Eschol Park, a suburb located 60 km south-west of the Sydney CBD, is part of the local government area of the city of Campbelltown and is in the Macarthur region.
The name of the suburb was derived from an early property in the area, which got its name from “Eschol”, the Promised Land in the Bible. The area was first settled in the mid 1800s, with lands primarily utilised for farms and vineyards. Plans for the housing development were underway in 1975. By April 1978, the first part of the planned suburb, Highfield Estate, was being constructed.
This green and leafy suburb boasts of several parks and reserves where there are playgrounds for children, and pathways for bikes and for strolling, and adequate green space for a game of football or rugby. One of the suburb’s landmarks is Eschol Park Sports Complex, which caters to various sports including cricket, soccer, rugby and athletics.
Though small, it’s a hidden gem with excellence amenities and conveniences. There are many walking tracks as well as neighbouring Eagle Vale Marketplace, and regular bus services.
Population quick facts
- Total population: 2,582
- Number of families: 749
- Top age groups and lifestyles: Older couples and families, maturing couples and families, and established couples and families
- Median rent: $420 per week
- Median property price: $610,000
- Top dwelling structures: Separate house
- Average bedrooms per property: 3.4
Places of interest and local attractions
- Eschol Park House
- Eschol Park Sports Complex
- Vale Brook Reserve
- Eschol Park Public School
*Data based on the Census 2016.