Glen Alpine, New South Wales facts for kids
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Sydney, New South Wales
Campbelltown Golf Course, Glen Alpine
|Population||4,342 (2011 census)|
|Location||56 km (35 mi) SW of Sydney|
|LGA(s)||City of Campbelltown|
Glen Alpine is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Glen Alpine is located 56 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown and is part of the Macarthur region.
Glen Alpine began as a golf course estate with houses constructed mainly inside the looping design of the 18 hole course. From the late 1990s, development expanded outside this ring towards the local shopping centre Macarthur Square.
In the past few years a new estate, Macarthur Gardens has been developed in the area between the 6th hole, Menangle Road and Macarthur Square. This development included the creation of a local shopping and tennis complex 500 metres from the golf course clubhouse. This development consists of over 50 new single and double story houses on much smaller blocks than those of Glen Alpine. The modern style of these homes complements those of Glen Alpine. Englorie Park is another new development in this area between Glen Alpine and Ambarvale.
The name Glen Alpine dates back to the 1820s when Thomas Reddall, who lends his name to Thomas Reddall High School in neighbouring Ambarvale, built a house with that name. The house burnt down in the early 1900s and the site is now called Heritage Park on Abington Crescent. But not long after the house burnt down, property owner James Sheil built a new Glen Alpine and this house remains in Bell Tree Close.
The 2011 census recorded Glen Alpine had a population of 4,342, who could be categorised generally as wealthy families from English-speaking backgrounds. The median household income for Glen Alpine was $2,366 per week, almost double the national figure of $1,123. Nearly two thirds of the suburb were couple families with children while the national figure was less than half. 76.7% of people spoke English only at home with the most significant other language being Arabic 1.8%.
- Former Australian Labor Party leader Mark Latham.
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