Ryde, located on the north bank of the Parramatta River, is an appealing and convenient location for young families. Ryde is central to many workplaces including Parramatta, the CBD, Rhodes, Chastwood and Macquarie Park.
Ryde features a range of property, including character homes, freestanding houses, duplexes, villas and apartments. There are also three retirement villages in the area, Calvary Ryde Retirement Community, Thomas Bowden Retirement and Vimiera Village.
Ryde Shopping Centre is a big draw card for locals, with great shopping, cafes and restaurants plus a 3D Cinema. Sydney Market is only a short drive away for bargain fruit and vegetable, however there are local supermarkets in the Macquarie Centre, North, Top and West Ryde.
For culinary delights, nearby Eastwood entices with an abundance of authentic Korean and Chinese restaurants and supermarkets. There are also lovely walks and restaurants along the nearby foreshore at Meadowbank, including a ferry up and down the Parramatta River right into Circular Quay, which is great for sightseeing or commuting.
ANZ Stadium, with all it offers in terms of world class live music performances, and Olympic Stadium for local and international sporting matches are just a short drive away from Ryde. Sydney Olympic Park is just across the river and provides free waterfront barbecues, long scenic cycles and walkways, a fun heritage train, and the biggest and best kids playground in Sydney - Blaxland Riverside Park.
Parklands provide a lot to do for families in Ryde, including the beautiful Ryde Park, Gannan Park, McCauley Park, Santa Rosa Park and the water front park at Putney. Yamble Reserve has state of the art play equipment and plays host to events throughout the year including Cinema in the Park.
Ryde buses leave almost every 5 minutes with express route during peak hours from the shopping centre into the Sydney CBD. Or you can Park and Ride at West Ryde train station. Meadowbank, North Ryde and Macquarie Park train stations also service the Ryde area.
Ryde Secondary College
Ryde Public School
Holy Cross College Ryde
13km from Sydney
8km from Parrammatta
Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Santa Rosa Park
Sydney Olympic Park
Blaxland Riverside Park
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