SUBURB PROFILE: Lorn

GREENERY: Gardens take pride of place among many residents of Lorn with roses lining pathways and fences.
GREENERY: Gardens take pride of place among many residents of Lorn with roses lining pathways and fences.

Suburb Snapshot

Lorn is a suburb of Maitland City Council, drenched in local history and located on the banks of the Hunter River.

A land grant of 360 hectares on the Hunter River opposite West Maitland was reportedly given to Thomas McDougall in 1823. It eventually became known as Lorn. 

Planning got underway in the early 1900s to establish Lorn as a “Garden Suburb” with many street plantations and by the mid 1920s it became known as a model residential area. 

RIVER ACCESS: Lorn is just a short walk across the Hunter River from Maitland.

RIVER ACCESS: Lorn is just a short walk across the Hunter River from Maitland.

Lifestyle

Set just a short walk from Maitland CBD, across the Belmore Bridge, Lorn is a small but lively village with just the right amount of amenities at hand.  

The Icky Sticky Patisserie, known for its exquisite cakes and pastries, and JERF Wholefood Cafe are some of the favourites food spots among both locals and visitors.

Steeped in history, Lorn features period homes with beautiful cottage gardens and a warm community feel.

Last year, according to Australian Property Monitors data, the median sale price for a home in Lorn rose from $512,500 for 40 sales in 2016 to $600,000 for 35 sales.

The suburb is close to well-regarded primary schools and many sporting grounds.

It is home to professionals, families and long-standing residents.

VILLAGE FEEL: Lorn is home to a good variety of shops and services along with cafes and restaurants.

VILLAGE FEEL: Lorn is home to a good variety of shops and services along with cafes and restaurants.

From the experts

- Presented by Rhonda Nyquist, PRD Hunter Valley

Lorn is well-known and respected as the boutique, garden suburb of Maitland with some of the finest period residences in the region.

It continues to gain popularity as one of the most sought-after lifestyle areas with its village atmosphere of Jacaranda-lined streets, high-quality cafes and restaurants, beauticians, doctors, supermarket, butcher and newsagency.