Newcastle Living

Local Insights:
City & Beaches

At the heart of the region, Newcastle City now sprawls out over a number of highly regarded suburbs with the exciting Honeysuckle Precinct dotted with restaurants, cafes and bars.

Local Insights Edition 13: City and Beaches

Bathers Way

The once sleepy Hunter Street, is now serviced by the state-of-the-art light rail, connecting West to East and ending at Newcastle Beach.

This area is predominantly a mix of apartments and medium density living, with a number of high rises now boasting ocean and city views.

The adjoining suburbs of Cooks Hill, Bar Beach, The Junction and Merewether offer a mixture of period-style homes on large private blocks, mixed with newer modern builds as you venture closer to the beach.

Local Insights Edition 13: City and Beaches


Arno Deli, 181 King Street, Newcastle

A hole-in-the-wall cafe and deli that packs a punch. Offering premium coffee, pastries, paninis, grazing boxes, vino and all the meats and cheese you could desire – make an order for your next picnic or settle in for an Italian-inspired long lunch.


Marketown Shopping Centre | The Junction Village | Darby Street Precinct | Newcastle Museum | Newcastle Art Gallery (under major renovation) | Civic Theatre | Newcastle Memorial Walk | Newcastle Ocean Baths | Merewether Ocean Baths | QT Hotel | Crystalbrook Kingsley Hotel | Civic Park | King Edward Park | Foreshore Park | Dixon Beach Park | Fort Scratchley | Nobbys Lighthouse | Stunning Beaches and Coastline


Median House Price
Bar Beach


Best Return on Investment
Newcastle = 5.06%
The Hill = 3.41%
Merewether Heights = 2.64%


Median Unit Price
Newcastle East


Best Return on Investment
Cooks Hill = 4.61%
The Hill = 4.59%
Newcastle West = 4.13%

Barry Price

Barry Price
Director and Group General Manager
Phone 0402 140 240