Just 14km from the CBD, with a major train station and several well-regarded schools, it’s no wonder Strathfield is popular.
While Strathfield’s finest historical mansions may now house some of the district’s best schools, there are still plenty of regal homes to find, amongst the new apartment towers.
Strathfield is known as a multicultural community, with locals who hail from China, India, Korea and Sri Lanka. With relative proximity to the city and good transport options, many residents work in city offices. There are plenty of schools in the area for children and teenagers.
Strathfield Plaza is the main shopping centre and it’s adequate for day-to-day requirements. There are also some shops on the streets around the train station. For major shopping expeditions people tend to go to Burwood, Bankstown or the city. There are some great Chinese and Korean eateries and even a Burmese restaurant here. Strathfield Station is the major train station.
Strathfield has plenty of schools – including the private St Patrick’s College, Santa Sabina College, Meridan Anglican School for Girls, Trinity Grammar and St Martha’s. The area is also serviced by public schools including Strathfield Girls High, Strathfield South High School (which also services several other further-West suburbs), Strathfield Girls High School and Homebush Boys High School.
Strathfield is in some ways contradictory – beautiful, yet urban; luxurious in some quarters, wanting in others. Multi-million dollar family homes stand streets away from the high-rise apartment towers crowded around the train station – where just about anything goes.
Grand mansions were built in Strathfield in the 1900s – but many of those that remain have been carved into apartments or now house private schools.
For excellent public transport, plenty of schools and a variety of home options, it’s hard to go past Strathfield. Set alongside major road arterials and with a large train station, it’s not a destination for visitors – but it is a happy home for residents, where life is comfortable, but never dull.