Newcastle is a beautiful coast side city, about two hours north of Sydney, and roughly 40 minutes from the gorgeous Port Stephens. Newcastle could best be described as Melbourne’s little brother, with the food and wine scene becoming more popular with every passing month. The city hugs the coastline, and is made up of the suburbs of Newcastle East, Newcastle, and Newcastle West.
Now that you’ve got an idea for whereabouts you could be living, let me walk you through a potential day living in Newcastle.
What is there to do in Newcastle?
Waking up before sunrise, you stroll along the beach and through the Hunter Mall to Yoga for All. After a refreshing yoga lesson, you can dine at One Penny Black, Ground Floor Espresso or maybe head back to the beach and have breakfast at Estabar. If you’ve got the right weekend, you could wander over to Pacific Park and peruse through some locally made goods at the Hunt and Gather Markets, or catch one of the free busses to Honeysuckle and take a walk along the harbor. Here you’re spoilt for choice for good food and drinks, with The Landing, Nagisa and MEET being personal favourites.
Still full from breakfast? Head to The Press for some second hand book shopping and a coffee, or Bank Corner Espresso for some chilled out vibes and a killer iced latte. If you like your coffee with a bit of a kick, head over to The Happy Wombat for an espresso martini, or head to Coal and Cedar for a cocktail and a cheese platter to end your night.
Now to the nitty gritty.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a standalone house in the city, but there are an abundance of apartments and townhouses to suit every budget. The city is open and friendly, and has four schools (both public and private) within the suburb that would suit any family.
The average house price in Newcastle, 2300
(No stand-alone houses, average price from surrounding suburbs.)
The average unit price in Newcastle, 2300
Need groceries? No worries! You’ve got the choice of Aldi, Coles or Woolworths (all conveniently located in town), as well as a variety of small grocers and butchers.
Need a doctor or a dentist? There are over 20 Doctors practices and dentists throughout the suburb, and the closest hospital is only 15 minutes away.
Want to support local Newcastle business?
Here are some of the best businesses in Newcastle. Be sure to check them out!
Newcastle is growing at a fast pace, and the city is changing into a cosmopolitan hub of cocktail drinking, tapas loving professionals. If this sounds like something you are into, Newcastle would be a great place for you to live. This suburb would be perfect for a younger adult (or young at heart), who want the convenience of city life, without the hustle and bustle of a big city.