Sylvania is a suburb set within the popular southern region of Sydney. It is located 22 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the Sutherland Shire.
Sylvania is predominantly residential, though is also renowned for its commercial developments on the Princes Highway and Port Hacking Road. Sylvania Heights, Sylvania Waters and Kangaroo Point are officially part of Sylvania and share the same postcode (2224).
People come here for the serene waterside living and relaxed community feel; yet find its natural beauty, bayside location, natural parklands and proximity to a vibrant range of lifestyle amenities offers a most enchanting family address.
Sylvania is home to a popular and rather large shopping attraction, called the 'Southgate Shopping Centre'. A small group of shops and restaurants are located on Princes Highway near the foot of Tom Uglys Bridge. An additional group of shops is located further west along the Princes Highway at Sylvania Heights, which includes Sylvania Heights Plaza.
Distance from the CBD & Transport
Located 22 kilometres from Sydney's CBD, Sylvania sits amongst reserve parklands and provides a highly sought-after lifestyle address. The nearest train stations are either Miranda or Gymea; however, there are also plenty of public transport buses frequenting the residential streets.
Schools, Education & Institutions
Sylvania offers a selection of quality public schools across Sylvania and Sylvania Heights. The common options for residents include the Sylvania Heights Public School; Sylvania Public School and Sylvania High School.
Real Estate & Design
Amongst the grand, contemporary homes and idyllic single level hideaways, the residential streets in the area feature an appealing mixture of charming freestanding family homes and peaceful holiday havens. There are a number of heritage-listed buildings in the suburb, including the original St Mark's timber church (now Sylvania Public School Library); a timber residence in Evelyn Street associated with the Holt Estate; 'Glenn Robin', built by William Glenn Wade on land he acquired in 1949 and completed in 1954; and 'Green Gables' built by Sidney and Clarisse Bayer between 1946 and 1952 on Kangaroo Point.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
With a relaxed riverside charm and absolute convenience, Sylvania is a small leisure-driven suburb that continues to attract a youthful and vibrant crowd.
This tranquil waterside suburb certainly provides a cultural attraction to suit each and every tastebud. There is an abundance of physical culture clubs to encourage your next outdoor adventure.
Restaurants and Cafés
A hop, skip and a jump from the water's edge are Dandenong Road's lounge bars, cosy cafés, sophisticated dining experiences and casual family eateries. Sylvania ensures that each and every tastebud can be catered for on this one versatile road. Take a leisurely stroll down to the riverbank and enjoy coastal walks to take in the full scenic beauty of this stunning and wonderfully preserved locale.