The suburb of Orchard Hills is part of the original Frogmore Estate and the adjoining York Estate originally owned by the York family. When the York Estate was subdivided in the late 1880s, the land was mainly sold for orchards and vineyards. Then from 1910 the area was known as Orchard Hills.
Even today, agriculture remains important in Orchard Hills. The reddish clay loams of Orchard Hills are still used for grape growing and such makes a considerable contribution to the Sydney market of grapes and stone fruits.
Neighbouring suburbs include St Clair, Erskine Park, Kingswood and Claremont Meadows Glenmore Park, South Penrith and the rural areas of Wallacia and Mulgoa.
Orchard Hills has a predominately rural character with undulating hills and scenic vistas. Larger homesteads fill the area with several estates, including the majestic “The Vines” estate. This area is only moments to the main motorway taking travelers into the Sydney CBD and is therefore an extremely sort after location.
Major features of the area include:
- Samuel Marsden Reserve
- Defence Establishment Orchard Hills
- Kingswood Golf Club
- Penrith Anglican College
- Christ Church at the College
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