6.8 out of 10

Newcastle

Ranked 35th best suburb in Hunter
-32.9278903516091 151.776884220685
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 23, 2017

"Great family town"

I have lived in Newcastle all my life and adore it. House prices are very affordable speaking of which our house is for sale If you consider moving please consider our house for sale. Water views for under $850K!! Link http://bit.ly/1hawklake .average commute time to work is 30 mins, great schools, lakes, beaches, hunter valley vineyards all within 45 min drive of each other.
Pros
  • Beaches
  • Medical
  • Studying- Tafe and University
  • Lots of places to spend the day outside -lots of beachside, lakeside and parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Oct 30, 2016

"The 2nd largest 'City' in NSW"

Plus sides cafes, countless pubs and clubs, night life, art or hipster life. If you are into try hard bands pretending to be the next Silverchair you will be happy by the way. They never end there. There are also the proclaimed beaches that can be found for miles outside of the place anyway. That's about it really. Its fun for university students and people that dont want to grow up.

Onward, Newcastle is a weird 'city' because in actuality all that it is is a port with some manufacturing sections and a CBD of sorts stemming back from that, without the surrounding populous it would hardly be a city. And that is really where Newcastle is made, people will go on and on about Beaumont street or Honeysuckle - not Newcastle. The town is a shame because it could be much better than it is. The council clings to the past and turns down many proposals.

Just to walk through the main street is depressing, dirty and people asking for a smoke or spare change is common. People piled outside the centrelink or unemployed people frequenting the pubs. It is on the onehand an interesting place to visit, but it really depends on how well you can ignore the undertow of the place. There is a serious drug and unemployment problem present and you can see it anytime.

I lived and worked in Newcastle for numerous years and it has never changed. Unemployment is high. The day that Newcastle will go forward is when the locals let go of the 'heritage' of the place. Accept that it was founded by convicts working in mines and start developing the place. Many projects have been suggested to the council and overturned. To visit the place is depressing. Would be developers hold this sentiment the state of the place and the locals pride in this state is what holds this place back from really being anything more than a port city such as Wollongong.

Until the day the council, state and local government and the general population work in unison with a common view to the FUTURE and not romanticising the PAST --- all the definition of NEWCASTLE (not the surrounding precincts) will be is a couple of streets of defunct decrepit stone buildings and shut down boarded up commercial spaces that stink of urine, and cool tales of how at one time it was at the top of its game. Enjoy hanging out at Kings Street McDonalds on Friday night like its 1992!!!
Pros
  • young women that are good to look at
  • Beaches
  • Studying- Tafe and University
Cons
  • decrepit CBD that is owing to the locals clinging to the past.
  • People thinking that they own the place just because they lived there (NOBODY OWNS A CITY)
  • The false proclaimation of 'the place to be for singles'
  • High property prices for what you get and location in the west
  • People being over obsessed with their town
  • Sydney people trying to compare it to Sydney.
  • The state of the town and unfriendliness
  • well overpriced property for what you get
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
Trish Lane
Trish Lane If you consider moving please consider our house for sale. Water views for under $850K!! Newcastle is a great place to live. Link http://bit.ly/1hawklake
Jan 23, 2017
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5/5
Apr 05, 2016

"A perfect compromise between big city and the bush."

With a population just under half a million, 10% of Sydney's, and with its own natural harbour, this little jewel of a city combines a wonderfully scenic environment with a burgeoning cafe culture and an abundance of cultural options that are all virtually within strolling distance from the city centre. Pretty beaches, harbourside parklands, heritage buildings and historical sites, blend with trendy cafes and arty boutique shopping to provide a wealth of pleasure activities for all ages. The cultural centre, with its beautifully refurbished town hall, theatre, art gallery, music conservatorium, library and new university buildings, surrounds Civic Park rendering it just like an old fashioned village green. Here and in Pacific Park beside the beach, markets are held monthly. There is excellent supermarket shopping at Marketown, free public transport within the city environs, and our own cathedral perched on the hill overlooking the city and harbour. Housing is far more affordable than Sydney and health services are good, making the city the perfect choice for retirees.
Pros
  • Heritage buildings and historical sites
  • Cultural centre
  • Cafe culture
  • Beaches
  • Medical
  • Lots of places to spend the day outside -lots of beachside, lakeside and parks
  • Shopping
  • Studying- Tafe and University
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Newcastle is NSW's best kept secret. Don't tell Anyone!"

Our city is being revitalised. Newcastle University's new campus in Hunter Street will bring 4000 students and 400 staff, the new courthouse, high density modern buildings replacing unused and old decaying commercial property. Light rail replacing unused heavy rail connecting our city to its harbour. Positioned between the second largest salt water lake in the southern hemisphere, Lake Macquarie and the sparkling blue water of Port Stephens and just a short drive to some of Australia's best vineyards in the Hunter Valley, but lets keep all this as our secret hey? :)
Pros
  • Affordable Property Prices Compared to Sydney
  • Beaches
  • Medical
  • Lots of places to spend the day outside -lots of beachside, lakeside and parks
  • Shopping
  • Studying- Tafe and University
Cons
  • Yes Obsessed Because We Are Proud
  • People being over obsessed with their town
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Beach Bliss!"

The lifestyle of living here is brilliant. Surf or swim before work and again in the evening, there is nothing better.
Pros
  • Beaches
Cons
  • Parking can be difficult
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Review from a local"

Many people from outside the area judge Newcastle by the Newcastle CBD but you have to go to the outer suburbs of Newcastle to really get a feel of what Newcastle is like. Suburbs like Warners Bay, Speers Point, Valentine and Elebana are great for walks along the lake, bbqs, parks or family picnics whereas suburbs like Kotara and Charlestown have both got huge recently renovated shopping centres. Like any town there are good and bad suburbs; if you visited jesmond or waratah or Windale you would leave Newcastle saying they are a bunch or derros that let their kids run wild but if you visited New Lambton, Charlestown, Adamstown, Kotara, Suburbs near Warners Bay or Merewether you would leave Newcastle saying its relaxed and people are friendly. Newcastle is very hard to judge because each surrounding suburb and street is different...its full of young, middle age and older families, wealthy and low income earners, working couples, retirees, There is such a vast majority of people here...... One thing I can say though is Newcastle isnt laid back like places like Ulladulla (Ive just been on holiday there), it contstantly feels busy and people arnt as approachable......I have mixed feelings about Newcastle because it depends on the people you comeacross each week, one week you might think everyone is so friendly and happy but another week you might come across cranky rude people and hate the place...........My point is Newcastle changes from suburb to suburb day to day and everyones experience is different. You will either love it or hate it.
Pros
  • Shopping
  • Studying- Tafe and University
  • Lots of places to spend the day outside -lots of beachside, lakeside and parks
  • Beaches
  • Medical
Cons
  • High rental prices
  • High demand for rental properties making it difficult for lower income earners
  • High property prices for what you get and location in the west
  • Sydney people trying to compare it to Sydney.
  • The state of the town and unfriendliness
  • well overpriced property for what you get
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The CBD of the North coast"

I visited Newcastle on a day trip when I was holidaying at near by Nelson Bay 2010.
I did not enjoy the experience to say the least, with-in 2 min of exiting my car I was asked for a smoke and change.
The people did not seem too friendly and I would describe the area as dirty, for me it was undesirable.
There was a great beach along the coast and some nice cafes opposite the atmosphere in town was a stark contrast.
There where many shops boarded up and vacant probably a sign of the times ,I think Newcastle was probably hit hard by the recession.
It took me at least 30 minutes and a lot of walking to find somewhere I considered “decent” to eat and ended up eating at Oporto takeaway because I was hard pressed to find a cafe or nice eatery.
This was my personal experience and I see by other reviews that others rate the town highly, I’m sure it has a lot to offer after all I was only there for approx 2 hours (wanted to leave a.s.a.p) but I expected a thriving metropolis and was bitterly disappointed, smaller country towns surrounding Newcastle would be better visited in my opinion.
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Realityone
Realityone This review describes the Newcastle and to the west of there areas very honestly and exact from an outsiders unbiased oppinion. It is not uncommon to find the culture of the areas to be unfriendly, rude, a little arrogant, narrow minded as they don't like change and certainly a culture of aggressiveness. The town to me is better described as a oversized country town rather than a city, especially due to the locals country mentallity. Newcastle does have nice beaches but as described above, alot of the area has alot of bordered up shops etc but this has been like this for 20 -30 years - they are attempting to revamp the area and change the appearance of the town but won't change the culture of the people!! Definately can say coastal and lakside towns north and south are a better options and more affordable when you do the proper researchs and do the comparisons.
2yrs+
SilverTulip
SilverTulip Unbiased opinion!?! The reviewer "expected a thriving metropolis" and was disappointed. Of course he was disappointed, because Newcastle is not a "thriving metropolis" and doesn't try to be. This review is ridiculous and I would take it with a grain of salt since the reviewer has only been to Newcastle for 2 hours and has such unrealistic expectations. These reviews are supposed to be from LOCAL VOICES ie. people who have lived in the area or at least know it well - as a guide for people who may want to live there.
In my experience (as a local!!) the people in Newcastle are lovely, down to earth and less stuck up and aggressive than Sydney siders. I know this very well since I previously lived in Sydney for most of my life in a whole variety of Sydney suburbs.
2yrs+
SilverTulip
SilverTulip Unbiased opinion!?! The reviewer "expected a thriving metropolis" and was disappointed. Of course he was disappointed, because Newcastle is not a "thriving metropolis" and doesn't try to be. This review is ridiculous and I would take it with a grain of salt since the reviewer has only been to Newcastle for 2 hours and has such unrealistic expectations. These reviews are supposed to be from LOCAL VOICES ie. people who have lived in the area or at least know it well - as a guide for people who may want to live there.
In my experience (as a local!!) the people in Newcastle are lovely, down to earth and less stuck up and aggressive than Sydney siders. I know this very well since I previously lived in Sydney for most of my life in a whole variety of Sydney suburbs.
2yrs+
Realityone
Realityone Most Sydney siders call a spade a spade, they will say how expensive it is for being a CAPITAL CITY, or how suburbs have gone bad. People tend to compare the prices in the affluent areas of Sydney which are through the roof but don't compare average areas where properties are more affordable.
2yrs+
sunshinexo
sunshinexo @ Realityone - Sydney is not the 'CAPITAL CITY" of Australia - Canberra is. Get your facts straight before you criticise.
2yrs+
Realityone
Realityone Referring to the capital cities of each state actually: Perth capital city of WA, Adelaide capital city of SA, Melbourne capital city of Victoria, Hobart capital city of TAS, Canberra capital city, Brisbane capital city of QLD, Sydney capital city of NSW. This site is where people can have their voice on their experiences of where they have lived and everyone has different oppinions as do alot of other areas have different oppinions expressed without conflict.
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Newcastle once a thriving city,now a dead end slum"

Newcastle is the result of an over greedy council from about 15-20 years ago who even now have no direction for the town or it's people.
Newcastle is about one and a half hours north of Sydney by car ( 3 hours by train ) it has some of the best beaches in the state and not much else.
Newcastle does have a lot of potential which has been let slide by over greedy councils and even greedier developers who saw a quick buck to be made on wharf space and closed and ripped down a once busy hospital.
when the property market boom hit people from outside of Newcastle found what they thought was a good investment in property outside of Sydney,
What they got however is much further from the truth.
House prices in 2004 - 2007 were well over priced and investors would be just starting to see some small growth if any from what they paid.
If you just want to retire near the water Newcastle would be a fair destination as long as you dont need to be too close to medical care.
In short has some real potential,
a shame to see so many buildings in the cbd decaying and boarded up,
If council can stop their infighting and start thinking of whats best for Newcastle and less about whats best for themselves it could be the once great town it was again.
Pros
  • Beaches
Cons
  • well overpriced property for what you get
  • extremely dangerous after dark
  • overall decay of a once thriving cbd
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
Realityone
Realityone Have to agree with this comment!! Local people who don't look very far (live within the walls) don't compare what or why they are paying mid $300's for a 3 bedroom weatherboard cottage maybe with a little work done to it in some western areas where in other regions it will buy a 3 bedroom newer brick home, or why estates out in the western areas are bringing around the $500's - $600's for a newer style large home where in other regions you would be able to buy similiar but very close to the coastal suburbs for this price. Alot of locals are strangely proud they are paying through the nose as they believe they are standing up for their town. Ask for a $1 off the price you will get your head bitten off with the everyone owes me attitude.
2yrs+
JasonM
JasonM Newcastle is NSW's best kept secret! The city is being revitalised. Newcastle University's new campus in Hunter Street will bring 4000 students and 400 staff, the new court house, high density modern building replacing unused and old decaying commercial property. If you want to invest in the future, do it in Newcastle!
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to bring up a family."

Newcastle is a great city or as I prefer "big country town". It doesn't feel like a real city due to the dead CBD but apart from that there is some great shopping if you know where to look and some great restuarants. Excellent schools are avaliable and even public ones rate well.

As you would expect anywhere on the east coast, the further west you travel through the suburbs , the more bogan it becomes. I would advise to stay as close to the 2300 postcode as possible. Property is priced at an affordable level for most compared to Sydney.
Pros
  • Beaches
Cons
  • Sydney people trying to compare it to Sydney.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Over obsessed with the town - simply the best!!"

The town is best described as being a step back in time to the 1950's, in culture and looks. It is not uncommon for the man to be the sole worker who's ego is with what hangs off the arm, which leads to a bit of a superficial culture. Whilst the social norm for the girl's is to have the children to the highest income earners and to use their best assets to ascertain this. It is not uncommon to find some to be unfriendly, rude, whinge, a little arrogant, narrow minded as they don't like change and certainly a culture of aggressiveness, around the CBD being the highest rated area in Australia for domestic violence. Locals don't tend to venture too far, where a 20 minute trip can be classified as too far to go if you don't need to go. The town to me is better described as a oversized country town rather than a city as it is promoted as, I found that women are the more dominant character than the men and living is similiar to those from low socio-economic area's of Australia with an attitude of affluent areas of Australia, with many having an english background and is quite clique. Newcastle does have nice beaches, good services as transport, hospitals, schools. There is shopping centres in the suburbs which are newly built but again this is just catching up to what other regions have had for years and years but alot of the CBD area and other suburban areas to the west have alot of bordered up shops etc but this has been like this for 20 -30 years! There is a couple of streets pointed out for dining precincts being Beamont St Hamilton and Darby St and some dotted along the foreshore nothing different to what other regions have as well, yet locals believe these are the one and only. They are attempting to revamp the area and change the appearance of the town which can be done but it doesn't change the culture of the people with their obsessive overprotection of the town unlike other areas!! Definately can say coastal and lakeside towns north and south can be a better option when you do the proper research and do the comparisons for what and where, being from regional Victoria and have since discovered better options north and south of Newcastle such as Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Wollongong, Coffs Harbour or surrounding coastal lake areas. It would be best to stick to the suburbs close to the coast or lake which aren't actually a part of Newcastle .
Pros
  • Beaches
  • Medical
Cons
  • People being over obsessed with their town
  • High property prices for what you get and location in the west
  • The state of the town and unfriendliness
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
ChrisL2
ChrisL2 These Pros & Cons are right on the money, Also it's 3 hours by train from Sydney so 6 hours of travel if going for the day.
Jun 13, 2015
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5/5
2yrs+

"Newcastle beaches"

The beaches in Newcastle and around the central coast are unreal. Newcastle is only an hour north of Sydney.
4/5
2yrs+

"A popular port town with thriving industry"

Most people in Australia have heard about Newcastle, often because of the celebrities that hail from there - think Jennifer Hawkins, Mikey Robbins, Silverchair. But what else does this thriving seaside town have to offer?

Great beaches is the immediate answer. Many locals spend their time in the water - the place has a really relaxed culture.

Commerce and industry thrive here. It is the second most populated area in NSW. Tourism is a big drawcard, and the coal industry is booming here. Centred around the port, Newcastle has quite working class feel.

The city itself has huge shopping centres, business areas and all of the essential services. There are many schools here too. Only 170 km from Sydney, the area is well serviced by flights, trains and buses.
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4/5
2yrs+

"Nice coastal town"

Newcastle is a coastal town north of Sydney that really developed due to the steel industry in the area. Newcastle itself is quite a nice area with some very nice beaches that brings in the tourists. There is also a university in town which leads to a few international students and Sydney-Siders heading there for studies. Newcastle does have its fair share of celebrities like Andrew Johns, the great rugby league player and Jennifer Hawkins, the former Miss Universe. Although there really is not much to do but go to the beach, it is a nice relaxing place worth driving to for a relaxing weekend away from Sydney.
5/5
2yrs+

"Newcastle - great amenities for all."

Just over two hour drive from Sydney is Newcastle. Once known for its steel the city has much to offer the resident and tourist alike. Accommodation for the tourist is plentiful with nearly every option you can think of and for those looking to reside there rents and home prices are with the range of the average family. There are restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets to please everyone and Newcastle has great shopping centres as well. Sporting facilities are plentiful with swimming, golf, tennis, go karts, horse riding and playing fields for most field sports. Beaches are clean and you can even go whale watching. With the hinterland not far away there is plenty of inland exploring to be done as well.
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5/5
2yrs+

"Newcastle is a city of many attributes with a history of great interest."

Newcastle is in a rather unique position in that it has surf beaches on one side and a large industrial port on the other. This city was built on the back of the coal mining industry many years ago. It has seen its ups and downs, but has continued to grow and prosper.

Being such an old city there are major contrasts in architecture right throughout as the old and the new mix together. It appears to be a relaxed city but in fact Newcastle is a very strong commerical and industrial city north of Sydney as it services the rural area and the wine growing region of the Hunter Valley.

With its growth has come some very trendy areas and locals expect high standards in the restaurant trade. Nightlife is well catered to with excellent clubs and bars.

Sydney is only 1.5 hr drive south so Newcastle is by no means isolated.

All sports are well catered to in Newcastle and there have been many Australian sporting icons emerge from this area.
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