8.2 out of 10

Wallsend

Ranked 25th best suburb in Hunter
-32.9029593096687 151.670793491292
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

2/5
Jan 04, 2020

"Not a great place to live"

There is one good coffee shop - wildflower. And some young couples have moved in and done some beautiful Reno’s of the old mining cottages but there is still an undercurrent of lower socioeconomic problems in the area that are hard to ignore. Before moving here go and hang out at the local shops. It is a fair drive to anything decent such as shopping centres and beaches and not walkable. Dry, arid and lots of old fibro homes. Most born and bread novacastrians will tell you to avoid Wallsend. The crime rate tells it all.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • 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 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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+

"close to town and the freeway"

wallsend, which firstly started as a mining town/suburb. was initially the next major centre to the west of newcastle. it now spreads over a large distance and has many pockets, differing environments. many estates are now dotted throughout .
shopping is generally good with a choice of 3 stockland centres within 10 minutes drive, as well as the more modern and retail diverse westfield complexes which are within 20 minutes.
close to the newcastle university. callaghan college also has 3 combined campus in jesmond , wallsend, and waratah. whilst high schools are also located at glendale and cardiff. plenty of small primary schools are located within either walking or driving distance from any part of wallsend.
medical facilities are good with several clinics nearby as well as the wallsend hospital (now clinic) and newcastle and the hunter's major medical centre, the john hunter hospital less than 10 minutes away. several nursing homes are also nearby.
20-25 minutes drive to the beaches and city of newcastle,depending on what time of day.
wallsend is a good suburb with a vast range of ethnicity and range from singles/family/ to the retiree.
great sporting facilities with a plethora of parks and bushland also. greyhound racing track, swimming pool, gyms and major sport complexes/stadiums within 15 minutes drive.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Wallsend

1

Newcastle Rd

3.5/5
"Convenience Plus- Located close to uni and Shopping centre"
-32.9012841942 151.6713992754

Unranked Streets in Wallsend

Jubilee Road

3.5/5
-32.91243 151.66501

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