Minchinbury is named after Captain William Minchin, one of the first land owners in the area.
In 1859 Dr Charles McKay established the famous vineyard and winery that was purchased by Penfolds in 1921 and is now known for it's quality champagne.
■ WHAT'S NEARBY
Close to the M4 and M7 it is a great place for people driving to work using major motorways regularly.
Major shopping centres such as Westfields in Penrith and Mt Druitt are close to the area.
The number of schools and pre-schools in the area make it suitable for families.
■ WHO LIVES THERE
Part of the Blacktown Local Council, Minchinbury is an area dominated by growing families and is known for it's friendly atmosphere and community pride.
Figures from the 2011 Census showed the population of Minchinbury to be 5456 people, mostly living in homes of over three people.
Between 2006 and 2011 the number of employed people in the area has increased significantly while many of them travel outside of the area to work.
Proximity to the major motorway's make Minchinbury ideal for people who drive to and from using major motorways regularly.
Busways buses provide transport to and from Mt Druitt station while the number of train stations within close proximity make getting to the City, Parramatta and areas further away easy.