9.0 out of 10

West Ryde

Ranked 119th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8059731335852 151.080422378086
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
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Reviews

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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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
Jan 24, 2017

"Great for the growing family."

I spent the early part of my childhood between 0-10 years old growing up in Huxley St, West Ryde. A very friendly suburb to grow up. Very friendly neighbourhood with modern houses within the suburb, many located on 700sqm blocks minimum plus all located a short stroll to station, schools, parklands and river ferry. The location is 15km from the CBD and is easily accessed via Victoria Road. Over the years the suburb has enjoyed strong capital growth each year as many more buyers look to suburbs located 20 minutes from the CBD.
Pros
  • Convenience to shopping precincts
  • Parks, Recreation facilities
  • Public transport
  • Safety and Security
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A thriving suburb"

I have lived in the suburb of West Ryde for 21 years and I cannot find another suburb in Sydney in which I have felt as safe and secure. Overall, West Ryde has grown remarkably in the last five (5) years with the redevelopment of parks, roads, apartment complexes and shopping precincts (Top Ryde City and West Ryde Marketplace to name a few).

West Ryde is in a convenient location with a variety of public transport options in which to travel to any part of Sydney, particularly the CBD, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park and array of areas to the north and south of the Parramatta River bank.

More importantly, West Ryde continues to have a neighbourly spirit within many of its quiet streets and there is no shortage of childcare and/or medical facilities within West Ryde and the adjacent suburbs.

Other than an increase in traffic during peak hour, over the years, and some limited parking options on Victoria Road, I cannot find much fault with living in the suburb.
Pros
  • Safety and Security
  • Convenience to shopping precincts
  • Parks, Recreation facilities
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great transport, shops and close to the city"

West Ryde is a great place to live, I have been here for almost 2 years and never had any problems. The West Ryde village shops is getting a new Coles, a second undercover parking and more shops. There are a lot of new properties being built, and house prices have seen a jump in 2010. The blocks are large and the streets are leafy and a great place for families. The West Ryde station is relatively new and provide commuters with everything they need. As a woman, I have never had a problem walking back from the station late at night and feel safe. Overall we would recommend West Ryde to people that we know to live here.
Pros
  • Convenience to shopping precincts
  • Parks, Recreation facilities
  • Public transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Underrated neighborhood with easy access to everything"

I've lived in West Ryde for almost 10 years now, in three different locations: Clarke street, in the northeast, Moira avenue in the west, and now Union street in the south of the suburb. One thing was uniform about all locations: the neighbours are friendly, noise levels at night are low, and the suburb feels safe (for the most part).

All parts of West Ryde are well serviced by public transport, in fact so well that they should consider cancelling a few bus services because they rarely have passengers outside of peak hours. If you live in the southern part of west ryde you are also within walking distance of meadowbank ferry.

For the health nut there is meadowbank park, which is nice for walking the dog or going for the morning run/jog. There are also numerous cycleways going to the city, western suburbs, and olympic park/botany bay.

For the shopper there are many options - Rhodes, Top Ryde, Parramatta, Macquarie, West Ryde to name a few. Unfortunately there are far too many Woolworths in the area and they collude to keep prices high - especially in west ryde where even the butcher sets his prices to match woolies, and woolies stopped a greengrocer from setting up in the centre so you have to put up with sub-par veges from the supermarket. For groceries, Rhodes is the best bet as the coles is marginally cheaper and the butcher/greengrocer are way cheaper (and have better quality produce). Parramatta is also a good option for similar reasons.

Unfortunately West Ryde is a haven for rat runners (people who go through the back streets to avoid congestion on Victoria road) - this makes the back streets (constitution road, parkes street, ryedale road) clogged and unsafe at times because a lot of the drivers are impatient and do not stop for lights/crosswalks.

Also West Ryde is a category 3/4 with insurers, which means that the rates are a bit high because of the number of claims made in the area for home/car insurance. The suburb does feel safe but there is some crime. After all the suburb surrounds a major artery and is only 18km from the CBD, so things will happen.

News is that the NSW (labor socialist) government is setting up some public housing in the area directly around west ryde station and also darvall road in the west of the suburb - avoid buying in these areas, they will go down.
Pros
  • Public transport
  • Convenience to shopping precincts
  • Parks, Recreation facilities
Cons
  • Rat Runners (people who drive back streets to avoid victoria road)
  • Crime/Insurance rating
  • Public Housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Some doggy neighbourhood in certain streets"

The area is not as safe as what people would perceive. There have been a few incidents to residents such as armed robberies or violent assaults. Some streets may have doggy neighbourhood that you may want to avoid especially after sun set. My friend who lived in the area for over 20 years told me that the area was not as good as it used to be.
Meligy
Meligy Any idea which streets to avoid?
2yrs+
Littlebear
Littlebear I'll avoid the part of Ryedale Rd and Forster St that is near the Ryde Eastwood League Club, and streets around the Anzac Park at night can be doggy sometimes. You may also need to be a bit more careful when walking along Parkes St at night as well.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Comfortable living environment with ease access to transport & shopping"

I've been living here for 3 three years ever since I bought my first home at West Ryde. I've got friendly and helpful neighbors. It's a very short drive to the business park around the ares so close to work, if you are driving to work. With the new addition of the Top Ryde shopping, it will add more spices to the life here.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Leafy green suburb convenient to transport and other areas of Sydney"

I have lived in this area for approx 5-6 years now.

Pros:
Its a great location with the train station, ferry and bus routes. You are close to Parrmatta too. The shops on Victoria Road are all the ones you basically need - even has maccas!

Cons:
Parking anywhere near Victoria road can be difficult.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+