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Beacon Hill

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Beacon Hill is 7,926, with a population density of 28.52 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Beacon Hill is bounded by Oxford Falls Road and the locality of Oxford Falls in the north, Alkira Circuit, Towradgi Street, Parr Parade, Careden Avenue, McIntosh Road, Eltham Street, Monaro Place, Warri Close, Warringah Road and Beacon Hill Road in the east, the suburbs of Brookvale and Allambie Heights in the south, and the suburb of Frenchs Forest in the west.

Name origin

Beacon Hill is named for the trig beacon in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates primarily from the 1850s, with minimal population until the 1880s. Growth was slow, with land remaining rural until the post-war years. A quarry was in use until 1948. Significant development took place in the 1960s and 1970s, with some growth in the northern-most section in the late 1980s. The population increased slightly from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Beacon Hill is a primarily residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Beacon Hill Reserve, Dresden Reserve, Golden Grove Park, Goroka Park, Red Hill Reserve, Tristram Road Playing Fields, Warringah Reservoir and one school.