Kellyville Real Estate
Property for Sale in Kellyville, Sydney
Kellyville is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 36 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of The Hills Shire. It is part of the Hills District region.
Kellyville is situated in the Norwest growth area and this has given Kellyville the advantage of new schools and shopping facilities.
Bringing up children in this area is just one of the reasons people buy property in Kellyville. The bush walking tracks, bike tracks and the community facilities only begin to highlight the many activities available to families in Kellyville.
These features are further accentuated with scouts, youth groups, swim schools and local sporting teams. Adding highly credited schools and child care centres to these wonderful leisure opportunities, makes living in Kellyville a perfect family decision.
The saying “the apple doesn’t fall far from tree” depicts the Kellyville area, where so many parents you meet have grown up here and are still living in the Hills area.
Being only an hour bus trip to the CBD during peak hour as well as having easy access to the M2 has made living in Kellyville an opportune choice for the family, having such great transport choices to Sydney, Parramatta or Norwest Business Centre.
Kellyville is believed to be named after Hugh Kelly, who owned land comprising the Kellyville Estate. Kelly was a former convict who arrived in New South Wales aboard The Rolla in 1803. Early land holders given grants included John Tivett, George Acres, Hugh Kelly and Michael Hancey. Kelly owned a hotel on the corner of Wrights and Windsor Roads called the ‘Bird-In-Hand’. Kellyville’s origins as a landmark date to at least 1810 with the grant of land and the 1820s construction of the White Hart Inn.
The Inn was a popular stable and accommodation on the main road to Windsor. The White Hart Inn existed long prior to its competitor The Bird In Hand. Ironically, the original owner of the land grant on which the White Hart Hotel was built was Hugh Kelly.
Kellyville Post Office opened on 1 January 1889. The original post office building stands on the corner of Acres Road and Windsor Roads. It now houses a car rental operation.
Parts of Kellyville became separate suburbs. Beaumont Hills, north of Samantha Riley Drive, was renamed in 2002. Kellyville Ridge, west of Old Windsor Road, is a separate suburb in the City of Blacktown.
Kellyville Public School is a historic building which was established in 1849. For most of the 20th century, Kellyville was semi-rural. From the 1960s to the 1980s about 900 homes were developed in an area around Acres Road, known locally as ‘The Village’. Major developments such as Kellyville Plaza have encouraged residential growth. Due to the suburb’s location, Kellyville is a major growth area in The Hills.
Kellyville Plaza features a Coles supermarket and 22 specialty shops including a National Pharmacies. The plaza and Woolworths supermarket next door both opened in 2003. Other shopping needs are met by the various shops located on a light commercial strip in an area known as ‘The Village’ on Windsor Road, Kellyville. Kellyville Pets, on Windsor Road, is a large and diverse pet store. In 2014 an Aldi supermarket opened on land next door to Kellyville Plaza on Wrights Road.
Kellyville possesses a combination of semi-rural, older suburban and modern residences offering a variety of lifestyles, spanning from medium-density townhouse developments along Kellyville Shopping Plaza to opulent residences sited adjacent to natural creeks and bushlands. As a result of the suburb’s strategic location, Kellyville offers a relaxed and quiet lifestyle being surrounded by rural areas and suburban Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills and Glenhaven.
Primary & secondary schools:
• Kellyville Public School – Public Primary School
• Sherwood Ridge Public School – Public Primary School
• St Angela’s Primary School – Catholic Primary School
• Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School – Catholic Primary School
• Kellyville High School – Public High School
• William Clarke College – Private School for students from Kindergarten to Year 12
• Beaumont Hills Primary School – Public Primary School
Special needs schools:
• Tallowood School – School for disabled students from ages 4 to 18
Windsor Road is a significant road linking Parramatta, in the City of Parramatta, with Windsor, in the City of Hawkesbury. Recent infrastructure development in the Hills District has increased the accessibility of Kellyville. Windsor Road, formerly one-lane each way, was upgraded to a two-lane road in 2006 and has significantly improved traffic flow in the area. Green Road was completed as a two-lane road in 2006 and links Kellyville with the nearby Victoria Avenue, Castle Hill trading zone 2 km down the road, home to three Homemaker centres, car dealers, light industrial areas and many other retail outlets. The old Glenhaven Bridge is a wooden, shared one-lane bridge and was replaced with the new Glenhaven Bridge, which is a proper concrete bridge suitable for heavy vehicles. Built in 2007, the bridge runs over Cattai Creek and allows for normal traffic flows between Kellyville and Glenhaven.
Kellyville now has the advantage of faster travel to Sydney CBD fuelled by the new Lane Cove Tunnel and the M2 Hills Motorway. In good conditions, travel takes approximately 35 minutes.
Bus and rail
Transport to Parramatta by bus in the far-western side of Kellyville has also been improved through the development of the bus-only North-West T-Way, which runs parallel with Old Windsor Road.
Hillsbus provide services to Rouse Hill (T64, T65, T66, 601, 610, 607X, 617X, 619), Parramatta (T64, T65, T66, 601), Castle Hill (610, 612X, 619), Baulkham Hills (601, 610, 612X, 615X, 619), Macquarie Park (619), North Sydney (602, 612X) and Sydney CBD (607X, 610, 615X, 617X), whilst Busways provide services to Blacktown (T71, T75), Castle Hill (T71), Rouse Hill (T71, T75) and Riverstone (T75).
The North West Rail Link is a railway line under construction which will connect the Hills District with the rest of the Sydney rail network. Additional buses are planned to serve the area in substitution for the present M2 City bus network which will cease after the 2017 opening of the initial Rouse Hill to Chatswood NW rail line.
Sport and recreation
The Bernie Mullane Sporting Complex is a major recreational facility which was officially opened in March 2003 with a total project cost of more than $13 million. As part of the project, an indoor facility for a gym and other indoor sports, tennis courts, soccer fields and cricket grounds were constructed. The complex provides for a wide range of indoor and outdoor health, recreational and sporting programs and services.
Other recreational venues include:
• Caddies Creek Reserve – Radisson Place
• Commercial Road Netball Reserve – Wellgate Avenue
• Kellyville Park – Memorial Avenue
• Macquarie Avenue Reserve – Macquarie Avenue
• The Hills Centenary Park – Cnr Commercial & Withers
Recreational facilities in close proximity include Castle Hill Country Club and Fred Caterson Reserve in Castle Hill. Fred Caterson Reserve is set within a 60 hectare bushland setting directly less than 1 km south-east of Kellyville, and offers a range of outdoor options including bushwalking tracks, BMX track, cycleways, remote control car track and many other sporting fields.
The population of Kellyville in 2001 was 13,668 people. By 2006 the population was 18,922 showing a population growth of 38% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Kellyville is 0 – 9 years.
Check out property for sale in Kellyville.