On the ridge that overlooks Homebush Bay and the Sydney Olympic complex, Carlingford is a leafy north-western suburb straddling the Cumberland Highway which links the Newcastle-Sydney Freeway with Parramatta.
It is a region of Sydney that is rich in both parkland and heritage and is home to two of the founding city’s most famous schools. The Kings School is the nursery for many of the nation’s soldiers, statesmen, jurists and captains of commerce, while James Ruse Agricultural School consistently heads the list of HSC high-achievers.
The school's scholastic record pays due tribute to the original James Ruse, a convict who earned his ticket of leave in 1789 and repaid Governor Phillip's faith in granting him land at Rose Hill many times over by emerging as one of the early colony's most industrious and successful farmers.
Parramatta and Old Government House, and its other historic buildings and sites, is just a few minutes away by car.