Glenhaven, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
|Location||32 km (20 mi) NW of Sydney CBD|
Glenhaven is a 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 of The Hills Shire, part of the Hills District region.
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 in 1894 to have the name changed[dubious ] 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.
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 and Samuel Gilbert Public School.
- The 603 service to Parramatta via Castle Hill services most of the suburb.
- A train line from Epping to Castle Hill is under construction and is due for completion in 2017.
At the 2011 census, the population was 6,101 people: 2,998 males, 3,103 females. This comprises approximately 4.0% of the Shire's total population. The population of Glenhaven grew by 9.6% from 1996 to 2001. In 2011, the median weekly household income was $2,293 and this was higher than the national median of $1,234.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Glenhaven (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 111
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 01-06-2012
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