About 9 kilometres south-east of Sydney’s CBD, Kingsford is a neighbouring suburb to Randwick and, as such, lays claim to that most glorious of Australian race tracks - the ‘last bastion of the male hat’ - Royal Randwick.
So you'll often hear the clop-clop of horses' hooves on the streets of Kingsford as strappers walk thoroughbreds to and from their stables.
Just up the road, too, is the University of New South Wales and NIDA, the National Institute of Dramatic Art, whose graduates include superstars Mel Gibson and Judy Davis.
Add the mix of racing types, university students and aspiring young actors to Kingsford’s widely multicultural population and you end up with a suburb with an extremely eclectic population, which is mirrored in the variety of national restaurants and other shopping alternatives on the long main street.
From Kingsford, it’s just a brisk walk into magnificent Centennial Park, Sydney’s CBD is only 20 minutes away by bus and some of Sydney’s best beaches – such as Bronte, Bondi and Maroubra, to name a few – are just over the hill to the east.