CASTLE HILL is a picturesque suburb possibly named because of the fine views from the hilly areas in the district. Governor Phillip first saw the area on one of his exploratory trips in 1791. Governor King began a government farm there on July 8 1801, referring to it as Castle Hill on 1 March 1802.Filled with restaurants and cafes, Castle Hill is the heart of the Hills District. Venture out and enjoy the nightlife as streets blossom with a lively atmosphere. Classy bars and clubs offer a convenient place to enjoy an evening out with friends. Enjoy the tranquillity of living in the hills, yet with public transport at your fingertips to take you right into the heart of the city with ease. You can catch an express bus to the CBD via the M2, and as of May 2019 you will be able to catch the train via the North-West Rail Link. The Castle Hill station is underground and is located next to Castle Towers Shopping Centre.Known to locals as “The Towers” this very busy local hub, features large department stores such as Myer and David Jones, along with multiple specialty stores including high end fashion boutiques.
For a night of entertainment you can catch a movie at Event cinemas, and even splurge on Gold Class. Kids are catered for too with Holey Moley Mini Golf providing hours of entertainment. When it comes to eating you can dine alfresco at a number of cool restaurants in the Piazza. There are many more restaurants along Terminus Street, with cusines ranging from Chinese, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Thai and more, and there are also some wine bars such as The Crooked Tailor that has a great vibe and ambience.The ever popular Castle Hill RSL is very family friendly and offers an array of dining options for the casual bistro with kids play area to Rib Factory and Jin Yan Asian restaurant. They also host a number of shows in their auditorium throughout the year for the enjoyment of the locals.
The hip Hillside Hotel has a bistro and is popular with the younger set on the weekends.As you would expect from a very family oriented neighbourhood there are plenty of good quality schools in the suburb.
Aside from well reputed public primary and high schools, Castle Hill is home to Gilroy College, Oakhill College, St Angela's Catholic Primary, St Bernadette's Catholic Primary and the Hills Adventist College.There is also no shortage of local parks and recreation areas, and it offers a diverse range of sporting clubs and sports facilities and for golf enthusiasts The Castle Hill Country Club is highly regarded.The suburb also offers diverse living and is currently undergoing a growth period with a host of new apartment blocks changing the streetscape. This includes the high rise ‘Atmosphere’ buildings adjacent to the future station to cater for a new demographic looking for affordable living and easy access to train transport. Castle Hill also enjoys leafy surrounds and there are plenty of luxurious, upmarket homes on large blocks, ideal for families with bigger budgets to live and grow.Castle Hill Show is held each year, around March. It is always well attended by the locals, and is a great alternative to the Royal Easter Show.