9.2 out of 10

Lapstone

-33.7743160628538 150.636734459169
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • 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+

"Best of living in the mountains without the long drive"

Moved from small semi inner west nr. parra.rd. We wanted kids to grow up in a safe, friendly, healthy environment and always loved the mountains but thought upper mtns too far away, so compromised. Found the bottom of the mtns to have 5 min drive to fairly decent shopping centres. We have some great schools, Glenbrook Public was a lovely small school, and I believe Lapstone Public has a great music/band programme. Glenbrook is a 4 min drive, even better to walk to day or evening. It has its own cinema where they have quality films ( & I dont know anywhere else tkts are $10) and you can take a cup of tea in with you. Couple of pretty nice restaurants too. My fav. thing is to walk up to the rotary markets every third sat.
Pros
  • Has immediate access to great western hwy/m4
  • Has its own railway station
  • Fantastic views over sydney
Cons
  • Long drive to city
  • No immediate shops (4 min drive)
  • Limited flat ground!
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"That great community spirit..."

I recently bought a house in Lapstone and me and the wife have fallen in love with the area. We met and chatted with more neighbours in 1 weekend up there then what we did in 2-3 years living in the western suburbs. In our street there is a real mix of retirees and young families but it seems to be the changing phase with retirees selling up and being replaced with families. Lapstone Primary School has a great name which gives us peace of mind about raising a family there. Only downside is that there are no shops or resturants at all but it does mean no riff raff come through the area. With Glenbrook/Blaxland and Emu Plains/Penrith 5 minutes either side it isn't really an issue anyway.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish