Heathfield, South Australia

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Heathfield
South Australia
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Heathfield
Heathfield is located in South Australia
Heathfield
Heathfield
Coordinates 35°01′0″S 138°43′0″E / 35.01667°S 138.71667°E / -35.01667; 138.71667Coordinates: 35°01′0″S 138°43′0″E / 35.01667°S 138.71667°E / -35.01667; 138.71667
Population 1,000 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5153
LGA(s) Adelaide Hills Council
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Localities around Heathfield:
Upper Sturt Stirling Aldgate
Ironbank Heathfield Aldgate
Scott Creek Scott Creek Mylor

Heathfield is an exclusive township in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia near Stirling. It is home to Heathfield High School, Heathfield Primary School, Heathfield Oval, the Heathfield Waste Depot, Heathfield General Store, Mount Lofty Sand and Metal, Masonic homes (retirement Village), Nirvana Farm (multi award winning biodynamic farm) and Chris Dutton Subaru, along with numerous walking trails. Heathfield is also located within close proximity to Mount Lofty Ranges. The small country suburb of Heathfield also contains a small conservation park known as Woorabinda. This is used daily by residents to walk their dogs; and ducks to receive free food.

Heathfield is a mix of country living, while still being only 15 minutes from the Adelaide City centre. As such, it has a diverse mix of middle, to upper middle class residents seeking a secluded home, and farmers. At the 2006 census, Heathfield had a population of 1,000, and a median house price of $632,000.[1]

Railway[edit]

Heathfield used to have a railway station, which had an elevation of 1,370 feet (420 m) [2]

High school[edit]

Heathfield High School is situated in the Adelaide Hills and has a special focus on volleyball. The Special Interest Volleyball Program is aimed at developing young volleyball players and has become the most successful volleyball school in Australia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Heathfield (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  2. ^ SAR Public Timetable 1954, pg96
  3. ^ "Heathfield High School Special Interest Volleyball Newsletter"[dead link]