Bella Vista Real Estate
Property for Sale in Bella Vista, Sydney
Bella Vista is a suburb of north-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Bella Vista is located 33 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of The Hills Shire.
Location and boundaries
Bella Vista is bounded by the suburb of Kellyville in the north, Brighton Drive, Edgewater Drive, Norwest Boulevard, Reston Grange, Barina Downs Road, Coorumbene Court and the suburb of Baulkham Hills in the east, Chapel Lane and Seven Hills Road in the south and Old Windsor Road in the west.
Settlement of the area dates from 1799 when the first land grant was made. Land was used mainly for farming, with orchards from the late 1800s. Substantial residential development did not occur until the 1990s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population more than quadrupling between 1991 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.
Major features of the area include Circa Retail Shopping Centre, Norwest Business Park, Norwest Private Hospital, Bella Vista Farm Park, Bella Vista Oval, Francisco Crescent Reserve and Village Green.
The 2011 population for Bella Vista is 7,338, with a population density of 19.14 persons per hectare.
The suburb now sports several shopping complexes and a major hotel. It is rapidly becoming the main business centre within the Hills District. The biggest commercial area is the Norwest Business Park on Norwest Boulevard to the east. Norwest Business Park incorporates retail, commercial, industrial and hotel developments. The industrial areas in West Bella Vista are still heavily under development, with many new warehouses appearing recently.
Bella Vista has numerous established medical centres and dental surgeries. In addition a major private hospital Norwest Private Hospital is located at 11 Norbrik Drive.
Norwest Marketplace is a shopping centre featuring a Coles and many specialty stores including McDonald’s, Subway, Gloria Jean’s, Michel’s Patisserie, Joeys’, small electronic and clothing stores and a day care centre. Circa Retail is a shopping centre in South Norwest Business Park (West Bella Vista) featuring a Woolworths supermarket as the anchor tenant with 25 specialty stores.
In 2006, Woolworths Limited, a public Australian retail company, joined all of its sub-management offices into a $200 million complex in Norwest Business Park in Bella Vista. The move meant Bella Vista was listed in Fortune’s Global 500 list as one of the suburbs where Global 500 companies have their headquarters, ranked above Singapore, Miami and Baltimore and alongside Bangkok and Boston.
Other large scale corporations with corporate headquarters in the Norwest Business Park include Homeart, ResMed and AAMI Insurance and the Reserve Bank of Australia.
A major factor in the recent growth of Bella Vista has been its prime location near the end of the Sydney M2 motorway. The motorway (opened in 1997) means that in very good traffic conditions takes just over half an hour to get from Bella Vista to the CBD. This also puts Bella Vista close to two major north-south transport routes through Sydney, the Cumberland Highway and the Westlink M7.
Buses are the only form of public transport available to Bella Vista residents. The suburb is serviced by private bus companies Hillsbus and Busways.
The North West Rail Link is currently under construction and would be the main public transport line linking residents of north-western Sydney with Epping, Chatswood, North Sydney and Sydney CBD. It would also improve access to Castle Hill Norwest Business Park and Rouse Hill.
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