Croydon is an affluent suburb in the inner-west of Sydney. Croydon is located 11 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. Croydon is split between the two local government areas of Burwood Council and the Municipality of Ashfield. The suburb is nestled between the commercial centres of Ashfield and Burwood. Croydon’s principal commercial area is located around the railway station. The Strand, south of the railway line, features a number of restaurants and cafes while the older Edwin Street precinct, north of the line, is mainly specialist businesses such as printers. A secondary commercial area along Parramatta Road is mainly used car yards and light industrial. Croydon railway station is located on the Inner West and South railway lines of the City Rail network. On weekdays, many limited stops services on the South line serve Croydon, with as many as four limited stops services to the city an hour in the morning peak, and a very small amount of limited stops services towards Lidcombe in the evening peak period. A drawcard of Croydon is its four well-established and highly regarded schools. Croydon features many of the inner west’s most sought-after addresses due to its grand homes, larger blocks and family friendly streetscapes. As of 2006, the majority of dwellings were separate houses (67.5%).