9.2 out of 10

Kingsgrove

Ranked 48th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9391421678622 151.09774080808
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Childcare
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 21, 2015

"Close to everything HOP ON AND OFF the M5 Couldn't be easier"

new bunnings store opening soon! Councils revamping the local shopping strip
Resale value is great if you're lucky enough to have bought in
Pros
  • Proximity to city
  • lesser large scale developments
  • New Bunnings Warehouse
Cons
  • peak hour traffic to and from earlwood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • 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+

"The Pottery - the facelift of Kingsgrove... and Bunnings- here it comes"

I've been living in Kingsgrove for the past 4 years and have to say that the change I've seen so far is amazing. Apart from the busy Kingsgrove shops down the road next to the train station, there is now a new Pottery complex of apartments which comes with Woolworths, trendy cafes, hair and nail salons, bottle shop and more. The Greek tavern "Kefi" literally had around 50 people in the cue for take away on a Saturday night (July 2014). The whole place is buzzing. Moreover, there is a new Bunnings being built on Kingsgrove Road.

The house prices are increasing though... and have to admit that some areas of Kingsgrove are rather industrial. Another downside, is that so far there is not even one good gym in close proximity, but I believe Anytime fitness is coming to Kingsgrove soon.

Overall, it's a really good suburb to live in for professionals or young families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Residential suburb boasting tasteful housing, close proximity to the city and tree lined streets"

Located 12 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD is Kingsgrove. It is a very conveniently located suburb which my husband and three kids would like to move into in the near future due to its array of schools, both private and state, and excellent transport services. Kingsgrove is easily accessible to the city and other high density commercial areas such as Newtown and the Eastern Suburbs thanks to the M5 and other various main roads of Kingsgrove leading to these places.

Kingsgrove has some great eating places and cafes in the main Kingsgrove Road commercial area and has other restaurants such as 'Giorgio's', on the Earlwood side on Kingsgrove Road and William Street. There is also an upmarket chocolate cafe on the Hurstville side of the suburb.

Kingsgrove also has some great neighboring suburbs with a lot of atmosphere - Earlwood (patisseries, cafes and upscale, designer boutiques and bridal couture shops), Beverly Hills (restaurants) and close proximity to other dining hot spots such as Brighton Le Sands and The Entertainment Quarter (15 minute drive).

Kingsgrove is growing and this is reflected in the high degree of development in the area. Residents continue to renovate the Red-Brick pre-war homes and construct new homes, implying that they proudly call this busy yet at the same time, quiet area home.

Kingsgrove has great access to major shopping centres, fantastic for grocery and retail shopping - Hurstville, Roselands, Burwood and Marrickville Metro. Also, thanks to the M5, Bondi Junction is easily accessible. Due to Kingsgrove's close proximity to the city, one can be at The Broadway Shopping - via Wardell Rd, Earlwood, then onto Dulwich Hill and Petersham. It is easy for the average resident to be shopping in the city. Kingsgrove's train and bus services to the CDB are also regular and quick.

If you are like me and my husband and wish for your children to go to private schools in the nearby Inner West, private bus services to this school are available. It is a fact that Trinity Grammar School, MLC Burwood and PLC Croydon school buses drive down Kingsgrove Road every morning. There is also a Newington College Bus only a few steps away in Earlwood.

Kingsgrove has a great culture, still boasting a strong Australian community, Italian, Greek and some Asian residents are proud to call Kingsgrove homes. An average street in Kingsgrove see's the Ferrari and the Holden unite, people are at peace and their is this great sense of community. It seems like everyone is there for one another.

Many notable Australians also call this suburb home, including renowned fashion designer - Alex Perry, who grew up in Maroubra in the southern Eastern Suburbs. Actor Bryan Brown was also educated in the area, as we're children's super-group, the Wiggles.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Convenient and Peaceful"

Kingsgrove is very well serviced by bus and train making the city, inner-west and earlwood all very easily accessible. Housing is low density on larger blocks so there is plenty of peace and quiet, and most residential streets are fairly quiet. There are some lovely tree lined streets in the north-east part of the suburb. The M5 provides easy access to the airport, city or south-west. Despite its proximity to the airport, aircraft noise is minimal, and it is whisper quiet at night (although if you like some nightlife the inner west isn't too far away!)

The shopping strip near the station has all the essential services, a handful of restaurants, a cafe or two, newsagency, fruit & veg and the local pub. Nearby, Earlwood has a Coles supermarket, a big RSL club, heaps of other shops, and lovely parkland down near the river.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees