Top suburbs in Parramatta
Parramatta is set to experience an explosion of growth in the next couple of decades, with the population of Western Sydney predicted to grow to 4 million by 2050.
Plans for a second airport will serve to fuel the population growth, as will the planned Metro West underway and the Parramatta light rail.
Social and economic infrastructure in the form of an interdisciplinary education and research campus planned by the University of Sydney will create new opportunities in the heart of Western Sydney.
If you are looking for a place close to the Sydney CBD that still has growth potential, the suburbs around Parramatta are worth an investigation. Here are some of the best areas around Parramatta that offer convenience with an affordable lifestyle.
Westmead is a satellite suburb in the Parramatta region that is great for families and features all the amenities and facilities families could want or need. The south side of the train station is lower-density housing, while the north side is more built-up higher-density housing. So, there’s something available in all budget ranges and lifestyles. Families will find schools are within easy reach, and Westmead hospital can handle most medical situations.
2. Winston Hills
Winston Hills has a bevy of fantastic parks and green areas for relaxing during time off. Childcare facilities are accessible, and telecommunications and the internet are fast and reliable. There are housing options for all lifestyles, including families with young children, retirees, professionals, and singles.
Public transport to the CBD is easily accessible in Northmead, and the area is considered very safe by residents. The city is just 26 km away. There are many bushy pockets of green, and the area features plenty of well-kept parks and green spaces for locals to enjoy. Campbell Street provides all the shopping convenience most families need, and families with children have great choices for public schooling.
Carlingford is an affordable suburb within easy reach of the Parramatta CBD. There are plenty of dining options, social hubs, and shopping centres. High-density housing is prevalent, freestanding homes are still available, and parking is never a problem. School-aged families have a selection of schools close by, and there are many parks and dog-friendly green areas to enjoy.
Rydalmere is another fantastic suburb with all the amenities, shopping, and recreation you will ever need. Public transport is easily accessible with Rydalmere train station on the Carlingford line and the Rydalmere ferry wharf on Parramatta River. Plus, you can take advantage of the many buses heading directly to the city and Parramatta CBD. Families have their children’s educations requirements taken care of through public or private schools, and the University of Western Sydney is nearby.
6. North Rocks
There are tons of transport options for getting around North Rocks and to the CBD via bus or train, and the M2 Hills Motorway runs through the suburb. Shopping is taken care of with Westfield Parramatta less than a few kilometers away as well as the nearby North Rocks Shopping centre. with its selection of cafes and specialty shops. North Rocks also hosts a golf club and lots of green spaces and parks. Education is available via North Rocks Public school and Muirfield High School.