Baulkham Hills, a suburb in the northwest of Sydney, is located 31 kilometers of the Sydney Central Business District. It got its name from Andrew McDougall, a settler from Buckholm Hills, who said that the name Baulkham Hills reminded him of his homeland.
With the suburb of Baulkham Hills easily accessible by road, travel by bus is the most preferred mode of transportation.
At the intersection of Windsor Road and Old Northern Road is Stockland Shopping Center. It features supermarkets operated by Coles, a Woolworths, and Aldi plus 70 specialty shops.The shopping center underwent a reconstruction which was completed in 2008. It aimed to significantly expand the floor space of the center.
Another shopping center, named Norwest Marketown, is located at the northern part of the suburb, together with many businesses.
The suburb also features numerous parks and reserves. The Bidjigal Reserve, previously known as Excelsior Reserve, is home to native fauna such as koala, swamp wallaby, echnidna and the eastern water dragon. Smaller reserves include the Sophia Doyle reserve and the Crestwood Reserve, which are habitat to brushtail and ringtail possums and a wide range of birds and lizards.