Strathfield is 14km from Sydney's CBD. Strathfield's residential landscape is extremely varied, ranging from country-style estates to high-rise apartments. Many styles of architecture have been employed over past decades, with dwellings having been constructed in Victorian, Federation, Interwar period architecture, Californian Bungalow and contemporary periods. In the early 1900s, grand mansions were constructed here as the country homes of wealthy merchants, many of which have been recognised for their historic value.
Since the mid 1990s, a construction boom has seen the redevelopment of many of Strathfield's more modest homes, typically Californian Bungalows built during the 1930s and 1940s. Primarily these have been replaced by modern, multi-million dollar mansions, although Strathfield has retained its wide avenues and most of the extensive natural vegetation.
Additionally, decreasing land sizes through subdivision has led to an increase in residential densities, reflecting the outward expansion of Sydney's inner city. A large proportion of Strathfield's population now dwells in apartments with the area immediately surrounding Strathfield
Strathfield railway station is a major interchange on the CityRail network and for buses serving the inner west. The M4 Western Motorway begins at Strathfield and heads west to Parramatta, Blacktown and Penrith. Parramatta Road links Strathfield east to Burwood and the Sydney CBD and west to Parramatta.
- Six Private Schools are found in Strathfield-these are as listed - Santa Sabina College, Santa Maria Del Monte, Meriden Anglican School for Girls, Sydney Adventist College Trinity College and Trinity Grammar Prep School. There are also four state schools. This suburb is also home to two tertiary institutions-a campus of the Australian Catholic University and the Catholic Teacher's College.
- The Town Centre contains Strathfield Plaza for shopping and a small strip of shops cafes and restaurants.
- Strathfield has a golf course with attached club and a private hospital, which is one of Australia's most technologically advanced hospitals.
- Hudson Oval is used for rugby and cricket and Strathfield Park is used for netball volleyball rugby soccer and cricket. The Strathfield Recreation Club offers a range of tennis and recreation services with a licensed club it offers tennis for all ages.