A local’s guide to Dural | Suburb Profile

Lush and green, Dural is a prized pocket of the Hills District. Its unique blend of semirural estates and suburban residences offers tranquillity within easy reach of the CBD. Dotted with hip cafés, desirable schools and a gorgeous natural playground, Dural’s popularity as an enviable suburb is ever increasing.

A green scene

Dural’s orchards, farms, nurseries and acreages paint a verdant landscape. Many properties enjoy pristine views of Berowra Valley National Park and Dural Nature Reserve, with residences designed to maximise the benefits of bushland living. Native birds and wildlife visit backyards and add to the fairy tale feel of this picturesque suburb. Locals love the serene setting, with bush walks and horse riding trails awaiting exploration.

The flavour of Dural

Dural’s cafes are putting the suburb on the map for bean hunters seeking quality coffee. Local growers are known to supply Dural’s cafes with free range eggs, fruit, vegetables and herbs.

Wolfe and co. attracts customers across Sydney for its suave fitout, beautiful menu and flavoursome coffee. It looks like it’s been transported from the inner city, with its standout coffee and locally sourced menu making it well worth the cross-city trip.

Handmade sweet pastries and sugary works of art accompanied by great coffee are served up at Dolcettini’s. European in style, it is locally owned and its charming setup is world away from the industrial complex in which it sits.

Tucked away at the opposite end of Dural, Wild Pear Café is nestled in a nursery. Visiting foodies and locals book weeks in advance for their signature rosewater milkshake topped with fairy floss. Middle Eastern flavours mingle with full flavoured modern dishes and everything is made on site.

Hamptons in The Hills

Dural is renowned for its sacred five acre blocks. Offering privacy, space and a lifestyle that urban living can’t match, sprawling estates make up a significant patch of Dural. Executive residences reminiscent of the Hamptons typically include home cinemas, tennis courts, golf ranges and swimming pools with exquisite landscaping to match their green surrounds.

Median house price is $1,560,000, with smaller land parcels occupying the suburban parts of Dural. Project and designer homes line the leafy streets which constitute the family friendly neighbourhood.

Beautiful liveability

Just 35km from Sydney’s CBD and around 45 minutes to the airport, Dural is idyllically located. It’s removed from the hustle of city living, yet connected by a growing transport network. Castle Hill’s train station is just 10 minutes away, providing seamless travel to the city. Private buses service The Hills and Dural, which is connected to major arterial roads.

Dural has retail hubs at Dural Mall and Round Corner Shopping Centre, with warehouse style shops on New Line Road. Castle Towers is a 10 minute drive, with the department stores, boutiques and franchises you’d expect to find in one of Australia’s biggest shopping centres.

Schools within Dural include the local public school, Warrah Rudolf Steiner School, Redfield College and Pacific Hills Christian School. Neighbouring suburbs further expand education choices including William Clarke College, Oakhill College and Hills Grammar.

Positioned with commuting distance of the city and Norwest Business Park, Dural is widely considered one of The Hills’ most liveable suburbs. It’s a leafy, highly desired neighbourhood with plenty to do at home and nearby.

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