9.3 out of 10

Girraween

Ranked 42nd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.799787653775 150.944542056962
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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+

"A nice place to live in west"

I have been living in this area since last couple of years and I am quite happy with my decision of buying the house off the plan in the area, prices are trending up, excellent schools for kids, close to all major motorways, having local shopping center at Toongabie, close to Parramatta westfield or Blacktown westpoint and still you are away from traffic and nested with beautiful parks, foxhill golf club for golf lovers, safe and sound area, multi cultural area with superb childcare facilities with lot of choice, swimming school in area, close to both train stations Pendle hill & Toongabie and what not? Excellent area for families..:)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Jhai Mitchell
Jhai Mitchell Your right it is a VERY nice place to live and that is why the prices of homes just keep on going up!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Peace & Quiet. Close to major Roads & Schools."

I have been living in Girraween for last 5 yeras and really impressed with the suburb. It is surrounded by the schools and grounds. Girraween Rd, Gilba Rd, Oramzi Rd & Tungarra Rd are best to live, less traffic and nice peace, quiet streets... Close to both Toongabbie & Pendle hill stations..
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • 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 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+

"A hidden gem in the West"

A quiet suburb that gets confused with Kirrawee in the South. Most people haven't heard of it, unless you're obsessed with getting into the selective high school. More in demand and better resale value for this reason. Close to Toongabbie railway station, as well as a bus route through the suburb. New Woolwoths opened in the local shops, good takeways and pub nearby. Close to M4, M2 and M7 which means you are never too far from anywhere. 10 minutes to Westmead or Blacktown Hospitals, as well as good medical centres close by. 10 mintues also to Parramatta Westfield, Westpoint Blacktown or Winston Hills shopping centre. Spoilt for choice, a great suburb to live.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Treesnleaves
Treesnleaves Have sold property in this area, The crime rate is atrocious and the landscape is dirty.
I understand you live there and you may be happy but in my opinion the area is not recommended.
2yrs+
RainyDay
RainyDay Thanks Adam, for someone who works out of St George area why would you bother commenting. You obviously have not been in the area for many years and you are kidding yourself if you think the crime rate is any better or worse than high rise Rockdale, and the no go zone after 6pm of Brighton.
2yrs+
Treesnleaves
Treesnleaves I commented because I know the suburb and it's a free country that's why.
Sounds like you have sour grapes of you think beautiful Brighton le sands is a no go zone at any time of day.
I am entitled to my opinion just as you are, however I am unbiased considering I know the place well but don't live there as you do.
2yrs+
RainyDay
RainyDay No sour grapes here mate. Just curious though - how did you successfully manage to sell properties in the area if this is your opinion of the place?
2yrs+
Treesnleaves
Treesnleaves Geez mate, really didn't want to get into an argument about this.
Let me start by saying not only did I work in the area I grew up there and I still have family that live there. As to your question about how I managed to be successful if my opinion of the place is not so good, well I have sold real estate in a lot of surrounding areas that I rate more highly, I am an award winning agent and am very good at my job however if a buyer wants to live in girraween and they like the house I was offering then I don't need to be very good at all do I?
The fact I do not live in the area anymore is because I chose to for reasons I stated earlier that you have taken exception to.
This is not a south vs west thing nor is it east and north vs west, I personally do not rate girraween as a good suburb as you do and now people who read your review will be able to get 2 very differing opinions and that is what it's all about I think.
2yrs+
GemmaW
GemmaW Hi me and my family are moving to Australia in 2 months my partner has a job offer in girraween so I'm trying to find out where is best to live schools etc as we have 2 young children I've read your post and it looks like girraween is nice to live in any particular streets and what is rent like on properties is it expensive thanks gemma
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good suburb for families"

Pros : What a family needs , Good atmosphere to live , good school for the kids , easy access to transportation ( two railway stations in the proximity) M2 and great western highway . At the same time away from heavy traffic. Pendle hill and Toongabie local shops , Woolworth and Aldi nearby .Properties are reasonably priced and the trend is upwards.

Cons : None for longer term view .
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Very popular because of Girraween High School"

Girraween is a suburb that is very popular with migrant families who are keen to send their children to the famous selective high school - Girraween High School. Many students travel far and wide just to attend this high school. At the same time, the local primary school matches its local high school and has a band to ensure the kids in the area have plenty of opportunities to further their interests. The scenery here is very much Western Sydney residential suburbia with many houses on good sized plots of land. All the roads are very new and there is not much development here. Given that you will notice much more blue sky on a sunny day rather than have it obscured by apartment blocks. The closest mall is Parramatta Westfield.