Charlestown NSW 2280
Charlestown covers a large geographical area, and is the business hub for Lake Macquarie. There has been significant residential and commercial development, with decentralisation of small finance and service businesses to ‘Newcastle’s second CBD’ resulting in a corresponding growth in employment opportunities. There are around 4000 houses and 800 units in the Charlestown area, with around 25% of dwellings being rented.
It is centrally located between Lake Macquarie to the west and coastal beaches to the east, mixing the commercial environment with a relaxed coastal atmosphere.
Population consists of an even mix of young families and retirees. Families are drawn to the area by the coastal lifestyle and multiple leisure opportunities. Average income is higher than average for the region, rent rental costs are moderate.
Health, Education and Schooling
There are several quality primary schools in Charlestown and a highly regarded secondary school. Access to the John Hunter Hospital is easy via the city bypass which borders Charlestown to the west. The Charlestown Square Shopping Centre is one of the largest in the region, and there are several movie theatres and other leisure activity centres.