Liverpool has august roots: it was named after the Earl of Liverpool upon its creation in 1810 and was just the fourth town in Australia to be settled by the British. Located in Sydney's south west region, Liverpool is a major commercial center. Its profile is set to grow as major infrastructure and development projects transform it into a transport and business hub. The cultural amenities aren't quite there yet, but with hundreds of millions of dollars in investment pouring in it's only a matter of time.
Like many of the suburbs west of Sydney, this is a diverse community where over 140 languages are spoken. Middle Eastern, Asian, and African residents live and work side by side. About a third of Liverpool residents were born in Australia.
There are over 100 restaurants here, most of which are casual, affordable spots, but there are a range of choices, from Italian to Thai to Sushi to Middle Eastern. Nightlife is limited to a couple bars and a comedy club. A Westfield mall has most shopping needs covered.
A long stretch of green – four connected parks – shoots through the suburb, providing easy access to walking and running paths, sports fields, basketball courts, and a leisure center
Housing options are mixed. In the areas around the business district you'll mainly find 3-4 story brick apartment buildings, though there are some larger buildings. Street parking can be a challenge in these areas. But a bit farther out there are single-family homes on well-sized lots. Most of the homes are modest but there are bigger two story properties available.
Liverpool has several primary and secondary schools, none of which are highly rated.
One negative: some of the streets around the mall and the train station attract a bad sort after dark, so common sense should be used if walking alone.
Liverpool is bordered on the north by Warwick Farm, on the east by the Georges River, on the south by Casula, and on the west by Lurnea and Ashcroft.
CBD: 34.8 km / 55-100 minutes by car / 70 minutes by transit
Chatswood: 23.3 km / 50-90 minutes by car / 95 minutes by transit
Parramatta: 16 km / 25-50 minutes by car / 40-55 minutes by transit
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