9.1 out of 10

Baulkham Hills

Ranked 94th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7477409814147 150.978670013197
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 12, 2016

"Great community spirit and neighbours who will be friends for life"

Love the community spirit of this neighbourhood. People are really friendly and accepting. It's a great place to raise kids with lots of great local schools and parklands. With the M2, buses into the city take 30-40 mins. It's nice and quiet and very safe place to live.
Pros
  • Convenient Transport
  • Parks
  • Schools
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
MariLenaP
MariLenaP Hi Kathleen-do buses into the city take 30-40 minutes in peak?if not-do you know how long they take in peak traffic time?
Jul 16, 2016
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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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"A great place to live"

Pros
  • Convenient Transport
  • Parks
  • Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
LuP LuP
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"From inner west to baulkham hills"

We recently moved from the inner west into Baulkham Hills. It was completly unexpected and unplanned. We had been searching in the inner west and eastern suburbs for a while and were completly disheartened at the ridiculous prices. We had accepted that we would be living in a unit.
I then did a search on baulkham hills and was impressed with the price value. We could basically live in a unit for 800k in the inner west/eastern suburbs or get a decent family home in the hills for the same price. Once we made the decision to move to baulkham hills, we found a house immediately. At 800k we now have a home which is 720 sqm - 6 bedrooms and sitting on a reserve. The area is so tranquil and beautiful. My two kids aged 4 and 2 love it. People are lovely and the area is in close proximity to all the major retail stores. I shop at stocklands - the woollies there is massive and they also have Harris farm. The only drawback for me is the distance to the beach. But seeing the kids free and happy puts everything Into perspective. Whilst I love love love the beach lifestyle, it's just not affordable for families. We lived in a unit with the kids prior to moving to the hills and I have to say the change I have seen in my son has made me accept that this was the right move.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • 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 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Baulkham Hills - Convenient, Beautiful and Family Friendly. What more could you want?"

Surprisingly, Baulkham Hills as an area is one of the oldest regions in Sydney. Following the first settlement of the Colonies, and the trip down the Parramatta river, the settlers realised that they required more arable land for crops and the fast expanding colonial towns.

Fast forward a few years and some treacherous hikes, the settlers discovered what is now known as the Hills District. Such a vast history, yet such a new-ish area. Large parts of the Hills District have only recently been subdivided and turned residential from rural. Baulkham Hills is one of the oldest parts of the Hills, yet it still has a trendy modern vibe about it.

Baulkham Hills is perfect for families. With large housing blocks, huge opportunities, and excellent convenience, this is one of the most sought after locations. For every home on the market, most recent data shows that 71 people are coming through each home before they are sold! Everyone wants to live in Baulkham Hills.

The reason for this?

Absolute convenience, wonderful location. Easy access to the city, yet still carries the suburban charm. It's plentiful parks and reserves will keep you occupied on your early morning runs, or your daily dog walks. Lots of sporting teams to keep the kids occupied on the weekends, with some of the most popular schools in the state.

Matthew Pearce Primary School is one of the top ranked Primary Schools in the state, while Baulkham Hills High School is the second highest ranked Selective High School in New South Wales. An arms reach from multiple Private Schools such as Oakhill College, Hills Grammar, Pacific Hills and The Kings School, and your child's schooling future is secure in this leafy suburb.

Transport is fantastic. Despite what they say about traffic in the Hills District, you are incredibly well connected in Baulkham Hills. With direct services to Blacktown, the CBD, Parramatta, Castle Hill and Hornsby, you'll be at work in no time thanks to the M2 bus links. You won't even need to drive, and if you have to, you won't be stuck for too long, as the roads aren't as packed as they used to be thanks to this transport.

Add on the Government's major projects, the North West Rail Link, extra bus services, and even a potential Light Rail link, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Shopping is a breeze. Your local complex is Stocklands Baulkham Hills, which is small enough to remain nice and cosy, but large enough to house a Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, and several food and specialty outlets. Looking for big ticket items? Head up the road just 5-10 minutes and find yourself at Castle Hill Towers, or the shops on Victoria Avenue Castle Hill. Looking for a bigger shopping spree? Just 10 minutes south you'll find yourself in the hustle and bustle of Parramatta. Close enough for the convenience, further away enough to avoid congestion. A match made in heaven.

Not convinced? That's okay. It's sometimes hard to believe what is written on the internet. Jump in your car and take a drive. Set the GPS for Crestwood Reserve, Excelsior Reserve, Stocklands Baulkham Hills and see for yourself how this beautiful suburb will be perfect for you and your family.
Pros
  • Parks
  • Schools
  • Convenient Transport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best place for my children"

Have been living in Baulkham Hills for just over 3 years and it is the best 3 years for our family.
Both my husband and I work in the city and are very happy taking the train from Seven Hill station.
We love our safe and friendly neighbourhood and our children are happy in both school and social activity. Moving to Baulkam Hills from the inner west suburb is the best decision we'd made.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • 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 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"There is nothing like Baulkham Hills to live in"

There is nothing like BH to live in just like there is nothing like Australia to be. This is a quiet and safe place for people who always enjoy Australian famliy life.

You get everything for you to raise a young here with very nice neighbourhood. And also because Baulkham Hills is the convergence point of three main roads, the public transport is also good enough for people travel to City, Castle Hill and Parramatta (but not good enough for people who are working in Lower North Shore area).

You get the local shops in the stockland mall include Harris Farm, Green and Red Groceries (Coles and Woolworth) etc. It is very convinent for retiree do not want drive to shops.

And also the most important thing for young couples want raise a family here is the primary education is better than most subsurbs in Sydney area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live and raise young(&growing) children"

I have lived in Baulkham Hills for the last 15 years and truly I believe that there have been no better place than Baulkham Hills to raise my two daughters. (currently 14 and 11) This suburb has really good schools and parks and every amenities for children. I only realised this after I have seen some of my friends living in other suburbs which was a bit shocking. Now all of my husband's family and my family lives in Baulkham Hills.I think Baulkham Hills would be a pretty good place for older people too considering how my parents are also feeling very happy and secure here. Our neighbours are great and always willing to help. We bought our house at an auction 15years ago and I thank God for that.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"About Baulkham Hills"

Situated approximately 31km from Sydney and next door to Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills is situated in the Hills Shire, which in 2008 ranked 4th amongst all Local Government areas in terms of Quality of Life. Parks, reserves and bushland are all at the doorstep of its busy CBD, which makes it a great option for those who like to get back to nature.

The main demographic group in Baulkham Hills are Families. There are 9 Schools and 18 Childcare centres within the area; this makes the suburb a very convenient option for working families. Schools in the area are:

• Matthew Pearce Public School
• Crestwood Public School
• Baulkham Hills High School
• Model Farms High School
• Baulkham Hills North Public School
• Jasper Road Public School
• St. Michael's Catholic School

The area falls within the Hills Shire council which until recently was called Baulkham Hills Shire Council. Baulkham Hills can be broken down into several different estates, all with different characteristics and home types:

• Crestwood Estate – North of Merinda Road (around Crestwood Drive)
• Astoria Park Estate – South of Seven Hills Road
• North Baulkham Hills –North of Windsor road
• Roxbrough Park Estate – South of Excelsior Avenue (around Roxbrough Park Drive)
• Model Farms Area – South Baulkham Hills (Winston Hills)

The majority of residents use their own motor vehicles as preferred form of transport, the intersection of Windsor road and the M2 motorway is the major transport hub in the area, this is known as the Baulkham Hills Junction. You can catch the M2 Express Bus to the Sydney CBD within an hour in traffic from here. There are also direct routes to Seven Hills and Parramatta train stations available.

Baulkham Hills has always represented good value to home buyers compared to other suburbs in the Hills District. Strong Growth and a shortage in rental supply in the last few years is making the area popular with investors, and definitely a good option to consider.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Convenient Location"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Why You Should Consider Living in Baulkham Hills ?"

A vibrant Hub in Sydney's North-West Baulkham Hills is an established suburb with close proximity to the M2 Hills Motorway providing a rapid link to the City and domestic and international airports. Offering great value for money with all the advantages of sports and leisure facilities,shopping centres, restaurants, parks,schools and transport makes Baulkham Hills the ideal setting for young growing families.

FACTS:
Size of Baulkham Hills - 17km (approx)
Owner Occupied (%) - 80% (approx)
Number of Schools - 11 (approx)
Number of Child Care - 9 (approx)
Capital Growth in 2009 - 4.9 % (approx)
Number of House Sales in 2008 - 360 (approx)
Number of Unit Sales in 2008 - 179 (approx)
Current Median Sale Price - $600,000 (approx)
Distance to CBD - 30km (approx)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Family Friendly - Absolutely"

Baulkham Hills is a family friendly neighbourhood with a choice of excellent schools, hectares of beautiful reserves, has many kilometres of bush walks and cycleways, numerous shoppping centres and regular bus services to Parramatta and Sydney CBD's. Sporting Clubs include Baseball, Hockey, Netball, Soccer and Volleyball to name a few.Midway between Baulkham Hills and Castle Hill are the renowned Rose Gardens adjoined by Waves fitness centre, athletics field and swimming pools. A variety of housing is available from the modest 2 bedroom units in the "Windsor Gardens" through to luxury penthouse style apartments and from the ideal first home usually situated on approx 700sq.m of land up to some luxury residences still situated on small acreages. William Joyce, the first settler in the Shire, was given a grant of 30 acres in 1794 near today's Junction Road and Old Windsor Road. Andrew McDougall, a settler from Buckholm Hills, County of Roxburgh in Scotland, was given land in 1799, which he named Roxburgh Place. He was responsible for giving the district its present name as it reminded him of his homeland. The name was officially recognised in 1902. Anyone choosing to live in Baulkham Hills can be assured of a family lifestyle that will be the envy of many.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
2yrs+

"Baulkham Hills"

Baulkham Hills is a suburb 31 kilometres north west of the Sydney CBD in the Hills District and is part of the Hills Shire.

It has a population of over 34,000, with 24.1% being 18 or under and 17% being over 60.

This area has been settled since 1794 when William Joyce was given a grant of 30 acres. The name was given to the suburb by a Scottish settler from Buckholm Hills in Scotland as the area reminded him of his home.

There is a major road junction in Baulkham Hills where Old Northern Road, Seven Hills Road and Windsor Road meet – a very busy intersection! The fastest way to get to an from the city is on the M2 Motorway which comes out on Windsor Road.

There is no train station at Baulkham Hills but there is an efficient bus service provided by the Westbus Company.

Baulkham Hills is in the “Bible Belt” of Sydney. There are 15 Christian churches in the suburb.

There is quite a good shopping centre providing supermarkets and specialty shops. There is however, not one single book shop! There are a number of private and government schools for the children of the suburb.

There is still quite a lot of bushland reserve in the suburb where it is possible to see native animals in the wild.

I would recommend Baulkham Hills as a suburb for families
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"A nice and quiet neighbourhood"

Baulkham Hills is located about ten minutes north of Parramatta. This suburb is part of the Hills district and the only forms of public transport are buses. It is a nice and neat suburb with plenty of trees and nice houses around the area. However, getting into Baulkham Hills during peak hours can be a challenge many commuters pass through this suburb to get to the rest of the Hills district.

In the heart of the suburb, you can find supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and shops of all types and plenty of parking available. Many families move to Baulkham Hills in order to be close to the selective high school - Baulkham Hills High School. This school is located off Windsor Road and is consistently viewed as one of the better public schools in Sydney.

It is quite a safe neighbourhood with many families living around the area and I would recommend it ito families and couples.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Baulkham Hills

"Great place to bring up a family"
-33.75859 150.97853

Bogan Avenue

3.5/5
"Great street, nothing bogan about it. :-)"
-33.7450652737 150.9874514526
"Family Oriented street with big yards and neat streetscapes"
-33.760204388 150.9608820168
"Family Friendly Environment"
-33.76627 150.96868

Carmel Close

4.5/5
"Quiet culdesac with big blocks overlooking Crestwood to the Blue Mountains"
-33.7380165185 150.9784629237
"Great street, peaceful and quiet"
-33.75451 151.00553

Brodie St

4.5/5
"Best street in Baulkhuam Hills"
-33.75914 150.99858
"Lovely neighbors, good for kids going to school"
-33.75672 150.9683

Niela Grove

4.5/5
"The Best Street"
-33.76173 150.95842

Browne Place

4.5/5
"Family homes, parks and schools in Crestwood, Baulkham Hills"
-33.7374086317 150.9809491125