Lifestyle: Bella Vista


The suburb now sports several shopping complexes and a number of major hotels. It is rapidly becoming the main business centre within the Hills District and Sydney. A large commercial area is the Norwest Business Park on Norwest Boulevard. Norwest Business Park incorporates retail, commercial, industrial and hotel developments.


In 2006, Woolworths Limited, a public Australian retail company, joined all of its sub-management offices into a $200 million complex in Norwest Business Park in Bella Vista. The move meant Bella Vista was listed in Fortune’s Global 500 list as one of the suburbs (Bella Vista is a suburb of Sydney) where Global 500 companies have their headquarters, ranked above Singapore, Miami and Baltimore and alongside Bangkok and Boston.

Dining and Take away

Bella Vista offers various number of dining and take away options for its dwellers. Tre Olive Restaurant and Bar at Lexington Drive with modern dining room and patterned lights and black walls, offers classic Italian dishes. Jags Ristorante is popular for Italian mains and pizza. They serve in a smart, casual space with large tables and prints on the walls. Thai Flavour Bella Vista offers traditional meals in a calm restaurant with warm decor, Thai art and an open kitchen. Other well known restaurants near Bella Vista are Thai Waterfront, Fountain Vegetarian Restaurant, Golden Bowl Chinese, The Grand Siam Thai Restaurant, Frango, Cucina Gasparo, Yue Fung Chinese Take Away, Jazzveh, McDonald’s, Subway® Restaurant and many more. The Bella Vista Hotel is the main bar and restaurant within the area.


Norwest Marketplace is a shopping centre featuring a Coles and many specialty stores including McDonald’s, Subway, Gloria Jean’s, Michel’s Patisserie, Joeys’, small electronic and clothing stores and a day care centre. Circa Retail is a shopping centre in South Norwest Business Park (West Bella Vista) featuring a Woolworth’s supermarket as the anchor tenant with 25 specialty stores.