Lifestyle & Residential

Living in the Sydney Hills

The Sydney Hills is not only great for business, it offers a lifestyle second to none. Just a short drive from the Sydney CBD, an excellent quality of life awaits with new and existing neighbourhoods boasting quality homes surrounded by open spaces, parks, gardens and bushland, in a safe, welcoming environment.


Homes in the Sydney Hills are highly sought after, with opportunities ranging from a new home in a planned neighbourhood, or apartment living in a town centre. It is one of the few areas of Sydney offering rural and semi-rural lifestyles a short distance from business parks and town centres.   


The Sydney Hills is a great place to raise a family with some of the State’s top schools on offer, including Baulkham Hills High, James Ruse Agricultural College, Hills Grammar, The Kings School and Tara – to name a few. Quality primary schools and child-care centres serve the region.


Residents of the Sydney Hills are generally well educated and enjoy a higher per capita disposable income that the national average.


With the mighty Hawkesbury River on the doorstep, water sports, national parks, bushwalking and scenic picnic locations feature as key leisure activities. Nurseries, restaurants and cafes are popular spots for weekends.

Residents can select fresh produce at farmer’s markets or direct from the farm gate.  Premier shopping is on offer at Castle Towers – one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest indoor shopping locations with Gold Class and Events Cinemas, while an open-air shopping experience is offered at the award-winning new Rouse Hill Town Centre.

The Sydney Hills is also home to significant heritage locations such as historic Bella Vista Farm Park, Wisemans Ferry and Castle Hill Heritage Park - where the scene of the Battle of Vinegar Hill took place.

Health Care

The Hills Private Hospital opened in 2009 and serves the region with state of the art private health facilities, along with the Castle Hill Day Surgery. The Sydney Hills is becoming known for its strong medical precincts and excellent medical and paramedical services. The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is located within a half hour drive.