Raby, located 55 km south-west of Sydney CBD, is in the local government area of the city of Campbelltown and is part of the Macarthur region.
The suburb was officially established in 1976, although the area had been used for sheep breeding since 1809. Private subdivisions started appearing in Raby in the late 1970s, and the development of most of the area was completed by the early 1990s.
Raby is peaceful, safe and convenient with easy access to schools, shops, pubs, parks, public buses and other amenities. It offers easy access to the M5 and is serviced by buses to take you to the nearest train station, located in the suburb of Minto, which is about 4.6 km away via Raby Road.
There are two public schools located within the suburb: Robert Townson Public School and Robert Townson High School, both named after a local pioneer. Another school is close by, Mount Carmel High School, a Catholic school located on the neighbouring suburb of Varroville.
One of the major landmarks in the area is the Raby Sports Complex. This is the home ground used by Campbelltown-Camden District Cricket in the Sydney Grade Cricket games. The complex offers a bike/walk path and vast space for children to play and run around. There is also a leash-free area for dogs.
Raby Shopping Centre on Hurricane Drive is where various shops are located. For other shopping options, Eagle Vale Market place is just 2.1 km (or a 5-minute drive) via Hurricane Drive and Macarthur Square Shopping Centre is just 8.5 km (or a 13-minute drive) via Eagle Vale Drive.
The neighbourhood consists mainly of families and retirees. It is close enough to the city if you need to commute to work and still enjoy the serenity and green environment during the weekends.
*Data based on the 2016 Census.