Suburb profile: Waratah

Solid: Quality homes are a signature of the popular suburb and attract families looking to take advantage of the climbing value of his postcode.

Solid: Quality homes are a signature of the popular suburb and attract families looking to take advantage of the climbing value of his postcode.

SUBURB SNAPSHOT

The residential suburb of Waratah sits north-west of Newcastle just six kilometres from the CBD.

Once a municipality in its own right, Waratah originally had as its industrial base a large colliery of the same name.

Brick making was a thriving industry in Waratah during the late 1800s with the then well-known Waratah Brickyard closing 1969 to make way for the now shopping centre.

Home to the Calvary Mater hospital (formerly called the "Mater Misericordiae"), the suburb has undergone significant gentrification in recent years and has proved a desirable location for families, professionals and long-term residents looking to live in a central hub to the city of Newcastle.

Convenience: Amenities such at the Calvary Mater Hospital are always draw cards for families looking to settle in suburbs such as Waratah.

Convenience: Amenities such at the Calvary Mater Hospital are always draw cards for families looking to settle in suburbs such as Waratah.

LIFESTYLE

It seems that almost every suburb of Newcastle is on the up these days as New South Wales’ best-kept secret appears to be well and truly leaked.

Waratah is no different, this once industrial region has emerged in recent years as a desirable place to live for families and professionals looking to position themselves close to the city.

Accessibility is a quality Waratah offers in bucket loads with a train line, schools, pubs, sporting clubs, shopping and the Waratah Technology Campus of Callaghan College.

FROM THE EXPERTS

Waratah is special. It has rich history, beautiful cottages and a central location. It’s over a 150 years old and holds amazing stories.

Waratah is a dream for many buyers with its convenient shopping, plentiful services, excellent public transport, parks and multiple schools. 

It has a cool mix of people and is on the up and up. Where people know when they put that sold sticker on that they are moving into an area that will continue to transform.

Many workers cottages are being converted into modern designer homes. It is great to see much of the period charm being maintained. It’s one of the many reasons why prices have risen in the area. If picket fences, cottage gardens and village charm is what you're after, then Waratah is a must-see.

Dave Lane

 Dotcom Property Sales.

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