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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Glenhaven is 6,363, with a population density of 10.11 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Glenhaven is bounded generally by Dooral Dooral Creek and the locality of Dural in the north, Old Northern Road in the east, Gilbert Road and Ridgecrop Drive in the south, and the suburb of Castle Hill and Cattai Creek in the west.

Name origin

Glenhaven is thought to be named from for its valley location, with “The Glen” being the upper portion of the valley, and “The Haven” being the lower portion.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1819 when the first land grant was made. Land was used mainly for farms and market gardens. Some growth took place in the late 1800s. The most significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly during the 1980s. The population continued to increase during the 1990s, with growth slowing in the late 1990s. The population fluctuated slightly between 2001 and 2011, a result of small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Glenhaven is a residential and rural-residential area, with recent residential areas in the southern section.

Major features

Major features of the area include Glenhaven Reserve, Holland Reserve, Linksley Avenue Reserve, W K Wood Reserve, Glenhaven Community Centre and one school.

Included areas

This area encompasses The Hills Shire part of the locality of Glenhaven. The remaining small part of the locality of Glenhaven is located in Hornsby Shire.