Located in Sydney's South West, Cabramatta has come a long way since it was mostly known as a hotbed of crime in the 1990s. Today this is a diverse, bustling suburb with a surging food culture. A large part of the population here comes from Vietnam (it's known as Little Vietnam) and that heritage is reflected in the ethnic restaurants and shops – in fact, you could forget for a moment that you're in Australia as some streets make you feel like you're in Asia.
The dozens of cheap, tasty restaurants have attracted foodies (you can even sign-up for a food tour of the neighborhood) to Cabramatta. Other amenities make this a popular suburb, including a train station, grocery stores, banks, and good schools. Its borders include several parks and a golf club. These amenities and the safe and friendly environment also appeal to families.
Around the commercial core of Cabramatta, most of the housing consists of three- and four-story apartment buildings. As you head farther way from the center you'll find a range of single-family homes, from modest bungalows to large mansions.
Parking can be difficult on the weekends.
Cabramatta is bordered on the north by Canley Heights and Canley Vale, on the east by Lansvale, on the south by Warwick Farm, and on the west by Mount Pritchard and Cabramatta West.
CBD: 41.6 km / 60-110 minutes by car / 60 minutes by transit
Chatswood: 34.2 km / 50-110 minutes by car / 85 minutes by transit
Liverpool: 5.4 km / 10-20 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 15-20 minutes by bike
Parramatta: 12.5 km / 20-40 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit
Photo Credits: Thanks to @yushakardiana, @manuelduarteee, @morphix_fitness, @memeket, @lilyoukeatfood, @bemoreunicorn, @john_nicodemus, @levifenitia, @van_hai_dang, @waltermason, @jarradgpharvey, @mydailyfoodjourney, @alexpotobear, @rosemaria_67, @dvi919, @madem0iselle13, @haru9789, @annguyenna, for your great photos of this neighborhood!