Kings Langley, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Kings Langley Shopping Centre
|Population||9,267 (2011 census)|
|Location||39 km (24 mi) tt of Sydney CBD|
Kings Langley is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kings Langley is located 28.3 kilometres north-west in a straight line from the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Blacktown. Kings Langley is part of the Hills District and Greater Western Sydney region. Kings Langley has no overhead powerlines. The real estate website Homely ranked it the 14th best suburb in Sydney (Greater).
Early settler Matthew Pearce (1762-1831) called his 160 acres (65 ha) grant after Kings 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.
Kings Langley is well serviced by public transport, including Hillsbus routes T61 and 706. The Busways routes 743 and 718 also 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).
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.
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) and Kings Langley Public School (established in 1981) 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.
Kings Langley at the 2011 census had a resident population of 9,267 of which 72.1% were born in Australia. Unemployment in the 2011 census was recorded at 3.5% and median family income was $2,049 per week compared to the Australian median of $1,481.
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- "School History". Vardy's Road Public School.
- "School History". www.kingslangleyps.com.au. Kings Langley Public School. Retrieved 6 November 2016.