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East Hills
About the profile areas

The 2011 population for East Hills is 3,356, with a population density of 21.38 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

East Hills is bounded by Henry Lawson Drive, Cheatle Street, Kelso Park South, Childs Street, Park Road and Tower Street in the north, Stevens Street, Milford Avenue, Gracemar Avenue, Penrose Avenue, Irene Lane and Riverside Avenue in the east, and the Georges River in the south and west.

Name origin

East Hills is thought to be named after a place near Liverpool, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the early 1800s, with some growth in the late 1800s. Land was used mainly for orchards and poultry farms. Significant development did not occur until the 1930s, spurred by the opening of the East Hills railway line. Rapid growth continued in the post-war years. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly medium density housing.

Land use

East Hills is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include East Hills Park, Smith Park, Monash Reserve, Taylor Reserve, the Georges River and several schools.