If you are new to Sydney then you might want to consider suburbs from the below list.Sydney accommodation is very expensive so it’s very difficult to find affordable accommodation around Sydney CBD/City.
Sydney suburb guide :
These suburbs are pretty close to transport and also they are affordable and convenient.
In Sydney Parramatta and Harris Park suburbs have more Indian population but both the suburbs are bit far away from main city. You will find variety of Indian grocery stores, Indian restaurants, Indian style beauty parlors and Indian clothing shops here.
Schools in these areas also celebrate Diwali and teach bit of a Indian history and cultural background.
Private and public hospitals are close by. If you need Indian tiffin or cooks then it’s very easy to find it in Parramatta area.
In this area mostly you will find students and traditional Indian families.
During Diwali, you will literally feel like you are in India.
However, these suburbs are not as safe as suburbs mentioned below.
Strathfield is centrally located and convenient but very crowded suburb. Majority of the population is Asians and Indians. You will find lots of Indian students living in this area.
Strathfiled has major interchange station and hub for buses connecting to the northern part of inner west.
Homebush and Homebush West is good for specious and reasonable accommodation if you are a family.
Homebush has homebush train station and homebush west has flemignton station. Only slow trains stops here so frequency of trains is every 15-20 minutes.
Indian grocery stores, parlors, restaurants are within 2-3 Km distance from these suburbs.
Liberty Grove is a hidden gem which comprises of high-rise complexes and town houses.
Here, mostly you will find families from all the nationalities however it’s becoming popular within Indian community. Mostly you will find Indian couples living here are working in finance or IT industry and pretty well off.
This suburb is similar to townships in India. It has couple of big lawns, gym, two tennis courts, one basketball court, two swimming pools, barbecue area, small community hall. All these facilities you can you can use for free.
They don’t have one bedroom apartments.
Houses and apartments here are pretty specious with big balconies. One side of the suburb is close to freeway so it’s noisy if you keep the windows and balconies open.
Train accessibility is every 20 minutes in pick hours. One end of the suburb is close to Concord West station and other end is close to Rhodes station.
Rhodes shopping center, cinema and Ikea is very close so it’s very convenient.
Closest Indian grocery stores, restaurants and parlors are 3-4kms away.
Rhodes: Rhodes is pretty new, convenient and posh living. Most of the apartment complexes have gym and swimming pool. This is located on waterfront so it looks beautiful.
The only downside of this area is it’s built on chemical waste/dump. Some people find it hazardous to health due to chemical fumes etc.
Mostly you will find singles and young couple here.
These suburbs are on lower north shore of the Sydney which are close to CBD and easily accessible but expensive than suburbs mentioned above.
Here you will find population from all the nationalities.
You will find few Indian grocery stores and restaurants in these suburbs.