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Need advice - new life in West Sydney area

Old Feb 24th 2011, 5:40 pm
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Hi,

I really really need some advice since my family and I are going to move to West Sydney -my new work location will be in the city of Penrith. I have just been there once, so I would love to know any advice on places to live and schools for the education of my children.

Penrith did not look very appealing to me, there should be much better places for a family. Ideally, we would love to be close to the coast, but it seems too far from work. I heard that blue mountains is beautiful, but expensive too. Anyway, I would much appreciate your advice.

Thanks in advance for your comment,
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Old Feb 25th 2011, 1:32 am
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To live on the coast and work in Penrith would be a seriously long commute (probably well over an hour each way). I'd agree with you that the Blue Mountains is a much better location than Penrith and should be easily commutable. If it was me then I would look to live somewhere in the lower part of the mountains.
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You've got to move to the Blue Mountains. Ideal if you are working in Penrith.

I recommend Wentworth Falls and Leura.
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Old Feb 25th 2011, 1:54 am
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I don’t want to be alarmist by sending this link, but when you asked about West Sydney it reminded me of an article I read in the SMH last weekend. This may be further East than you’re thinking...
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/carjacking...215-1av7i.html
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Old Feb 25th 2011, 3:32 am
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Blue Mountains is reasonably popular, with over 75,000 residents, many of which even work in Sydney City.

Driving time between Leura and Penrith is about 1 hr, from memory, but other parts of the Blue Mountains are much closer.


Train Times:
Katoomba Station To: Penrith 1hr 15mins
Katoomba Station To: Central Station (Sydney) 2hrs 5mins

but for the closer towns, you can use this train timetable as a guide:
7:21am Katoomba
7:25am Leura
7:31am Wentworth Falls
7:37am Bullaburra
7:39am Lawson
7:43am Hazelbrook
7:47am Woodford
7:51am Linden
7:56am Faulconbridge
8:01am Springwood
8:04am Valley Heights
8:08am Warrimoo
8:12am Blaxland
8:17am Glenbrook
8:21am Lapstone
8:30am Emu Plains
8:34am Penrith
 

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