Once dominated by orchards, Castle Hill is now home to business parks, shopping centres and some of the Hills district’s finest homes.
Castle Hill is a 30-minute drive to Sydney city on a good day (in peak hour it’s closer to 50 minutes). It’s a popular suburb with plenty of amenities, including Castle Towers, a behemoth shopping centre. A Castle Hill address is a source of pride, and many properties are valued at $1 million plus. If you’re looking for comfortable family living and access to the country as well as the city, Castle Hill could well be for you.
Castle Hill is popular with city commuters, families with older children and retirees – due in some part to the fact that there are few first home buyers in Castle Hill and people are often older by the time they buy in the area.
Many choose Castle Hill for its tranquillity and proximity to rolling fields, but if it’s entertainment you’re after, there’s plenty here. Castle Towers is the drawcard for shoppers, located on the northern side of town, with two cinema complexes, several department stores and plenty of individual shops. Some say that food and dining out can be pricier – but if you’re willing to look you’ll find affordable options, including market-style fresh fish in the older shopping centres.
On the western side of town, Castle Hill’s business parks hide away some great coffee – if you’re willing to look for it. Castle Hill doesn’t have a train station and although there are buses, many people travel by car. This leads to Castle Hill’s only weakness – heavy traffic can be an issue.
Large landscaped blocks, towering modern homes and sweeping driveways; Castle Hill is the stuff dreams are made of.
Whilst many residences are built for families, there are some townhouses and apartments for more compact living – including an apartment block neighbouring Castle Towers shopping centre.
Is a lengthy drive home from the city worth the reward of living in Castle Hill? Many say yes. With large blocks, spacious homes and plenty of garden to tweak to your heart’s desire, Castle Hill is a unique place to live.