8.6 out of 10

Riverwood

Ranked 179th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9483141191879 151.052786083403
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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
May 09, 2016

"Nice area, undiscovered gem. Lots of new building projects in the area"

I live south of train line, in Littleton St, it's a great area. Close to the train, 30min into the city, 15min to airport. Few minute walk to doctors, pharmacy, optometrist, hearing specialist, dentist, hair dressers, Coles & Woolworths. Quite area, with good footpaths to shops. Good selection of parks in the area, small walk, or short drive to library and community centre. A number of large shopping centres are 10-15min drive away, and you can claim your M5 toll money back.
We've heard north of the train station is a lot of housing commission, though they have spent a bunch of money on redeveloping part of it with new mixed apartments and a new community centre, I think more work is scheduled along with some redevelopment of the local shopping centre. As old people sell their homes, we're seeing more duplexes of groups of town houses be built in the area, I think it is an area of good growth.
Pros
  • Resale value
  • Transport
Cons
  • Reasonable interent speed
  • Poor mobile reception
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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+

"Some great, some not-so-great streets. Excellent train link to airport and city. Not much to do!"

The area to go for is Cairns, Eldon and Hardwicke Streets. Long leafy avenues, great sized blocks. Avoid north of the station and west of Belmore Rd. At around 700k for the above streets, you're paying silly money for a nice bungalow on an okay street in a basically bogan, terminally boring, not so safe at night suburb. You're kids will hate you when they reach their teens for buying a house so far from a beach or any good scenic walking areas. And for buying a house in a suburb that is just a little too dodgy to walk around after 11pm. Too many cars full of bored 17-22 year olds driving around looking for someone to harass or intimidate. So many much nicer suburbs in Sydney you could bring your family up in for this money. I guess the only positive is that your house will hold its value - prices are hovering around 2009 levels, don't think they'll go down in the good streets.
Pros
  • Block size
  • Transport
  • Resale value
Cons
  • Crime / Intimidation
  • Very little to do
  • overpriced
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
AngeloT
AngeloT How about Shenstone street? im looking to buy a house in that street but these reviews scare me :(
Oct 26, 2015
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Fanastic place for young people starting out"

We moved from Sans Souci to Riverwood and have found it absolutley wonderful. It is so quiet and peaceful and we have found the locals very friendly and welcoming. We havent had any real issues at all, everything we need is within walking distance and the local shopping area is improving with new shops, restaurants and footpaths and a great Woolworths and Coles. The local clubs are great and the pub has awesome food. The blocks of land are big with affordable first homes that some require only re-decorating. There are great parks for sports and recreation. Transport is excellent with a train station, bus services and easy access to the M5 makes getting to the city and airport (which is only 14km away) a 15-20min drive and is also very central to Parramatta and Liverpool.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
SilvanaM
SilvanaM Hi there :)
We are currently in Montery and looking to move out that way. i noticed you moved from Sans Souci. We have a 4.5 year old and a 2.5 year old. Would you consider Riverwood (and surrounds) a family friendly area, good to raise children, safe?
2yrs+
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