Suburb Profiles

Where is Hillside?

Hillside is a small suburb just over 20 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne city, on the north-west outskirts. It is roughly 30 minutes transit from the city by car with motorists enjoying an easy run in and back on the Calder Freeway. The closest local railway station in Hillside is Watergardens on the Sunbury line, just a few kilometres away, taking commuters in to Southern Cross Station in just 45 minutes.


Living in Hillside

Hillside is a newly developed suburb with spacious family homes on large blocks. The local population is around 17,000 and is largely made up of professionals, families and retirees.  
Although relatively newly constructed, Hillside is characterised by its leafy streets, lined with plane trees and its friendly neighbourhood and sense of community. There are good facilities in the area including nearby in Taylors Lakes, for those living in Hillside. Locals enjoy good childcare facilities and schools both in Hillside and further afield in the Melton Shire, as well as medical facilities and parklands. The northern border of Hillside is pasture land and the wide streets give the suburb an open and uncluttered feeling.   
Locals support all their shopping needs with three major shopping options, less than 5 kilometres away at the Watergardens, Taylors Lakes and Watervale Shopping Centres.

Things to See and Do in Hillside

Hillside has numerous local reserves to enjoy, including the Banchory Grove Grassland Nature Conservation Reserve and the Stony Hill Creek bushland. There is a local football oval and locals make use of numerous recreational facilities in neighbouring suburbs including sporting grounds, basketball and tennis courts, cinemas, a bowling alley and more. The Calder Park Thunderdome for motor racing enthusiasts and the interesting basalt columns of the Organ Pipes national park are all less then 10 minutes away.    
If locals run out of things to see and do in Hillside they can easily jump on the train and be in the heart of the action in Melbourne in only 45 minutes!    

Hillside Accommodation

Hillside is largely home to owner occupiers with large family style homes in defined estates such as Sugergum Estate, Hillside 2000, Cypress Rise, Banchory Grove, Bellevue Hill and The Parks. Hillside is still being developed and enjoys good property prices. It attracts a consistent stream of interested buyers, looking for a village style atmosphere not too far from the action of the city.   

If you are interested in learning more about how to buy a property in Hillside, or renting houses in Hillside, why not check in with your local agent? First National real estate agents in Hillside can help, by talking to you about what’s currently on the rental market and what houses Hillside currently has on offer for sale, as well as running you through some recently sold houses. For all of your Hillside real estate needs, contact the friendly team at First National Real Estate Hillside.