak)
Cons
  • Victoria Rd during peak hour
  • Aircraft noise can be bothersome
  • Lyons Rd traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"God's Country"

I live and work in Drummoyne so you might call me biased but whether i am at work or I am playing this area has it all. From variety in housing with great capital growth and continued growth to come to a great community atmosphere with many local charities to families with kids and dogs to single girls and guys with lots of parks and out door activities generally. Bay run is a true institution. Come and say hi you won't want to leave
Pros
  • The Bay run
  • access to everywhere
  • Surrounded by water
  • Lovely walks through parks adjoining harbour
  • Quiet
  • Speedy bus connections to the City (15min in peak)
Cons
  • Lyons Rd traffic
  • Victoria Rd during peak hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Drummoyne - A nice village nestled between two bays."

Drummoyne is surrounded by water and the perfect place to live. Right near the bay run, great restuarants, local shops and a village atmosphere. I have always felt safe and secure living here. Its great for families with plenty of parks and open spaces to run around. Despite the Peak travel times (inbound only I find) on the buses, at least its a nice place to come home too.. (It could be worse, ie. being sardined in a train) Its lovely to head down to the bay run on the weekends and take a walk and take in a meal in the evening nearby. All an easy walk away.
Pros
  • Surrounded by water
  • Lovely walks through parks adjoining harbour
  • Quiet
  • Safe and secure
  • Speedy bus connections to the City (15min in peak)
Cons
  • Victoria Rd during peak hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Fine inner west suburb"

Fine place to live - safe, clean, green and the five dock bay of course. Plenty to do outdoors - for kids and families alike.
Buses run through most parts of drummoyne, but victoria road towards the city is more like a parking lot. a couple of ferry wharfs for those who prefer water transport. Lots of parks, shops, cafes and eateries
Recently, been an increases in traffic and the inner streets of drummoyne, especially close to the bay, on a warm, bright summer day, with their boats , does tend to clog up streets a bit.
Overall, great place to be . Rising water levels in the bay ( which did start to flow on to the streets during one of the wet stormy days), may be a disturbing factor.
Pros
  • Surrounded by water
  • Lovely walks through parks adjoining harbour
Cons
  • Aircraft noise can be bothersome
  • Victoria Rd during peak hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Well Located Suburb - Perfect for Families and Professional Couples"

We have recently moved into Drummoyne and just love it! As a young professional couple with one child it is perfectly located on public transport close to the city (7km away) and local services like child caret. Our street has a real family feel and everyone knows each other. The street held an impromptu Christmas street party last week which was fun. Within a five minute walk of most streets in Drummoyne you have a dining choice of either Moroccan, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Italian, Thai, Indian and Japanese and a number of excellent pubs. Two yacht clubs with brilliant views over the harbour and some great shopping at the recently renovated Birkenhead Factory Outlet top it off. All in all, a well located suburb perfect for families and professional couples.
Pros
  • Speedy bus connections to the City (15min in peak)
  • Lovely walks through parks adjoining harbour
  • Variety of restaurants nearby
  • Surrounded by water
  • Safe and secure
Cons
  • Aircraft noise can be bothersome
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5
2yrs+

"Great suburb in bankstown region"

Drummoyne is a very multicultural suburb most of which have migrated from lebanon or greece it is part of the canada bay and bankstown city council and its great for elderly people and tafe students the average incom is around 13,000 to 78,000 a year which is great for the price of housing aruond here
Pros
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Safety is a problem
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Students
Drummoynite
Drummoynite Nathan,
I think you have the wrong suburb!
Drummoyne is not in the Bankstown region which is 20km away. Bankstown is a south western suburb of Sydney. Drummoyne is an inner west surburb of Sydney. Additionally, whilst Drummoyne has great bus services which would appeal to students I would not be recommending Drummoyne to students due to the high rent levels for apartment accommodation. Higher density apartment suburbs closer to TAFE/University campuses such as Kingsford, Newtown or Marsfield would suit uni students better.
2yrs+
Vitadolce
Vitadolce Nathanial. I totally agree with Drummoynite. You definitely have the wrong suburb! The suburb is within a 7-8km radius from the CBD and next door to Balmain. The median house price is $1.12m as at Jan 2013 and median unit price approx $650k. Whilst the suburb is multicultural it has a high predominance of affluent Italians and Anglo saxons. 35% are 20-39yr olds with 47% 40-60 yr olds.. hardly the elderly.70% are Australian born (or at least from the UK). The high rents in the area would most certainly exclude Tafe/uni students from affordability. Think you need to recheck your facts before placing such a factually inaccurate review on this site!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and beautiful"

moved in with the family 3 years ago. i see myself living here till i die. Love the atmosphere, the neighbours and the view.
its remarkably close to the city. The rest of my family live in the east and they envy where i live!
Great investment too!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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+

"Surrounded by water"

We moved to Drummoyne in 1999 from Five Dock and absolutely love living here. To get to the city is a short bus or ferry ride or I can drive into the city in 10 minutes when peak hour has finished. We almost live on an island linked by the Gladesville and iron Cove bridges with water at each end of the street and more parks than you can walk to in a day.

We go to G Fitness 4 days a week and the Drummoyne Sailing Club offers the best views in Sydney on a Friday night watching the twilight races from the deck with a beer and a glass of wine.

I can do a u-turn in front of my house and can always get parking. There is no better suburb to live in, in Sydney.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Surrounded by water
  • Safe and secure
Cons
  • Victoria Rd during peak hour
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Excellent suburb - we love living here"

We have lived in Drummoyne for about 10 years. The suburb is very safe, quiet (except for some plane noise!) and we know most of our neighbours. My car insurance premium reduced as a result of moving to Drummoyne (from Five Dock). Public transport is excellent and I use the ferry every day to work in Darling Harbour much to the envy of my colleagues. How many people can say they travel into work in about 10 minutes, and what a way to travel! Our house has steadily gone up in value so investment wise that is good news.

Close by is the recently revamped Birkenhead Point and we regularly eat on the waterfront deck of the Drummoyne Sailing Club.

What do I say to people thinking of moving to Drummoyne? Do it.
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  • Families with kids
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Top Inner West spot"

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

"No childcare under 2 years of age."

And getting a place above 2 years of age is not easy either. It seems most of the development into these facilities is in Concord.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful suburb and close to the city"

Drummoyne is a beautiful inner city suburb in Sydney. There are both houses and residential units around this area. Roads around here are not as narrow as those that you find in Paddington and houses here are neat and tidy with several small parks around the area.

Drummoyne is famous for Birkenhead Point Shopping Centre. It is a factory outlet that caters to the bargain hunters in Sydney. The view in front of the mall is spectacular and it would be a great to be able to own one of the boats along the marina. Unfortunately, Drummoyne is only serviced by public buses and this can be a nightmare during peak hours as Victoria Road gets clogged up in traffic.
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Sydney Harbour Suburb"

Drummoyne is an older working class suburb of Sydney that from the 1980s has seen a resurgence in popularity due to its close proximity to the city. Driving to town however is a nightmare along Victoria Road, which is often described as a ‘carpark’ in peak times. As this road runs through the middle of Drummoyne, it passes home-owner type shops, the RSL Club, real estate agents, a pub and pharmacy. The homes on the northern side of the suburb hug the Sydney Harbour water front, and many of these are in apartment buildings. Very popular at weekends, Birkenhead Point Shopping Centre is also in Drummoyne, near the Iron Cove Bridge.
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees