Castle Hill NSW

Population 39,594

Castle Hill Part of The Hills Shire

Castle Hill is part of Greater Western Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Greater Western Sydney, which is a part of Greater Sydney, comprises 13 local government areas: Liverpool, Hawkesbury, Parramatta, Penrith, Wollondilly, Canterbury-Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Cumberland and Fairfield. 

Castle Hill is located 30km north-west of the Sydney CBD. It is split between the local government areas of Hornsby Shire and The Hills Shire. It is speculated that the suburb was named for the spectacular views afforded from the hills in the area.

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Castle Hills Own Nobel Prize Winner

The population of the area based on a 2016 census is 39,594, with the median age being 40. The area counts a Nobel Prize Winner as one of its former residents. Patrick White, the  recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1973 lived in Castle Hill for 18 years. His home, nicknamed ‘Dogwoods’ still stands today, maintained in its original character and is listed as a heritage building.

Public Transport Castle Hill

Castle Hill is serviced by public buses that run express services to Sydney CBD, as well as Parramatta, Pennant Hills, Beecroft, Dural, Hornsby, Macquarie Park, Baulkham Hills, Rouse Hill, Cherrybrook and Busways. Sydney Metro Northwest rail line also services the Castle Hill suburb. 

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Shoppping in Castle Hill

On the southern side of Castle Hill is a traditional shopping strip, the Castle Mall Shopping Centre. The northern side of Castle Hill is dominated by the newer and much larger Castle Towers, a shopping complex owned by the Queensland Investment Corporation. At 112,000 square metres, it is one of Australia’s largest shopping centres. It also houses 2 cinemas, multiplexes and 2 department stores. Plans to expand the centre have been approved, which will make it the largest shopping centre in NSW once completed. The Piazza is also a great place for business lunches and meetings such as castle hill website designs planning sessions