Glenhaven Real Estate
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Glenhaven is a leafy, semi-rural suburb of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia 32 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area’s of The Hills Shire and Hornsby Shire, part of the Hills District region.
Glenhaven is bounded generally by Dooral Dooral Creek and the locality of Dural in the north, Old Northern Road in the east, Gilbert Road and Ridgecrop Drive in the south and the suburb of Castle Hill and Cattai Creek in the west.
Settlement of the area dates from 1819 when the first land grant was made. Land was used mainly for farms and market gardens. Some growth took place in the late 1800s. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly during the 1980s. The population continued to increase during the 1990s, with growth slowing in the late 1990s. The population fluctuated slightly between 2001 and 2011, a result of small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.
The area was originally called Sandhurst, which remains Glenhaven’s most prominent and highest street, Sandhurst Crescent. There was some confusion with mail because of a suburb in Melbourne with the same name. A public meeting was held to have the name changed to reflect its valley location. The upper portion of the valley was known as “The Glen”, and the lower portion as “The Haven”, hence the choice Glenhaven.
Glenhaven is on the route of the Great North Road that linked Parramatta with the Hunter Valley. John Evans, one of the first settlers in the area, used a bullock team to drag timber, and the route he used became known as Evans Road. The area had many wild flowers, including waratahs, Christmas bush, boronias, native roses, and a variety of orchids which thrived there.
Sandhurst Post Office opened on 11 July 1892 and was renamed Glenhaven on 1 January 1893. It closed in 1972.
Glenhaven has three schools:
• Glenhaven Public School located in Glenhaven Rd and founded in 1889
• Lorien Novalis School for Rudolf Steiner Education
• Samuel Gilbert Public School
• Route 603 from Rouse Hill Town Centre to Parramatta via Castle Hill services most of the suburb.
• The 637 and 638 service to Castle Hill services the eastern portion of the suburb.
• The 652X service to the Sydney CBD via West Pennant Hills and the M2 runs during peak hour.
• A train line from Epping to Castle Hill is under construction and is due for completion in 2019.
The 2011 population for Glenhaven is 5,865, with a population density of 9.32 persons per hectare.
Major features of the area include Glenhaven Reserve, Holland Reserve, Linksley Avenue Reserve, W K Wood Reserve, Glenhaven Community Centre and one school.
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