Looking for somewhere out of the city? Somewhere by the water? Somewhere close to shops and marine activity? Belmont might be the place for you.
So why live in Belmont?
Belmont is just half an hour away from the city of Newcastle, but with so many attractions, cafes and shops in Belmont you’ll find yourself not needing to traverse up the highway to the CBD. There are public busses that run through the suburb on a regular basis, and will take you past a major shopping centre (Charlestown Square) through to Newcastle. There are over four schools in Belmont, with more in the local catchment area, making the suburb perfect for a growing family.
This family-friendly suburb is situated on Lake Macquarie, and is part of Lake Macquarie city council. This is the kind of place you would live if you want to raise a family in a waterside suburb that will keep you and your family busy every weekend. Love trips to Sydney? No worries, the Pacific Highway is on your doorstep, and that will take you to Sydney in just over two hours.
What is there to do in Belmont?
As far as weekend activities are concerned, you can keep yourself and the kids entertained at Belmont Wetlands State Park, which is home to over 100 bird species and 9 Mile Beach. Here you can walk along Fernleigh track, or go fishing on 9 Mile Beach If this natural environment isn’t to your liking, you can enjoy a walk along the foreshore. There are playgrounds and BBQ facilities available, so a waterside picnic is not out of the question! Redhead beach is just a short drive away, if you’re looking for a beach nearby.
Walking along the beautiful Lake Macquarie will turn into a regular family activity, with the sealed walkway being perfect for teaching kids to ride their bikes! Dogs are also allowed to walk along the path, so the whole family can join in! Belmont lifestyle is laid back and relaxed, offering a perfect environment to raise a busy family. There are local sporting clubs, including Belmont Football Club, Belmont Sporties Netball Club and Belmont North Rugby League Club. There’s enough sporting events and clubs to keep a family busy and active every weekend!
Now to the nitty gritty
Properties around this area are split fairly evenly between owning fully and renting, at 40% and 35% respectively.
The average house price in Belmont, 2280
$470, 000 +
The average unit price in Belmont, 2280
Belmont has the main grocery stores, as well as other small businesses including butchers (try Belmont North Meats), bakeries and cafes. If you’re looking for some dining options try Common Circus, a café on the water that is pet friendly. If you’re looking for a dinner option that is sure to please, Deck 56 will be sure to satisfy any appetite.
Overall, Belmont is a great place to live if you want a bit of peace and quiet, along with the active lifestyle.
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