Located 42 km south-west of Sydney CBD, Macquarie Fields is part of the local government area of Campbelltown and is in the Macarthur region.
The small village that was established in the area in the 1880s grew steadily after World War II. Efforts to integrate two large public housing projects (the suburbs of Guise and Curran) in the east part of the town in the mid-1970s were strongly opposed by residents of privately owned properties in Macquarie Fields. This opposition continued well into the 1980s and local authorities continue to combine the areas into a single suburb. Simultaneously, more private housing developments emerged, triggering population growth and the establishment of a larger town centre.
Macquarie Fields is a green, leafy suburb as it is surrounded by bushland. It offers plenty of amenities and facilities including schools, shopping, recreational centres, parks, nature preserves, as well as wide open spaces. You will find Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and many other smaller shops.
There is also a beach in the area. Yes, a small white sand beach! A perfect getaway during summer - just a short bushwalk and you’re there!
This quiet suburb is a mix of young families, and both professional and retired individuals. It is especially ideal for families with children as it has good schools, leisure facilities and sporting grounds.
Macquarie Fields is well connected by buses and trains. A railway station in the suburb connects it to Sydney Airport, Inner West and South Line and Cumberland Line of the Sydney Trains network. There are five Busabout bus routes to service residents (870, 871, 872, 876 and S9). In addition, the M5 and M7 arterial roads are also easily accessible from the suburb.
Macquarie Fields is a hidden gem where house prices are still affordable. However, with a lot of new houses being built and scheduled to be built, prices are seen to potentially rise, making the suburb an excellent choice for property investments at present.
*Data based from the 2016 Census.