Suburb Spotlight: Marsfield

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According to the 2016 census, Marsfield is a suburb of around 13,297 people, however we think in this case those figures might be a little off by now! Marsfield is located 16 kilometres north-west of the Sydney CBD or about a 30-minute drive, 40 minute bus trip or a 33 minute train ride.

Real Estate

“Marsfield is a hidden gem in the North-west corridor. It’s a beautiful, leafy suburb which is proving very popular with all type of buyers as it’s a stone’s throw from the Macquarie Park shopping precinct, Macquarie University as well as having convenient access to city train transport. The homes in Marsfield generally offer a mixture of older homes on large blocks that are prime for renovation or redevelopment. There are also a lot of newer homes that are ready to move into that many growing families are taking advantage of”. Michael Dowling, McGrath Ryde

Photo credit: McGrath Ryde 


Sydney Buses bus routes connect Ryde with:

  • City – 292, 293
  • Chatswood, North Ryde, Epping, Parramatta  – 545
  • Eastwood (school days only) – 515

Depending on the part of Marsfield that you live in, you could also use the train (Northern and North Shore Line) from Macquarie University.


The Marsfield name is derived from Field of Mars, which was given by Governor Phillip in 1792 during the British colonisation of Australia. It was during this time that he began granting parcels of lands to the Royal Marines, and the area on Phillip’s maps was referred to as the Field of Mars. The area was later considered North Ryde.

One of the more beautiful features of Marsfield is the historical Curzon Hall. It was built in the 1890s by Harry Smith and named after his wife Isabella Curzon-Smith. It now serves as a function centre.

Until the 1950s, substantial parts of the North Ryde/Marsfield area were part of the “Green Belt”, which prevented building houses on lots of less than 2 ha (5 acres). This was revised in 1959 and again in 1969 so that Macquarie Centre and Macquarie University could be built. 

Photo Credit: Modern Weddings – Curzon Hall


  • The Ranch
  • Basil’s Seafood
  • Red Thai Ginger
  • Mars Pizza
  • The Mediterranean 
  • Zig Zag Licensed Cafe
Photo Credit: The Ranch


  • Dunbar Park
  • Waterloo Park
  • Jordan Park
  • Kotara Park
  • Midgee Reserve
  • Pioneer Park
Photo Credit: Ryde Council



Shopping and Other

  • Trafalgar Place Marsfield
  • ‘Five Ways’, Eastwood
  • Woolworths, corner of Epping Road and Balaclava Road
  • Dan Murphy’s at The Ranch
  • Macquarie Centre is close by

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