Westmead NSW 2145
LIFESTYLE
TRANSPORT
EDUCATION
MEDICAL
DEMOGRAPHICS
THE MARKET
Welcome to
Westmead
NSW 2145
Westmead is a vibrant and diverse suburb located in the Greater Western Sydney region of New South Wales. Just 26 kilometres west of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD), Westmead offers a unique blend of residential, commercial, and educational facilities, making it an attractive destination for families, professionals, and students alike. With a rich history dating back to the early colonial period, Westmead has evolved into a thriving community hub while retaining much of its historical charm.
Welcome to
Westmead
NSW 2145
Westmead is a vibrant and diverse suburb located in the Greater Western Sydney region of New South Wales. Just 26 kilometres west of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD), Westmead offers a unique blend of residential, commercial, and educational facilities, making it an attractive destination for families, professionals, and students alike. With a rich history dating back to the early colonial period, Westmead has evolved into a thriving community hub while retaining much of its historical charm.
Key Details
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LIFESTYLE
Westmead provides a variety of parks, recreational facilities, and eateries, catering to both families and young professionals.
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TRANSPORT
The suburb is well-connected through public transport, with train services, buses, and nearby motorways providing convenient access to various destinations.
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EDUCATION
Westmead offers a range of educational institutions for students of all ages, including local schools and renowned Western Sydney University.
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MEDICAL
As a healthcare hub, Westmead features several top-quality hospitals, specialist clinics, and medical research facilities.
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DEMOGRAPHICS
Westmead's diverse and multicultural population consists of approximately 17,000 residents, including young professionals, families, and retirees.
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THE MARKET
With a strong property market, Westmead offers a variety of housing options, attracting both investors and owner-occupiers, and is expected to continue growing in the future.
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        1. LIFESTYLE

        The lifestyle in Westmead caters to both families and young professionals, offering numerous parks, recreational facilities, and vibrant eateries. The Westmead Shopping Village and Westfield Parramatta are nearby, providing residents with easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment options. For nature lovers, Parramatta Park and Lake Parramatta Reserve offer ample opportunities for leisurely strolls, picnics, and sports activities.

        Where to eat:

        Keramic Cafe & Restaurant

        161A Hawkesbury Road, Westmead NSW 2145

        Keramic Cafe & Restaurant offers a unique dining experience with its blend of Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine. The charming venue features a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for a casual meal or a special gathering. Diners can enjoy a variety of delicious dishes, from traditional kebabs and pides to seafood and vegetarian options.

        Leaf Cafe & Co

        Shop 8a/158-164 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead NSW 2145

        Leaf Cafe & Co provides a cosy and welcoming atmosphere for those seeking a relaxing spot to enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat. The cafe offers a diverse menu with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients, including gourmet sandwiches, salads, and all-day breakfast items. With its friendly service and inviting ambiance, Leaf Cafe & Co is a popular choice for both locals and visitors.

        Uncle John’s Pizza

        76D Railway Parade, Westmead NSW 2145

        Uncle John’s Pizza is a favourite among locals for its delicious, authentic Italian pizzas and fast, friendly service. The menu boasts a wide range of pizza options, from classic Margherita and Pepperoni to more adventurous gourmet creations, ensuring there's something for everyone. Takeaway and delivery options are available, making it a convenient choice for a tasty meal at home.

        Where to shop:

        Westfield Parramatta

        159-175 Church Street in Parramatta

        Westfield Parramatta is one of the largest shopping centres in Australia. It offers a vast range of retail outlets, including major department stores, supermarkets, and specialty shops, as well as dining and entertainment options. With its convenient location and extensive offerings, Westfield Parramatta is a popular shopping destination for residents in Westmead and the surrounding suburbs.

        Parramatta Farmers Market

        182 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150

        Held at Centenary Square, Church Street in Parramatta, the Parramatta Farmers Market is a bustling, open-air market that takes place every Friday from 7:30 am to 2 pm. This lively market offers a wide range of fresh produce, artisanal products, and delicious street food from local vendors. With its vibrant atmosphere and diverse offerings, the Parramatta Farmers Market is a great place for a weekend morning outing or to stock up on fresh ingredients.

        Westmead Village

        24-26 Railway Parade in Westmead

        Westmead Village is a convenient and compact shopping centre that caters to the everyday needs of local residents. The centre features a supermarket, pharmacy, and a variety of specialty stores and services, including a bakery, hair salon, and medical centre. Westmead Village is a popular choice for residents seeking a quick and easy shopping experience in the local area.

        Plans for a $70 million redevelopment of Westmead Village are set to transform the current convenient and compact shopping centre into a modern, mixed-use destination.

        Where to play:

        Ultimate Family Entertainment Centre

        5/1B Redbank Rd, Northmead NSW 2152

        A short drive from Westmead, the Ultimate Family Entertainment Centre offers a fantastic indoor playground for children and families.

        Domain Creek Playground

        Park Ave & Park Parade, Westmead NSW 2145

        Situated within the picturesque Parramatta Park near Westmead, the Domain Creek Playground offers a modern and interactive play space for children of all abilities.

        The inclusive playground features various play equipment such as swings, slides, climbing structures, and water play areas, designed to engage children and stimulate their senses. Surrounded by lush greenery, the playground provides a beautiful setting for families to spend quality time together.

        Willsford Homes Playground

        8A Kleins Rd, Northmead NSW 21528A Kleins Rd, Northmead NSW 2152

        Willsford Homes Playground is a small, family-friendly park perfect for a quick outdoor play session. The playground features a range of play equipment, including swings, slides, and climbing structures, catering to children's various interests and age groups. With well-maintained grounds and plenty of seating, the park offers a pleasant and accessible space for families to enjoy some fresh air and outdoor fun.

        One-day-trip recommendation:

        Morning:

        Start your one-day trip to Westmead by immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Parramatta Park. Located just a short distance from Westmead, this expansive 85-hectare park offers a variety of leisure activities for visitors. Enjoy a morning jog, cycle, or stroll along the well-maintained walking and cycling tracks that wind through the park's lush greenery. If you're with your family, take advantage of the park's fantastic playgrounds, picnic areas, and BBQ facilities for a fun and relaxing morning outdoors. While you're in the park, make sure to visit the Old Government House, a significant historical site that offers a glimpse into Australia's colonial past. After exploring the park, head over to the nearby Leaf Cafe & Co for a delicious all-day breakfast, with a menu focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients. You'll find a variety of gourmet sandwiches, salads, and brunch favourites to satisfy your appetite. The cafe's cosy atmosphere and friendly service will set the perfect tone for the rest of your day.

        Afternoon:

        In the afternoon, immerse yourself in Westmead's diverse culinary scene by exploring the array of eateries and restaurants in the area. Sample authentic Nepalese cuisine at Everest MoMo Westmead, where you can indulge in their signature dish, the momo, or try other traditional Nepalese dishes. Alternatively, head to Keramic Cafe & Restaurant for a taste of Mediterranean and Turkish delights, offering a variety of kebabs, pides, seafood, and vegetarian options.

        Once you've satisfied your culinary cravings, take a leisurely walk to Acacia House Garden. This charming and tranquil green space is perfect for unwinding after a delicious meal. Take some time to appreciate the beautiful flora and fauna, or capture some stunning photographs with the picturesque backdrop.

        Night:

        As the sun sets, make your way to the state-of-the-art CommBank Stadium. Check the events calendar and book tickets for a thrilling rugby league, soccer, or rugby union match, or catch a concert or special event at this impressive 30,000-seat venue. The modern design and world-class facilities create an unforgettable experience for both spectators and performers. Alternatively, if you prefer a more laid-back evening, unwind with a movie at the nearby Event Cinemas in Westfield Parramatta, offering the latest blockbuster releases and comfortable seating. To cap off the night, grab a slice of authentic Italian pizza from Uncle John’s Pizza, or sample some local craft beers at a nearby pub or bar.

        2. TRANSPORT

        Westmead is well-serviced by public transport, offering a seamless commute for residents. The Westmead Railway Station provides regular train services to the Sydney CBD and other key destinations, while an extensive network of buses connects Westmead to neighbouring suburbs. The Parramatta Light Rail, currently under construction, is set to further enhance the area's connectivity upon completion. For those who prefer to drive, the M4 Motorway and Great Western Highway are easily accessible.

        Westmead enjoys excellent transport links, making it easy to commute to other parts of Sydney. The Westmead Railway Station connects to Sydney Trains' Cumberland and North Shore & Western Lines, and the Parramatta Light Rail provides additional connectivity. Several bus routes service the area, and the M4 Motorway and Great Western Highway offer direct routes for car travel. For those travelling internationally, Sydney Airport is just a 35-minute drive away.

        Bus:

        • Route 705: Connecting Westmead to Parramatta, North Rocks, and Baulkham Hills
        • Route 706: Connecting Westmead to Parramatta, Winston Hills, and Seven Hills
        • Route T60: Connecting Westmead to Parramatta, Northmead, and Castle Hill.

        Train:

        • Westmead Railway Station (T1 Western Line)

        Drive:

        • M5 Motorway: Provides a direct link to Sydney's south-western suburbs and the city centre.
        • Great Western Highway: connects Westmead to the Blue Mountains, Penrith, and other western suburbs.

        Tram:

        • The Parramatta Light Rail (currently under construction), which will connect Westmead to Parramatta and other key destinations upon completion.

        Ferry:

        • The Parramatta River Ferry service is accessible a short distance from Westmead (F3 Parramatta River)

        3. EDUCATION

        Westmead is home to an impressive range of educational institutions, catering to students from early childhood through to tertiary education. Local schools include Westmead Public School, Parramatta Marist High School, and Catherine McAuley Westmead, among others. The suburb is also home to the renowned Western Sydney University's Westmead campus, offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

        4. MEDICAL

        As a major medical hub, Westmead boasts an impressive array of healthcare facilities. The Westmead Hospital, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, and Westmead Private Hospital all provide high-quality medical care to residents and the surrounding community. The Westmead Health Precinct is also home to numerous specialist clinics, medical research facilities, and allied health services, further enhancing the suburb's reputation as a healthcare powerhouse.

        5. DEMOGRAPHICS

        Westmead is a diverse and multicultural suburb, with a population of approximately 17,000 residents as of the 2021 census. The suburb features a mix of young professionals, families, and retirees, who are drawn to its proximity to employment hubs, educational institutions, and healthcare facilities. Westmead's multicultural nature is evident in the variety of community groups, cultural events, and dining options available throughout the area.

        6. THE MARKET

        The Westmead property market remains strong, with demand driven by its convenient location, excellent transport links, and access to key amenities. The area has experienced consistent growth in recent years, making it an attractive option for both investors and owner-occupiers. Properties in Westmead primarily consist of a mix of detached houses, townhouses, and apartment complexes, catering to a range of lifestyle preferences and budgets. With ongoing infrastructure development and a focus on improving local amenities, Westmead's property market is expected to maintain its upward trajectory in the coming years.

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