8.6 out of 10

Randwick

Ranked 186th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9046806151891 151.237857182503
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  • Parks & Recreation
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 28, 2017

"Randwick is a suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales"

Randwick is a suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Randwick is located 6 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district and is the administrative centre for the local government area of the City of Randwick.
Randwick is part of the Eastern Suburbs region.

Randwick was named after the village of Randwick, Gloucestershire, England, birthplace of Simeon Henry Pearce, who became Mayor of Randwick no less than six times. Simeon and his brother James, who migrated to Australia in 1842, were responsible for the early development of Randwick as well as suburb Coogee
Randwick City is one of the most visited tourist areas outside central Sydney, attracting some 13 million visits each year.

Population 27740 ( as per census 2011 )

Sport and Recreation

Just 6 kilometres east of Sydneys CBD, the City of Randwick, also known as the Sports Coast is home to some 29 km of coastline, 10 beaches and bays and many major recreation facilities. The City is home to the Coastal Walkway, Randwick Racecourse, Coogee and Maroubra Beaches, Botany Bay National Park, Centennial Parklands (which includes Queens Park and Moore Park), several top class golf courses and major institutions including the University of New South Wales and the Prince of Wales Hospitals.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything"

Hospitals, private and public schools, universitity and beaches.. Randwick has it all
Pros
  • Geographically Central
  • Resale or Rental Value
Cons
  • Cost of Living
Recommended for
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  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Shopping Options 2/5
2yrs+

"A suburb of contrasts"

Queens Park is a suburb of Sydney 6 kilometres south-east of the CBD in the local government area of Waverly Council but still considered to be in the Eastern Suburbs district of Sydney.

It is bounded on the north by Bondi Junction, the east by Charing Cross, the south by Randwick and to the west by Centennial Park. The population in 2006 was 2,683 with 23.2% under 18 and 18% over 60. 37% of the dwellings are separate houses, 32% are medium density. About 30% are rented.

Originally it was a swampy part of the Sydney Common and later became a water reserve called Lachlan Swamps. The wetlands have been filled and drained and now a small remnant of parkland is surrounded on 3 sides by houses. Whilst there are trees in the suburb, they are much sparser than other old and established areas in Sydney.

Originally part of Bondi Junction the suburb was proclaimed in 1992. The original Queens Park still exists and is home to many sports grounds.

Moriah College is a Jewish school found between Queens Park Road, Baronga Ave and York Road. It is a beautiful complex processing students between preschool and senior school.

The median price for houses is $1,317,500 and $520,000 for units.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+

"Centennial Park"

Centennial Park is located 4 kilometres south east of the Sydney CBD in the local government area of Randwick Council and is part of the Eastern Suburbs. It is bordered by Kensington to the north, Queens Park to the east, Randwick to the south and Moore Park to the west. It has a population of about 2,150, 13% of whom are under 18 and 14% of whom are over 60.

The actual park was developed to celebrate Australia’s centenary in 1888 and was created out of swampland. When money was needed to maintain and develop the park land on the edge was sold off and a suburb was created.

Strict guidelines were set down as to what sort of houses were to be built – there were to be no wooden or terrace houses. The houses were to be of brick or stone and their roofs were to be tile or slate. Home units were not built in the suburb until the 1960’s. There are no figures available for average house prices in the suburb but the median price for units is $418,000.

Centennial Park is a nice suburb, close to the city and all amenities with a wonderful park close at hand.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
2yrs+

"Randwick - horseracing central!"

The suburb of Randwick is in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, 6 kilometres south east of the CBD. It is the administrative centre for the local government area of the City of Randwick. It has a large population of over 26,500, 16% of whom are under 18 and 16% of whom are over 60.

It is probably best known for the Royal Randwick Racecourse, Australia’s first horseracing venue, opening in the 1830’s. It is a very fashionable place to be seen especially during the Spring Racing Carnival.

Randwick has a good shopping centre with many restaurants and a cinema complex. There are lots of pubs and tourists are well catered for with differing levels of accommodation. It is not hard to find something to do in Randwick.

It also has quite a lot of historic buildings that are on the Register of the National Estate. It is home to some of the main hospitals of Sydney – the Prince of Wales Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Women, Prince Henry Hospital and the Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Buses provide efficient public transport. Kids are well catered for with numerous public and private schools.

If you can’t find what you are after in Randwick it doesn’t exist!
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5/5
2yrs+

"Randwick - Something to suit everyone."

Randwick is famous for the Royal Randwick Racecourse which holds many horse racing carnivals and events throughout the year. Randwick is also home to the Sydney Children’s Hospital which is a paediatric teaching hospital for the Uni of NSW and the Prince of Wales Hospital almost next door. Randwick has a large shopping area and many food outlets to tempt the taste buds, a great cinema complex and has good schools and a Sydney Tafe campus. As well as many sporting clubs in the area whilst at Randwick visit some of the nearby beaches including Coogee and Bronte or take the coastal walk along a cliffs all the way to Bondi. There is accommodation to suite most budgets and is close to the Sydney CBD. Great facilities for all.
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4/5
2yrs+

"Great place for inner city living"

I used to live on the border of Randwick and Kingsford and hence know this suburb pretty well. This is a lovely suburb that is located right next to The University of New South Wales. There is a good mix of both houses and low to medium density residential units. Land sizes here tend to be smaller than the ones out in the West but prices of real estate are definitely dearer. Due to its proximity to the university, properties here are always in high demand. Randwick is also very accessible by public buses and it is only about a twenty minutes' bus ride to the city. Additionally, Randwick is only a short walk to Coogee beach.

Belmore Street is the hub of the suburb. This street features restaurants, cafes, real estate agents, Randwick Plaza Shopping Centre, boutiques and the list goes on. During the day, Belmore Street gets very busy and congested as many locals come here to dine and shop. Further along Ranwick, towards Perouse and St. Paul's Street, is what is known as "The Spot". This is the quirky part of Randwick and is home to the famous Randwick Ritz cinema. There are many small cafes and restaurants around this area. "The Spot" is a popular destination for locals and university students.

Randwick is definitely a great neighbourhood as it is very convenient and close enough to the beach.
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Unranked Streets in Randwick

Prince St

2.5/5
-33.9070056439 151.2369036215

Avoca Ln

3.5/5
-33.9221140223 151.2433103389

Stanley St

4.5/5
"Located near everything"
-33.90748 151.24186

Milford St

2.5/5
"Great location, but congested at school start and finish."
-33.91542 151.24259

Lang Rd

3.5/5
-33.8897389256 151.2329557722
"Perfect place for relaxing on the weekend, whether it's at your favourite cafe or at the beach."
-33.9079584552 151.2538288303

Blenheim St

4.5/5
"Blenheim St Randwick, the centre of Randwick"
-33.9159907577 151.2367123762
-33.92009 151.24169

Sully St

4.5/5
"A Quiet and Very Conveniently Located Street"
-33.92247 151.2467