Plumpton Suburb

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  1. abi1

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    Hi All

    We're first home buyers and considering buying in Plumpton. I was wondering if you know the suburbs and if you could share your thoughts, especially about grwoth peospects, schools, crime? We might change this to investment later.

    I've noticed its a lot cheaper than Rooty Hill and Doonside but dont undrstand why? Could it because it doesnt have a train station? Other reasons?

    Id be interested to hear from locals.

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    @datto is your resident expert. He knows every back lane and escape route.

    I know that there's a beautiful old house called 'Woodstock' in Hobson Pl.
     
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    Traditionally Plumpton isn't the greatest area. Not sure about now ... it's still better than *some* areas!
     
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    Can you please elaborate? Most houses nesr power street look nice.
     
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    Plumpton is more up market than the traditional Mt Druitt suburbs eg Letho or Biddy. We look at Plumptonites as rich snobs....yeah newer suburb, nice big shopping centre. A bit more classy.

    I'd say the close proximity to those aforementioned Druitt suburbs has something to do with Plumpton being cheaper than Rooty Hill or Doonside.

    You might say Plumpton is more under the gravitational pull of Mt Druitt. Sort of like a black hole lol.
     
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    They're not as stuck up as those from across the M7.
     
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    So its just unfortunate that Plumpton is close to Druitt? What about schools? do they have good reputation?

    I think Rooty Hill borders Mount Druitt so it should be cheaper than Plumpton?

    I've heard there are a couple of good schools in Rooty
     
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    Sounds encouraging!
     
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    Plumpton abuts those satellite suburbs of Mt Druitt whereas Rooty Hill more towards Mt Druitt proper and that big club, The Vegas of the West, Rooty Hill RSL. Also a train station is nearby. And maybe Rooty Hill has got larger blocks. These might be reasons why Rooty Hill is more expensive than Plummo.

    I don't know much about schools out there. I'd say the best school out there is the school of hard knocks lol.
     
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    Nor does anyone else.
     
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    I am looking to invest in land in these areas pre subdivision... I think it’s a great area. Super cheap. There’s lots happening. Where you going to find $550k house anywhere else closer to city?
     
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    Closer? It's really not close. Check the commute from Plumpton to CBD - it is a weekend, but the suggested PT routes all involve at least 3 separate bus or trains and 1hr45min+.
     
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    I meant you can’t get these prices if closer
     
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    Thanks all

    Does anyone know anything about schools in the area? There is the Western Grammar and Plumpton Public, they have good google reviews but cant find other info on them. Are there any locals that know about primary and high schools in plumpton?
     
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    Plumpton High school started running classes for pregnant mums in about 1990. My kids went to Plumpton Primary (which was OK) but no way were they going to that high school. We sold while they were still young. That was our plan anyway. It was a stepping stone for us.
     
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    Thanks all for insights
     
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    For the same price range, you may be better off looking into Lalor Park, Blacktown or Seven Hills...basically try and get as close as possible to the more affluent Hills suburbs.