Kings Langley, New South Wales

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Kings Langley
SydneyNew South Wales
ColesKingsLangley.jpg
Kings Langley Shopping Centre
Coordinates 33°45′S 150°55′E / 33.75°S 150.92°E / -33.75; 150.92
Population 9,213 (2006)[1]
Established 1976
Postcode(s) 2147
Location 39 km (24 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Blacktown
State electorate(s) Toongabbie
Federal Division(s) Greenway
Suburbs around Kings Langley:
Acacia Gardens Glenwood Bella Vista
Kings Park Kings Langley Bella Vista
Blacktown Lalor Park Seven Hills

Kings Langley is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kings Langley is located 39 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Blacktown. Kings Langley is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Early settler Matthew Pearce (1762-1831) called his 160 acres (65 ha) grant after King’s Langley Manor House in Hertfordshire, England, where he was said to have been born. Pearce’s grant was situated on the opposite side of the Old Windsor Road to the present day suburb of Kings Langley. A housing scheme used the name in the 1970s and it was recognised as a "neighbourhood" in 1976 and assigned as a suburb in 1987.[2]

Transport[edit]

Kings Langley is well serviced by public transport, Hillsbus route T61 and Busways routes 743 and 718 service the suburb and connect it with the larger suburbs of Blacktown, Castle Hill, Seven Hills and Parramatta.

The suburb is serviced by Joseph Banks and Trobadour stations on the North-west T-way, providing connections to North Sydney (602), Sydney CBD (607X, 617X), Macquarie Park (740), Rouse Hill (T63, T64, T65, T66) and Parramatta (T60-T66) as well as James Cook station on the Blacktown- Parklea T-way, providing services to Blacktown (T70-T75), Castle Hill (T70, T71), Rouse Hill (T71, T75) and Schofields (T74).

A trip to the Sydney CBD in off-peak times can be done in 30 minutes via the M2 Hills Motorway. Access to Western Sydney was improved by the opening of the Westlink M7 in December 2005.

Services[edit]

Kings Langley has two shopping centres. Kings Langley Shopping Centre is located on James Cook Drive and features both a Coles and a Woolworths Supermarket and many specialty stores. Solander Centre is a small centre which offers a convenience store, Speedway petrol station and several specialty stores. Kings Langley is close to both Blacktown Hospital and the Norwest Private Hospital.

Education[edit]

Kings Langley is serviced by several government schools. Two primary schools are located in the suburb: Vardys Road Primary School on Vardys Road (established in 1959)[3] and Kings Langley Public School (established in 1981)[4] on Isaac Smith Parade. There is no high school in Kings Langley, but the suburb falls in the catchment area for Blacktown Boys High School, Blacktown Girls High School and Seven Hills High School. Many parents in Kings Langley choose to have their children educated in nearby Baulkham Hills at Crestwood High School and Model Farms High School

Demographics[edit]

Kings Langley at the 2006 Census had a resident population of 9,213 of which 25.9% were overseas born. Unemployment in the 2006 Census was recorded at 3.2% and median family income was $1,743 per week compared to the Australian average of $1,171.[1]

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