Glenfield, located 40 km south-west of the Sydney CBD, is part of the local government area of the city of Campbelltown and is in the Macarthur region.
The area got its name from a property in Leicestershire, England, that was built by early colonial surgeon and explorer, Charles Throsby. Though the name was first used when the Glenfield railway station was built in 1869, it wasn’t until 1881 that a village was established with the first subdivision of land in the area. A local post office and a school were launched in the following years, but it wasn’t until the 1950s and 1960s that the suburb underwent major development.
The north-western corner of the suburb bordered by Campbelltown Road and Glenfield Road has several new master plan communities: Panorama, Vista at Panorama, Glenfield Circuit and Parkside Glenfield, which include duplex and stand-alone homes.
Glenfield is a quiet and clean place to live, making it an ideal base for families with kids, retirees and professionals. Many young families live here because of the availability of schools and child care facilities, convenient public transport and affordable prices.
Aside from the variety of local shops, big shopping centres are a short drive away at Casula and Macquarie Fields.
The suburb is also great for recreation. It is home to parks that host sporting events, including Seddon Park, which is mainly used for cricket and rugby league games, and Blinman Park, which mainly hosts cricket and soccer games.
Glenfield railway station is the link for the Revesby and Granville sections of the Airport, Inner West and South Line on the Sydney Trains network. Trains now service Glenfield from the north, south, east and west with the opening of the new railway line west to Leppington.
On the western boundary Glenfield suburb lie the M5 South Western Motorway and Hume Highway. Another major road close to its western border is the Westlink M7.
*Data based on the 2016 Census.