Commonly referred to as the “jewel in Sydney’s South”, Sylvania is a waterside suburb in the Sutherland Shire located approximately 22 kilometres to the South of the Sydney CBD. The suburb bordered to the North by Kangaroo Point and the Georges River, to the East by Sylvania Waters, to the South by Miranda and Gymea, and to the West by Kareela and the Georges River and is the first suburbs in The Sutherland Shire when venturing over the famous Tom Ugly’s bridge.
Being located on the gateway of The Sutherland Shire, Sylvania has so much to offer for those lucky enough to call the suburb home with so many activities and beautiful scenery within such a short distance, and we would be silly not to mention the beautiful real estate in Sylvania including the many beautiful waterfront properties in the nearby Sylvania Waters estate.
Read on to learn more about the lovely suburb of Sylvania and why it is one of our favourite places in the entire Sutherland Shire.
Benefits of Living in Sylvania
Being a primarily residential suburb, Sylvania also has two small commercial areas located along the Princes Highway which contain a number of eating and shopping options, with the suburb also containing areas of bushland and water frontage.
With Sylvania being located in The Sutherland Shire and within a short distance to The Royal National Park, there is no shortage of activities to participate in the suburb itself or just a short trip outside its borders and there are a number of amenities that make the suburbs an attractive prospect when it comes to real estate.
With the Southgate Shopping Centre located on the Princes Highway towards the North of Sylvania, there are no shortage of shopping or entertainment options, where you can shop till you drop or indulge in some fun. With a Kmart, Woolworths, a number of newsagents and banks and even a Zone Bowling alley just to name some of the shopping and entertainment available.
With Sylvania being a family friendly suburb that is home to a number of families of various ages, there is no shortage of convenient and closely located education options from preschool to high school. If you’re looking to move into Sylvania and have extremely young ones or a planning on starting a family in the near future you will be spoilt for choice with early learning options with a number of early childhood education centres, including; Canberra Road Early Education Centre, Little Branches Early Education Centre and Sylvania Waters Early Education Centre.
There are a number of convenient primary school options available in Sylvania which also have the options for before and after school care with the Sylvania Public School and Sylvania Heights Public School and for those with teenagers there is Sylvania High School.
Food And Drink
There’s no shortage of quality places to eat and drink in Sylvania, with so many delicious options to choose from (we could write all day), we have chosen 3 of our favourites which are:
Paul’s Famous Burgers – If you’re looking for a hamburger that has been voted as “Australia’s favourite”, you can’t look past Paul’s Famous Burgers. Since 1957, Paul’s Hamburgers has been making the freshest, tastiest and wholesome hamburgers to cater to any taste along with its tasty thick cut hot chips. Make sure you try their delicious milkshakes as well!
Sylvania Bowling Club – Known as “the friendly club”, Sylvania Bowling Club is a hidden treasure in the middle of the suburb and operates 7 day a week. The club is the perfect place to catch up with some friends over a couple of drinks with there always being something on, whether it is the “kids eat free” each Wednesday night, Friday “Seafood and meat raffle”, Monday “trivia” nights or enjoying the bowling greens.
L’oro Di Napoli – no suburb in Australia is complete without an Italian restaurant offering, and Sylvania does not disappoint! L’oro Di Napoli located on the Princes Highway serves up a delicious selection of Italian Pizza and Pasta (and let’s not forget the dessert), and will make you feel like you’re eating in Naples without leaving Sylvania.
Looking for a quick bite and a hot coffee? There are a number of cafes in Sylvania with some notable mentions being “The Village Cafe”, “Pavement Cafe” and “Nourish Cafe & Eatery”.
If you happen to be a bit of a history buff, The Sutherland Shire Historical Society & Museum is located in Sylvania and open 3 days a week is the perfect place where you can learn all about the history of The Sutherland Shire from pre-settlement to present.
Real Estate Trends in Sylvania
Real Estate and property in Sylvania is some of the best and most priced real estate in The Sutherland Shire and even Australia with a 15.9% increase in median house prices in the 12 month period preceding July 2022 and a 5.4% growth in the median unit price in the 12 month period preceding July 2022.
House Prices in Sylvania
As of July 18, 2022, the median price for a house for sale in Sylvania was $1,800,000 with this being a 15.9% growth over the 12 month period with the median price for a unit for sale in Sylvania was $1,065,000 with a 5.4% growth over the 12 month period. The median price for a 3 bedroom house for sale in Sylvania was $1,682,500 with the median price for a 4 bedroom house being $1,789,000.
If you’re looking for a unit for sale in Sylvania, the median price for a 2 bedroom unit was $695,000 while the median price for a 3 bedroom unit was $1,210,000.
Rental Prices in Sylvania
The median weekly rental price for houses in Sylvania was $850 per week with the median price for a 2 bedroom house being $535 per week, a 3 bedroom house in Sylvania being $725 per week and a 4 bedroom house being $950 per week. The median unit rental price was $545 per week with a 2 bedroom unit being $490 per week and a 3 bedroom unit being $770 per week.
Real Estate Trends in Sylvania Waters
Properties for sale in Sylvania Waters are slightly more expensive due to their waterfront proximity. The Sylvania Waters estate not only consists of a purpose built housing estate, however also has its very own athletics track, multiple shopping villages and is home to the famed Doltone House.
House Prices in Sylvania Waters
As of July 18, 2022, the median price for a house for sale in Sylvania Waters was $2,457,500 with this being a -12.2% growth over the 12 month period with the median price for a unit for sale in Sylvania being $687,500 with a 5.8% growth over the 12 month period. The median price for a 3 bedroom house for sale in Sylvania Waters was $2,317,500 with the median price for a 4 bedroom house being $2,365,000.
Rental Prices in Sylvania Waters
The median weekly rental price for houses in Sylvania Waters was $1,200 per week and median rental prices for units being $520.00
If you’re looking to become a local in one of the best places to call home in The Sutherland Shire, contact us today at MattBlak Property and our experienced and passionate team of Sutherland Shire real estate agents will help you find the perfect house or unit in Sylvania or Sylvania Waters for your living needs.