9.5 out of 10

The Hill

Ranked 1st best suburb in Hunter
-32.9336513044133 151.779244623229
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Aug 22, 2016

"Noisy naibourhood"

Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
1/5
2yrs+

"not even worth trying"

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The MOST Sought after location in the Hunter"

The Hill is a very unique suburb in that it is quiet and tranquil yet it is right in the middle (walk to all) of beaches, the popular Newcastle Harbour and the trendy Darby St.
Pros
  • Close to Beaches
  • Lifestyle
  • Wining and Dining
  • close to everything you could possibly need
Cons
  • Small suburb, so not everyone can live there
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • 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 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
2yrs+

"Smart move north"

As a Sydney-raised, but no longer a Sydney lover, our recent move to Newcastle has been nothing short of brilliant. We've been so warmly welcomed into the neighhbourhood, and are loving the ease of life here. We have a young child and have heard the local school is excellent, I have work in town, and can leave home at 8.45am and be home in time to have a few hours together with my family, and ehte occasional lunch at home with them as well. We are absolutely loving it! The beaches are quiet and clean and there are some excellent local shops. We think we have landed in the perfect neighbourhood.
Pros
  • close to everything you could possibly need
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • 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 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
2yrs+

"Happy Hill life"

Have only recently moved here, but we love it and are discovering new things every week, so much to explore on foot - it's interesting being in the older part of town, and we have discovered some magical spots. We've found it to be a really friendly neighbourhood and enjoy the variety of things to do in the area. Being 'foodies' it's a bonus being so close to so many excellent eateries, and we're looking forward to the warmer weather to make the most of the gorgeous beaches and ocean pools. Pleasantly surprised by the mall in town with so many arty shops and a great organic market - a lot more interesting than the mega-malls! and knowing it is yet to reach its potential makes it quite exciting to see what will unfold...
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Neighbourhood living in the city"

We have lived here for three years and love the convenience and quietness this suburb offers. The hill provides great views and easy walking distance to all city attractions.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Location, location, location"

No need for a car here - walk to everything - beaches, town, Darby Street cafes, gallery, library, parks...great schools nearby. Great mix of people - students, families and retirees, a safe and friendly neighbourhood. Love it!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • 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 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The Hill has it all!"

A stone's throw from everything you could possibly need. Been here for two years now and wouldn't go anywhere else. Love the lifestyle, lots to do close by - save a lot of time not having to drive all over - not to mention petrol $. Hardly drive and even considering selling the car! Nice mix of people and very quiet considering it's still 'in town'...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • 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 4/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Quiet, yet near it all."

It is a charming area with a lot to offer and discover. So many interesting walks, parks and areas of interest, and a stroll from pretty much anywhere you need. We are still getting through our list of restaurants in town, and haven't been disappointed thus far. The theatre, gallery and library are a bonus, and being beach lovers, we feel we have found somewhere we can finish raising our children and happily retire.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • 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 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
2yrs+

"Sea breeze in the heart of town"

Love being able to walk down the hill to work and not have to worry about a commute/parking. The family really enjoy coming to stay with us from Sydney, as we can all walk to restaurants, enjoy a few drinks and walk home again, and can walk to one of the uncrowded beaches. We enjoy our walks and often finish it with a swim at the baths before walking home again. It's a fantastic lifestyle, and we don't plan on moving from here now we've discovered it.
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 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Good living on The Hill"

It's got all the pros of Cooks Hill but far enough away from the pubs, so surprisingly quiet in the evenings. Still close enough to the beaches to catch a morning wave or swim before work. Darby Street cafes are a step away for weekend brunches or a casual dinner. There are some good local parks around for a bbq or lazy day with the (grand)kids. I agree with the other reviews about the car - leave it at home most days! Love it here too.