6.2 out of 10

Tighes Hill

Ranked 37th best suburb in Hunter
-32.9067841279883 151.754026948875
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Medical Facilities
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

1/5
Sep 03, 2017

"do more researches before you move in"

the sentence on the review title is my only suggestion
5/5
2yrs+

"History of Tighes Hill"

This suburb will boom and its starting to look that way. Right on the edge of the revamp park and cricket oval with BBQ, The bike ways are all pulsing with bikers and you can walk all the way into beaches and follow the harbour all the way, Check the photo area out of Tighes Hill at http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
Pros
  • cycling
  • Rowing
  • Bike Riding
  • Atmosphere
  • Gardens
  • Parks
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Tighes Hill - the place to be out and about"

Tighes Hill, Newcastle is the most convenient suburb spot you'll find in inner Newcastle. The suburb has old parks, water access, neighbours who'll actually go out of their way to welcome you into the village. Not many suburbs are surround by the parks and waterways which offer young and older families plenty to do on your door-step. Cycle in Newcastle, walk through the park to Hamiltons cafe street or railway station. The suburb is only a 2 minutes drive to KFC, Subway, McDonalds and surrounded by the Wests Mayfield ( Knights) mleagues club. Superb bus connections to all major shopping centres including Westfield and Charlestown Square. I have lived in a few places but never quite as relaxed as Tighes Hill - it's like taking a step back in time. The history, the old houses and convents is truly unique for this city of Newcastle
Pros
  • Parks
  • Gardens
  • Atmosphere
Cons
  • lack of cafes
  • small streets
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
TIGHESHILLER
TIGHESHILLER Great place for watching coal trains too !, They are real fun day & night screaming them wheels, Shunting that sounds like a bomb going off. Tell the truth, No body can stop Pacific bloody National and their coal trains ruining such a nice suburb. Its time we got a real noise barrier built the full length of FERNDALE ST, Not some cheap Bunnings corrugated iron make believe fence that is only in place to stop graffiti vandals from spraying the trains that park there. With all the money from coal that goes past, One would expect some effort from these clowns to help residents. But NO NO NO, Get lost and suck it up guys is the attitude.
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great up and coming suburb"

Tighes Hill is a great place to buy that's not too expensive but is still close to everything.

After renting in Tighes Hill for 2 years (prior to that we rented for 18 months in the nearby suburb of Islington), my fiance and I bought a home in Tighes Hill because as a young couple, we enjoy all that this suburb has to offer. Tighes Hill (Henry Street and Park Road are the two streets we have lived in) has nice quiet streets with very little traffic (Elizabeth Street really is the only street that gets much non-residential traffic) and beautiful old homes. The neighbours are friendly and many people who live in Tighes Hill are young professionals who may be buying first homes or renting, as well as young families, as it's not too expensive to buy here. Many people who buy in Tighes Hill do so with renovating in mind, so in the future it will become even nicer.

Tighes Hill is a great suburb if you like the outdoors, with a number of parks (including one which you can take dogs off their leashes) so is great for dog owners. Also has a great walking/cycling track that leads you to all the way to Honeysuckle; we often walk it to go to the fish co-op... Also a great area for people who are into food/coffee as busy Beaumont Street is only 2 mins drive, or about 15 mins walk. Many supermarkets close by (Coles Waratah is 5-10 mins by car, Woolies Mayfield is 2 mins by car) as well as pubs and a bottle-o, and Islington post office/newsagent is only a 10 min walk away. Tighes Hill has a TAFE campus, which means a number of buses pass along the main road and there is a train station only 10-15 min walk away. Tighes Hill Public School is has a great reputation as being one of the great public primary schools in Newcastle, which was an important factor for my fiance and I who will be starting a family some time in the future...

As someone else said, unfortunately Tighes Hill has a reputation of being a rough-ish suburb, but it really is a great place to live with everything you need nearby.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
TIGHESHILLER
TIGHESHILLER The park is rough at night time near the creek, beware of that after dark. But ARTC the clowns can't manage the coal train problem. BE WARNED prospective buyers, NOISE NOISE NOISE, them trains go 24/7 past our door step. (At least I am honest about this). The rest thats been listed is true mostly. Nice Nice area, But SCREEEEEEEEEEEECH, BANG, SQUEEEEEEEEEEL, SCREEEEEEECH................
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Inner city Suburb on the mend"

First settled in the mid 19th Century the suburb has spent the last 50 years serving as cheap inner city accommodation for working class families and has gained a reputation along with its neighbours Islington and Mayfield as being one of the rougher suburbs in Newcastle.

Tighes Hill has now become a trendy inner suburb of the Newcastle inner city area with a large influx of young professionals and families looking to live an inner city lifestyle at the affordable end of town.

The northern extents of the suburb suffer from noise and dust problems associated with the coal rail line running between Tighes Hill and Mayfield however the southern areas are largely unaffected. Traffic noise can be an issue on the outskirts of the suburb due to the proximity of Maitland Road and Industrial Drive but the rest of the suburb is unaffected.

Large parks (two of which have off leash dog areas), playing fields, walking and cycling tracks are in ready supply, Newcastle Harbour is only a short walk away and walking to the cafe, pub and restaurant hub of Hamilton will take around 15 minutes. Tighes Hill has its own pub and bottle shop and Mayfield Woolworths is only 15 minutes walk away.

A great place for young singles and families alike values in Tighes Hill are sure to increase as the gentrification of the area continues.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
TIGHESHILLER
TIGHESHILLER Mend the bloody trains, CALL 131 555 - "Complaints Hotline" - Get a proper concrete sound barrier installed, Then we could live in peace. Its 2012 and things have only just improved slightly.
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"COAL TRAINS 24/7 and noise if you like noise"

A good area to reside in with our neighbours being quite friendly. HOWEVER, The coal train situation is unbearable. If you live in or around FERNDALE st BEWARE. 24 hr coal train shunting and NOISE, NOISE, NOISE. House shakes all hours of the day and night - "crashing and squealing" of coal train wheels.The state government is well aware of the problem and residents sick to death of complaining just give up.

This problem has gone on for years and is protected by profits from coal selling.
An entity called RTC Corporation has a licence to manage these issues. This is just a sham where freight companies such as Pacific National can create havoc and seemingly continue unabated.

There is no noise monitoring and EPA laws are being broken.
No one seems interested in seriously halting the noise and pollution problems created by coal trains that stretch for over 1km parked on our doorstep day and night.

In an age where laws govern everybody and how they live, then why? can companies do what they like when they like and be protected? - I guess profit , employment will always beat JURISPRUDENCE. The lonely man cannot. Make noise at home that affects people and the cops would be round in a flash to stop it. Drive a big train and crash it all night, try stopping that HMMMM.

If the trains stopped, this area would boom.
tigheshill22
tigheshill22 move from elizabeth to the end of union street and its no noise from trains
2yrs+
TIGHESHILLER
TIGHESHILLER Real helpful, Thankyou for your insight !, bugger the rest of the poor souls who have to live with it hey $$$$
2yrs+
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