Settled on the fringe of the Sydney CBD, Richmond is a charming township that’s popular with city commuters and families. As part of the City of Hawkesbury, Richmond is just a stone’s throw away from the scenic Hawkesbury River and its many serene bays and outlooks.
Located 62 kilometres north-west of Sydney and only 30 kilometres from the beautiful Blue Mountains, Richmond provides a peaceful country atmosphere while still being within convenient proximity to the bustling CBD. British settlers first explored the area in 1789 and the suburb was established in 1794. Richmond was the third region in Australia to see European settlement after Sydney and Parramatta. Richmond’s colonial roots have made it the charming and historic town it is today, with many of its heritage buildings listed on the Register of the National Estate including Richmond Post Office, School of Arts, and Richmond Court House.
Aside from its many historic buildings and picturesque setting, Richmond attracts thousands of residents with its community feel and proximity to everyday amenities. With numerous shops, restaurants, schools, sport, and entertainment facilities on your doorstep, there’s little need to venture outside of Richmond for daily conveniences. If you do decide to explore further afield, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how close you are to some of Sydney’s most spectacular parks and townships including the Blue Mountains National Park and Cattai National Park.
Urban conveniences amid a cosy country lifestyle are on offer when in Richmond, making it one of Western Sydney’s most attractive suburbs for families and retirees.
Richmond North Public School
Richmond High School
Richmond Public School
St Monicas Primary School
Colo High School
62km from Sydney
30km from the Blue Mountains
Busways operate daily bus services
Sydney Trains operate daily train services from Richmond Railway Station