The stunning beaches, affordable cost of living, and thriving education sector are just some of the reasons why so many people love living in Newcastle. However, as the second most populated city in New South Wales, this growing city has no shortage of different suburbs to choose from! Whether you are considering moving to Newcastle or simply want to know how your suburb stacks up against the rest, the team at Allied has combined our local knowledge and relevant research to list the best suburbs to live in.
The best suburbs in Newcastle
No matter if you want to be in the centre of the action or in a quieter family suburb, Newcastle and the greater Hunter region has something to offer everyone! We list the most popular suburbs, the best choices for families, and which suburbs are on the rise.
Popular Newcastle suburbs
If you're looking for the highly popular and enviable suburbs in Newcastle, you are probably after a suburb which is close to the CBD and the beautiful beaches, as well as somewhere with an abundance of amenities.
The Hill is one of Newcastle’s most prestigious suburbs, however as a highly sought-after suburb, expect a hefty price tag as the median property price is $1.2 million.
Cooks Hill is undoubtedly the hip and trendy suburb of Newcastle, being only 5 minutes away from Newcastle Beach and with numerous restaurants, pubs and cafes on Darby Street to choose from. You’ll find leafy streets filled with terraces and winding back alleys sporting artistic street art.
A popular suburb doesn’t just have to be incredibly expensive! Lambton and North Lambton is highly popular with students as it is a short distance to the University of Newcastle and not too far from the TAFE NSW. You will find a wide range of property types, with the median house price being $667,500.
Newcastle suburbs best for families
As Newcastle offers a much more affordable cost of living than Sydney, relocating to the Hunter region means your family can enjoy more for less! As one of the safest cities in Australia, you’ll find the right suburb for your family’s needs whether that’s a strong community feel or a beach at your doorstep.
Merewether is highly popular with families wanting to enjoy a relaxed beach lifestyle without compromising on the convenience of nearby schools and other amenities like public transport and a dining scene.
Mayfield has seen a makeover, shedding its previous industrial feel to now being a great choice for young families and those looking to purchase a home. It’s one of the more affordable suburbs with the median house price being $795,000. In Mayfield, you get great access to a range of parks, schools, public transportation and shopping.
If you are looking for a quieter family-oriented suburb, you can’t go past Kotara! There are many green spaces such as Blackbutt Reserve and Nesbitt Park, as well as a large shopping centre so you will find everything your family needs!
Up and coming Newcastle suburbs to invest in
In property, it’s all about finding the next hot suburb to invest in! And Newcastle has its fair share of new and upcoming suburbs which are worthwhile investing in.
Although Stockton is an inner-city suburb, its isolation means it has a unique country town charm. An easy ferry and drive across the bridge means you’re never too far from the action, but don’t have to pay the expensive prices of other inner city suburbs. With a median price of $1 million, there’s no time to waste when it comes to investing in Stockton.
Adamstown is quickly becoming a great suburb for families to invest in. With the numerous green spaces, public transport links and proximity to major shopping areas, you will find the perfect balance between affordability and quality of life.
A quiet lifestyle meets a low median house price of $700k in Anna Bay. This suburb is best for retirees, remote workers and those looking to live a little further away from Newcastle. This hidden gem is definitely worth the investment.