7.5 out of 10

East Ryde

Ranked 354th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.8126545425196 151.13923204942
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great for some peace and quiet."

A very peaceful, quiet area, with a great community aspect. It is a small area, very much in suburbia, but it is in close range to a Macquarie Centre, and schools and childcare centres just outside the suburb itself. There is one bus that runs through East Ryde, but if you're happy to walk a bit, you can get to Chatswood, Epping and Lane Cove as well.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live, central to everything"

There are two sections to this suburb, the "Dress Circle Estate" and some other streets that just fall outside this area. The "Dress Circle Estate" was built by LJ Hooker back in the early 60's. It was given this name because the estate was built in the shape of a theatre and it faces Sydney city which is the stage, (go to Google maps and you can see what I mean). Because of this all the streets are named after famous Australian performers like Peggy Sager who was a ballerina and Dame Nellie Melba who was a opera singer.
Some of the streets in East Ryde (not all) have a covenant on them which doesn’t allow multiple dwellings, which means a developer can't come along a build a block of flats next-door. It has a very small group of shops for all the essentials, milk bar, pharmacy, bottle shop and playground for the children. There is one primary public school. The bus service can take you straight to the city or Macquarie Centre where you can catch a train. Neighbouring North Ryde has more schools, (both private and government), a major shopping centre, a university and a newly built private hospital.
The only downside to East Ryde is the occasional aircraft noise.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"Dress Circle Estate"

When this suburb was developed in the 1960s, the locals referred to it as the Dress Circle Estate because of the relatively ‘flash’ homes that were being built there. It is still a pretty area, with streets named for famous singers: Melba, Moncrief, Bronhill etc. It has a small shopping area, and a public school. Access to the city of Sydney is via bus.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees