7.6 out of 10

Pendle Hill

Ranked 346th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8018278048759 150.960800796022
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  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
  • Parks & Recreation
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jan 17, 2017

"Fast growing town that needs cleaning"

Moved here 3 years ago. Apparently it used to be a lot better in the past. Would like a police station to curb some of the crime and disorderly conduct.
Pros
  • Train station upgrade
  • Great public school
  • A bank PLUS all major ATM's
  • Local PO
Cons
  • Same food stores everywhere
  • Too much rubish
  • Poor sewage system
  • Lots of cockroaches
  • Need more fast trains till 9am and beyond
  • Unsafe for women
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jan 13, 2016

"Was O.K. back in 2008-2010, would avoid now (2016)."

I can tell you in detail about this suburb with authority having lived here for so long.

When I first moved in back in 2008, the suburb was a big improvement on my previous location of Fairfield (not really a compliment, or a place that's hard to top...)
and I relished how quiet the suburb was, the lack of noise & how it had more trees.

It still had a lot missing, but I was much happier in Pendle Hill in comparison to other suburbs in Western Sydney that were a lot worse at that time. (the time is important to note as the suburb has changed after 5-7 years or so quite dramatically)

I can understand the positive reviews from a few years ago, but the place gets worse every year, and needs constant council workers to keep it clean & police regularly have to visit the rental blocks.

The people constantly leave litter on the streets, and the main streets are filthy--even after rigorous council cleaning.
The rubbish & lack of care for the environment is not even the worse part.--so if being surrounded by people who literally throw rubbish around your home isn't bad enough, please read on about safety.

A lady living in my block was attacked by four men. I have personally been followed a number of times, and other women living there report being followed in cars at night. It's not a rare thing here, and it's a place you will never feel safe or secure in as a female.
Most have moved, or planning to move. The reason for so many "for lease" signs around the suburb is because of the amount of people literally fed up with the place & leaving for greener pastures.

It's not a safe place for women, and most of the people living there are 30-something year old men.

The only nice parts of town is near a small part near the shops, where there is a playground where families play with their kids during daylight hours. That is quite sweet, but even then the part is only a few meters wide, so these decent folk have only a very limited grass space to work with.
The other compliment would be the fact there are plenty of buses & trains for you to escape in.

However literally a street away from this happy & idyllic scene, you can find people spitting on the ground, staring blatantly at women, and throwing rubbish everywhere.

It's truly not the type of place I'd recommend, even if you are broke, there are poor areas that are miles above this place.
Look elsewhere for a place with a better community of respectful & cleaner inhabitants.
Pros
  • Nice staff at train station
  • A bank PLUS all major ATM's
  • Local PO
Cons
  • Litterbugs & rubbish everywhere
  • Unsafe for women
  • Lots of cockroaches
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
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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+

"Lovely place to live"

It's a great place to live with all amenities at hands-reach.
Pros
  • Great shopping options
  • A bank PLUS all major ATM's
  • Local PO
  • peaceful, green, quite,
Cons
  • Need more fast trains till 9am and beyond
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Jhai Mitchell
Jhai Mitchell I think all the train stations need an upgrade!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Nice village middle of everything!"

You can pretty much get on to any motorways. Safe place to live. Good transport connections. Houses are reasonably priced.
Pros
  • peaceful, green, quite,
Cons
  • nothing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Very peaceful"

Such a nice and quite area. Close to westmead children's hospital, Parramatta, easy excess to motorway. In this area people are very peaceful. you can find all the things what you required for easy going life.Good Bus and train facilities are here. Right place to grow your family.
Pros
  • peaceful, green, quite,
Cons
  • nothing
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 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Leafy and safe area, perfect for families."

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5
2yrs+

"very suitable for a family"

Have been living in this area for more than seven yrs, my family like it very much, it's quiet and clean. There are ABC child care centre and several public and catholic primary schools in the area. people are very friendly , and its handy to go everywhere.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Close to main transport good place for growing familes"

Located 29 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, Old Toongabbie is both affordable and good place for first home buyers. Close to transport.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Overall good for temporary living."

very quient and convinient place to live. easy acces too all facilities such as parks, motorways, hospital, parramatta etc. recommend for all temporary reidents.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids