Located 56 km south-west of the Sydney CBD, St Helens Park is under the local government area of the city of Campbelltown and is in the Macarthur region.
The suburb got its name from a Gothic mansion constructed in 1887 by a famous Sydney solicitor. The property at the southern tip of St Helens Park Drive still exists. However, it is not the oldest building in the area but a farmhouse on Appin Road, Denfield and Curtilage, constructed in the 1830s by John Farley, who is part of the Fisher's Ghost legend, reporting the first sighting of Fisher's Ghost. Both properties are listed as heritage sites.
The area was mainly used for farming when settlement occurred in the 1830s. In 1975, it was designated for suburban development, and in 1976, it was officially established under its current name. Subdivisions started from 2006, and a significant portion of new development consists of detached housing.
St Helens Park is a peaceful, quiet and leafy suburb with a friendly neighbourhood vibe, where children can play with other children outside their homes without parents being worried. It has parks for relaxing and recreation, and it would be common for you to hear kookaburras in the morning when you wake up. Pet lovers will enjoy the numerous parks that allow dog walking and have off leash spaces.
There is a variety of local shops, including a Coles Express. For a greater shopping experience, residents can head to the nearby Rosemeadow Marketplace or Macarthur Square Shopping Centre.
St Helens Park has two schools: Woodland Road Public School and St Helens Park Public School. It has several child care centres, including Community Kids St Helens Park Early Education Centre and St Helens Park Long Day Care Centre.
St Helens Park is serviced by regular public buses operated by Campbelltown local bus company Busabout. The suburb has convenient access to Campbelltown and Wollongong via Appin Road.
*Data based on the 2016 Census.