8.8 out of 10

Glenfield

Ranked 145th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9722223048836 150.89438518724
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
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  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Just feel like home"

Everyone so friendly~ just feel like home...

I don't worry so much about restaurant/eating places, nothing beat home cooking
I see a lot of improvement in this area, specially next year, when Costco & Ikea finish their construction
Will become busy suburb, but that's fine with me, more convenience I can get...

Best place for family specially new family with young kids
Pros
  • Affordable
  • friendly
  • Good train service
  • Nice new estate
  • quiet
Cons
  • Commute from the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
CatherineKristanto
CatherineKristanto Researching about this suburb as we plan to move out after our current rent is over! How is the amenities like? Eg. Shopping centre, groceries, etc??
2yrs+
TetyanaG
TetyanaG Unfortunately nothing is in walking distance in the Mirvac estate. There used to be a path that would have allowed easy access to Costco but that has been closed due to safety concerns with Kids crossing such a busy road. There are lots of shopping centres close by at Casula, Macquarie Fields and both are about a 5-10 drive so not too far.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Better place for bringing up small children in a peaceful environment"

We chosen this place to live because of the convenience to raising up our small children in a quite and peaceful environment. Both of our children had a good schooling experience in the primary school. Now my son studying in the reputed selective high school next door. It is only 7mts walk to this school and my younger one had only 15 mts walk to the good ranking Glenwood primary school. Walking is safe and we encounter any kind of problems so far after living here. There are few surgeries close by and a new medical center for emergencies. Dental services, physio are available in the suburb itself. Many young families with kids are living here mainly because of the affordable prices, child care centres, good public transport especially train service, and good nearby schools. Spiritual needs can also met in this suburb. We will not hear any bad words or yelling or swearing and that indicates the socio economic status of the inhabitants. It is very important when raising our children in a positive environment. The main lack of this suburb is the lack of big shopping complexes including eating out places. When we look back this suburb is developing each year with more facilities. Now we have a new multistory car park, upgraded station (before we have no lifts in the station), new estates like panorama, mirvac, glenfield circuit and parkside glenfield, new medical center etc. Roads are clean and houses and surrounding are kept clean and green. Friendly neigbours, they are resources in times of need. It is still not yer overcrowded like Liverpool so I like this place to recommend for families with kids.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • friendly
  • Good train service
  • Nice new estate
  • quiet
Cons
  • Eating places
  • Restaurants
  • Restaurants & Cafe's
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • 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 4/5
  • 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+

"Good place for family living"

Quiet and nice place to bring up a young family. Many young families in the area. Big shopping options with Costco and Ikea going up in the Crossroads Home-maker centre in the next couple of years so will get a little bit of a buzz.
Pros
  • Family Life
  • Selective school next door
  • Affordable
  • friendly
  • Good train service
Cons
  • Restaurants & Cafe's
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Busy Place"

Public transport is not great as parking is an issue. Neighbours are busy bodies. Rent price is high.
Recommended for
  • Singles
walter_yahh
walter_yahh Don't agree
- New train multi-storey 300+car capacity carpark built next to station
- Station undergoing major rennovations as a major hub
- Busy body neighbours = friendly neighbours
- Rent high? Are you joking? Try and find a better value, better quality house for rent or even house/land package within 40mn train ride of Sydney
2yrs+
walter_yahh
walter_yahh BTW - am talking about the new Panorama estate in Glenfield not old glenfield
2yrs+
SatisfiedResident
SatisfiedResident Parking is not an issue any more with the new multistory car park adjacent to Huurlstone School
2yrs+
Vista_Resident
Vista_Resident yeah i agree the new carpark is great...(but a little further from the station that I would have liked)
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 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great New Mirvac Estate in Glenfield!!!!"

Positives
- Close to public transport
- Express trains to the city
- Major train station stop (all trains would stop here)
- Pool, Tennis Court, BBQs etc (with community strata - would cost more if you maintained yourself)
- Many young families
- Easy access to road transport links (M5/M7/Hume)
- Fast drive to the beach off-peak (25 mins to Brighton ++ not many western suburbs have this luxury)
- Close to shopping centres of Liverpool and Campbelltown
- Judging from community pictures - demographic is very mixed
- Has the feel of a closed community

Negatives
- 50 mins on the train (up from my 25-30mn at the moment)
- Peak hour M5 is atrocious
- Western Sydney (Hotter in Summer, Cooler in Winter)
- Having to deal with conversations at work (you live WHERE????????)
- Proximity to large scale govt housing (ie. Macquarie Fields Govt Housing Estates are 10-15mins drive away)
- Having to pay strata for a house (however reasonable @ $250/qtr)
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Good train service
  • Nice new estate
  • friendly
Cons
  • Commute from the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet peaceful suburb"

It is a quiet suburb conveniently located. It is only 35 minutes journey to city on East Hill Railway line. There is a shopping mall at Glenquarie and has a reputed selective school. I have been living in Glenfield for more than 8 years and find this suburb very safe, peaceful and quiet.
Pros
  • a good selective school
  • Affordable
  • Good train service
  • Nice new estate
  • friendly
  • quiet
Cons
  • Eating places
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
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
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Glenfield"

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Nice new estate
  • friendly
  • Good train service
  • quiet
Cons
  • Eating places
  • Restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Perfect starting suburb"

I have lived in glenfield for a long time and i can safely say it is one of the best. Commuting is excellent due to buses, trains and the new glenfield station being constructed. Very child freindly, lots of child care, primary schools, and selective schools with easy transport to school (one bus trip)I have found that me house and land value has skyrocketed, up to twice the original purchase price, and it seems to be getting higher by the month.
Pros
  • friendly
  • quiet
  • Affordable
  • Good train service
  • Nice new estate
Recommended for
  • 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+

"Agree with the other reviewers"

It is nice enough here and don't have any problems with anything and the neighbors are very friendly.

One of the negatives can be the noise from the motorways.

So if you can stay away from the motorway as the noise from trucks can be quite loud but then again we live right next to the motorway

The pub at the crossroads does good pub meals too
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Nice new estate
  • friendly
Cons
  • Restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Small town community feeling"

Moved from St George area to the panorama estate and think it is fantastic with the closed community feel it has. Awesome for families who you will see walking around the estate with their children.

Far enough away from Liverpool and the hoons and bogans but close enough if you need to do some shopping. Personally prefer doing grocery shopping in nearby casula as it has e better class of people.

Great quality people live here and you can tell they are in a decent socio economic state by the way they dress, the cars they drive and the way they look after their houses.

Don't know much about the old glenfield but personally would only chose to live on the panorama side of glenfield - which is actually closer to Prestons and Casula than even the old Glenfield
Pros
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Community swimming pool
  • Affordable
  • Good train service
  • Nice new estate
  • friendly
  • quiet
Cons
  • Commute from the city
  • Eating places
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
2yrs+

"A Good community feel within the Mirvac estate"

The new Mirvac estate has lifted the feel of glenfield. it looks modern, clean and good for first home buyers. the new car park next to the train station has definitely solved some of the parking issues
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Nice new estate
  • Good train service
Cons
  • Eating places
  • Commute from the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids