8.6 out of 10

Whalan

Ranked 184th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7553938821311 150.801911071333
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  • Parking
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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Reviews

5/5
Sep 17, 2016

"Nice and safe area"

When we bought our house in Whalan people said many things negitive about the suburb but we have found after living here so long this is a nice suburb and safe as well and please don't judge a book by its cover!!
If you are thinking to buy a affordable house with a big lot of land Whalan should comes first in your list if you are smart enough.
Pros
  • affordable
  • close to all amenities
  • plenty of parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5
Jul 18, 2016

"Good value for money"

Long time resident and love living here.
Pros
  • affordable
  • close to all amenities
  • plenty of parks
  • Good neighbors
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5
Jan 23, 2016

"Excellent Suburb"

Recently bought a house in Whalan at Malakua street, and enjoying living here.
great neighbours around make life much more easier.
Pros
  • affordable
  • close to all amenities
  • Good neighbors
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
IftakherR
IftakherR Hello, I am thinking of buying a property in Malakua street but found some Aborinal Office, Can you please provide some more details of your experience. The street looked nice and clean but I am worried of any trouble.
Jun 27, 2016
KikiS
KikiS Hi, as far my knowledge that street is good.
since I am a long time resident and never had any issue, its just way people talk or think.
this a good suburb.J
Jul 18, 2016
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5/5
Dec 30, 2015

"Nice Living."

Whalan is a small nice suburb. many people don't know the suburb name when you tell them.
this suburb is good for first home buyers who wants to get in the property market with limited budget.
Not very expensive looking houses around but people are good as majority of the houses are elderly or retires owner occupied.
You cant judge a suburb with out living inn and as a long time resident I found this is one of the safe suburb you can count on when you thinking of living in affordable accommodation.
Pros
  • affordable
  • plenty of parks
  • close to all amenities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5
Nov 11, 2015

"Whalan is a Local Secret..."

No hustle bustle..its a small community of multicultural people.
Do have some government houses but I lived here for long trust me if you change your point of view for others not being stereotype or judgemental these peoples have got good heart.
Pros
  • affordable
  • plenty of parks
  • close to all amenities
  • Good neighbors
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
Oct 27, 2015

"Small quiet Suburb"

Small suburb and very quiet.
Good for family with children.
Pros
  • affordable
  • plenty of parks
  • Good neighbors
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5
Oct 23, 2015

"Great Place"

Delightful living.
Long time resident with no disappointment.
Pros
  • affordable
  • close to all amenities
  • Good neighbors
  • plenty of parks
Cons
  • No cons
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5
Oct 23, 2015

"Awesome Whalan"

Awesome place Nice and quiet area for any one who is looking for great investment or budget living.
Don't worry what people say .........they always talk''.
Pros
  • affordable
  • close to all amenities
  • plenty of parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great Value For Money"

Whalan is a suburb near Mt Druitt that is often tainted with the misconceptions and stereotyped prejudices of people who have never lived in an affordable bedroom suburb. It is close to main transport such as rail to the city and major shopping malls at Mt Druitt, Blacktown, Penrith and St Marys. While there is public housing in the area the majority of homes are either owner occupied or private rentals and the majority of public housing tenants make great neighbours. Getting around is easy and there is always parking wherever you wish to go, all services and retail facilities are here or within a few minutes drive. Schools, public transport and other infrastructure is here with a good level of medical and dental services available. The community is a working class suburb with approximately 35% receiving some form of Centrelink benefit and one of the largest percentages of indigenous people in an urban locality however crime is less than many more affluent suburbs and Whalan is a very safe, peaceful and quiet place to live and to raise a family. More importantly, it is very affordable and great value. I first bought here in 1995 and sold up to move overseas in 2002. Upon my return in 2006 I again bought a house just 100 metres from my old place. House prices are sensible and mortgages affordable. Even with five kids and self employed I am able to live well enjoying a standard of living I could not dream of if I were back in Randwick where I grew up. While I miss the beach it is less than an hour away and the Blue Mountains are visible from my back verandah. Traffic is reasonable for Sydney but as I work from home I rarely have any traffic hassles. In the last four years my home has appreciated nearly 30% on what we paid for it and is now worth $60-70K more than we bought it for. Some of the people here are a bit 'low-rent' so to speak, we have our share of bogans, westies and what have you but pretty much all of them will be there if you need a hand, even the roughest! Whalan is a WISIWYG kind of place,no pretense and great value for money.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to enter the housing market!"

My son (22) purchased a property here about 1 year ago for $250,000 & hasn't looked back! It is a large 3B/room brick rendered house on a subdividable corner block. He says the people are easy-going & friendly. His street is just like any other suburban street in Sydney as far as I can tell & I've seen no evidence of any kind of disturbance at night. Basically he enjoys living there & I like visiting.
Pros
  • close to all amenities
  • plenty of parks
  • affordable
Cons
  • no more dangerous than anywhere
  • the minority groups are friendly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
1/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
2yrs+

"scary looking place"

Not a nice place. lots of housing trust homes.
The houses have bars on the windows and is a high crime area.
i was walking through here at night and police stopped me and told me it was not safe to walk here at night time
Cons
  • dangerous
Recommended for
  • Gay & Lesbian
JudiW
JudiW Its not true at all.
this place is nice and peaceful.
Oct 08, 2015
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