Cartwright, located 38 km south-west of the Sydney CBD, is part of the local government area of the city of Liverpool.
The suburb was established in 1972, but major development occurred mainly from the 1960s, as part of the Green Valley public housing area. After population dropped from 1991 and 2006, it grew slightly from 2006 to 2011, prompting the construction of new dwellings. Today, Cartwright is an established residential and parkland area.
Cartwright is recommended for families with young children, retirees and singles. It is a family-friendly suburb with a peaceful neighbourhood and great culture. Students have easy access to schools within the suburb - the Cartwright Public School, Miller Technology High School and Macarthur Community College.
Aside from the varied local shops, more shopping options can be found in neighbouring suburbs. Miller Shopping Centre is a three-minute drive via Cartwright Avenue and The Valley Plaza in Green Valley is a seven-minute drive via Cartwright Avenue.
There are many parklands and other recreational areas. Powell Park, located at Hoxton Park Road, is home to the Liverpool City BMX Club and the Fairfield/Liverpool Cricket Association. It features an oval for cricket games and a track for BMX racing.
The public buses servicing the suburb are bus number T80 (stop is in Ash), which uses the T-Way bus lanes, and bus numbers 861, 853, 854 and 855 operated by Busabout. Liverpool station is the closest train station, along the South Line. Hoxton Park Road, the main arterial road, leads to the Hume Highway in the east, linking to Cowpasture Road in the west.
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*Data based on the 2016 Census.