2113: North Ryde
General real estate and design in the area
There are some older market-garden homes, but the majority of residential buildings in North Ryde and Macquarie Park are war service homes. Many of these are being replaced by new residences.
Distance from CBD:
13.5 km north-west of the CBD
Transport to the CBD
You can catch a train to the city from North Ryde via Chatswood in less than 30 minutes. The 288 bus service from Coxs Road to the city runs every 15 minutes and the 506 service runs half-hourly. The 290 service from Epping runs via Macquarie University, Macquarie Park and North Ryde, then on to the city via the North Shore. The 534 bus service from Coxs Road runs hourly, via West Ryde Station and on to Chatswood. The new Epping to Chatswood rail link, which connects North Ryde to Chatswood, with stations at Lane Cove Rd and Waterloo Rd and Waterloo and Herring Rd.
Restaurants and cafe's
There are half a dozen restaurants and cafe's on Coxs Road, serving a mix of Thai, Italian and Chinese foods. Riverside Corporate Park also has a number of restaurants and cafe's.
There are small local shops are located on Coxs Road. The enormous Macquarie Centre is at the eastern end of the suburb with over 200 shops, including a department store, a number of large supermarkets, a 16-screen cinema complex and an ice rink. Top Ryde Shopping Centre is at the western end of the suburb with over 200 shops, including department stores, a number of large supermarkets, a 16-screen cinema complex and a fitness centre.
Sports and fitness centres
North Ryde Golf Club is on Twin Road, and Fitness First is part of North Ryde RSL on .
North Ryde was, until well into the nineteenth century, part of the Field of Mars Common. The district`s first school, which opened in Coxs Road in 1878, was known initially as City View. The school`s name was changed to North Ryde in 1879. The post office, which opened in 1885, has always been known as North Ryde.