8.5 out of 10

Bella Vista

Ranked 189th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.7381442034953 150.959050117021
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"A Beautiful Suburb!"

What a beautiful Suburb this is!

Bella Vista is close to every Amenities! With Lots of Schooling Options, Nice Houses & Great Shopping Options! This is my 5th Preference to live in Sydney!
Pros
  • Shopping Options
  • Schooling Options
  • Nice Houses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Bella Vista Waters fantastic community to live in"

We built a home in 'Bella Vista Waters' approx. 6 years ago, moving from Bella Vista and are still extremely happy with living here. The neighbourhood has grown into a wondrful community with Food & Wine Festivals, street Christmas parties, ladies luncheons and many more community activities for all age groups. We have great shopping centres close by and excellent restaurants on our door step. Easy access to the M7 & M2. Bella Vista Waters a wonderful place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Bella Vista Waters, Best in the Hills District!"

Bella Vista Waters, the best in the Hills district. Brought a block of land back in 2002. Built an architect design homes with a reasonable budget. Best investment ever made. Love living here, and will continue to live here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Expensive to buy but really nice to live"

I've lived in Bella Vista since 2006. Fairly new area that keeps developing, therefore has modern look and feel, for a suburbia. New construction still going on, both residential and commercial, mostly of contemporary minimalist look. Both older and younger areas are leafy and clean. Brand new huge private hospital/medical centre with emergency facilities, 3 small shopping centres. New businesses open every day, bringing excellent services of all kinds to the area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
2yrs+

"Bella Vista - a go-ahead commercial centre!"

33 kilometres east of Sydney’s CBD in the Hills Shire and part of the Hills District is the suburb of Bella Vista. It has a population of about 6,300 with nearly 30% of these being under 18.

Historically the most famous resident of the area was Elizabeth Macarthur who sold part of her holdings to the Pearce family who named their property Bella Vista – most likely because it had beautiful views. The family did not sell the property till 1950.The farmhouse and buildings have since been bought by the Baulkham Hills Shire Council who intends to restore them and open them to the public.

The area, up until the 1990’s was mainly small farms. Now there are more residential areas and a thriving business area. It is quickly becoming the main business area for the Hills District. The largest business area is the internationally renowned Norwest Business Park which has retail, commercial, industrial and hotel developments. The Hillsong Church is also located in Norwest.

It is situated close to the end of the M2 Motorway making travel to the city reasonably easy, even if commuters need to get up very early! Buses are the only public transport available.

Bella Vista – a go-ahead commercial centre!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Nice suburb but far from the city"

Bella Vista lies in North Western Sydney close to Baulkham Hills. It is a very new suburb and has a lot of new houses. The suburb itself is a complex maze of streets and houses, where most of the houses actually look the same so if your street directory is not updated and you do not have a global positioning system, you are actually highly likely to get lost in there. It is very close to the likes of Norwest so living here would have it’s advantages if you work there or worship there. Having to drive or commute to the city everyday means you better get used to waking up at 6am.