Suburb Profiles

Kingsford

Introduction

Kingsford is an inner city suburb located 3.5 kilometres southeast from Sydney's CBD. It is bounded by Randwick and Kensington to the north, the suburbs of Randwick and South Coogee to the east, by the suburbs of Maroubra, Daceyville and Eastlakes to the south and Kensington to the west. Kingsford offers a convenient cosmopolitan lifestyle within a short drive to several of Sydney’s most famous beaches at Bondi, Coogee and Maroubra. Rapid transport to Sydney’s CBD and short walk to New South Wales University campus plus a 10-minute drive to the Kingsford Smith International Airport enhances the convenience factor for students, travellers, tourists and just about anyone seeking life with the outdoors cafe set. The suburb also offers diverse living with ever-changing streetscapes catering for both first-home buyers right through to luxurious, upmarket living.

Things to See & Do

Venture out and enjoy the nightlife as streets blossom with a lively atmosphere. Interesting tourist attractions surround Kingsford such as Fox Studios, Sydney Cricket Ground, Aussie Stadium, Randwick Racecourse and the famous Centennial Park just to mention a few.

Shopping

Local shops and supermarkets offer a place to dash out and grab fresh produce. Local grocery stores include George’s Mixed Business, IGA, Randwick Oriental Supermarket, Sturt Street Mixed Business and Thai Kufar. Neighbourhood stores also include newsagency, chemist, florists, video stores, fruit and vegetables and chemist. Nearby is the Eastgardens Shopping Centre, which has a huge selection of department stores, supermarkets and specialty stores.

Dining & Entertainment

Classy bars and clubs offer a convenient place to enjoy an evening out with friends. Filled with restaurants and cafes offering an astonishing cultural diversity, including Meeks Café, Lakeview Café, 391 Restaurant, Acapulco Mexican, Betawi Indonesian, Imperial Peking at the South Sydney Junior Rugby League Club, Kingsford Chinese, Swordfish Ristorante Italiano and King Gourmet Woodfire Pizza.

Keeping Fit

The beautiful beaches of the Eastern Suburbs are close by Kingsford and beckon swimmers and surfers. The suburb is also just a short distance to the renowned 6km Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, which is well frequented by fitness enthusiasts and walkers who love the beautiful views. Nearby are five golf courses - St. Michael's, The Coast, The New South Wales, The Australian and Randwick. Also nearby is Randwick Racecourse and Centennial Park, which features jogging/walking/cycling/roller blade tracks, horseriding, playing fields and many picnic spots. The suburb also has a number of parks such as Paine Reserve and Snape Park. If you love going to the movies, Hoyts Cinemas are located at the Eastgardens Shopping Centre in Pagewood, or there is the Ritz at Randwick. And there are two theatres in adjoining Kensington – the NIDA Theatre and Parade Theatre.

Educational Institutions

Greengables Childrens’ Day Care Centre, Mount Sinai Preschool, Wind in the Willows and Widget’s Preschool Centre cater for the littlies while a range of schools in the suburb and surrounding area, include St Michael’s Convent School, St Spyridon College, Brigidine College at Randwick, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Kensington), Coogee Boys’ Preparatory School, Marcellin College, Randwick Girls’ High and Randwick Boys’ High.