Rich in cultural history, Leonay offers something for everyone.
As a proud resident myself, I can attest to Leonay’s attraction as a suburb of choice for active families in Greater Western Sydney.
Climbing the hill at the foot of the Blue Mountains Escarpment, Leonay has become one of the most sought-after suburbs in the local government area. Not only is capital growth in the area well above that of the Penrith Local Government area average, but we are constantly receiving enquiries from prospective buyers wanting to approach home owners about the potential sale of their (currently unlisted) home.
What is the appeal? It is definitely multi-faceted – many of our buyers are second-generation Leonay residents who are keen to buy into the lifestyle and sense of community that they have been raised in. Importantly, it’s a safe community – children ride their bikes to school on the wide roads, enjoy a run on the golf course and play in the parks with the sense of freedom that I remember from my childhood.
It may well be its size that has ensured Leonay hasn’t lost its sense of community. Although only two square kilomteres in size, the suburb has a lot to offer its residents. Not only is there a vibrant pre-school and a fantastic primary school, but a challenging golf course, welcoming golf club, numerous parks and sporting facilities, a gym and friendly general store.
Of course, it would be remiss of me not to mention the gorgeous Nepean River and the walking tracks that are constantly in use by athletes, walkers, and young families on bikes and scooters (or pushing prams). Residents are provided with a sense of serenity the moment they cross the river with the hustle and bustle left behind them. Instead, the Blue Mountains are at their back door and the Nepean River at their front, almost providing the same sense of isolation that many Blue Mountain residents find so appealing.
The Mountains themselves are a stone’s throw away, and the Penrith Regional and Lewer’s Bequest Gallery is a short walk. Housing a delectable café and placing a focus on ensuring art is accessible to adults and children alike, the Gallery is active in the community and a central meeting point for many who do the River Road walk.
It is clear that Leonay’s rich, cultural heritage has been integral in its attraction. Leonay’s first visitors were believed to be Jamison, Johnston, Wentworth and Jones in 1818, but it was undoubtedly the Buring family’s contribution to the area that cemented its identity. Developing a vineyard and small fort on his property (Fort Sanctuary), Leo Buring entertained dignitaries such as Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. With the 2,203 square meter property recently restored to its original character, Leonay residents enjoy close ties to the family after which their suburb was named.
If you are looking to settle in an area that embraces culture, activity and community, Leonay is your ideal location!