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Discover the story behind The Glades, from the estate’s unique name to the rich history of the region.

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Byford: Supporting the Workers on the Scarp

Historically, Byford was constructed as a planned town to support workers for the State Brickworks located up the scarp.

Originally founded as the townsite of Beenup in 1906, Beenup took its name from the railway siding there, a corruption of the Aboriginal name of nearby Beenyup Brook. In 1920, the name was changed to Byford.

In 1977, Byford moved from the Shire of Armadale-Kelmscott (which is now the City of Armadale) to the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

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Where did the name “The Glades” come from?

The Glades refers to the wide open, green spaces our community resides in. It’s a symbol of our commitment to building a community that’s in perfect harmony with its environment, from the beautiful parkland at the heart of the estate to the nearby Darling Scarp.

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Streets reflecting service

The street names in The Glades reflect Byford’s long and proud history of Australian war service, with each street honouring the memory of a fallen or returned soldier from the Byford area.

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Precincts in The Glades

The Glades is divided into six residential precincts surrounding a vibrant village centre and picturesque lake.

Each of the precincts at The Glades also have their own story, each unique yet still connected to the overall story of this beautiful place to live.

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The Glades Today

The Glades has grown into a well-established community of almost 10,000 residents, and there’s more to come with new transport connections, parks, and shops planned for the future.

If you’re looking for modern community living in a beautiful natural setting, The Glades may be the place to build your forever home.

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