Life & Style

Discover what the hottest suburbs in Newcastle are

We absolutely love Newcastle, Lake Mac and the Hunter Valley, and so do you guys! Ever wondered what the most popular suburbs are in Newie? Well we’ve done the numbers for you and come up with Newcastle's Top 5 most searched suburbs.

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5. Coming in at fifth place is Charlestown, centrally located just minutes from the shores of Lake Macquarie, Newcastle’s southern beaches and a mega shopping centre. Charlestown is convenient, yet family-friendly and peaceful, with plenty of shopping, entertainment and coffee options at your fingertips. This includes our healthy fave, Mama P.

Redhead Beach

4. Newcastle. This inner city suburb has everything at its doorstep: cafes, beaches, bars and boutiques. With heaps of new developments springing up in recent years, there are more apartments options in Newcastle than ever, with everything from high-end penthouses through to entry level studio apartments.

Bolton Street Pantry

Here you needn’t worry about having a car, you’ll be walking everywhere, which won’t necessarily be a bad thing. With so many local dining options, pounding the pavement will help ensure the kilos don’t creep on. Let’s go out for dessert and cocktails, again!

Coal & Cedar

3. Tighes Hill, nestled between cosmopolitan Hamilton and up-and-coming Mayfield, Tighes Hill has a beautiful community vibe to it. Surrounded by bike paths, parklands and walking distance to some great cafes like Baked Uprising, Little Birdy and the main strip of shops in Islington. Tighes Hill strikes a wonderful balance between family-friendly and inner city.

Praise Joe Tighes Hill

Out of the hustle and bustle, but close enough to the city that you can easily ride your bicycle to work, Tighes Hill rocks.

2. Perennially popular Merewether is without a doubt one of Newcastle’s most popular suburbs. With a Summer uniform of a bikini or boardies, Merewether is all about living the beach lifestyle.

Merewether Surfhouse

With a quick surf before work or a sunset dip on a hot Summer’s night, Merewether offers a Summer holiday lifestyle just kilometres from the city. Coupled with plenty of options for eating out, like Blue Door on Merewether Beach, Surfhouse, The Burwood Inn and the classic Beaches Hotel to name a few. Plus Darby Street is within walking distance!

Bar Beach

1. And the winner of Newcastle’s most popular suburb is Mayfield! Once an industrial, blue collar suburb, Mayfield has reinvented itself in recent years to become the go-to suburb for first home buyers. It’s just 10 minutes from the city and is full of beautiful period feature homes ripe for renovating.

Portafilter, Mayfield

Maybe it also has something to do with the fact that Mayfield has amazing cafes and some of the best coffee in Newcastle, including: Zaaki Espresso, Side Pocket, Portafilter, the Spanish tapas bar Barrio 2304,or the cheesy goodness of Pork Ewe Deli - the list goes on.

Mayfield sure is a delicious suburb to live in!


Source: correct as at 30 September 2016.