Bexley suburb profile

Located 14 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Rockdale and is part of the St George area.

A little history about Bexley, James Chandler named the suburb after his birthplace, Bexley in the south-east of London, England. Chandler bought Sylvester's Farm in 1822, from Thomas Sylvester who had been granted the land about ten years earlier. That year he was also granted 1,200 acres (490 ha) of land which stretched from what is now Bexley North to most of Rockdale and Kogarah. The estate was heavily timbered and a track through the centre, used by timber-getters, is today called Forest Road. Queen Victoria Street, Gladstone Street and Beaconsfield Street commemorate the British Queen and two of her prime ministers. Chandler was a well-respected citizen and became known locally as the Squire of Bexley, but his property attracted bushrangers, escaped convicts and other odd types. Chandler was not happy with his ill-assortment of neighbours and sold the land to Charles Thompson in 1836. Later it was bought by Charles Tindell, who began subdividing the land by 1856 for home sites. (Source: Wikipedia)

Going back to present day Bexley, it contains a mixture of residential, commercial and light industrial developments. Bexley's main shopping strip (usually known as the 'Bexley Shopping Centre') is located on Forest Road. It includes a busy intersection with Bexley Road and Harrow Road (characterised by the art deco former Commonwealth Bank building), and another busy intersection at Stoney Creek Road (characterised by the Forest Inn Hotel). Before a downturn in the 1980s, the shopping centre included several banks, building societies and many grocery and specialty shops. Many of the banks have found new uses, such as office space in the former Commonwealth Bank, and an IGA supermarket for the former site of a Coles Variety Store. Many of the current shops are of speciality styles.

Bexley is currently served by State Transit Authority public buses and Veolia private buses. A steam tramway opened on 13 October 1909 and operated from Arncliffe railway station via Firth and Done Streets and then onto Wollongong, Forest and Stoney Creek Roads to Bexley Park, near Preddys Road. It closed on 1 January 1927.

There are two primary schools to choose from:

St. Gabriel's Catholic Primary School
Bexley Public School

And also a range of churches locally:

Presbyterian Church
St.Gabriel's Catholic Church Bexley
St. Mary & Mina Coptic Orthodox Cathedral
Bexley Congregational Church

There are also plenty of park areas within Bexley such as; Bexley Park, Seaforth Park and Dominey Reserve where you can play sport or take the kids for a play. This all adds up to an increasingly popular area that's growing and maturing at a healthy rate.

If you live in Bexley and are thinking of selling or renting your property, then we'd love to hear from you. You can either go to our Free Market Appraisal page to fill in the form or you can just give us a call on: 1300 776 778

If you're looking to buy or rent in Bexley then please check out our For Sale or Rental sections to see what we've currently got on offer. If you can't see anything there that you like, then please drop us an email (here) or give us a call on: 1300 776 778 as there are properties becoming available, literally by the minute, that haven't made it to the website yet. Seriously!

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