Newcastle

With an experienced Buyers Agent and Property Advisor based locally in our Newcastle office, we are well positioned to offer our clients independent Buying Advice. We first started buying in Newcastle in June 2012 and since then have secured a number of excellent outcomes for our clients, both Investors and Home Buyers. We specialise within an 10 – 15km of the Newcastle CBD – from the beachside suburb of Merewether to Wallsend in the west, to Cardiff in the south, and Warners Bay in Lake Macquarie. Local market knowledge is paramount in Newcastle as buyers need to navigate low lying flood affected areas, public housing pockets and varying demographic profiles throughout Newcastle.

Why Newcastle?

Newcastle is the second most populated area in New South Wales, and the country’s seventh largest city. Population is widespread due to the urban developments to the north (Port Stephens), to the west (the Hunter Valley) and the south (Lake Macquarie) so population density and overcrowding is not an issue.

The city offers the social and economic diversity of a large metropolitan city, with the slower pace of a large regional town. Situated on the east coast, with most areas within 30 minutes’ drive of a waterway, gives the Newcastle region a relaxed leisurely atmosphere.

History

Traditional landowners are the Awabakal and Worimi people. Europeans arrived in 1797 with the accidental discovery of ‘a very fine river’ during a search for escaped convicts. A deep-water port was established with coal the first export, and a convict settlement established in 1804. In 1822 the settlement was opened up to farming, and became a pioneer settlement. Coal remained the major economic force, followed by the establishment of heavy industry and ship building after the 1920s. Heavy industry was removed in the 1990s, and the region became a more leisure and lifestyle focused community.

Lifestyle

With most of the population close to the coast, rivers and lakes, water-based activities dominate the leisure of the community. Local sport, a diversity of restaurants, cafes and bars, and a thriving live music scene combine to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Climate

Newcastle has a sub-tropical climate typical of the east coast of the continent. Temperatures are generally moderate with very occasional extremes in summer and winter. Summers are mostly warm and humid with occasional periods of very dry and hot weather due to hot westerly winds. Winters are generally mild with drier conditions than summer on average.

Regions

The Greater Newcastle Region encompasses the City of Newcastle, the Lower and Upper Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie City and Port Stephens Shire.

Major Events

Sporting events play an important part all year round, with Football in summer (A-League) and Rugby League in winter (NRL), as well as other one-off sporting fixtures such as the Asian Cup Football and Women’s Premier League.

Coates Hire Newcastle 500 is the final event on the Supercars calendar in November.

Newcastle Agricultural Show is held in March, and the Mattara Spring Festival in October

Newcastle Racecourse holds regular events through the year, culminating in the Boxing Day Races in December.

Major Employment Industries

The main employers are

– Healthcare
– Education
– Retail
– Construction

Estimated Population

165,000

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