2112: Top Ryde
General real estate and design in the area
Ryde has a mix of brick, fibro and new homes.
Distance from CBD:
13.5 km north-west of the CBD
Transport to the CBD
The L20 bus service runs from the city every 20 minutes during peak hour and every 30 minutes outside of peak times, and the 520 service runs every 30 minutes. There are also bus services from Chatswood; the 545 bus service via the Macquarie Centre runs every 15 minutes, and the 534 service runs every 30 minutes.
Restaurants and cafe's
An ever changing landscape of restaurants but the Top Ryde Shopping Centre has a great range as does the local shopping area. A great Italian restaurant.
Schools and education institutions
Ryde Public School is the local primary school, located on Pope Street. St Charles's Primary School and Patrician Brothers Holy Cross College are on Victoria Road, while the local high school, Ryde Secondary College, is on Malvina Street. Ryde College of TAFE offers courses in hospitality, tourism, horticulture and environmental management, and is located on Blaxland Road.
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
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.
By 1841 the new name, Ryde, was emerging for the district. It derived from Ryde on the Isle of Wight and first appeared on a subdivision plan for the proposed village to be created around St. Anne`s Church. The English Ryde was the birthplace of Mary Turner, the wife of the vicar of St. Anne`s, the Reverend George Turner, and also of George Pope, Kissing Point`s first postmaster.