General real estate and design
Distance from CBD:
11.6km north-west of the CBD
Transportation to the CBD
Public transport includes ferry and bus services. A number of bus services run along Victoria Road, between the Sydney CBD and Parramatta, and along Pittwater Road to Chatswood and Woolwich
Top Ryde Shopping Centre is within 7 minutes drive of the suburb with over 200 shops, including department stores, a number of large supermarkets, a 16-screen cinema complex and a fitness centre.
Schools and other education institutions
There are two primary schools in the suburb: Gladesville Public School and Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School. As well as a High School: Riverside Girls High School
Sports and fitness centres
The Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre was one of the locations for the Sydney Olympics. It is convenitently on Victoria Road has two pools, a wave pool, a giant waterslide, kids pool and basketball courts. There are also nearby tennis courts. You will also find a range of fitness centres in the area including Next Generation, Fitness First, Vince & Roz's Fitness World, Fernwood and Vision Personal Training.
One other part of the district with the status of village was Gladesville, created by the 1856 subdivision of land that had belonged to John Glade. Glade had arrived in New South Wales as a convict in 1791. He bought land from Richard Paterson, land that was originally granted to John Doody, then extended his holdings by another acquiring 50 acres, 60 acres in all. By 1802 Glade had developed a well-established farm fronting Glades Bay. Following John Glade`s death his rural land holding was subdivided into urban lots by a developer who honoured him by naming the area Gladesville.