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North Balgowlah

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for North Balgowlah is 3,961, with a population density of 35.15 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

North Balgowlah is bounded by Manning Street, Bangaroo Street and Kalaui Street in the north, the suburb of Manly Vale in the north-east and east, Burnt Bridge Creek in the south, and Clontarf Street in the west.

Name origin

North Balgowlah is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "north harbour".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, although population was minimal until the 1880s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth from the 1950s. In more recent years there has been an influx of young residents, many who have renovated the existing homes in the area. The population increased gradually from the mid 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area and an increase in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

North Balgowlah is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Condover Reserve and one school.