I thought I'd put up a post for what will shortly become our new area.
My wife and I have just purchased our first home in the quaint rural community of Warragamba, NSW.
Nestled at the base of the Blue Mountains it is part of the Wollondilly Shire and being classed as a rural area, rates and services are cheaper than the suburbs of Sydney.
You can still buy decent homes out that way for between $300,000 and $400,000.
Close to the large town of Penrith where all shopping and such needs can be met.
Plenty of meat and grocery markets in the local area.
Nearby Silverdale is an up and coming suburb and will have it's own mod-con shopping centre in the near future.
Plenty of schools around.
Western Sydney Uni campus not far away.
No trains and only a couple of bus links a day.
No pubs, only a local RSL club.
Surrounded by natrual bushland and Warragamba Dam, it's a very quiet area, with few, if any tourists, since visitors to the Dam were banned a few years ago.
The Blue Mountains are just up the road.
No graffiti, no vandalism, no passing traffic.
Most people who live in Warra were the men and women who built the Dam or the descendants thereof.
Nationalities are Aussies and English with a few Europeans thrown in.
If anyone's looking for a bit of old Australia, rural peace and quiet, yet still close to a major town, then Warragamba is certainly worth taking a look at.
Here's a real estate link: http://www.realestate.com.au/buy/in-...Sort=price-asc