At the gateway to the Sutherland Shire, Sylvania is 21 kms south of the CBD and hugs the southern banks of the Georges River.
There is a thriving business and residential element to Sylvania with the 2007 population standing at 13,223 ( this figure incorporates adjoining Kangaroo Point ).
Developed in the 1950s, most of the original homes have made way for larger, more modern versions of the family home. Waterfront homes and luxury apartments with waterviews, sell in the multi million dollar price range and many have excellent boating facilities.
Public transport is by bus link to Miranda and Hurstville where there are railway connections to the Eastern suburbs and Illawarra lines.
There is an excellent choice of pre-school and day care for the under 5s and two public primary schools and Sylvania High school for school age children.
Kareela golf course borders Sylvania and is the perfect venue for a relaxing weekend round. Netball is a popular sport in the area with well established courts in central Sylvania. Along the Princes Highway are several motor dealerships and Southgate Centre provides an excellent choice of speciality and food shopping as well as other services such as a gymnasium, public library, hotel and medical centre. The Tom Ugly’s strip, just after the bridge offers an eclectic choice of eateries and cafes.
Sylvania is a wonderful area for families with much to offer for home buyers, ranging from budget friendly units to moderately priced homes on good sized blocks, through to luxury waterfront properties in Sylvania.