Parramatta (otherwise known as Parra) is dubbed as the economic capital of Western Sydney, and is Sydney's second CBD. In fact, Parramatta is one of the top few business centres in Australia.
This area is in a fairly central location, and is home to the National Rugby League (NRL) team called the Parramatta Eels.
The Parramatta River
The area is becoming popular due to accessible public transport, combined with excellent limited stops train services into the city. This area is also home to many fantastic restaurants, as well as one of Sydney's busiest shopping centres.
What Parramatta is known most for:
The Westfield shopping centre, undoubtedly one of the largest shopping centres in Sydney.
Parramatta Eels football team
The Parramatta River
Busy transport interchange
The Riverside Theatre
Church Street and its many eateries
The new hub for an abundance of high rise apartments in Sydney
The first McDonald's restaurant to launch the McDelivery service
The hub of Government department offices in Sydney
Nearby Harris Park is known as the Paris end of Parramatta
One of many popular shops inside a busy shopping centre in Parra
Who lives in Parramatta:
Professionals such as school teachers
Housing wise, Parramatta is experiencing an explosive growth in high rise apartment complexes and serviced apartments.
Parramatta is home to some great parks too
Vibe: I want to be busy, and I want to get the best deals possible. Get as much done in a day as possible.
If Parramatta was a food it would be: Boost Juice smoothie or a frozen yoghurt.
If Parramatta was a cartoon character it would be: Winnie the Pooh
If Parramatta was a shoe it would be: Comfortable walking shoes please.
Parking: Apart from Westfield, not too sure whether or not you would bother, considering how easy it is to get here by public transport.
Right near the Riverside Theatre
Transport: Serviced by the T1 Western Line from the city, as well as the Blue Mountains train line. Heading away from Penrith, the T1 North Shore Line stops at busy Parramatta train station as well. A number of Government and private bus operators also service other Western Sydney areas nearby including Bella Vista, Baulkham Hills and Merrylands to name. Government bus services can also get you to Parra from Ryde, Drummoyne and Rozelle in a reasonable amount of time.
The Rivercat also terminates at Parramatta Ferry Wharf from Circular Quay.
A central area that can take you anywhere in Sydney.
There is a free Parramatta shuttle bus service that also covers North Parramatta, that can take you anywhere in Parramatta.
Distance from the CBD: 23kms
Nearby areas: Granville, Westmead, Seven Hills, Blacktown, North Parramatta, Baulkham Hills and Merrylands.