Looking to buy PPOR in northwest Sydney. These are the requirements in what I'm looking for: - walking distance (<20min) to the NW metro - land > 450m2 - not a project home - reasonably close to the M7/M2 Looking to spend max 1.35m. It seems both Kellyville and The Ponds fit the bill so here's my thinking on them The Ponds concerns: - seems overpriced (?) and thus will not hold value like Kellyville - blacktown council - all shiny homes, some project homes which means subpar quality Kellyville concerns: - next to the metro means I'll be buying near Samantha Riley and it seems that's not very desirable (?) due to being away from the heart of Kellyville and the more established pockets. - more expensive than The Ponds. The nice thing about The Ponds is the nicer area feel: you can be next to the nice lake and at the same time in close proximity to Tallawong station. I like Kellyville for being in the Hills and being a tad closer to M7/M2 and Castle Hill, etc... I could really use some advice from the experts around here. Can anyone share some advice on tips on the above? Anything I'm missing between these two? Would love to hear from locals too.