Suburb profile: East Maitland

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

SUBURB SNAPSHOT

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 travellers via the Hunter line to Newcastle CBD in just 20 minutes.

OLD AND NEW: East Maitland is a mix of heritage buildings and trendy new shops and cafes. Picture by Simone De Peak

OLD AND NEW: East Maitland is a mix of heritage buildings and trendy new shops and cafes. Picture by Simone De Peak

LIFESTYLE

There are several schools in East Maitland, attracting lots of young families to the area. Stockland Green Hills shopping centre is nearby and its $414 million redevelopment is nearly complete.

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. There is a regular line-up of festivals held at the historic Maitland Gaol.

LANDMARK: Maitland Gaol has daily tours for those curious to experience life as an inmate and is also home to many music events and festivals.

LANDMARK: Maitland Gaol has daily tours for those curious to experience life as an inmate and is also home to many music events and festivals.

FROM THE EXPERTS

- Reece Thompson, PRDnationwide Hunter Valley

East Maitland offers the best of both worlds being a regional town with a strong family demographic and fringe dwelling to both city facilities and country farms. There is a huge choice of shopping and homemaker centres.

The major additions to the Green Hills 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 90,000 in 2018.

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 $450,000 still available and generally returning approximately five per cent.

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