Baulkham Hills can be found in Sydney’s Hills District. It lies 31 kms north-west of Sydney CBD in The Hills Shire local government area. A small part of it south of the M2 Motorway is in the City of Parramatta. It is the administrative seat for The Hills Shire.
Baulkham Hills is a predominantly residential suburb. Norwest Business Park can be found in the northern portion of the suburb. Baulkham Hills Junction, which is part of the National Highway, is where three major roads intersect. It also includes the Hills Motorway in the south.
Baulkham Hills was once home to the Bidjigal people, who are thought to have been a clan from the Darug people who occupied the entire land to the west of Sydney.
William Joyce was the first European settler to the Baulkham Hills Shire. He was granted 30 acres (or 121,000 m2) of land in the Baulkham Hills in 1794. Up until the middle of the 19th century, most of the suburb’s land grant was subdivided into farms. The construction of the Rogans Hills Railway Line accelerated this process. From the 1960s, urban development was accelerated. Andrew McDougall from Buckholm Hills in County of Roxburgh, Scotland gave the area the name Baulkham Hills. McDougall was reminded of his home country by the name. It was officially recognized in 1802. The Baulkham Hills Post Office was opened on April 1, 1856.
A small part of Baulkham Hills was declared a new suburb of Norwest on 29 June 2018.
According to the 2016 census there were 37.050 people living in Baulkham Hills. 60.1% were born in Australia.
Grove Square is a shopping center located at the intersection of Old Northern Road and Windsor Road. There are supermarkets owned by Coles, Woolworths and Aldi, as well as 70 specialty shops. In 2008, the centre was significantly expanded with a redevelopment.
Norwest Marketown is a shopping center located in the northern suburb. It also houses many other businesses. Nearby is the Norwest Business Park, which is located partially in Baulkham Hills but mostly in Bella Vista.
Baulkham Hills is home to many parks and reserves. The Crestwood Reserve and the Sophia Doyle reserve are smaller reserves that provide habitat for brushtail and ringstail possums, as well as a variety of birds and other lizards.
Baulkham Hills NSW can be accessed primarily by road. The intersection is known as Baulkham Hills Junction. Here, several major roads intersect including Seven Hills Road (Old Northern Road), Windsor Road (Wilton Road) and Windsor Road. M2 Hills Motorway is the fastest way to get from Sydney CBD. It ends at Windsor Road.
Hillsbus, a bus company that provides service to Baulkham Hills, offers services to Parramatta, Castle Hill and the Sydney CBD.