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Best suburbs to live in Hunter Region, NSW

Top ranked suburbs rated by locals in the community.

Caves Beach

5Ranked 1st
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David Yin

"Great seaside village"

Fantastic “village” like seaside suburb. Beautiful beaches and world’s famous caves and only an hour north of Sydney. Great for families and couples and prices still reasonable cheap vs other Sydney s…
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The Hill

4.5Ranked 2nd
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hillarym1

"Close to everything, yet away from the hustle and bustle"

We are renting and love it here so much, we are hoping to buy in this tightly-held suburb. The local school is meant to be excellent, so we want to be on this side of Darby Street to be in Zone when o…
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Valentine

4.5Ranked 3rd
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KeiranRobson

"A Great Place To Live"

Raising a family with two young children meant finding a home in a central, family friendly neighbourhood was essential. Here, we are surrounded by other families, which creates a great environment f…
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New Lambton

4.5Ranked 4th
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jims20

"Great leafy central location with good school, shops and public transport"

New Lambton is the perfect village, very close to all facilities and infrastructure without being too close. Easy access to shops, schools, public transport (train and buses), parks, cafes, restaurant…
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Merewether

4.5Ranked 5th
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veram3

"Beach lifestyle that suits everyone"

We live here for 10 years now. We love everything about Merewether. Good suburb at any family stages- with young kids, teenager ...everything are so accessible...beach, playground, good cafe...coffee,…
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Smiths Lake

4.5Ranked 6th
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smithslake_fan

"I love it"

Driving through the stunning Lakes Way, you arrive at this quiet leafy suburb surrounded by the beautiful Smiths Lake. Great for weekend retreats to escape from Sydney. Once you visit it, you will fal…
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Eleebana

4.5Ranked 7th
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schiaffi

"Beautiful Suburb, beautiful views"

We have 2 young childen & have recently relocated from the hustle & bustle of Western Sydney, It has been an absolute pleasure to move to Eleebana the streets are clean & safe, the suburb is full of f…
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Fennell Bay

4.5Ranked 8th
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Fadgie

"Beautiful lake side suburb"

Beautiful town with views of the mountains, and the lake, has a boat ramp an a couple of parks with schools, a few shops it s close to the freeway and major shopping centres friendly neighbors with ho…
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Wangi Wangi

4.5Ranked 9th
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elizabethm20

"Visit and consider real estate"

We have moved south from Tweed Heads/Coolangatta after 20 years to Port Macquarie. We visited Wangi to consider home options. This area certainly is very pretty and has a feel like that of Pittwater …
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Fletcher

4.5Ranked 10th
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carolineh10

"Peaceful friendly and community"

Living in hidden waters, shopping 5 minutes with all amenities. neighbourhoods look after each other together with sanctuary and outlook all work within a community and we often share extra things we…
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Carrington

4.5Ranked 11th
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Abbie Jones

"There's is no place quite like it"

I lived in Carrington for two years and could not recommend it enough to all of my friends, co workers and tenants alike. Carrington is a short 5 minute drive to the centre of Newcastle City. It has…
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Abermain

4.5Ranked 13th
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Davel

"A great place to live"

Myself my family have lived in Abermain for 20+ years & have no intention of going anywhere soon. Everything is acessable & there is bugger all traffic which makes it much safer for kids. If you need …
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Lambton

4.5Ranked 14th
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Anna Sneddon

"Lambton"

Very clean, very safe. Very family friendly. Close to all transport, schools, shops, and hospital.
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Stockton

4.5Ranked 15th
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phillipmallows

"Holiday Haven"

Don't tell anyone about our "holiday haven". What a place to live. We can enjoy Westfield and Darby Street which are only 20 minutes away and then it's back for a surf or a swim to finish off the perf…
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Morisset

4.5Ranked 16th
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elishas

"True country town community but still has city convenience"

We moved to Morisset a year ago and so far we love it! Has a great small town community feel and the locals are all so lovely. There's coles and woollies and well as many local facilities and cafes. T…
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Charlestown

4.5Ranked 17th
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paull28

"Charlestown"

We initially moved to Charlestown for convenience with the view to staying for 10 or 12 years. Having been here for two years now, we are already thinking we'll remain in Charlestown for ever. It is…
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Tuncurry

4.5Ranked 18th
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Denise Haynes

"Tuncurry Rock Pool is Delightful"

Tuncurry is the twin town to Forster NSW. It has the perfect hidden sanctuary called the Rock Pool. A great little cafe, good parking, lovely grassed picnic areas plus family friendly swimming area. T…
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Cardiff

4.5Ranked 19th
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LeanneP1

"A small town in the in the middle of Newcastle"

Cardiff is one of the major suburbs in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, located 12km south west of the Newcastle CBD and 3 km from the northern edge of Lake Macquarie. Cardiff is conveniently located wi…
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