8.1 out of 10

Minto

Ranked 277th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-34.0366708466067 150.842312757551
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Clean & Green
  • Pest Free
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Eating Out
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Minto is on the improve and will just get better"

The disasterous housing commission project which a stupid government implemented without thought and involved multi townhouse complexes all crammed together to form half a suburb has at long last been bulldozed.

The crime rate has started to decline and the new affordable housig in the area has had a good impact, the once destitute minto shopping centre has started to get a new lease of life and the vandals and degenerates of the area have moved on to other housing commissions at Maquarie Fields.

Good transport with buses and trains as well as a huge shopping centre, good sporting community with,lots of kids playing sports on weekends , the schools in the area need a good kick up the behind though as there is rife bullying and slack discipline from both schools and parents.

Realestate has been steady but not fantastic but this should improve dramatically now though .

With more focus on safety now maybe investors will return to the area as it has been a big issue in the past with damage and vandalism, the council rates are very reasonable compared to most suburbs in Sydney and this is a big factor when looking to buy or invest. The infrastructure of the roads is good and that is another plus.

For those who can not afford suburbs closer to the city it is definitely a good choice, it is closer than Narellan, Mount Annan and Campbelltown, has plenty of shops and probably too many takeaway chains for the health nuts but will appeal to those who like to drive 2 kms tops or walk to a full choice of your big chain junk food outlets, plenty of sporting options including NRL games in the next suburn of Leumeah where the West Tigers have their home ground and massive leagues club which has good and affordable dining optios as well as heaps of parking and a courtesy bus.

Plently of work around in Ingleburn and campbelltown so heaven for those who like to live close to where they work.

I am guessing in 10 years from now it will be a totally revamped suburb and will be a suburb of choice for young families who want to spend time with their children with one main wage earner as long as the locals keep on the governments back about the problem with the schools in the area.
Pros
  • Good shopping centres
  • Good sporting facilities
  • Good public transport
  • Very Cheap Newer Houses in the area
  • Green Parks - looks nice but unsafe at night
Cons
  • slack police response time
  • Minors commiting crimes let off repeatedly
  • Worst schools - not good for kids
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Minto is not minto aymore its MINTO now."

When I moved here with my wife four years ago. We were newly weds and first home buyer. Everyone's reaction was Minto????. But things have changed so much. Everything here is getting better Train station, buses, malls, shops, restaurants, childcare and parks. Neighbours are nice and friendly. Can't ask for more as its the perfect place to live, work and raise young family.
Pros
  • Very Cheap Newer Houses in the area
  • Good sporting facilities
  • Green Parks - looks nice but unsafe at night
  • Good shopping centres
Cons
  • slack police response time
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • 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 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 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice place to live"

Pros
  • Green parks for kids to play
  • Minto market place (Renovated Minto mall).
  • Renovated train Station (one train in every 15 mins)
  • Very Cheap Newer Houses in the area
  • Good sporting facilities
  • Good shopping centres
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, green and nice"

As i already mentioned quite green n very nice.
Pros
  • Very Cheap Newer Houses in the area
  • Green Parks - looks nice but unsafe at night
  • Good shopping centres
  • Good sporting facilities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • 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+

"Advice to home buyers"

Do your research. The housing commission people have only moved out whilst the government revamp the properties. Minto is expected to have 360 public housing properties and 800 private ones. So whilst it might be nice now since the public housing tenants have moved to Campbelltown whilst the revamp occurs, this is not what to expect long term.
Pros
  • Very Cheap Newer Houses in the area
4/5
2yrs+

"Love Minto"

I grew up around Minto and have never had a problem with crime. Have been back over the years and it had changed by looking at the state of the shops and Minto Mall. It is now changing with new streets and new houses where the housing commision were. I can't wait for Minto Mall to be finished because it was sad to see it the way it was. It is such an important part of Minto and has lots of memories for people who grew up in the area. Minto is great because it is only one hour into the city on the East Hills line and you always get a seat. So it is really convenient if you work or study in Parramatta or the city. Some parts of the Campbelltown area are very far from a station. It is also close to the freeway into the city. I think it is good value for money if you buy in Minto because you have all the conveniences of major shops such as Aldi as well as a new Woolworths, Best and Less, Kmart and you have the rail line very close and you can get a new house at a good price for Sydney.
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+

"Minto is rising and is just going to get better"

The Minto people thought of 10 years ago is now finished and a new Minto has been made. Just check out One Minto! It's beautiful over there and I am very happy that I live in One Minto. All the housing commission is getting demolished and landcom is making new land out of it and selling it to people. There's still alot more stages of land to be released. The neighbours are friendly and very helpful. Minto mall is getting demolished and Minto Marketplace is going to get built on instead. There's not alot of traffic in Minto. It's very peaceful and very quiet. I grew up in Minto and still live in Minto and my house has never been broken into. All of the dodgy people are moving away. The place is very beautiful now and you won't think that you are in Minto when you look at it now.It's a great place to grow up your kids. In 3 years time, Minto will be one of the most beautiful places in Sydney.
Pros
  • Very Cheap Newer Houses in the area
  • Good sporting facilities
  • Green Parks - looks nice but unsafe at night
  • Good shopping centres
Cons
  • slack police response time
  • Minors commiting crimes let off repeatedly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Don't judge the area based on 2 or 3 things that happened in the past five years."

I bought a house in Minto in 2009. My wife was not too keen on living here and nor was I. But the house was a great buy, so we couldnt say no. A lot of people talk about how bad Minto is, but I have not had a single negative feeling, vibe since being here. Neighbours are good and have not had any troubles whatsoever. This area was at one stage bad, but 90% of the housing commission people have gone, and in 2 years Minto will have 300 plus brand new houses right where the majority of the trouble makers were. Because Minto was a bad area before, people still think its bad based on how the area once was. No area is perfect and every now and then something will happen here, just like it will happen in areas closer to the city. Don't judge the area based on 2 or 3 things that happened in the past five years. I came from an area in Casula, near Liverpool called Glen Regent estate. no house under $500.000 and we pay less for both car and home insurance here in Minto. I must admit that the shopping centre is shocking and schools are not the greatest, besides that the area is great to live in. Very affordable (for now), good transport, good roads with not too much traffic. And will only improve more once the housing development is finished. I am happy here and I am sure there are many more people that are happy living in the new Minto.
Pros
  • close to large shopping centres
  • good public transport
  • close to M5
  • Very Cheap Newer Houses in the area
  • Good sporting facilities
Cons
  • shocking local shopping centre
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Some parts of Minto are below average"

Minto/Minto Heights is very affordable but it comes at a price. If you are new to the area please do your research, don't base your decision on the ratings you see in this site as it is easy to rate up your own town - and that's how the other comments for minto looks like. There are some good areas in minto, but beware of areas close to the large housing commission. Theft, robbery, assault, sexual offence is common, but it has reduced over the years. Some of the housing commission has also been removed, but not much has changed. As the property prices are cheap, a huge majority of the residents are labourers, and not the best neighbours. Minto has green parks, but I won't recommend them for children because of the crime rate in minto. There is no point of a "country feeling" if it is not safe. Public transport is poor, so take into account that it is a very long drive to the city. The quality of schools in the area is very poor, so it is not the best choice if you care about your kids education. Overall, it is a below average suburb. Rather than trusting reviews here see crime statistics: http://myboot.com.au/2566/Minto/crime.aspx or read minto news http://www.abc.net.au/news/tag/minto-2566/
Pros
  • Very Cheap Newer Houses in the area
  • Green Parks - looks nice but unsafe at night
  • Nothing else
Cons
  • Not safe - high crime rate
  • Below average neighbourhood
  • Worst schools - not good for kids
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
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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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"Better than we thought"

Me and my wife really enjoy living in Minto. We moved here only last year after getting married. Transportation was very important for us when we were looking for an affordable home. Both me and my wife work in the city and having Minto on the East Hill train line, it couldnt be much easier!

As an experienced Real Estate agent in the past I also see allot of potential in Minto. With all the housing commisions already pulled down and new houses going up I can already see growth which would be benifical to not only our current communities but for future home owners also.

It is no longer Mino, ITS MINTO!

Proud new HOME OWNER! HOUSSES ARE STILL AFFORDABLE!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"The answer to affordable housing is still here in minto. But for how LONG!!!!!!!!!"

I got married and purchsed a home off the plan with my wife in MINTO in 2001, we lived there for 5 years, we never had any problems what so ever with the area and would have to say was the quietest most peaceful 5 years we have had ever since we moved in 2006.We still own the property and has been rented now for 4 years continuously.We were first home buyers and newly weds and it was the best time of our lives.To all that are thinking of were to purchase property stop and look at minto you wont be dissapointed....
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees