Suburb profile: Mayfield

SUBURB SNAPSHOT

Mayfield is one of the most the most culturally diverse suburbs in Newcastle today and is home to over 14,000 residents. This north-western suburb of Newcastle takes its name from Ada May (born 1874), a daughter of the landowner there.

Much of Mayfield was originally known as North Waratah. It was considered a predominantly industrial suburb with the dominance of steelworks in the area.

In the late 1990s the steelworks shut down and so began the steady gentrification of Mayfield that is still emerging today.

Deli delights: Pork Ewe Deli on Maitland Road in Mayfield is a popular spot with foodies from all parts of the region.

Deli delights: Pork Ewe Deli on Maitland Road in Mayfield is a popular spot with foodies from all parts of the region.

LIFESTYLE

Today Mayfield is home to both old and new faces alike, all enjoying the rise of trendy cafes, boutique stores and chic salons in this edgy, perhaps even gritty inner-city location. 

With the CBD and beaches within easy access this eclectic village offers convenience, history and a swag of consistently emerging hot spots for this tightly knit community to enjoy. Classic period homes, good schools and growing amenities all add to the rise of this fascinating suburb.

FROM THE EXPERTS

Tapas: Since opening its doors to Mayfield in 2009, Barrio 2304 has earned a reputation for the best tapas in town.

Tapas: Since opening its doors to Mayfield in 2009, Barrio 2304 has earned a reputation for the best tapas in town.

I love Mayfield. Watching this suburb grow into a vibrant village is exciting. Confidence and pride has grown in leaps and bounds within the local community, as well as new homeowners and property investors.  

The suburb has a mix of young couples, professionals, artists and long time residents who can tell you a story or two about the areas rich history. Maitland Road, the central hub of the suburb, is hive of local businesses.

Classic: Period homes are a big attraction to buyers looking to secure a slice of history in popular Mayfield.

Classic: Period homes are a big attraction to buyers looking to secure a slice of history in popular Mayfield.

Buyers are clambering to own one of the many period homes in Mayfield. While most cottages are going through a phase of renewal, homeowners are tastefully retaining the original period features. 

Roland Campos, Real Estate Agent

Dotcom Property Sales

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