7.9 out of 10

East Maitland

Ranked 27th best suburb in Hunter
-32.7563266951481 151.585118884076
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Shopping Options
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 26, 2016

"Amazing I love it"

It is such a nice place I can't think of any better place to live in the hunter. The residents are all such nice people. It is fair to say I love east Maitland
It's so nice I would sell my dog to live here. East Maitland is just so nice and supper cool
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Pros
  • Great schools
  • Great shopping
  • Good community
  • People are friendly
  • Safe area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Growing area"

This area which should be called Greenhills (but they havent created it as its own suburb yet), than East Maitland is fantastic. The people are friendly, this close is really quiet with minimal road noise. Its only a 2 min walk to great shops. Ive been in this area for 9 years and find it safe and easy for everything I need. Shopping centre is big and plans to grow soon. Gyms, doctors, dentists, cinema in Maitland 5 mins away and great local schools. Everything you could want is on your doorstep
Pros
  • Great schools
  • Great shopping
  • Good community
  • People are friendly
  • Safe area
Cons
  • No cons - been here for 9 yrs with 4 children
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Close to everything"

Great shopping at Stockland Greenhills. Great primary schools. 50 mins car drive to Hunter Valley vineyards. 25 mins to great Newcastle beaches. Excellent train service. Friendly people and a great place to bring up a family.
Pros
  • Great shopping
  • Great schools
  • Good community
Cons
  • None yet and I've been here 6 yrs with 3 children
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Everything you need for family life"

Leafy suburb with a real mix of people and properties. I love this area and so do all my children. Shopping is great and the shopping centre is doubling in size by 2013 with a new Myer store. Why travel into Newcastle when you can park for free at Greenhills?
Pros
  • Safe area
  • People are friendly
  • Good public transport
  • Great schools
  • Great shopping
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
SarahC7
SarahC7 David Jones, Target and 71 speciality stores coming to Stockland Greenhills by end of 2018 - building has already started. Hunter Expressway now makes drive to Hunter Valley only 25-30 mins and Newcastle is about 20-25. Great place for families as schools are excellent and friendly neighbourhood. Been here over 10 years and think it has everything to offer. Affordable rents and affordable homes only a short distance out of Newcastle.
Apr 05, 2016
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"We love East Maitland"

Close and handy to shops, 30 - 40 minutes to vineyards, 30 minutes to Newcastle, friendly people in our street, handy to train lines, been here for 2 years and don't plan on moving anytime soon!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Unrealistic"

Brunswick Street.
This house is only a few doors from where I live the house has a VERY small yard, NO garage (I don't know about anyone else but my car is an assett not a bomb to rust away on the street). Will the council approve building one on such a small block? The crime rate in this area leaves a lot to be desired with one break-in (while I was sleeping in the next room) and three other incidents at my house alone. Other neighbours have had similar problems less than 50 meters from that house.
The highway noise is unbearable at times, Brunswick street can get noisy as well. The only saving grace for the neighbourhood is the neighbours. Best people in the world, they all live near me.

Jaded. East Maitland.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

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