- Balgowlah, New South Wales
Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Balgowlah
city = Sydney
state = NSW
lga = Manly Council
postcode = 2093
est = 1832
stategov = Manly
fedgov = Warringah
near-nw = North Balgowlah
near-n = Manly Vale
near-ne = Manly Vale
near-w = Seaforth
near-e = Fairlight
near-sw = Clontarf
near-s = Balgowlah Heights
near-se = "
dist1 = 12
dir1 = north-east
location1= Sydney CBD
Balgowlah is a
suburbof northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Balgowlah is located 12 kilometresnorth-east of the Sydney central business districtin the local government area of Manly Council, in the Northern Beachesregion. Balgowlah shares the postcode 2093 with the adjacent suburbs of Balgowlah Heights and North Balgowlah.
Balgowlah was named in 1832 after an Aboriginal word meaning "north harbour" in reference to its position from
Port Jackson. In the early days of European Settlement it had been known as Little Manly.
Balgowlah is home to the Totem Shopping Centre, which is currently being redeveloped (October 2008). The nearest major shopping centre is Warringah Mall, located 2 kilometres north of the suburb. The area is well serviced by a number of smaller shops, including real estate agents, two banks, restaurants, a hardware store, a liquor store, post office, hair dressers, travel agents, delicatessen, photocopying store etc.
There are a few smaller shopping areas and single shops in Balgowlah, some of them the remnants of the traditional "corner shop" of the 1950s and before.
Balgowlah is one of the destinations for the Hop-Skip-Jump [ [http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/Hop-Skip-Jump-Bus.html Hop-Skip-Jump] ] free bus service operated by
Manly Council. Numerous public buses also operate in the area, the majority coming through Balgowlah en route to Manly, Warringah Mall, Seaforth and the city
Schools in the Balgowlah region include St. Cecilias Primary School, Balgowlah Heights Public School, Manly West Public School and Balgowlah Boys High School.
Parks and recreation
The North Harbour Reserve on Condamine Street, south of the shopping centre, is a popular picnic spot for larger groups. The reserve is also on the scenic walk that runs from Manly through Fairlight, Balgowlah, Balgowlah Heights and Clontarf to The Spit, near the Spit Bridge
Balgowlah, Manly Ferry
*"The Book of Sydney Suburbs", Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 14
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