7.9 out of 10

Randwick

Ranked 337th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9046806151891 151.237857182503
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2/5
Aug 04, 2019

"Welcome to Randwick ?"

Can anyone please help us ? Furniture stolen whilst moving in...

Our grand-daughters thought they had hit the jackpot last week when they found a lovely unit at 69 St. Marks Road, for rent -close to UNSW where they are studying Law & Radiology . Plans were made for them to move in last Wednesday. All was going well until the removalist discovered both the lift and the emergency stairs at the new address did not have the space in them required to carry their 3 seater brand new $2,000 ( on sale) lounge / chaise to the 4th floor.
The renting agent had failed to mention the limitations on the size of furniture ( eg. popular lounge suites etc.) that would be required to furnish the address, due to minimal transport space to the upper levels... something that I believe should have been discussed at interview - everything else was !

Alternative plans were made for the couch to be collected by a local upholsterer and to be re - designed to a modular base. Due to the lateness of the day, there would be a slight delay in picking up the couch - ( until next day) - so the couch was left from early Wednesday evening in the apartment foyer whilst the girls continued to ferry in numerous items up to the 4th floor.
About 8pm they noted the magnificent cushions ( seat & back) on the couch had been removed and swapped with the dirtiest dated, broken down worn out orange & brown flecked cushions you have ever seen. They were devastated... immediately they placed a note on the couch explaining that they were 'moving in' and asked that the stolen cushions please be returned. Unbelievably, the cushions were replaced back onto the couch within the hour. At this time they noted an older lady of ethnic appearance adjusting the original cushions into place on the couch, after their return. They decided not to challenge her.

Both girls worked into the night to finish unpacking their cars. They 'spot checked' the couch overnight . The couch was intact on Thursday morning. The upholsterer was booked for the afternoon . During the day they kept a general watch on the couch whilst finishing unpacking the cars and waiting for the upholsterer.
On Thursday afternoon I received a distraught call stating that during the day the 'complete' couch had gone missing ...The older ethnic lady was once again seen loitering around the foyer but she disappeared quickly when she noted the girls discovered the couch was missing.

After numerous panicked calls to the Police, Agent, Body corporate - an investigation has commenced into the CCCTV that runs in the foyer to possibly establish the identity of the older lady who appeared to have an interest in the couch. Can anyone reading this article help us in any way ?

The following day, Friday, the base of the couch was found upended dumped on a nature strip several doors down from the Apartment. Again, the dreadful older orange cushions were scattered around it. The couch base was sopping wet and dirty from exposure. It seems whoever elected to dump it there may have also discovered the base of the lounge would not fit into either the lift or the stairwell, so they just stole all the new cushions, once again.

I am publishing this article to highlight the hazards of moving your things into an apartment block. Clearly not everyone else who resides in the building runs on an agenda of simple decency. It would be wonderful if anyone who lives in or near the block and who reads this article could give us any help in identifying this possible offender. In the meantime, the police have called for the CCTV recordings and will take some time to review the footage. We hope to be able to prosecute the thief.

It looks like it's back to the night waitressing jobs to save for a replacement ! Welcome to Randwick...?

Thank You
Jenni Coburn
3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Sep 06, 2018

"Great suburb, but be wary of south randwick"

Randwick is a really awesome suburb, neighbouring Coogee beach. The spot has great variety and there's a shopping centre amidst everything.

One thing no one seems to talk about is the flight path. If you are considering buying in Randwick, DO NOT BUY IN SOUTH RANDWICK LIKE I DID!! The closest to daceyville you are, the more you will hear planes take off all day and night due to the mode 9 operation by the airport.

I asked around and had the real estate agents blatantly lie to me (surprise) and want to warn anyone who is a light sleeper that anything from barker st and below is a major flight path!!
Recommended for
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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
2yrs+

"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
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  • 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
"Located near everything"
-33.90748 151.24186
"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 Randwick, the centre of Randwick"
-33.9159907577 151.2367123762
-33.92009 151.24169

Sully Street

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