Randwick is located on the northern boundary of Randwick City and is bounded
by the suburbs of Kensington to the west and Clovelly/Coogee to the east. The
famous landmarks include the large open space area of the Randwick Racecourse,
the Randwick Hospital Complex (including the Prince of Wales Hospital), and
acres of grass and woods on Centennial Park.
A large proportion of the suburb allows for medium density residential
development and includes houses and townhouses up to multi storey apartments.
Approximately 60% of all private dwellings in Randwick are flats, units or
apartments. The North Randwick Conservation Area is significant for its
Federation and inter-war housing. The
name Randwick comes from the English village of the same name that was the
birthplace of Simon Randwick, who became a prominent in the development of the
Randwick has a large commercial area (extending along Belmore Road) which
also incorporates multi storey apartments above. The commercial centre of
Randwick and The Spot (plus the Randwick Ritz cinema complex) include a number
of significant buildings which are listed by Council as heritage items and
included in heritage conservation areas, recognising significant "Art
Deco" development. Randwick is 6km east of the CBD, and is well serviced
by buses to Circular Quay and Railway Square.
Bus services operate on the main roads in Randwick, with buses along
Belmore Road providing a public transport interchange, with a north/south
connection and Alison Road providing east/west connections. Bus services are
the only form of public transport available to the suburb.
Randwick has plenty of interesting ethnic eateries that reflect the diverse
culture of the suburb and its neighbours. Cellini Pizzeria Restaurant, Jimbaran
(Indonesian) restaurant, Little Istanbul Turkish Restaurant, Azteca's Mexican
Restaurant, Sabai Tong Thai Restaurant, Mands Indian Restaurant are a few names
Plenty of schools can be found in this family oriented suburb. There are Randwick
High, Randwick Primary, Marcellin, Brigidine College, Emmanuel School,
Claremont College and Our Lady of the Sacred heart, as well as numerous day
care and preschool centres. The campus
of the University of New South Wales occupies a large piece of Randwick land.