Peppered with great infrastructure and surrounded by every convenience, it’s easy to see why everyone wants a ticket to Ryde. Located just 12 kilometres from the CBD with easy access to transport, multiple freeways, parks, schools and major shopping centres, it’s a bustling village epicentre, enjoying a mix of business and residential streets. Just like its vibrant array of residents, the lifestyle of Ryde is incredibly versatile with so much to choose from. Local attraction, Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre was once home to the 2000 Sydney Olympics and has now become a much-loved sport’s venue that is enjoyed by the entire community. Providing everything you need from public art to scenic waterways, Ryde has it all.
Living in Ryde
Almost 130,000 people live in Ryde (at last census count) and the city is well established, with a strong socio-economic profile of mixed age ranges and people at a range of life stages. Locals are well supported with shopping and facilities through the Top Ryde City Shopping Centre which includes supermarkets, mixed retail and essentials such as post, pharmacy, health and medical services. Ryde has a small footprint but its central location allows residents to access a diverse range of facilities locally, in neighbouring suburbs and of course just 14 kilometres away in Sydney.
The city has a young and vibrant population with the median age range around 36 years old Over 16% are children and teenagers and the same figure applies to residents 65 and over. Around half of the Ryde population are Australian born and there is a significant Chinese population locally too. Other migrants within the population come from a diverse range of countries in Asia, south-east Asia, South Asia and Europe.
Ryde has numerous public and private primary and secondary schools, including Ryde public school and Ryde Secondary College. There is also a local Montessori school and a dedicated Persian school. There are a number of general practitioners locally and the Macquarie Hospital in neighbouring North Ryde is just 5 to 10 minutes away.
Things to See and Do in Ryde
Its central location makes Ryde well placed for accessing a range of lifestyle and leisure activities. Both the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers are popular spots for picnics, boating, kayaking and so on. For the cooler months of the year, the Ryde Leisure Centre offers multiple pools, slides and other aquatic and sporting activities. The North Ryde oval is a popular spot for local sports such as cricket and soccer and has excellent children’s playground equipment. Many hours can be spent browsing through the Top Ryde shopping centre, which is also home to a cinema complex.
Ryde has a diverse mix of heritage properties, contemporary apartments, ‘renovator’s delights’ and mid-century family homes. The median house price for a 3 bedroom home in Ryde is $1.35 million(as of March 2019). Median unit prices are around $650,00 for a 2 bedroom property. New developments such as Putney Hill are also increasing the diverse profile of residents, by offering a purpose designed community of luxury apartments and houses.
For those shopping in this price range, prices are more than reasonable and offer good opportunities for investors, first home buyers, young professionals and downsizing retirees.
If you are interested in learning more about the Ryde property scene, First National Real Estate Agents in Ryde can help. Their local agents can talk to you about renting in Ryde, what’s around if you want to buy in Ryde and even brief you on the local market by running you through some recently sold properties. For all of your Ryde real estate needs contact the friendly team at First National Hunters Hill Gladesville Ryde.