8.4 out of 10

Metford

Ranked 21st best suburb in Hunter
-32.7693744260413 151.613758611198
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  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Shopping Options
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 21, 2017

"Metford is the next suburb to Boom!"

Metford is situated in a good spot with easy access to the highway. It has established homes on big blocks in Old Metford and the new part of Metford has modern estate style homes.
The new upmarket Greenhills shopping centre with a Hoyts Cinema & entertainment precinct will be the biggest draw card for the area and will create the first boom, new road's being built from Chelmsford Drive to Molly Morgan Drive will give residents easy access into the new car park.
The next boom will be whenever the new Maitland Hospital opens, it will bring huge demand from medical staff and a variety of people wanting to live in the same suburb and within walking distance.
Traffic in Metford is minimal and is easy to get in and out of, it's the first suburb into the Maitland Shire, and it only takes 25min to Newcastle and 1 hr & 20min to Wahroongah.
Metford is starting to sell quicker than its higher priced neighbours, those being Thornton, Ashtonfield and East Maitland, because it's still cheaper. You can buy a good 3/4 bedroom home from $350k to $450k, which is a bargain for this part of NSW. You have Newcastle, the airport, uni, beach and Hunter Valley all an easy drive away, and Sydney's not to far away for meetings and events. Smart buying!
Pros
  • Nice well kept homes.
  • Great access to shopping centre
  • On the M1 in ten minutes
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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  • Gay & Lesbian
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  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Centrally located, affordable and friendly"

Brought a house in Metford in mid 2011 and could not be happier! Metford is in great proximity to Newcastle, Greenhills shopping centre and Maitland. There are good local services and schools, TAFE, parks and public transport are handy. Would certainly recommend Metford as an area to live in and believe that it is under-rated.
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
margaretm3
margaretm3 Hi i'm looking to buy a house in Metford, do you know which streets would be the ones to avoid (ie housing commission?) rough? etc. Any info would be great thanks
Sep 02, 2016
jlhooker
jlhooker Hi, I think majority of the streets are nice and Metford actually only has 7% Housing Commission which is low compared to other areas like Tenambit which has 14%.
But the street to avoid is Willow Drive and the entrance to, not all houses are and HC though and some are being sold and being bought by investors. I'm sure their all nice decent people and keep their homes nice. Good luck with your property search its an exciting time for you! The area is bound to go up being in the East and all the future developments coming. I just bought in the area called Old Metford which has a good feel to it, the homes are all different being built in the 80's and its greener. This area is from the Christian School up to the new proposed hospital site. But the new Estate area up past the tafe is nice too.
Sep 21, 2016
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great central location with friendly neighbours"

Bought first home in Metford and went on to build in new part of Metford.
Anyone considering Metford and hasn't been through in last 10 years will be surprised how nice the new part of Metford is, is just as nice as the very original old part of Metford. Lots of professional young first home buyers and families looking for affordable housing in a great location have moved in. Two schools to choose from. Excellent infrastructure and Stockland Shopping centre 5 mins away (I can walk from other end of Metford in 20 minutes).
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"An affordable place close to all amenities."

Been living in Metford for some time and really appreciate its close proximity to Greenhills Mall, Mitchell Drive shops,TAFE, golf club and easy commute to Newcastle, Maitland and F3 link. The character of the suburb has improved heaps with new families moving in to what is a very affordable area. The secret is getting out and already prices are moving up.
'Old Metford' is the more desirable location - close to village shops - and has established homes with a very leafy aspect.
Busy traffic can be a problem at times but has improved with a crackdown on traffic offenders. With fuel price$ only to go up, this area will come into its own where you won't need to rely on a car so much.
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  • Families with kids
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sandy3
sandy3 What do you think of willow drive? Is it safe?
2yrs+
Ozziekaner
Ozziekaner Willow drive is not popular, but we have not had major issues - only tagging on fences. When I go for walks I would walk there aswell.. no problems at all.. saying that - I would not live there. Walking distance, we live about 3-4 blocks from there, with no problems.
2yrs+
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