Suburb profile: East Maitland

The ‘Government town’ of East Maitland, as it was one known,was officially proclaimed in 1833.

This suburb of Maitland sits on the New England Highway making it an easy commute to Newcastle in just 25 minutes and accessible to the motorway for both the Central Coast and Sydney.

Two train stations at Victoria Street or East Maitland link travelers via the Hunter line to Newcastle CBD in just 20 minutes.

Lifestyle

There are several schools in East Maitland, attracting lots of young families to the area. Stocklands shopping centre positioned close by at Greenhills, is currently under major refurbishment and will be home to some 200 specialty stores, along with several major retailers in 2018 – no doubt a huge draw card for residents in the area.

With its mix of heritage buildings, newly developed estates and a smattering of boutique stores and good eateries, East maitland is a growing hub of activity.

Maitland Gaol: the Gaol at East Maitland offers daily tours for those curious to experience life as an inmate. It is also home to many music events and festivals.

Maitland Gaol: the Gaol at East Maitland offers daily tours for those curious to experience life as an inmate. It is also home to many music events and festivals.

Melbourne Street and its neighbouring streets is where you’ll snag yourself unique home wares, antiques and some great coffee.

Its regular line-up of festivals and events held at the historic Maitland Gaol draws crowds from all over NSW, while neighbouring villages such as Morpeth are often hot spots for tourists.

From the experts

East Maitland offers the best of both worlds being a regional town with heart, with a strong family demographic and fringe dwelling to both city facilities and country farms.  

There is a huge choice of shopping centres, homemaker centres and the major additions to the Greenhills centre will bring a new level of shopping with David Jones and many major franchise chains taking advantage of the growing Maitland population, tipped to reach 80,000 in 2017.  

There are quality private and public schools to choose from as well as public and private hospitals.

The investor attraction is strong with quality homes under $400,000 still available and generally returning approx. 5%.   

There is a high demand for rentals with majority of our rental properties showing zero vacancy factor.

Rhonda Nyquist, PRDnationwide Hunter Valley