Blair Athol, located 57 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.
Settlement in the area started in the early 19th century, consisting mainly of farmlands and orchards. The original Blair Athol homestead was constructed by a Scot named John Kidd in 1879. At present, the old homestead is considered as historically significant both for its association with the wheat and dairy industries and as a fine example of a Victorian Filigree-style villa.
An engineering company acquired the land in 1945, with plans to construct a factory in the area, and the whole area was rezoned as industrial with the aim to attract more industries. However, the land sat empty for the most part. In 1992, the land was rezoned back to residential and the present suburb was established.
The friendly neighbourhood and community atmosphere makes Blair Athol a great place to raise a family. It is an area highly recommended for families with kids and retirees. It can even be a fantastic place to live for singles and professionals who love the country vibe.
Blair Athol is a peaceful, safe environment with minimal traffic on the streets. It offers easy access to the freeway, and is close to shopping centres and commercial centres, being centrally located in the Campbelltown district. The suburb has also convenient access to schools in the surrounding suburbs.
Regular Busabout buses service the Blair Athol area.
*Data based on the 2016 Census.