Prestons is a recent residential and industrial area. Prestons is bounded by Hoxton Park Road in the north, Wonga Road in the east, the South Western Motorway and Camden Valley Way in the south and Cabramatta Creek in the west.

Development of the area dates primarily from the late 1980s. Rapid growth took place during the 1990s, with the population quadrupling between 1996 and 2001. The population continued to increase between 2001 and 2006, but at a slower rate, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Major features of the area include Ash Road Sports Ground and numerous schools.