Bustling with trendy cafes, restaurants, bars and retail outlets, the city of Newcastle is experiencing substantial change. The abolishment of the rail corridor as well as initiatives such as 'ReNew Newcastle' has caught international attention attracting Sydney and regional buyers alike. Newcastle was named one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by global magazine National Geographic Traveller.
This neighbourhood is well sought after and offers city living while being a stone's throw from popular beaches, parks, supermarkets and schools. Marketown shopping centre includes two supermarkets, a department store, discount liquor store, restaurants, cafes and a range of retail outlets. The suburb caters for both public and private schools from kindergarten to grade 12: Newcastle East Public School, Newcastle High School and Newcastle Grammar School.
Nobby's Beach, Newcastle Beach, Bar Beach, Dixon Park Beach and Merewether Beach are only a short walk or ride from the CBD and are patrolled by surf lifesavers. The Bathers Way offers a 5 kilometre scenic coastal walk stretching from Nobby's lighthouse past the beaches and ending at Glenrock National Park.
The NSW government has committed to improving transport in and out of the city centre including a 2km long light rail project that will run from the Newcastle Interchange through the Central Business District and ending at Pacific Park. In addition, the University of Newcastle has invested in a $95 million city precinct for the faculties of Business and Law and committed to an innovation hub available for start ups and budding entrepreneurs alike.
If you are looking to buy or rent in a suburb which harnesses innovation, technology and sustainability, as well as offering a coastal lifestyle full of walking and bicycle tracks, Newcastle is well worth your consideration.