As the last major suburb standing between metropolitan Sydney and the delights of the Blue Mountains National Park, Penrith locals have a lot of reasons to be proud.
With great access to education, affordable housing, excellent sporting facilities (Go Panthers!), shopping centres and a national park nearby, Penrith has a lot to offer no matter where you’re at in life.
There must be something in the water. Penrith has produced more than its fair share of sporting personalities including plenty of cricketers and rugby league players, a world-class surfer, V8 driver, UFC fighter and Olympic diver. Today, a range of residents call Penrith home from just-moved-out folks to their grandparents.
If you’ve long considered a tree-change but weren’t sure about the practicalities, Penrith may be exactly what you’re looking for. Littered with the perfect array of amenities – world-class sporting facilities (Penrith hosted not one but two events during the 2000 Sydney Olympics) shopping centres, medical care, primary, secondary and tertiary education, a museum and a performing arts complex alongside a national park that draws visitors from all over the world – Penrith is the postcode with it all.
Still not convinced? Check out the number of casual eateries and entertainment options available.
Low-maintenance apartment in a boutique block? Something with views? A fixer-upper? Penrith has them all. Affordability is the name of the game in this part of the world, so no matter what you’re looking for there’s a good chance you’ll not only find it, but (crucially) be able to afford it.
On the whole, housing here is more likely to be on the older side so expect facilities accordingly.
If affordability, an active lifestyle, premier access to public facilities and infrastructure alongside a spectacular national park sound like your cup of tea, Penrith is the place you’ve been looking for.