7.9 out of 10

Homebush

Ranked 298th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8631126747934 151.077780012221
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Eating Out
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The History Of Homebush"

Eleven days after the first British flag was raised at Sydney Cove, in 1788, Captain John Hunter and Lieutenant William Bradley, First Fleet officers of the HMS Sirius, explored the Parramatta River as far as present Homebush Bay. It was a shallow swampy area, flooded with tide, at the junction of that are now Powell’s and Haslam’s creeks.

The present suburb area was originally known as Liberty Plains, because of the colony’s first free settlers received grants there in 1793. They received small grants of 60 to 80 acres, but because it was a poor area for agriculture, grants were later increased and also changed hands over the following years. The area was chosen for occupation in order to provide a settlement between Sydney & Parramatta, and it became the last overnight stop before Sydney for teams travelling from the west.

Edward Powell was one of those who were granted 80 acres here in 1793. In 1807 he established the Halfway House on an additional grant fronting Parramatta Road. His son sold the inn to his brother in law James Underwood in about 1825, who leased it to James Kerwin, known as Jimmy the Jockey. The inn was reopened as the Horse & Jockey and this early landmark is still operating today. Underwood’s property in the area was not subdivided until 1878, when lots were described as being in the Village of Homebush. The streets laid out in 1878, in what had been open country, are virtually identical to those still existing.

Another early settler was D’Arcy Wentworth who arrived with the Second Fleet n 1790 as ships surgeon on the Neptune. After Macquarie became Governor, Wentworth was made principal surgeon and chief magistrate in the colony. He received a grant of 920 acres at the head of present Homebush Bay and adopted the colloquial name Home Bush for his estate. He established the first police force in this country, he was in charge of the money-minding side of the first bank in Parramatta, and had much to do with managing the affairs in the city.
Homebush saleyards were opened in 1882 by John Harris, then the mayor of Sydney. In 1906 a large area north of Parramatta road resumed for the construction of the state abattoirs. The installations were completed by 1915, and the abattoirs were transferred from Glebe Island.

The municipality was incorporated on 6 June 1906 and amalgamated with Strathfield in 1947. An important addition to Homebush is the State Sports Centre in Underwood Road. It was opened officially in 1984 but the premier of New South Wales, Neville Wran.

The most dramatic change for Homebush came when Sydney won the right to host the 2000 Olympics. The area of the old sale yards was totally transformed. There are now world class facilities for many sports, there is a large well appointed stadium, and aquatic centre. The Olympic Village has been transformed into the self contained suburb of Newington. There are luxury units now on the waterfront of Homebush Bay. The area is criss-crossed by cycle tracks and bush walks and there are many ponds and lakes which are home to a large number of animals and birds.
Pros
  • easy acces to so many places
  • 15 mins to cbd
  • cheap grocery shopping
  • great restaurants
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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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Homebush is the place to be"

Homebush is great as it is near Sydney Olympic Park and Concord. It is sometimes a little noisy and rent is a bit expensive. There are good bike tracks around there and it is one of those ''all rounded suburbs''.
Pros
  • easy acces to so many places
  • lots of transport
  • 15 mins to cbd
  • cheap grocery shopping
  • great restaurants
Cons
  • sometimes a little noisy
  • rent is a little expensive
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Homebush is Key"

Being located within a 15km to the CBD, 10km to other hubs such as Parramatta & North Ryde. Homebush has many attractions to offer. It can be loosely broken up into two parts:

The north side of Parramatta rd has small to medium size houses and apartments/townhouses. It is very close to George Street (local eat street which also includes Cookies Bar, Harris Farm, Moree Meats & Aldi) and to Olympic Park & Bicentanial Park. Local train station is North Strathfield which has many express trains into the city which take about 25mins.

The south side of Parramatta rd has A small community shopping strip with cafes, IGA super market, bottle shop , restaurants etc. This part is made up of a mixture of units though to large estate homes. Train station is Homebush which has easy acess to Sydney/Parramatta.

With a mixture of large and small developments in the area, improvements to public transport and increase infastructure in the Olympic park & Wentworth point areas and close proximanty to Rhodes/Burwood shopping centres Homebush's profolio is sure to rise. Currently it offers an affordable to option for entry into the Inner West market as well as some of the most impressive fedaration homes Sydney has to offer. Can be slightly busy with traffic and news but what suburbs with in 15km of a major CBD in the world aren't.
Pros
  • Great access to local parks
  • easy acces to so many places
  • lots of transport
  • cheap grocery shopping
  • great restaurants
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Excellent Value"

Wasn't sure about Homebush when moved in but a year in (and finally setting down) realized a lot of value. The north side of Homebush (Park road area) Its walking access to DFO, flemington, north strathfield and even strathfield is only 20 mins walk away so that bumps up the transport. Peaceful, quiet and safe during day or night.
Pros
  • Access to strathfield without the crowd around
  • 15 mins to cbd
  • easy acces to so many places
  • lots of transport
  • cheap grocery shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • 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 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • 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+

"It's a great start"

Right in the middle of everything you need. Very good transport. Good shopping villages. Close to cbd and many selections of food shopping.
Pros
  • 15 mins to cbd
  • easy acces to so many places
  • lots of transport
  • cheap grocery shopping
  • great restaurants
Cons
  • rent is a little expensive
  • sometimes a little noisy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 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
2yrs+

"Homebush a great place"

I've lived in homebush for 5 years. I love how convienient Homebush is close to Strathfield Burwood and all surrounding suburbs, easy to just jump on a train 15 mins and your in the cbd. I love the korean bbq restaurants opening up and asian groseries love there culture. If your into pubs theres alot of great old pubs around.plenty of trains buses makes it so easy to get around, great for children so many selected schools in the area, parks etc. George Street North Strathfield just across the road walking distance is like a small nortan street theres so many great things happening in this area, lots to look forward to.
Pros
  • lots of transport
  • 15 mins to cbd
  • easy acces to so many places
Cons
  • sometimes a little noisy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • 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 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Underwood road, Homebush"

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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great value for money"

Fantastic if you want to be near transport, resturants and parks and recreation. The opprtunity for growth is here too many cant afford the inner inner west prices so it still affordable and the trendies and youngsters are moving in. Really safe and close to major schools, shopping hubs and entertainment. Looking for property that has already reached price potential seems odd to me homebush is a silent housing opportunity.
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"HomeBush Underwood RD"

Being living in the area for 7 years. one big comments of Underwood rd, homebush. NOISEY. i personally can not stand the night noisy and traffic. ( maybe others dont mind ), its very busy rd with lots of bikies and sports car pass through. but one the other side, public transfort and shopping is not bad, its close to north strathfield. conclusion, i dont think this is right place for LIVING.i moved to south of syd, around wolli creek and arncliffe now, where totally is heaven compare with homebush. quite and peacful, i enjoyed it so much.
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  • Professionals
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Homebush - Underwood Road"

We have lived here for nearly 6 years and love it. You have all the public transport you would need, we have an easy 10 minute walk to both Homebush and North Strathfield train station and two bus stops 5 minutes away. There are some great local pubs, some super restaurants on George street and DFO is right at the end of the street. Although Underwood Road is very busy, we don't really notice the noise, though it can be annoying when there are big events at Olympic Park and the cars can back up all the way to Parramatta Road.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees