Eastwood is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Eastwood is located 17 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government areas of the City of Ryde and the City of Parramatta. Eastwood is in the Northern Suburbs region. The population of Eastwood is 17,865 (2016 census)
Eastwood is famous for the Granny Smith apple, accidentally first grown in the suburb by Maria Ann Smith. Every October, the oval and cordoned-off streets become the grounds for the annual Granny Smith Festival, a celebration of the icon with fairground rides, market stalls, street theatres, parades, an apple-baking competition and a fireworks spectacular at the Upper Eastwood Oval. In recent years the festival has been influenced by the substantial Asian immigrant communities, with Chinese dragon dancers in the Grand Parade and Chinese stallholders. During the same period, Eastwood's annual Chinese New Year Celebrations have broadened their appeal by incorporating concurrent Korean New Year traditions, and have accordingly been renamed the Lunar New Year Festivities.
Eastwood shopping village has seen a transformation over the years to be home of many Asian restaurants, grocery stores and it is not uncommon to see the Asian community meet in the plaza for a morning session of Thai Chi.
What we love about Eastwood:
•The well regarded Asian restaurants
•Great Asian grocery stores
•Granny Smith Festival
•Sought-after schools incl Eastwood Public, St Kevin’s Primary & Marist College