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Suburb Property Profile: Parramatta, NSW 2150

 

Thinking about buying an off the plan property in Parramatta, New South Wales? Our Suburb Property Profile is your first step in researching the location of your new property. Whether it's an off the plan apartment, townhouse or house and land package, you'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure, Shopping and Schools & Recreation.

 

Location Demographics

The unique suburb of Parramatta is known for being a major commercial hub and for its creative flair. Being rich in history and culture, people are drawn to visit especially with a rapidly developing film and art scene. It is located 25kms west of Sydney’s famous Central Business District and is part of the progressive Greater Western Sydney region.


Having natural outdoor spaces paired with an energetic city lifestyle, Parramatta has welcomed a diverse community with families and young professionals eager to call the place home. The growing population is close to 30,200 residents according to the 2021 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The median age is estimated to be 32 years old and around 7,600 families have settled in. Private dwellings have reached a total of 14,200 with more expected to be established. 

 

River in Parramatta

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Travel & Infrastructure

Surrounded by all types of public transport options, commuters are well taken care of in Parramatta. Directly at the town centre on Argyle Street, passengers can catch the train at the heritage-listed Parramatta Railway Station. There are 4 platforms following the North Shore and Western Line, the Inner West and Leppington Line and the Cumberland Line. Buses are also operating throughout the area with some stops that can be found on Smith Street and George Street. Those that are driving can take the Great Western Highway which then links them towards the Western Motorway.


The NSW Department of Planning and Environment announced in May this year that they are looking forward to 38,000 new homes and around 66,000 new jobs for the City of Parramatta. This project aims to guide a vibrant and robust future for sustainable and resilient communities. The NSW Government is driving significant infrastructure projects with upgrades, improvements and constructions to be delivered in the following months.

 

Shopping

On Church Street, the Westfield Parramatta Shopping Centre takes care of all your shopping needs with a range of clothing stores, dining choices and entertainment options available. The Parramatta Farmers’ Market is right around the corner where you can stock up on fresh produce and browse the different stalls set up every Wednesday. You can have your dinner plans easily sorted with several restaurants by the Parramatta riverside and a variety of cuisines through Phillip Street offering bustling venues, steakhouses, laneway dining and relaxed eateries. Within walking distance, the Entrada Shopping Centre is located on Victoria Road and brings your supermarket needs and local services to one place. To add, there are also a number of gift shops and speciality stores in the vicinity. 

 

Schools & Recreation

Having a handful of schools in the neighbourhood, students are able to attend school without having to go too far from home. The Parramatta Public School on Macquarie Street and St Patrick’s Primary School on Villiers Street are both just a quick walk away. The Parramatta East, North and West Public Schools are also close by for children in primary school. For those in secondary school, Parramatta High School and Arthur Philip High School are both a short walk or a 1km drive for parents. Meanwhile, the MindChamps Early Learning and Preschool, the Kiddie Garden Childcare and Preschool and the Parramatta East Preschool cater to children starting out in kindergarten.

 

Nightlife in Parramatta

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Filled with family activities, historical sites and thriving nightlife, Parramatta will have everything and anything you’re searching for. Crowds come flocking to ‘Parramatta Lanes’ which is an annual festival held for a week and celebrates the love of food, art and music. There is never a dull moment as you can expect to see street performances, food stalls, lively restaurants, trendy artwork and installations displayed. You can also find iconic live music venues like the Albion Hotel or the Commercial Hotel where you can kick off the weekend with a night out with friends. The Riverside Theatre is also a popular venue hosting productions of all kinds including plays, musical theatre, dance shows and more. You can also choose to go back in time by visiting various heritage sites such as the Old Government House and the Elizabeth Farm. To unwind, you can take the family and enjoy being out in nature at Lake Parramatta. You may want to follow the walking trails and go for a hike, splash around in the swimming area or jump on a rowboat or kayak for even more fun. 

 

Looking to purchase an off the plan property in Parramatta? Get in touch with iBuyNew and speak to our team of experts on 1300 123 463 to find out how we can help. Click here to find out the latest facts and figures on Parramatta.

 

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Lake in Parramatta

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Published on 1st of January 2022 by Anthony Lamb
Anthony Lamb
Anthony Lamb

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