7.0 out of 10

Yagoona

Ranked 387th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9035004526161 151.021122011417
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Students

Reviews

2/5
2yrs+

"Typical south western Sydney suburb"

Yagoona is in south western Sydney and is one of the suburbs along the Hume Highway. It has a very large Vietnamese population, so the suburb reflects the population and has lots of Vietnamese bread shops selling your favourite bread and also the famous pork rolls (Vietnamese Baguette). There are super markets and also other shops dotted along the Hume Hwy so the local residents are well serviced with local and convenient facilities. Kentucky Fried Chicken is also in the area and it probably gets a lot of business due to its location. Yagoona was featured in the movie ‘Footy Legends’ which gave it lots of colour and showed that it is just a normal looking suburb with big plots of land.
AnneCurrie
AnneCurrie biased undetone to this review. darling, i don't know who you think you are!!!!!!!!!!!!
2yrs+
happysid
happysid at the same time, this person doesnt even know what they want! 209 reviews??? wow, has plenty of time on thier hands and one of those look at me people who wants to earn brownie points! lol.
2yrs+
blahdeeblah
blahdeeblah I think the review was very unbiased and that people have a right to voice their opinion without being attacked for doing so, it is not even a bad review by any stretch of the inagination, if anything it plays down how bad this suburb has become, this is coming from someoe who has 40 years experience on it. I would suggest the people talking up this area are obviously trying to sell their house and as is the culture in this area now, instant react if someone has a different opinion. You will not like my review then and I have based it on facts, as well as there are plenty of news articles and ACA programs to back it up which is why I left. My own father who still lives there calls is "your a gonna" not Yagoona, maybe one to many break ins.
2yrs+
happysid
happysid man o man, your just another aussie racist!!! just reading your article is making me sick, not the suburb! i have been there for 20 years and was picked on by the aussies at school as a wog, now its their turf and you dont like it!!! Well, tuff luck. I now live in a suburb in QLD which is full of aussies and i have been broken into twice in 6 months, while in Yagoona wasnt broken into once for 20 years!!!! Now who are the REAL thieves uh??? And guess what, THIS IS AN UNBIASED OPINION AND THE TRUTH, which everyone hates saying nowadays!!! You will be broken into any suburb where there are junkies!
2yrs+
Lemonlime
Lemonlime My parents still HAPPILY live in Yagoona, since moving there in 1988. I live in Greenacre now that I've married (even distance from the in laws at Enfield) and I'm not too pleased with the negative comments posted above about the areas of Yagoona, Chullora, Banstown and Greenacre. Yagoona is a peaceful area. I remember the days when the State Bank, ANZ, CBA and Westpac were in town. Harvey World travel and the Pizza Hut diner with the all you can eat buffet. Of course businesses move on and these buildings are all now occupied with new enterprises. Yagoona has undergone a facelift to the main shopping strip in the last year (no more uneven cement footpaths!). There are new takeaways with footpath table seating, hairdressers, doctors, pharmacies, butchers (both Halal and Spanish), fresh bread baked daily at both Vietnamese bakeries. There's the IGA and two discount stores, 4 furniture stores, legendary Helen's Pavlova Pantry (the best pavs I've ever eaten), Sparkle Dry Cleaning has been there forever, flower shop, post office, news agency, lawn mower service and repair centre, petrol stations, drive through bottleshop, dentist and Presto Pizza (run by an Italian family-better than Pizza Hut!!)..... I have not finished, the list does go on! Blahdeebah notes there is a family of nine not mowing their lawn- so call council, don't put the whole suburb down!! I have had only pleasant experiences in all of the stores I have listed above. I have caught the train from Yagoona station the majority of my life- no problems, just your average sydneysider waiting along with me for the train to work or school. And Blahdeeblah, as for crime having increased or the areas changing since when, the 70's? THE WHOLE WORLD HAS CHANGED. Hang onto your memories, that's all we've got. Didn't a young boy witness his Dad being shot? It was absolutely horrible, but it wasn't in Yagoona, it was on the most expensive street in Sydney. Was it Bankstown where the yr 12 student had a bomb tied to her neck? Nup, it was Mosman. I'm friends with a lady who grew up in Paddington and she feels safer living in Greenacre- because at least she won't get mugged again! My point is that there is crime anywhere you move, and it is very unfair to rant on about just that when there is so much more going for Yagoona. I recommend any prospective buyers to take a drive down to Yagoona, especially Fenwick Street or William Street (my favourite streets and where I had hoped I'd buy when I moved out of home. Blahdeeblah, I have no worries about my elderly parents walking down the street in Yagoona to get their daily fresh bread. Mum doesn't drive, she has never had a bad a experience catching the train. The ladies at the IGA know her very well and always ask her how she's doing. Her local hairdresser cuts her hair JUST as she likes it, no need to explain what she'd like at each visit, just 'same again please' . There is a little community here in Yagoona, if you stand still long enough to look around, you will start to recognise the people and say hello. Blahdeeblah I'm sorry you don't realise this, although the faces in Yagoona (formerly Irish Town) have changed through history we are indeed still a community of people who respect each other.
2yrs+
Modelmaker
Modelmaker Lemonlime, could not agree more, we moved here 20 years ago in fact from Croydon NSW, a very leefy higher middle class suburb, we swapped the place we had for a bigger home here in Yagoona and used the other for investment. I have to say in all the time I have been here I have had nothing but great enriching experiences and a real very real sense of community. Yes it has it's issues all suburbs do, but overall visiting family in croydon I can tell you that you can buy a 1.2 million dollar hovel there but there are more junkies and house thefts there that are very visible than I have ever experienced here let alone my neighbors. I have owned till recently a small business in Yagoona, the shopping center is small it has lost a lot of its prior populace since the banks left and Centro in Bankstown took over but it is slowly coming back with some new Highrise developments alomg the Hume Highway strip and a new supermarket complex touted new the Rookwood road end of the strip. In fact I think the life is coming back to Yagoona shopping center. I have coached one of my sons soccer teams for 9 years and my other boy has played since 7 at the local club and I can tell you again a great community atmosphere with many a great night spent at the Three Swallows over a steak a bear and great friendly conversations with parents neighbors etc. Yagoona may not be perfect but I can tell you I know a few "Up Market" suburbs that are far worse than this place.. Not everyone's experiences for one reason or another might be great but our family is very happy here and we intend to stick around till we retire down the coast.. If anyone has seen the North Coast recently you know why were heading south :)
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Affordable suburb less than 20km from the CBD"

Yagoona is a nice and quiet suburb less than 20km from the CBD with regular train services and easy access to the Hume Highway. You can get around most of Sydney while avoiding tolls etc.

It is a great location if you are working in and around the Bankstown, Paramatta or Liverpool CBDs. The cost of living is significately lower than the rest of Sydney if you know where to shop locally.

Prices in Yagoona have outperformed the rest of Sydney in the past couple of years but it is still undervalued.
Pros
  • Cost of Living
  • Price
  • Asian Shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Not what is once was, a dangerous and untidy suburb"

I grew up here and my parents still live here, I have 40 years knowledge on the area. In the 70's the place was s dream to grow up in, it was safe, you could walk your dog as a young kid and their were plenty of kids playing their own version of soccer and football in the parks, Oneill park hosted a hub of games and their was a great park their and the kids would hill toboggan. The islamic school on Cooper road used to be squash courts, tennis courts and a gym with all sorts of classes and weights. There was no graffitti, no robbery's, no rubbish and it had a real family and community feel to it. Bankstown Pool and Birrong pools close by where lots of kids practiced swimming, bankstown shopping square was big ( not as massive as today) most kids had a job thursday nights and saturdays at Bankstown square.
Sadly over the years the demographic has changed, there is now a lot of graffitti, unkept lawns, no kids to be seen in the parks, probably due to the safety issues and the violence of near by Bankstown, punchbowl, lakemba and Chullora has made headlines all over the world.

People have been shot at Bankstown, several times lately, girls attacked in the local park at Gazzard park while walking home from the train station, the reason the big chain restaurants have moved on is because they got sick of being robbed and vandalised, you only have to look in the toilets at the KFC to see what is all over the back of the doors in there, someoe even set fire to the St Vincent Depauls shop out of an act of vandalism and it burnt to the ground.

The resale values are terrible for Sydney, the area is an extremely slow growing area, when houses at Blacktown and Quakers Hill ( both not so nice suburbs but a lot further out, 50- 60km from the city) seel for more than Yagoona which is only 30 minutes from the CBD it goes to show how bad the area is.

I saw this once lovely green safe suburb go to the dogs over the last 2 decades and all the locals who have family living there for the past 40 plus years will be able to tell you why the suburb has deteriorated so badly, because of the people who moved in.

To look back at what I had growing up here to see my parents installing extra security doors and begging the 9 people that live in the house next to them to PLEASE cut their grass, is just sad and I really feel for the elderly neighbours who once felt safe and happy who now lock themselves up and are frightened of break ins and drive by shootings or getting stabbed to death trying to walk home, google "violence in yagoona, bankstown, greenacre and chullora to see for yourself, break ins, stabbings and rapes, wow, what a great place to raise a young family, NOT.

If you are considering buying a house here then drive around the area, go to the train stations, check out the local shops and near by shopping centres, do a drive by Bankstown centrelink and look at how people keep their houses, pick up a few copies of the local torch newspaper and read how many problems are listed on a weekly basis.

Dont take my word for it though, look into the websites that give you the facts on unemployment, demographic, crime rate etc, it is there for everyone to see. Everyoe would like to think they could grow up and stay in the vicinity to stay conented to friends and family, but everyone I went to school with has moved far far away and with good reason, myself included. The bi-annual visit to Mum and Dads house is always a stark reminder of how good we have it where we live, and they are always happy to come and stay with us to get away from the area, sad when people no longer like where they llive after spending half a century there.
Pros
  • cheap and close to city
  • parks
  • public transport
Cons
  • gangs and violence, thefts, stabbings and shootings
  • hume hwy
  • no banks
Donato
Donato Is your mum and dad's place for sale? I want to buy it.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Im the expert on this suburb!"

Hi, i have lived in yagoona for over 20 years and seen it as a kid and adult. Firstly it is well centralised as its nearly in the centre of Sydney and close to the industrial areas of all sides and nice parklands and good public transport and only 25km to the city centre. Culturally there are lots of nationalities in the area and as a kid it was safe to grow up in the area, but over time junkies are slowly moving in. The worst part is that lots of shops have closed down and the shopping in yagoona is bad because of the hume hwy and expansion of bankstown square. When i was a kid back in the mid and late 80's, there were 5 banks, franklins, pizza hut, kfc, macdonalds and a squash centre. Now these are all closed except for the kfc and iga! Yagoona is a great place for a young couple to get started, but to retire, no way in hell!
Pros
  • public transport
  • cheap and close to city
  • parks
Cons
  • hume hwy
  • no banks
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
Donato
Donato Is your house for sale?
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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+

"Homeowner's Gem - Peaceful and Tranquil Suburb at close proximity to the city"

The peaceful suburb of Yagoona suburb has many attractions to offer for all members of the family. For the kids there are safe, spacious and beautiful parks. The neighborhood is friendly, has a harmonious mixture of different cultural ethnicity. There are shopping malls, schools and shops for all the necessities of modern life. The suburb has a homely feel as most streets are residential areas. The suburb has been planned and developed nicely by the council, and it is actively maintained. We have festivals and picnics in our parks at different times throughout the year - and all the major attractions are within short driving distance. Thus the suburb offer the right balance between affordability and amenities.

Don't be fooled any negative reviews, you've to visit this wonderful suburb to see it's true potential. Whether you are looking to own or invest, Yagoona is a great choice as a suburb.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees