Leppington was once home to the indigenous Darug people, was established in 1914, is situated 55km southwest of Sydney’s CBD and is listed in the 2006 census as having a population of 1900 residents. It was named after Leppington Park, the property of an early settler in the area who used convicts to build his two storey mansion and to work his farm. Although this was destroyed by fire during the 1940’s, some of its history was preserved by collecting usable bricks from the ruins and incorporating them in the building of the public school. Originally named Raby Public School this was later changed to Leppington Public School in 1955.
Transport is minimal at this point of time as the railway station and the line that will link Leppington to Glenfield is not expected to be finished until 2016 after construction beginning in 2010. The only available public transport is by a bus service running from Camden to Liverpool, with pick up points through the suburb. After slow growth in the 1990’s, the area saw a decline in growth during the years between 2001 and 2006, partly due to little housing being added to the area and a change in the size of the households becoming notably smaller. Surrounding rural areas have seen property management Sydney diversified with farms, vineyards and orchards still carrying out their early traditions.
This area of real estate Ingleburn, although having seen years of slow growth, is predicted to show more promise of future growth as development in the northern part of the suburb takes place. Leppington was mooted as a growth area for Sydney’s south west in 2004. Once the rail link is finalised, rail transport will most likely boost the population because of better access to other areas, and alternative freight options for businesses in the area. Property values will undoubtedly rise and make buying in the area a viable proposition for both investment and private living.
In other suburbs surrounding Leppington educational facilities such as primary and high schools, special needs schools, schools of different religious denominations, colleges and universities can be found. Travel to these schools would require a bus service or a trip in the family car. Leppington has a supermarket and general store, with other easily accessible shopping centres in neighbouring suburbs. At present this suburb has only one takeaway outlet that can be found online, but numerous others can be found in surrounding areas. All lacking infrastructure is bound to be put in place after the rail link is completed.
Leumeah is a suburb of Sydney and lies 50km south west of the city CBD. According to the 2006 census, Leumeah had a population of 8,661 residents, which would most likely have swelled to approximately 9,000 or more today, six years later. The establishment of Leumeah began in 1887 when a railway station was built. Originally named Holly Lea Station, the name was changed when it met stiff resistance from the locals and the changed name of Leumeah Station still stands today. This area was originally inhabited by the indigenous Tharawal people, and a settler named John Warby who was given a land grant there became friends with them.
Many of the real estate Sydney given out as land grants were as large as 260 acres, and it was a grant this size that John Warby received. It was while carrying out his duties of protecting free ranging cattle that Warby met the indigenous people and subsequently learned some of their language and culture. The name of his estate came from an Aboriginal phrase, meaning in our language, ‘I rest here’. Leumeah’s suburban streets are named after a variety of themes, such as notable lakes and dams of New South Wales, early explorers and farmers who pioneered the area.
Early property management Leumeah was directed at farming, cattle and dairy ventures. However as time went by, grants were bought up and development of the area began to take shape as a new Sydney suburb in the early 1900’s. In the latter part of the 1900’s there was still only a sparse population present with thick bush still in the eastern part of the area. During the process of development many names were given and changed for various reasons, one being public opposition, and another because of confusion due to the same name already existing.
Today modern Leumeah has local shops as well as a shopping centre, rail station, a public high school as well as a public primary school. There is also an Australia Post agency and the Campbelltown Stadium which also went through a name change having been previously known as Orana Park, indigenous for ‘welcome’. This suburb is also serviced by the Busaways company for those needing public transport for commuting to work or school. If you like to eat out then you will love the Steakhouse, the Bar and Grill, the Pizzeria and the Western Suburbs League Club where you will enjoy a great meal and great prices. There are plenty of choices for takeaway food in and around this suburb for all fast food lovers.
If you're interested in renting or buying real estate
Liverpool then Leumeah really should be on your list of suburbs to see.
The Sydney suburb of Kearns was named after an early landholder who had a reputation for dubious morals and despite this somehow managed to prosper. Originally owned by his two brothers, the land eventually came into his keeping, and was previously known as River Hill. Kearns property expanded, and the land was used for dairy purposes as well as grain crops and orchards. Some of the high areas of the property were densely forested, so he changed the name to Epping Forest. The land eventually passed on to his children when he died and then subsequently passed on to his nephew on their passing.
Up until 1978 the land remained the property of the Clark family. When development started to take place in the area, many names for the area were submitted and rejected until the name Kearns was eventually settled upon. Housing development did not begin until the middle 1980s, and developers decided to name the streets in this area of real estate Sydney after rivers of the world. The opening of the upmarket MacArthur Estate in Kearns took place in 1985 with large open spaces and seven acres put aside for the opening of the Kearns Public School, adjacent to the shopping centre.
This area of real estate Liverpool also has two reserves for the enjoyment of the local inhabitants as well as visitors to the suburb. Both reserves are named after local early pioneers, keeping the history of the area alive. Kearns is located 57km south west of the Sydney CBD and the census of 2006 had the population listed as 2,757, which of course by now would have grown to a much higher number. Kearns has it’s own shopping centre, takeaway outlets, an Asian restaurant and a Country Club for dining out or grabbing a bite on the run.
Real estate agencies have listings of homes for sale as well as rentals, so
if you are contemplating moving to the area, get online or on the phone and get
an idea of what is available that meets your needs. Outline your specific ideas
and ask for some photos of anything they have that comes close to matching.
This might just turn out to be one of the best moves you have made in a while,
and you may not be far off from enjoying all that Kearns has to offer residents
and visitors alike. After all, you know what they say, “A tree change is often
good for the soul.”
To look at Kentlyn now, one would never believe that it was once an area that was a shantytown, home to many suffering through the Great Depression. Originally inhabited by the Tharawal people for many centuries it has seen many changes over the years. From being the home of indigenous people, to becoming farmland for early settlers, then an area of low expectations for future prosperity through the Depression until being opened by developers for suburban housing lots with each block as big as two hectares it has since morphed into the beautiful, upmarket garden suburb it is today.
Originally named Kent Lyn the two names were gradually linked and as a result it is named Kentlyn today. Responsible property management Sydney has led to an area where each resident has needed space between them and their neighbours, and mansion like homes that give a Hollywood lifestyle appearance. Situated 58km south west of the Sydney CBD, Kentlyn had a relatively small population of 650 in 2006, but most residents were the recipients of high incomes as they were professional people such as doctors, solicitors, chemists, and business executives.
Despite the upmarket status of the area many of the streets were actually named after early residents who were given casual work during the depression to keep them surviving because of the community spirit that was in evidence in this area of real estate Ingleburn. Kentlyn has a pre school and a public primary school, but for higher education travelling to a neighbouring suburb is required. Public transport in Kentlyn is by way of the Campbelltown Busways service, and the closest rail transport is also in Campbelltown not far away. Campbelltown is also the nearest place for doing the weekly shopping or picking up special items unless the short drive to the city CBD is preferred.
Entertainment venues and dining are sure to need a trip to the city, but as
that is quite close it is only a short one. As the saying goes, “One can’t have
brains and beauty too,” in this case meaning what Kentlyn lacks in specific
infrastructure, is more than made up for by the beautiful surroundings, and the
peace and quiet that goes with it. Frères Crossing Reserve and the Kentlyn
Reserve are local areas where one can go for an enjoyable family day out,
something that is often missing in busy city areas. Picnics by the Georges
River are a great way of de-stressing after a week at the office, school or
home duties, so schedule this in on a regular basis.