Blakehurst

  • Suburb:Blakehurst
  • Postcode:2221
  • Population:6102
  • Municipality:Kogarah City Council
Blakehurst offers proportioned bungalows with large gardens. Most homes in the suburb were constructed in the middle of the twentieth century. As a result, Blakehurst offers solidly constructed brick and tile dwellings which have been consistently maintained. Blakehurst has always been attractive to families and the homes reflect this: many have three or more bedrooms and spacious living dining areas. Increasingly, homes in the suburb have been sympathetically updated and enlarged, partially those which offer district and water views. Indeed, Blakehurst offers some of southern Sydney'smost spectacular home sites, which provide direct waterfrontage and the views that come with it.

Blakehurst is bounded generally by Planthurst Road and West Street in the north, the Princes Highway, the southern boundary of Todd Park, the creek and Kogarah Bay in the east, the Georges River in the south, and generally by Waratah Street, Merriman Street, Kyle Parade, Terry Street, Condor Crescent, Terry Street, King Georges Road and Blakesley Road in the west. Major features of the area include Bald Face Point Reserve, Kyle Williams Reserve, Shipwrights Bay Reserve, Centre Street Reserve, Church Street Reserve, Dover Park, East Street Reserve, Raleigh Street Reserve, Stuart Street Reserve, Taunton Street Reserve, Todd Park, Georges River Bridge (Tom Ugly's Bridge), Tom Ugly's Point, Blakehurst Marina and several schools

Blakehurst is surrounded by several schools from primary to high schools, even tertiary education. Schools such as Blakehurst public primary/ high-school, Bald Face public school, Mater Die primary school, Danebank School for girls, Bethany College for girls, Sydney Boys Technology High and St George TAFE are all available for residents of the Blakehurst area.

Transport around the Blakehurst area includes several bus stops, and a major railway station at Hurstville.

Residents of Blakehurst are served with a small shopping precinct situated at the intersection of King Georges Road and the Princess Highway. All the essentials are here, including a bakery, butcher, grocer and newsagent. A short drive across the bridge Sylvania is the Southgate shopping centre. Conveniently located on Port-Hacking Road, two large supermarkets a department store are available. Specialty boutiques as well as a number of services such as a post office and public library are all services available to Blakehurst residents. Nearby, Hurstville central gives locals access to a large shopping mall.