Situated on the southern most part of the St George district in the municipality of Kogarah, Blakehurst is just 18 kms from the CBD and 13kms from the domestic and international airports. First named Georgetown, the name was later changed to Blakehurst which is English for small wooded hill. Essentially residential, with a population of approx. 15,000, the majority of homes are freestanding and luxurious, with many enjoying water panoramas over the Georges River, Kogarah Bay and Shipwrights Bay.
Skirted by the Princes Highway with access to the Sutherland Shire and the south coast via Tom Uglys Bridge on the southern most tip, Blakehurst residents enjoy easy access to beaches, shopping complexes, recreational parks and nearby sporting facilities.
There is a choice of government and non-government primary and high schools within the suburb and a tertiary TAFE institute at nearby Kogarah. Blakehurst has a local shopping strip and a multitude of medical, dental and aged care facilities. Larger comprehensive shopping complexes are easily accessible at Westfield Hurstville or Westfield Miranda.
Many fine restaurants and casual eateries are enjoyed by locals and leisure activities are predominantly aquatic in nature. Sailing, canoeing and kayaking as well as motor boat cruising fill the leisure hours. Blakehurst marina is the base for charter cruises and caters for mooring of pleasure craft. Several parks are scattered throughout the area with Todd Park being used for football and cricket.