8.3 out of 10

Castle Hill

Ranked 196th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7259732098158 150.9999545653
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
Feb 19, 2014

"Overrated and not central"

Personally, I think it is overrated as it quite far to the CBD and is not centrally located but on the city's north western outer suburbs. Land sizes are quite big but per square metre price not so high given the cost of some of the houses to build. I think in about 10 to 15 years time alot of the houses may appear dated but I could be wrong. I think it could be good for families that don't need to travel far.
Pros
  • Big House / Land size
Cons
  • No train station/ TRAFFIC??
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Aug 19, 2013

"Another setback"

Castle Hill once a vibrant streamline area is set for a distant future as surrounding areas are set to top the capital growth and cash flow scales in the coming years. Sadly Castle Hills developments are currently slow with upgrades including the train line set to be established and... not much else. Hornsby for example is set for a bright investment future, including many development sites and high rises set to push the medium housing costs sky high in 2015 / 2016 and continuing developments and area upgrades making it not only a top area to live in but a promising investment.
Pros
  • Free parking at shopping centres
  • Lovely People
Cons
  • Not many developments planed after the station to continue its growth
  • No train station/ TRAFFIC??
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 13, 2012

"Family oriented suburb with safe and peaceful environment"

If you are looking for a huge house with affordable price, Castle Hill is the best option. Most houses in Castle Hill have enough spaces for 3 generations (in-laws, couples, and children) to live togher under the same roof. The beauty of it is that your in-laws are able to look after your kids and your meal/house while you are busy with work. Castle Hill is also a great place for retirement as it has huge land of green environment and fresh air. One thing to notice about Caslte Hill is its public transport and price for food. Castle Hill has wide range of bus network but it does not have train. If you don't mind spending 1 hour on the bus to city for work every day, then it is ok for you. Many residents in Castle Hill are either rich retirees (old people with huge savings in the bank) or professionals so the prices for food in Castle Hill are expensive. Some of the food or restaurants are more pricy than city.
Pros
  • Big House / Land size
  • Lovely People
  • Quality homes
  • Safety and Security
Cons
  • No train station/ TRAFFIC??
  • The capital growth of Castle Hill property will be significant once the North West Rail Link is established.
  • Worried because it's getting too popular
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
2003bl
2003bl in 2017 there is going to be a train station at castle hill
Apr 08, 2012
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sugaryes I don't want to disappoint you but don't hold your breath until the work is begun.
Jun 15, 2012
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 04, 2012

"Best Sydney Suburb for Families and Professionals"

Moved to the Hills from Liverpool in 2000. Never looked back since, everything is here, not planning to move. Need nearly an hour to get to work, but hey any length of time for transport is worth living the lifestyle in this place. Would even want to be buried here in the local cemetery. Still unsure about plans for trainline, since trains will bring undesirables to the area and even more traffic! Our retirement plans could then change, and we'll move next door to Glenhaven or elsewhere less crowded but still in the Hills area. It's a place to raise a family and then grow old in.
Pros
  • Good schools
  • Big House / Land size
  • Lovely People
  • Quality homes
  • Safety and Security
  • Privacy and Quiet
Cons
  • Worried because it's getting too popular
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 25, 2011

"One of the best suburbs in NSW"

Safe Family suburb with manicured gardens, leafy parks, quiet streets, bike paths, local shopping centre and schools. A great bus service, close to the proposed north west rail and Castle Tower. The best kept secret in the Hills District
Pros
  • Quality homes
  • Lovely People
  • Big House / Land size
Cons
  • No train station/ TRAFFIC??
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5
Sep 26, 2011

"Castle Hill – what a great place to live!"

To many people’s surprise, Castle Hill is only 31 kilometres north-west of the Sydney CBD and outside of peak hour is a comfortable 30 minute drive along the M2. It is a very well established area of Sydney having been first settled more than 200 years ago. In the past 20-30 years, Castle Hill has experienced incredible population growth and is continuing to grow at a rapid rate with a current population of well over 30,000 people.

Castle Hill is central to the Sydney’s Hills District which is well known for one of the best places in Sydney to raise a family. With high quality schools, amenities, accommodation, transport, shopping, sporting facilities, entertainment, employment opportunities and a strong sense of community, it truly is a great place to live!

As a Finance Broker, I have also found the Castle Hill area to be an excellent place to do business with many of my clients residing within the Hills District. Whilst most of the residents in Castle Hill are second and third home buyers, there is still plenty of opportunities for First Home Buyers in surrounding suburbs including Rouse Hill, Baulkham Hills and Kellyville.

Bill Ryan – Ryan Home Loans – www.ryanhomeloans.com.au
Pros
  • Big House / Land size
Cons
  • The capital growth of Castle Hill property will be significant once the North West Rail Link is established.
  • No train station/ TRAFFIC??
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2003bl
2003bl in 2017 there is going to be a train station at castle hill
Apr 08, 2012
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3/5
Jul 15, 2011

"Need train line urgently..... To much traffic congestion"

Its a nice place to live although traffic is really terrible all the time and frustrates me. This is the only negative part of the suburb and I may even move because of this.
Pros
  • Big House / Land size
Cons
  • No train station/ TRAFFIC??
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2003bl
2003bl in 2017 there is going to be a train station at castle hill
Apr 08, 2012
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jun 04, 2011

"My Favourite Suburb - Best Shopping Centre - Great Restaurants - Nice People"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 11, 2010

"The best place to be"

I love it and my children love it, we have the best shopping centre in Sydney, best schools like James Ruse, Baulkam Hills High, Cherrybrrok Technology High, Oakhill College are all very close
, houses are nice and the lifestyle is great
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Mar 22, 2010

"Ultimate Family Environment"

With a plethora of amenities and great community environment, Castle Hill has been quite an attractive option for families for many years. In 2008 the Hills Shire ranked 4th amongst all Local Government areas in terms of Quality of Life. Being so well serviced, there is not the need to leave the suburb.

The main demographic group in Castle Hill are Families. There are 11 Schools and 9 Childcare centres within the area, and all schools have rated favourably on the Australian Governments My School website, further increasing the desirability for families to move to the area.

Castle Hill residents are generally not first home buyers with the majority having mortgages on their properties. Although the majority of dwellings are freestanding, there is a good mix of town homes, apartments and over 55’s retirement complexes, the largest of which is Mowll Village – the first of its kind in Sydney.

The Majority of the area falls within the Hills Shire council with a small pocket of homes known as the “Oakhill” Estate falling under the Hornsby Shire council. Castle Hill can be broken down into several different estates, all with different characteristics and home types.

• Knightsbridge Estate – North of Showground Road
• Balintore Estate – North of Yaringa Road
• New England Estate – South of Tuckwell Road
• East Excelsoir Estate - East of Old Northern Road
• Kings Road Estate – Off Kings Road
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 19, 2010
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 12, 2010

"LOVE IT!"

dont need to say too much, just loving Castle Hill everyday! It has all the facilities for families, teenagers, children and elderly people.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
Dec 16, 2009
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5
Dec 06, 2009
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Nov 24, 2009

""ALWAYS SAID I BUY IN CASTLE HILL""

Having grown up in the wester suburbs but always gone out to castle hill, I just love the area its so friendly, safe. I recently purchased my house there best thing I ever have never looked back.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
Oct 04, 2009

"Go Ahead Castle Hill"

The suburb of Castle Hill is situated 31 kilometres north west of the CBD in the Hills District of Sydney. It is a very old area of Sydney having first been settled in 1802 when a noble Frenchman was given a land grant of 200 acres.

This is an area of Sydney that has grown astronomically over the past thirty to forty years. It now has a population of nearly 35,000. I can remember as a child being taken for Sunday afternoon drives to Castle Hill and seeing market gardens and orchards. The area’s past as an orchard growing area is remembered each year with the Orange Blossom Festival.

Today all these have disappeared and been replaced by the suburban sprawl. There is the enormous Castle Towers Shopping Centres with Grace Bros, David Jones, Woolworths, Coles, Target, Kmart , hundreds of specialty shops and a large cinema complex. There are many schools, both private and government to cater for the number of children in the area. There are retirement villages. The Mowll Village established in 1959 on Old Castle Hill Road was the first of its kind in Sydney. Since that time many others have been built in Castle Hill.

Castle Hill is a very well serviced area. There are a number of private bus companies which operate in the area. You really do not have to leave the suburb to get anything you want.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
Aug 09, 2009

"A great place for families"

Castle Hill is located to the North Western side of Sydney. People who live around here are mainly families with children in their teenage years. Houses here tend to be big and of the "MacMansion" types where you have more than four bedrooms and massive living spaces within the house. Streets are often lined with trees and there are many bushlands surrounding this suburb; hence making it a very tranquil and peaceful place to live in.

Castle Hill Towers is home to many major department stores such as Myer, David Jones, Kmart, Target and labels such as Sportsgirl, Witchery, Lisa Ho and many more. There are both public schools and private schools servicing the education needs of this area. In addition to that, the library is conveniently located behind Castle Towers and has access to many genres of books and publications.

It takes about fifty minutes by car to get into the city from Castle Hill. Buses are the only form of public transport that services this suburb and unfortunately, the buses cannot be relied upon at times and getting to the city can be a problem if you do not drive. Getting into Castle Hill can be a real pain during peak hour as the two main roads (Old Northern Road and Windsor Road) get very congested due to only having either one or two lanes available for traffic. Despite these issues, Castle Hill remains a popular place to live for families and real estate prices are often close to the million dollars mark.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Castle Hill

1

Castle St

3.5/5
"Overrated, but home is home"
-33.732077669 151.0057563596

Unranked Streets in Castle Hill

-33.7379482166 150.9851428487

Anthony Rd

3.5/5
"Great Family Location"
-33.7347551032 150.9947460947

Gaiwood Pl

3.5/5
"Quiet Cul-de-sac in the Castlewood Estate of Castle Hill."
-33.7386653865 151.016493417

Parsonage Rd

4.5/5
"One of the best streets in Castle Hill"
-33.7380028581 151.0009479064

Ridgecrop Dr

4.5/5
"Family Friendly"
-33.7075914408 150.9904567359
"Right on the Reserve"
-33.7369817448 150.9928609625

Marie St

3.5/5
-33.7404 150.9951

Cecil Ave

2.5/5
"Great facilities, if you don't mind some nearby traffic"
-33.7355644806 151.0042946991

Dan Crs

3.5/5
"A great street to enjoy life!"
-33.7330748766 151.0131466243