A largely residential suburb adjoining the famous racecourse and Centennial Park, Randwick offers city living with access to wide open spaces. Just 15 minutes drive to the city and five minutes drive to the beach, Randwick is a fantastic spot close enough to the action, but not in the thick of it.
People in Randwick
As you would imagine, Randwick is home to many young professionals who travel to work in the city. It’s also got its fair share of more mature folk, who have spent all of their lives in the area and intend to grow old gracefully at home. Close proximity to the Prince of Wales Hospital Private Hospital, Children’s Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women provides both amenities to locals, and employment (over 6% of locals work in hospitals).
The Randwick Lifestyle
Randwick’s main shopping strip is along Belmore Road, where you’ll find major supermarkets and two shopping centres together with an Asian supermarket. The Entertainment Quarter village markets, a producer’s market, are held in nearby Moore Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In addition to several hospitals, local amenities include the famous Randwick Racecourse, and beautiful Centennial Park. For entertainment, locals head to The Spot, where you’ll find a cinema, cafes and restaurants.
There isn’t a train station in Randwick, but several buses service the area. Locals are most likely to drive to work, but a good proportion take the bus. There are plenty of schools servicing Randwick, including religious and public primary and secondary schools (both boys, girls and co-educational) and the Open High School (a school delivering distance education). The University of New South Wales and Sydney Institute of TAFE also have campuses nearby.
Whilst there are still some separate and semi-detached houses in Randwick, the bulk of homes are apartments.
Federation homes sit aside modern townhouses and up the road you’ll find a high rise apartment block or two. It seems architects in Randwick believe that, ‘the only way is up,’ when it comes to creating living space; so don’t be surprised if your town house is three storeys high.
For a more laid-back city living experience, just a skip away from the Sydney CBD and beautiful beaches, it’s hard to go past Randwick. In addition to a concentration of hospitals, the area is well-serviced by amenities including shopping centres and schools. Whether you’re after a cozy apartment or multi-story townhouse, there’s something here for you.