Located 30 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, Pendle Hill belongs to the local government area of the City of Parramatta. It is part of the Greater Western Sydney region and has a land area of approximately 1.92 square kilometres.
An American by the name of George Bond (1876-1950) came to Australia in 1906. In 1923, he established a cotton spinning mill in the area. This became the country’s first attempt to spin and weave cotton. George Bond likely suggested that the place be named after Pendleton, south of London, which was the heart of England’s cotton industry. A variation, Pendle Hill, was adopted instead.
From the 2016 census, Pendle Hill has a small population of 7,247. It has a growing Sri Lankan and Indian population.
Housing and Community
Many older houses have been bought by developers to make way for apartment blocks and flats, particularly those near the train station. While the suburb is generally peaceful, some residents note littering is fairly common in the area.
Over the previous year, median property prices ranged from $921,750 for houses to $503,000 for units. Renting out your property in Pendle Hill can get you $450 PW with an annual rental yield of 2.5%. On the other hand, units rent out for approximately $380 PW with a rental yield of 3.9%.
In 1955, the first government school in Pendle Hill opened. Presently, it is close to primary and secondary schools Pendle Hill Public School and Pendle Hill High School, respectively. The Pendle Hill Early Learning Centre provides excellent child care perfect for growing families.
Beside the Pendle Hill railway station is a large shopping centre. It has just over 50 specialty shops. A supermarket, discount stores, grocery shops, specialty shops, a real estate agent, bank, and cafes, fish markets, and butchers are present in the area.
On 12 April 1924, the railway station at Pendle Hill opened. Pendle Hill is currently on the North Shore & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network and has frequent services. With a newly-upgraded train station, the Sydney CBD can easily be reached in just roughly 30-40 minutes.
Additionally, Pendle Hill benefits from being close to nearby train stations such as the Parramatta station, which is just 10 minutes away, and Seven Hills station which is just 7 mins away. You may also get direct bus service to Macquarie Park via M2.
Just west of the railway station is the large Civic Park, which connects the shopping centre to the suburb of Girraween. It is frequently used as a thoroughfare for those heading to and from the railway station. A small river runs through one side of the park near the shopping centre. Wildlife can be spotted on or around the banks of the river. Four tennis courts and a play equipment area are situated in the middle of the park, which is enjoyed by families and children.
Also known as Binalong Oval, Binalong Park is a large oval in the north of Pendle Hill that borders Old Toongabbie. It has two tennis courts and three ovals. The grounds are home to The Pendle Hill FC which competes in the Granville District Soccer association. The Pendle Hill Colts Cricket Club, which competes in the Parramatta District Cricket Association also calls the place home. The netball courts are used as the training venue for Pendle Hill Netball Club Inc., which competes in the Blacktown City Netball Association competitions.