Rockdale suburb profile

Located 13 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Rockdale is the administrative centre for the local government area of the City of Rockdale.

A little history on Rockdale, it  was known by Europeans as Frog Hollow, then White Gum Flat and later as West Botany. The name Rockdale was suggested in 1878 by the first postmistress, Mrs Mary Ann Geeves. The name for the district gained more credence when the local railway station on the new Illawarra rail line, opened on 15 October 1884, was also given the name Rockdale. The West Botany Municipality, declared on 13 January 1871 with two wards, West Botany and Arncliffe, was renamed "The Municipality of Rockdale" on 17 May 1888.

A council chambers for the West Botany Municipality was built in 1872 on Rocky Point Road, Arncliffe and was used until 1888 when a new building was erected on the site of the present Rockdale Town Hall, which was then demolished and rebuilt in 1940. (Source: Wikipedia)

Going back to present day, Rockdale has a mixture of residential, commercial and light industrial areas. The main shopping strip runs along the Princes Highway, on the eastern side of Rockdale railway station. The commercial centre spreads out into surrounding streets and on the western side of the railway line. King Street has developed into a cosy strip of cafes and grocery shops. Commercial developments run along the length of the parts of Bay Street and West Botany Street. The light industrial areas are located around West Botany Street.

The Princes Highway is the main road through Rockdale. West Botany Street, to the east, runs parallel to Princes Highway. Bay Street links Rockdale to General Holmes Drive at Brighton-le-Sands. Rockdale railway station is on the Illawarra line of the Sydney Trains network. Rockdale is a major bus interchange for Sydney Buses government buses, which provides services to Miranda, Brighton-Le-Sands, Dulwich Hill, Burwood and Bondi Junction.

There are plenty of schools to choose from:

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Rockdale Public School
St. Mary & Mina's Coptic Orthodox College
St. George Girls High School

And also a range of churches locally:

Macedonian Orthodox Church of St.Petka
Rockdale Uniting Church
Church Of Christ
St. Mary Mackillop Catholic Church
Catholic Church Latin Mass Rockdale

There are also plenty of park areas within Rockdale such as; Rockdale Bicentennial Park 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.

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