Ruse, located 52 km south-west of the Sydney CBD, is part of the local government area of the city of Campbelltown and is in the Macarthur region. It is bordered in the north by Leumeah, in the east by Darling Avenue, in the south by Georges River Road, and in the west by Smiths Creek. The suburb is named after James Ruse, known as the Father of Australia’s wheat industry.
The area was settled in the mid-1800s, with land primarily used for farming. Major development took place in the 1960s when the area was transformed into a residential housing estate. It was during this name that the area got its official name.
Junction Road is the suburb’s main road and where Ruse Village Shopping Centre and Ruse Public School are located. Between these establishments is Worrell Park, where rugby league games are hosted.
Ruse is an established residential suburb that attracts mostly families and retirees. This family oriented, quiet, leafy suburb may be located on the fringe of Sydney, but many conveniences are easily accessible such as shops, restaurants, gym and parks.
Several schools are located around the area, making this place a perfect choice for families with growing children. There is one public school in the suburb and a few child care facilities.
Ruse Village Shopping Centre on Junction Road offers a variety of shops, including an IGA. In addition, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. One of the most popular is Ruse Tavern, a bar and bistro on Junction Road that is also considered a hub of the local community as it is involved in many social, sporting and community groups.
Public buses operated by Busabout provide regular services from Campbelltown to Ruse, Leumeah and Kentlyn.
At Ruse, you will find what a city and suburb have to offer without having to pay high city prices for a house.