8.1 out of 10

Holsworthy

Ranked 261st best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9666303384362 150.955250523407
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
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Who lives here?
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Aug 11, 2017

"Lovely !"

I am so happy as I a bought a beautiful house with good price and good size of land . It takes 32 -35 mins to central ( Peak hours only) . Only 10 minutes walking (800m ) to coles and restaurants from my house . Peaceful place
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice and quiet, 40 mins train to Central, childcare and schools."

- train station
- family with kids
- peaceful and quite
- Wattle groove shopping centre
Pros
  • peaceful and quite
  • relatively safe
  • Close to Station
  • Everything you need locally
Cons
  • If you like fast food(Macas, KFC etc) there are none in the immediate area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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+

"Great place, love it"

I have lived in a number of Sydney suburbs in the past 12 years from inner city too far western suburbs and have to say that Holsworthy is the best I have lived to date. I have been a resident for 2 years now and have found the area to be very friendly and family orientated. I have young children, so cant comment on the high school, but can say the local catholic school is great.
Trains are excellant with all trains stopping at Holsworthy. I work in the city and for me this is an easy commute.
As far as price goes, it is very afforable and land sizes are good. I have made some great firends in Holsworthy in a short time and find community activities generally have a great turn out.

I give it 2 thumbs up from me and Ill think'll youll find that from the majority of residents that Holsworthy is a great place.
Pros
  • Close to Station
  • Everything you need locally
  • Excellant Schools
Cons
  • You have to pay a toll on the M5 to take the Holsowrthy Exit from the city
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Opportunity lost"

The worst aspect of Holsworthy is bogan neighbours who think nothing of partying until 4am in the morning despite being middle aged. They tend to be very nosy and extremely rascist and have little toleration for neighbours not born in Australia.

The majority of houses are ex defence fibro saunas and are unbearable in summer even with air-conditioning. They were considered unsuitable for defence personnel and their families and were marketed by Delfin at the same time that the neighbouring suburb of Wattle Grove was established.

Proximity to the M5/M7 is excellent and their is an express train service to the city with ample commuter parking at the Station. Eating out in Holsworthy is not an option and you do need to travel out of the area for restaurants. There are many parks in the area but unfortunately Liverpool Council does not believe in maintaining the communities assets. Graffiti is also a problem although this does appear to have improved slightly.

It is a shame about the negative aspects because there is a lot of potential in this suburb. The majority of people are house proud and tend to lavish money on their homes. Tradies seem to be the majority and are not aspirational about education. Holsworthy High has a very poor reputation and is ranked approximately 560 in the state with its average results.

Think very carefully about buying in this area as the values have dropped considerably.
Pros
  • Close to Station
Cons
  • Has had some Grafiti problems in the past
  • You have to pay a toll on the M5 to take the Holsowrthy Exit from the city
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"Comfortable and Safe"

We have moved into Holsworthy for almost a year now and what we've observed so far are the area is very safe, the land size is good and still affordable, there are shops around this area in Wattle Grove and Hammondville which are very close by. We have also more shops in Moorebank and a Westfield shopping centre in Liverpool. Although it is quite distant from the city, there are express trains which only take betwen 30 to 40min to get there.

I've recently just learnt that the Holsworthy Public School is a great school with opportunity classes available - what a bonus!

We have 2 kids and wouldn't think of moving anywhere else!
Pros
  • Close to Station
  • Everything you need locally
  • Excellant Schools
Cons
  • If you like fast food(Macas, KFC etc) there are none in the immediate area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • 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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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+

"Great Affordable Place to Live"

Holsworthy is a great family neighbour hood close to some very good schools. Public transport is excellant with direct trains to the city on the east hills line. All trains stop at Holsowrthy between Macarthur and the city circle with ample parking due to the new 4 level parking complex. At the time of writing a review a weekly ticket to the city is $37.

There are local shopping complexs with everything you need including Coles, IGA, takeaway stores, hairdressers etc.. Most within walking distance. The medical services are excellant with a few to choose from. Also has a lcoal pathology, Dentist and other specialists in Hammondville. If this is still not good enough, you will be 10mins from Liverpool shopping center.

M5 is very close if driving to work is your thing with the M7 2 mintes from the holworthy exit/entry. 20mins to the airport on a weekend.

Overall, the thing that is attracting most reseidents is that the land sizes are still very good, and are very well priced for what you get. Holsworthy is a fast growing suburb, with new houses replacing old ones on what seems to be a daily basis.

Take a drive around there, you'll see what I mean
Pros
  • Excellant Schools
  • Close to Station
  • Everything you need locally
Cons
  • Has had some Grafiti problems in the past
  • You have to pay a toll on the M5 to take the Holsowrthy Exit from the city
  • If you like fast food(Macas, KFC etc) there are none in the immediate area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A very safe and excellent area for kids to grow"

It's just as good as Wattle Grove which is the best suburb in South West Sydney. Some residents from Wattle Grove have been moving into Holsworthy because it's closer to the station and you can knock down some old houses and build a new one. People here are very friendly. Substantial percentage of local residents are professionals working in the City.

The parents here input lots of effort into kidz education and well being. I've been living here for 8 years now. I wouldn't move to anywhere else because you can hardly find anywhere else which is both affordable and safe and have easy access to the City, beaches, and major shopping centres.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees