30kms · 28 mins by car · 51 mins by public transport
8,464 population (2016 Census)
Thornleigh is located approximately 30km north west of Sydney. Thornleigh railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network.
Thornleigh is named after Constable John Thorn, who, along with Constable Horne, captured bushrangers Dalton and John MacNamara, leader of the North Rocks gang, on 22 June 1830, and were granted land as a reward in 1838.
Thornleigh Marketplace has a great mix of stores and plenty parking for family friendly activities. All your shopping needs covered in one convenient location! Stores include; Woolworths, Dan Murphy's, Sushi Bar, an Optometrist, News Agency and so much more.
Thornleigh is home to Thornleigh West Public School and Normanhurst West Public School (K-6) at the corner of Sefton and Dartford Roads. The local sports clubs include the Thornleigh Sport and Recreation Club with baseball, basketball, cricket, netball, soccer known as Thunder FC and softball division. Thornleigh Squash Centre has 9 glass backed courts.
McDonalds head office is located in Thornleigh.