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Bella Vista is located approximately 32 kilometres west of Sydney in The Hills Shire. Original inhabitants of Bella Vista were the Darug people. The Darug were the custodians of the majority of what is now the Greater Sydney region. They were divided into a number of different 'clans', whose quick demise upon European settlement has sadly resulted in very little information remaining on how they utilised the local area. Bella Vista's most famous historical resident was Elizabeth Macarthur who farmed sheep on her "Seven Hills Farm". The Pearce family later acquired part of this property, built a homestead and named their farm "Bella Vista". Bella Vista Farm is now home to local events including the Sydney Country Music Festival and Shakespeare in the Park. Bella Vista is known for its internationally renowned Norwest Business Park, which combines major businesses and residential precincts in a contemporary setting.