Wentworthville is located 27 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. Wentworthville is split between the local government areas of the City of Parramatta and the City of Holroyd.
Wentworthville and Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, were named after the Wentworth family. A land grant of 2000 acres (8 km²) in this area was made in 1810 to D'arcy Wentworth, the father of William Wentworth, the famous Blue Mountains explorer. In the 1800s a land boom in the area attracted people into the area, land was subdivided for housing and small farms. The railway line had been put through on its way to Windsor, in 1864, but it wasn't until 1883 that Wentworthville got its own public railway station.
Recent years have seen considerable growth in the development of upmarket low-rise apartment complexes. Citizens of Western Sydney have flocked to Wentworthville's proximity to shopping, transport, health and other public services.
Wentworthville railway station is on the Western railway line of the City Rail network.The trip to Sydney CBD typically takes 35 minutes.
Buses run to Merrylands, Parramatta, Blacktown and the Hills area, and the Liverpool - Parramatta T-way passes right by the south eastern corner. The North -West T-way will go just along the northern tip (Mons Road).
The M4 Western Motorway and the parallel Great Western Highway run east-west through the southern side. The Cumberland Highway runs through the western side of Wentworthville on its way south (from Hornsby via the Pennant Hills Road to Liverpool).
Wentworthville is home to local rugby league team the Wentworthville Magpies, who play in the NSWRL Jim Beam Cup.