2122: Eastwood

General real estate and design

Distance from CBD:

21km north-west of the CBD

Train station:

Yes

Transportation to the CBD

You can catch a train to the city from Eastwood via Strathfield in less than 40 minutes and they run every 10 to 30 minutes.

Shopping

There is a beautiful pedestrian mall on the western side of the railway line with all the key services. On the eastern side there is a plethora of Asian grocery stores.

Schools and other education institutions

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Restaurants and cafe's

Rowe Street in Eastwood is the closest and has a selection of Chinese, Thai, Korean, Italian and seafood restaurants and cafes.

History:  

The hill to the east of Brush Farm was purchased by Dr. Forster`s nephew, William Rutledge in 1835. He named it Eastwood and in 1840 built a single storey house with views across to Brush Farm and down the Eastwood Valley. Edward Terry, Richard Terry`s brother, purchased the Eastwood Estate in about 1863. In 1871 Edward Terry was the first Mayor of Ryde in 1871 serving three terms in municipal office, and later served as the local member of parliament from 1898 to 1904. Eastwood Village emerged with the subdivision of Edward Terry`s Eastwood Estate, begun in 1905, after his death. The house became St. Kevin`s presbytery in 1929 till it was handed over to the Marist Brothers school in 1968. The suburb Eastwood gets its name from the Eastwood Estate and house.