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The Hawkesbury


The Hawkesbury area is one of Australia's best kept secrets. Nestled between rolling, green pastures and magnificent mountain ranges, it offers a serene balance of suburban and rural elements. The Hawkesbury has the best of both worlds, conveniently located only one hour north-west of the Sydney CBD, but also within close proximity to thriving farm-lands and the beautiful Blue Mountains.   The Hawkesbury has something to offer everyone, and with our breadth of experience and knowledge of the local area, Speechley Property looks forward to finding the perfect property for you.   Find out more about THE HAWKESBURY and learn more about some of the popular suburbs in the Hawkesbury area below:

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Windsor


The historic township of Windsor, originally known as 'Greenhills” and one of the five 'Macquarie Towns', is approx 60 kms North-West of Sydney in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury. It was the 3rd oldest place of British settlement in Australia when established in 1791.   Windsor covers a small area of approx 4.2 sq kms bounded by Rickaby's Creek and the Hawkesbury River to the west, South Creek to the East - the confluence of which is the Northern 'boundary' and the Southern extremity is the Sydney-Richmond electric rail line.   There are approximately 620 dwellings in Windsor, housing a population of approx 1700, which surround the central commercial area. Shops are generally small, owner operated retail outlets with a Coles supermarket at the southern end, a Woolworths at the other and a Target Country store in between. The central pedestrian mall in the heritage precinct is host to the popular Windsor Mall Craft Market on Sundays and draws larg...

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Bligh Park


In the far South-East corner of the City of Hawkesbury, Bligh Park was established in 1984, as a joint venture between Landcom and Hawkesbury City Council, to provide a new residential estate close to Windsor.   The suburb is named after William Bligh and all the streets are names after the ships and people on the First Fleet.    Approximately 5km south of Windsor, Bligh Park is bounded by George Street, Rifle Range Road, Blacktown-Richmond Road and the Windsor Downs Wildlife Sanctuary. It has a small shopping centre which includes an IGA supermarket, a bakery, newsagent, butcher and 2 or 3 takeway/eat-in food outlets as well as a busy medical practice. There are 2 primary schools, a number of childcare centres, 2 community centres and 2 large sporting complexes, one of which houses the fully licensed Windsor Leagues Club.   Bligh Park has approx 3000 dwellings and a population in excess of 6000 at the last census.The suburb has good, direct road access to Win...

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Glossodia


Glossodia is a semi-rural suburb, approximately 68 km north-west of Sydney and 13 km from Windsor, in the City of Hawkesbury council district and covers an area of approximately 16m2. Originally called Currency Creek, the area was renamed Glossodia, in the early 1900's, after a small purple orchid which grows in the district. Glossodia has approximately 950 properties which are a blend of residential allotments and small to medium acreage properties. The area has a population of approximately 3000.   With all properties on tank water, growth in the area was restricted until the provision of town water in 1984, allowing lawns and gardens to be upgraded and the appearance of the village to be improved. As larger homes were built and property prices moved upwards, Glossodia became more attractive to property buyers and the population grew significantly through the '80's and early '90's. As a result, the council constructed a small neighbourhood shopping centre, a child care centre...

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Pitt Town


Although the area was settled around 1794 for general farming, the 'township' of Pitt Town was not established until 1810 as one of the five 'Macquarie Towns' by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. The village is named after the British Prime Minister, William Pitt.  Pitt Town is approximately 59 kms north-west of Sydney and 5km north east of Windsor in the Hawkesbury City council area. There are approximately 450 properties (but increasing with the development of the Pitt Town Residential Precinct) housing a population of approximately 1500.   Until recently the shopping centre comprised the basics of a small supermarket, butcher, takeaway, a tavern and service station but recent extensions have increased the number of shops considerably so the area is largely 'self sufficient'. Additionally, a modern, new doctor's surgery also opened during 2012. Pitt Town also has a well regarded primary school, a child care centre, 2 churches and 2 licensed clubs - Pitt Town 'Sporties' and Lyn...

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South Windsor


South Windsor is located in the South Eastern corner of the Hawkesbury City Council area, the largest local government area in New South Wales and is 60 kms North West of Sydney.   The area of South Windsor is generally bounded to the North by the Sydney-Richmond rail line, to the South by the suburb of Bligh Park, to the east by South Creek and Windsor Downs and to the West by Rickaby's Creek.   Access to Sydney is readily available, with direct electric rail and easy road access, via Windsor or Richmond/Blacktown Roads, to the M7, M2 and M4 Motorways.Travelling time is around 1 hour. Local bus companies, Westbus and Hawkesbury Valley provide public and school buses for the area.   With approximately 3000 residential properties, South Windsor also has a light industrial area providing employment in many fields and a busy shopping strip with an award winning chemist, butcher, fruit and vegetable retailer, newsagency, medical practices, hairdressers and many other p...

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