About Randwick

  • Postcode: 2031
  • Population: 27,740
  • Municipality: Randwick Council
Randwick is primarily a residential area. A lively and busy suburb that includes UNSW and Royal Hospital for Woman and the Prince of Wales hospital. Rich in history the suburb is home is to the famous AJC Randwick Racecourse and boarders the picturesque Centennial Parklands.

The main shopping hub of Belmore Road offers a range of specialty shops, gymnasiums and the Royal Randwick shopping Village.

A few minutes south you can enjoy fine dining at The Spot and after dinner a movie at the Randwick Ritz Built in 1937 and now Heritage Listed, it is one of the only 2 original Art Deco Cinemas remaining in Sydney.

History
Randwick was named after the village of Randwick, Gloucestershire, England, birthplace of Simeon Henry Pearce, who became Mayor of Randwick no less than six times.
Simeon and his brother James, who migrated to Australia in 1842, were responsible for the early development of Randwick as well as suburb Coogee. Simeon lived in a house called Blenheim, which can still be seen in Blenheim Street. It was neglected for some time but was eventually acquired by Randwick Council and then restored.

Proclaimed as a Municipality in February 1859, as a City in 1990 Randwick has a rich history and great natural beauty, including a number of fine, heritage buildings. Another Mayor of Randwick, George Kiss, built the house known as Ventnor in the 1870s. A two-storey sandstone house, Ventnor is situated on Avoca Street, overlooking Coogee. It is now owned by the nearby Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

Architectural Style
Randwick has a distinct art deco style with many original apartment blocks and is even home to a gothic mansion built in 1853. You can also find many freestanding homes and in the past few years more modern style apartment buildings.

Schools
Primary schools in the area include Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart, Coogee Public School, Claremont College, Randwick Public School, Coogee Preparatory School, The Joseph Varga School and Rainbow Street Primary Secondary schools include two systemic Catholic schools, Brigidine College and Marcellin College, a Jewish day school Emanuel School and three state schools, Randwick Boys High School, Randwick Girls' High School, and the Open High School.
There are branch campuses of the University of New South Wales and Sydney Institute of TAFE located on King Street, between the Racecourse and Centennial Park

Day Care
A CareforKids.com.au search for Childcare services in 2031 / Randwick returned 31 results, with an average cost for child care around Randwick of $110.92/day

Cafes & Restaurants
Randwick's main entertainment district is The Spot, located in the suburb's south-east, which contains the Randwick Ritz cinema, a famous art deco cinema which dates from the 1930s and numerous cafes, bars and restaurants. Since 2008 Randwick City Council has held an annual food and film festival at The Spot featuring special screenings of films at The Ritz, live performances and food stalls. The Spot Food and Film Festival is run as a part of the Coogee Arts Festival.

Km’s from CBD
6

Km’s from Airport
7

Public transport
Randwick is currently only served by buses. The main bus corridor is Belmore Rd with buses to Bondi Junction, Burwood, Campsie, Coogee, Eastgardens, Maroubra, Sydney Airport and Sydney CBD.

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