Hurstville Suburb Profile

Located 16 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Hurstville is the administrative centre of the local government area of the Georges River Council.

Hurstville has become a central business district for the southern suburbs of Sydney. It is a large, multiethnic suburb with a multitude of commercial buildings and high-rise residential buildings dominating the skyline. Hurstville's residential developments are a mixture of low-density housing, medium-density flats, and high-density apartment buildings. As a commercial centre, it features branches of many retail shops as well as numerous banks and other financial institutions. (Source: Wikipedia)

A little history on the area before we get to present day Hurstville. It is said that the name "Hurstville" is derived from the English "hurst", meaning "a wooded eminence", and "ville", "town". The land of the Hurstville region was granted by the government of the new colony of New South Wales to two men; Captain John Townson and his brother Robert Townson in 1808. Captain John Townson was granted 1950 acres of land which occupied the suburb of Hurstville and part of Bexley.

Back to present day Hurstville, Hurstville's commercial area is centred on the main street, Forest Road, on the northern side of Hurstville Railway station. The commercial developments also extend to surrounding streets concentrated from Queens Road to The Avenue and on the southern side of Hurstville Railway station, around Ormonde Parade. The commercial developments extend further along Forest Road, west towards Penshurst and east towards Bexley.

Hurstville has two major shopping centres; Westfield Hurstville and Hurstville Central. Westfield Hurstville is the largest shopping centre in the St George area. It is built over three blocks and stretches from Forest Road over Crofts Street, Park Road to The Avenue. Major stores in the centre includes Aldi, Coles, Woolworths, Kmart, Big W, Target, JB HI-FI, Rebel Sport and EVENT Cinemas.

In regards to transportation, Hurstville railway station is a major station on the Illawarra line of the Sydney Trains network. All Suburban and all Intercity trains stop at Hurstville. Hurstville is 20 minutes from Sydney Central railway station on the express service. Hurstville is a major bus interchange with bus services departing from Forest Road and Ormonde Parade.

There are plenty of schools to choose from:

Hurstville Adventist School
Hurstville Boys High School
Hurstville Public School
Danebank Anglican Girls School
Bethany College
Hurstville Grove Infants School
Beverly Hills Public School
St George Christian School

And also a range of churches locally:

St Georges Anglican Church
St Michaels Catholic Church
Hurstville Presbyterian Church
Hurstville Church of Christ
Hurstville Uniting Church
Hurstville Seventh-day Adventist Church
Hurstville Assemblies of God
Salvation Army
Church of the Living God

There are also plenty of park areas within Hurstville 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 Hurstville 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 Hurstville 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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