Where is Charlestown?

Looking to live in a suburb with plenty of public transport, shops close by and close to the Pacific Highway?

Charlestown is the place to be.

Located twenty minutes from Newcastle CBD, Charlestown is actually part of the Lake Macquarie City Council.

It’s a suburb predominantly populated with couples and families, and offers a lifestyle that is more suburban and relaxed. It is a larger suburb, with a rough population of 12500.

Why would I live here? Well, considering the average ages of the people living in the suburb is 20-39, it’s a great place to plant your roots and create a family. There are plenty of schools in the area, and parks as well.

What is there to do in Charlestown?

Charlestown is a great place to live if you are wanting to enjoy all the conveniences of city living, without actually being in the city.

There are plenty of businesses around the area, and features Newcastle’s largest shopping centre (Charlestown Square). This centre has everything you could ever need, from pharmacies to dentists and clothes shopping galore. Shops included within this centre Strike Bowling Charlestown, Target and Myer.

Other small businesses surround the shopping precinct, and include businesses such as SNAP Fitness, Climax Business Strategies, Hoyts Charlestown and a variety of solicitor’s offices.

You could happily live in Charlestown with no need to go to other suburbs for anything.

Do I mean it?

Well, imagine starting your day at home, heading off the Charlestown Golf course for a few rounds to get your day off to a good start.

You can then head back home to spend a day with your family. With entertainment on your mind, you head to Charlestown Square to play Laser Tag at Strike Bowling. You’ve all worked up an appetite, so you head to Grill’d for some great burgers (and the best sweet potato chips).

The entertainment isn’t over yet, so you head to Reading Cinemas to check out the latest movie, Gold Class of course. Heading down to Cold Rock afterwards you treat yourself (and the kids) with a delicious ice cream before walking home. After all, with the shopping centre being smack bang in the middle of the suburb, it’s not too far to walk.

The average house price in Charlestown, 2290

2 Bedrooms

$420,000 +

3 Bedrooms

$500, 000 +

The average unit price in Chalrestown, 2290

2 Bedrooms


3 Bedrooms

$425,000 +

All in all, it’s a reasonably priced suburb with plenty of options out there to suit every budget.

Considering how close this suburb is to the Pacific Highway, and how easy it is to get anywhere in Newcastle, it’s a great buy. It’s not often you find a suburb that is in a great location, and includes plenty of schools and a large shopping centre.

I’m sold.

Businesses in this area

Here are some of the best businesses in Charlestown.

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