About Revesby Heights

Revesby Heights History

Revesby Heights is entirely located on a land grant made to Lewis Gordon in 1840.  In 1848 the land was subdivided into 15 streets and was called George Town. However no settlement took place, and the land remained unsettled. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, a few families built shacks down near Little Salt Pan Creek.

During World War 2, the top soil was removed from the entire site leaving it as barren as the moon. In the early 1950s the government decided it would be used a new housing settlement for soldiers returned from World War 2 – thus bringing the warm nickname for the suburb of “Hero’s Hill”.  There were just over 400 soldiers and their families who settled on their land and built homes. There were six different designs to choose from, thus giving the older homes there today their similarities.  The homes were sometimes constructed as 30 being built at the same time.

The precinct has always had a close knit community and in 1958 banded together to form the Revesby Heights Ex-Service Association which eventually led to a club which is still to this day very central to the lives of the residents.

 

Revesby Heights Today

The size of Revesby Heights is approximately 1 square kilometre.  It has one park covering nearly 15% of total area.  The population of Revesby Heights in 2006 was 1,322, and the predominant age group in Revesby Heights is 40-49 years.  Households in Revesby Heights are primarily couples with children, and are likely to be repaying between $800 – $1000 per month on mortgage repayments.  In 2006, 86.8% of the homes in Revesby Heights were owner-occupied, and the current median sales price of houses in the area is $650,000.

The popular feature of Revesby Heights is its quiet, tucked away location bordering the Georges River National Park, with many homes offering stunning bush views, and its older homes boasting loads of character, with many being renovated in keeping with the era in which they were built.  The area is also still very close to Revesby with its fantastic transport options and shopping facilities.  The local shopping area of Revesby Heights offers a family medical centre, a beauty therapist, a fitness studio, printing shop, and a Japanese restaurant, plus the convenience of the facilities of Revesby only a short drive down the road.  The Revesby Heights area also offers great primary and high schools, churches, parks and the Georges River National Park walking areas.

If you would like to know more about the Revesby Heights area, please ask us about the ‘History of Revesby Heights’ books by Andrew Molloy, exclusively sold in our office of Chambers Fleming Professionals Real Estate, here on the corner of Faraday and Howard Roads, Padstow.