8.1 out of 10

Epping

Ranked 290th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7721047424247 151.080084941882
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
17 hours ago

"Best suburb"

Great area to live - quiet, great transport and access to great schools and shops
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Oct 15, 2016

"I have been living in Epping for the last 20 years and I absolutely love it! The prices of the houses are going up and up. The town is developing and in 10 years will be a beautiful place to be. Until then we will be inconvenient by the intensive building work, which is going on."

Pros
  • central location
  • transport
  • Top Public Schools
  • restaurants
  • Federation boutique homes
Cons
  • traffic around the town centre
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Its got everything"

As titled, it has everything you need, great place to live but its pricey
Pros
  • central location
  • transport
  • Top Public Schools
  • restaurants
  • Federation boutique homes
Cons
  • inadequate parking
  • traffic around the town centre
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  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • 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 1/5
  • 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+

"Good suburb"

Always good
Pros
  • central location
  • transport
  • Top Public Schools
Cons
  • inadequate parking
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  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
2yrs+

"A perfect suburb"

I have been lived in Carlingford, Parramatta, Eastwood. I feel Epping is best place to live. Love it!
Pros
  • central location
  • transport
  • Top Public Schools
Cons
  • inadequate parking
Recommended for
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Surburban Transport Hub at the centre of Sydneys major centres"

It is truly suburbia in Epping, but with a short 10min stroll I can be from my house to the train, bus or taxis. I like the fact there are not many pubs, clubs and nightlife. Also it's great that there is not a huge mall here. Having nightlight and malls attracts transient people who cause issues. The great thing is I can be on a train to the mall, clubs, nightlife in 10mins. You are at the centre of Norwest, Castlehill, Chatswood, Parramatta with great motorways close by. My neighbours are fantastic. A large number of federation homes being preserved giving it a boutique feel. Trees are abound. Lots of parks and play areas for my kid. I love Epping! And there is more good stuff planned for this little town.
Pros
  • Federation boutique homes
  • Top Public Schools
  • central location
  • transport
  • restaurants
Cons
  • inadequate parking
  • traffic around the town centre
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OlivierFabre
OlivierFabre Totally agree about the fact that too many convenient infrastructures bring transient problematic people. You can see that sometimes in Chatswood; the pedestrian zone and the mall attract some beggars, druggies and weirdos that for sure don't live in the suburb (unless there are housing commissions in Chatswood) during day time.
2yrs+
RichardU
RichardU @Howhi you left out access to Macquarie (shopping centre and university), Hornsby and Rhodes (Ikea) and like access to Chatswood, all by train with more to come. Inter urban trains are two stops to Central or easy access to Gosford and even Newcastle.
Jun 28, 2016
Kowhi
Kowhi @RichardU - totally agree with you! The access will only get better as the Northern Motorway connects to M2, Northwest rail link & Epping to Thornleigh 3rd track all come to completion.
Jun 28, 2016
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Will never become modern"

While Epping is conveniently situated in northern Sydney, with a terrific transport system, there are several pitfalls that haven't been highlighted.
- Such a busy train station does not even have adequate parking
- The roads near the town centre are extremely congested, especially during peak hours.

If you're looking for a modern life, Epping is NOT the place for you! Beware that a large portion of the suburb is listed under heritage preservation schemes. It will be extremely difficult to build a brand new contemporary home if that's what you're after. It's largely a museum full of "nice cosy little cottages, with lovely gardens, and birds humming Christmas carols".
Take a drive and you will notice that most of the newer homes are just as dull and anachronistic as the older homes. I'm surprised they didn't preserve the dunny at the back.
Pros
  • transport
  • central location
  • restaurants
Cons
  • difficult to build a modern home
  • traffic around the town centre
  • inadequate parking
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Kowhi
Kowhi Actually I preserved our Dunny out that back. I agree the heritage conservation can be restrictive, however, I believe in 10-20 yrs time when West of Midson Rd development is complete with modern units, and Epping town centre development occurs you'll get an almost European heritage setting within 700-800m of the train line. It will be so cultured and boutique.
2yrs+
RichardU
RichardU The hard fought for Heritage Conservation Area controls the monstrosities your neighbours may otherwise inflict on you because they have no experience of living in a well build house that understands the Australian climate before they call in the bulldozers. They may be cold in our short winters but they are a delight in our much longer hotter months. And there seem to be more of these inexperienced home owners (previous apartment dwellers) coming our way.
Jun 28, 2016
sams27
sams27 Heritage Conservation area should be used as a tool to restrict development. It needs to be used to preserve areas of historical and cultural significance. Not sure how a bunch of derelict common Californian bungalows are worthy of such designation.
Jul 06, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Suburb & Great Location for everything"

Very Green, and safe & quiet suburb. Centrally located now to access city and other parts of sydney. Cannot complain as long as you can afford to live.
Pros
  • central location
  • transport
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  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful and peaceful suburb with all the conveniences"

Epping is a peaceful suburb with beautiful natural environment, fantastic schools, friendly neighbors and great public transport.

For study, there are a lot of prestigious schools nearby, including Epping Boys High, Cheltenham Girls High, James Ruse High (the No1 High School in NSW, only 5-10 min drive from Epping) and Macquarie University (5 min drive or 1 train stop from Epping).

For shopping, there are many nice small shops and Coles in Epping. If you like Asian food and Asian grocery, it only takes you 5 min drive to Eastwood (1 train stop from Epping). If you prefer shopping in big shopping mall, it just takes you 5 min drive either to Macquarie Shopping Centre or Carlingford Court and Carlingford village.

For working, there are so many big companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Johnson & Johnson, Sony, etc. located in Macquarie Park and North Ryde which only takes you 15-20 min drive from Epping or 2-3 train stops.

With the opening of Epping-Chatswood train line, it's very convenient to go to Chatswood which is the biggest and flourishing town in northern area. It's only 4 train stops from Epping, less than 20 min by train.

Epping is a great place to live in.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Eppingtown"

Epping is a middle income earning suburb about 30 to 35 minutes north west of the CBD.

If you prefer a place with fantastic access to public transport, Epping is the place for you. Being the intersection for the Northern and Chatswood lines, Epping is a main stop for trains on both lines. With frequent and numerous buses it is the pinacle of convenience.

With many high quality pizzerias, fabulous thai, chinese and other small family restaurants, Epping is a great place just to hang out for dinner or relaxing over a coffee. It also offers a Hotel with a busy bar and a RSL club for those who prefer to cool down with a beer. All in all, the nightlife in Epping is a great alternative if you don't want to fight it out in the city.

Epping also offers great primary schools and is in the catchment area for the high achieving Epping Boys' High School. It is also close to Macquarie Univeristy.

In terms of capital growth, Epping has definitely done well in the last 10 years with growth of between 30 to 40%. Houses in Epping is going to be out of the reach of many first home buyers, but the suburb has the potential to keep growing with the new train line in place and constant demand for rental housing from university students.
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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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent place"

Epping is a excellent place to live,you can get as quiet as you hope for,but very handy for transport to almost everywhere
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4/5
2yrs+

"great place for families"

Epping is a great suburb. It is agood place for families. It is central to many places. With the new trainline its very convinient. at the same time is very leafy suburb.
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4/5
2yrs+

"More convenient than before"

Epping is like a trendy spot on the northwestern train line. It has a good train station and everybody knows the all-famous Epping RSL. Somehow it is rather strange calling it an RSL since it is more like a trendy club rather than a place for diggers or for a cheap drink.

Most likely reflecting the migration to the area, there seem to be a few more Indian restaurants popping up. Whether this means more Indians in the area or the area developing a taste for Indian is up to you to decide, but there seem to be a lot of Indian restaurants there. Apart from that, it is still a suburb that can access the city and also the North Shore with the new train line so this makes it quite a good middle-income area.
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"An established neighbourhood in Sydney's northern suburbs."

Epping is more of less the "hub" of the Northern suburbs, this is partly due to Epping station being one of the busiest on the Northern line. This has its pro's such as great transport links to the CBD, via the inner west (Strathfield) and now Macquarie park technology corridor (via Chatswood). An express train to central station takes about 20 minutes (express trains comes from the Central coast and stop in only Epping, Strathfield and then Central). There are also countless bus services, it is really a hub for commuters.

The downside to this is the traffic congestion and construction of apartments making the area about a 300m radius from the station seem perpetually busy. This was not the case 10 years ago. However, with this came the great influx of restaurants (Epping is the best place for Indian food in the region with 4 Indian restaurants on Beecroft rd alone), the revitalisation of Epping train station and refurbishment of the Epping club (formerly known as tracks). Thankfully, the new apartment developments in Epping are focusing on the "luxury" market (Genesis and Woodlands).

The area has a VERY different feeling just outside this 300m radius from the station. This part of Epping is known for its wide, treelined streets, large plots of land and peaceful surrounds. House prices here have shot up in the last 10 years making this area increasingly unaffordable. Here the setting is low density with nearly all the homes being bungalows (with the odd duplex or villa development).

Epping is a suburb of great contrast. Congested, busy and lively near the train station. Spacious, green and peaceful just away from it. Overall it is a very classy, yet convienient place to live.
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RichardU
RichardU Inter urban from the Central coast also stop at Eastwood.
Jun 28, 2016
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"New Transport Link"

Epping, in Sydney’s north-west has seen a huge transformation over the past 10 years, with a large number of medium to high density housing options created. The reason for this is that it is on a vital train line linking Sydney with Hornsby, and beyond to the Central Coast and North Coast of NSW.

Epping’s proximity to Macquarie University has made the area popular with overseas students as a more affordable accommodation option to on-campus rooms. A new railway link has opened in 2009 with trains travelling between Epping and Chatswood, connecting the suburb with the Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, and North Ryde areas which offer a large number of employment options.

Epping has a hotel, community club, service stations, library, and is home to several big companies, most notably Unilever.
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RichardU
RichardU Some curious ratings here given the comments of others. Unilever has been chased out of Epping thanks to mindless planning controls favouring residential over commercial use thanks to interference from State Planning.
Jun 28, 2016
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