9.5 out of 10

Thornleigh

Ranked 18th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7234402089002 151.081654461481
Great for
  • Parking
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
Oct 15, 2016

"Enjoyable 3 years experience"

We have been living in thornleigh for 3 years now and it has been a great 3 years. It's such a convenient location, great local shops (woolies, aldi) and less than 10minute drive to hornsby shopping and dining. Neighbours are very friendly and the street usually is very quiet. House price in Thornleigh has gone up a lot past 3 years but is still cheaper than next door suburb Pennant hills. New train line and the northconnex tunnel are being built making commuting to work a lot easier. Now we are looking to upgrade on our current property and thornleigh is still our number 1 choice.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
  • Easy access to many parks/tennis courts/outdoor activities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 05, 2016

"amazing suburb for growing families"

Thornleigh is on the Northern train line, 2 stops from Hornsby. There's a direct rain to the city (50minute commute) and a big Park & Ride carpark next to the station. It's the most underrated suburb on the Upper North Shore, surrounded by more expensive suburbs like Wahroonga, Normanhurst, Pennant Hills and Westleigh.
Shopping is convenient- Thornleigh Marketplace has Woolworths, Dan Murphys, fish shop, butcher, PO, Chemist, Nail salon, Travel Centre & Aldi. Hornsby Westfield is 10 minutes by car if you need more specialty shops.
Schools are amazing- 3 public primary schools serve the suburb, Normanhurst West, Thornleigh West and Normanhurst Public. Turramurra High and Pennant Hills High are also in the zone, as well as selective schools Hornsby Girls and Normanhurst Boys. A range of private schools are also on offer, Barker, Knox, Abbotsleigh, Loreto Normanhurst, Wahroonga Adventist, St.Leos just to mention a few.
I have never felt so safe moving my young family to this suburb. People are so friendly, the streets are surrounded by trees. It is the most amazing place to be bringing up a family!
Pros
  • train line
  • proximity to shops
  • Affordable
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
  • Easy access to many parks/tennis courts/outdoor activities
  • Fantastic schools
Cons
  • Pennant Hills Road
  • Trucks clogging up Pennant Hills Road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Happy place to grow your family"

This family friendly suburb has all the attributes you want in a suburb where you intend to live with your family. Parks, playgrounds, ovals, bush tracks, great schools, shops and more. The only free parking bay for train commuters and only 50min to the city via train. Easy access to the M1 & M2 roads.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
  • Easy access to many parks/tennis courts/outdoor activities
  • Fantastic schools
Cons
  • Pennant Hills Road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful, quiet, close to nature yet not far from public transport and shopping centers"

We have lived in Thornleigh for over 2 years now. We enjoyed every second of it. It's quiet, close to parks and national park and most importantly we have lovely neighbours. Most of the houses are owner occupied and many of our neighbours have been living there for over 20 years. The only negative issue is the traffic in Pennant Hills Road in the rush hours.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
  • Easy access to many parks/tennis courts/outdoor activities
  • Fantastic schools
Cons
  • Pennant Hills Road
  • Trucks clogging up Pennant Hills Road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Tranquil Oasis - Neighbourhood in the old style!!"

We moved to Thornleigh 5 years ago after living in the Northern Beaches for many years. Ok so there is no beach but within 20 minutes I can be in the city or half way to the Central Coast. We are surrounded by bush and parks, both state and national. Lots space (ovals, playgrounds), open sky (if you peer around all the gum trees). Every school in the area is FANTASTIC. Neither of us ever thought we would find country town Australia here in the suburbs of Sydney
Pros
  • Fantastic schools
  • Easy access to many parks/tennis courts/outdoor activities
  • New, multi-level golf driving range under construction
  • Affordable
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
Cons
  • Trucks clogging up Pennant Hills Road
  • Pennant Hills Road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"Thornleigh - quiet, safe and secure living"

I've lived in Thornleigh for over a year and love it. It's great for getting away from your long working day to settle in with the views and close location of Berowra Valley Regional Park. All add to the ambiance of this hideaway. Lorrikeets and red king parrots are abundant for the bird watchers.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Great for Families and Kids"

I have lived here for nearly 2 years. Its is a great place for young families and children, it s very clean and surrounded by lots of bush and nature. There are lots of young families and the area is generally very clean, safe and friendly. It has all the nessessary amenities and has a train line that will get you to the city in around 45mins.
Pros
  • Clean and close to nature
  • Good for young families
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Pennant Hills Road
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Nee Nee
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
  • 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+

"Good place for families"

Good place for anyone actually. It has everything you need and not too busy like other large suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees