Rouse Hill Real Estate
The suburb known today as Rouse Hill was originally two separate areas: the Village of Aberdour and Vinegar Hill. The combined area was renamed Rouse Hill after prominent free settler Richard Rouse, whose home still stands today. The Rouse Hill House, as it is known, was built from 1813 – 1818, and is today a museum preserving much of the Rouse family’s memorabilia of the time.
Rouse Hill was also the site of the Castle Hill Rebellion, in which hundreds of convicts escaped from a prison farm and began gathering arms and support with the eventual goal of capturing Parramatta. The rebellion was however broken before it could gain momentum, culminating in the short but decisive Second Battle of Vinegar Hill. A monument to the lives lost in the battle is maintained at Castlebrook Memorial Park in neighbouring suburb Kellyville Ridge.
Rouse Hill History
Rouse Hill is an area of great history and heritage, first established over 200 years ago. This northwestern Sydney suburb has retained some of its rustic charm, with over 90% of private residences being separate houses rather than apartments or flats. Rouse Hill’s peaceful atmosphere and excellent shopping makes it very popular with young families.
Things to do in Rouse Hill
Children and adults of all ages will find plenty in Rouse Hill to enjoy. At Rouse Hill House & Farm you can take tours of both the museum and grounds, including getting to meet all the friendly chickens, horses and Pudding the cow. Rouse Hill Regional Park is perfect for families, offering three different parks within it with playground equipment for toddlers, children and teenagers. The park grounds are well kept and maintained, and include barbecues, picnic areas and on-site toilets.
Real Estate in Rouse Hill
Rouse Hill real estate experienced the highest price growth of Sydney’s Hills district in 2015. This steady climb in house value is predicted to increase, making Rouse Hill very attractive
to investors. Those who prefer to rent than buy will find Rouse Hill remarkably affordable, with the median rent of a house only $625 per week, and of a unit only $550 per week.
Houses for sale in Rouse Hill include absolutely stunning brick homes with generous gardens, as well as luxury apartments overlooking the lake and bushland. The suburb’s excellent shopping, large homes, peaceful streets and high-achieving schools have made Rouse Hill rentals and homes for sale very popular with families, who make up approximately two thirds of the population.
If you’re interested in homes and land for sale in Rouse Hill, please contact us at Norwest Property. As your experts in Sydney’s northwest property market, we are committed to helping you find your perfect home or investment property.