If you’re after a home close enough to work in the city and be home within half an hour, Campsie is for you.
Campsie was popular with European immigrants many years ago and in recent times has attracted Asian immigrants. Anyone looking for a new beginning should find Campsie well worth a look.
Traditionaly home to people starting a new life, Campsie today is home to a relatively young crowd. It’s a multicultural suburb too, with locals hailing from across the globe, giving the area an international buzz.
Campsie Centre, the main shopping centre, and supermarkets are located off Amy Street a couple of blocks from the train station. There are also several Asian supermarkets in Campsie and another strip of shops is located on Beamish Street. Campsie train station is on the Bankstown line, a busy line with regular trains to the city. On a good day a train ride to the city should take about 20 minutes.
Compared with other suburbs, Campsie doesn’t have many schools. Campsie Public School caters for children from kindergarten to year six, as does Catholic Primary school, St Mel’s, and there are other schools in neighbouring suburbs. Campsie is home to some excellent casual restaurants including Korean, Japanese, Asian fusion, Chinese, Vietnamese and other cuisines.
The majority of homes in Campsie are apartments in smaller blocks. Old and new stand-alone houses are generally brick, or brick veneer and there are some original homes for renovators, together with beautifully restored family homes.
Whether you’re starting out, or looking for a home with nothing to improve, Campsie has a gem for you.
For proximity to the city, a range of housing and some excellent local take-aways, Campsie is worth a look. Campsie residents tend to be younger (about 35) and although it may have fewer family-focussed amenities than some other suburbs, it may be a good option for families where one or both parents work in the city.