Newcastle Living

Local Insights:
Western City Fringe

Within a 15 minute drive of the Newcastle CBD, but also central to other hubs like Kotara and Charlestown, these suburbs have become amazingly popular with first and second home buyers wanting to dip their toe into renovating.

Local Insights Edition 13: Western City Fringe

Waratah is home to Waratah Village, a popular shopping centre, while Georgetown and Hamilton North have more of a small community atmosphere with their small strips of familyowned shops and cafes.

The streets of Waratah West are largely elevated, lending to bigger blocks and multi-storey dwellings. The nearby University of Newcastle has drawn in more and more investors, as well as newer developments serving as student accommodation.

Local Insights Edition 13: Western City Fringe


Lord’s Coffee
4/43 Station Street, Waratah

Hamilton coffee legends have recently opened a second location in the heart of Waratah, which is quickly becoming a daily must stop for locals. You’ll find top quality brews, as well as toasties and small bites to eat.


Waratah Village | Mater Hospital | Proximity to the University of Newcastle | Proximity to The Forum Gym and Aquatic Centre | The George Espresso | The Coffee Benders | Georgetown Bakery | Lord’s Coffee | Hamilton North Bowling Club | Smith Park | Waratah Park Playground | Proximity to shops and restaurants on Beaumont Street


Median House Price


Best Return on Investment
Waratah West = 4.13%
Hamilton North = 3.78%
Waratah = 3.50%


Median Unit Price
Hamilton North


Best Return on Investment
Hamilton North = 5.11%
Waratah = 5.06%
waratah West = 4.02%

Brett Bailey

Tony Gough
Licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer
Phone 0435 859 364

Brett Bailey

Brett Bailey
Licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer
Phone 0432 601 051