Searching for property in Blaxland, NSW 2774? It's crucial to establish if the area meets your requirements when it comes to lifestyle and budget. The Homes.com.au suburb profile focuses on providing the best information on Blaxland house prices, demographics & market trends so that we can help you make an intelligent decision about your potential move to the suburb.
If you're looking at buying in Blaxland, have a little read of our historical overview to learn more about the lifestyle and what makes this suburb so popular.
Overview Blaxland is located within the local government region of the City of Blue Mountains in New South Wales. According to the 2016 census data, it has a population of 12,931.
Living in Blaxland Blaxland is best known for two things; palm trees and affordable properties around the area. According to the Urban Living Index by McCrindle Research, it is considered one of the most liveable towns due to the cheap pricing of housing. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data, the index rated 228 Sydney neighbourhoods based on 20 qualities that make up employment, lifestyle, and community.
Blaxland also features churches, libraries, playgrounds, shopping centres, Thai and Chinese restaurants, gyms, and a small industrial area. It is home to three state-owned primary and secondary schools that have good reputations. Blaxland is the only town in the area to have a well-known fast-food restaurant. The transportation is serviced by Blaxland railway station.
History of Blaxland 'Wasco' was the name given to Blaxland by John Outrim Wascoe, who owned the Pilgrim Inn license. However, this was a second Pilgrim Inn founded in Blaxland, not the original Pilgrim Inn. The first Pilgrim Inn stood at the crossroads of three early roads: Cox's Road, Mitchell's Pass, and Old Bathurst Road. In 1914, the settlement was renamed Blaxland after Gregory Blaxland, one of the first pioneers to cross the Blue Mountains.
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