Newcastle Living

Local Insights:
Western Suburbs

With a major push for growth, the areas of Wallsend, Maryland and Fletcher have continued to grow with the latter becoming home to million dollar plus properties in the new estates.

Local Insights Edition 13: Western Suburbs

Fletcher, Community Centre

On the cusp of where the metro meets the bush, these suburbs all are within minutes of the wetlands, many with tranquil,
uninterrupted outlooks.

Wallsend encompasses residential areas in the east, rural areas in the west and some commercial and industrial areas. It has many schools and child care facilities and a large commercial district of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Wallsend Library is a large modern facility offering quiet work spaces, children’s programs and other community activities or events.

Suburbs close to the University of Newcastle, including Birmingham Gardens, Jesmond and Shortland are popular with first-home-buyers and investors. The Rankin Park to Jesmond extension of the Newcastle Inner-City Bypass is expected to be completed in 2025, and will help connect these suburbs to Greater Newcastle and improve traffic-flow around John Hunter Hospital.

Local Insights Edition 13: Western Suburbs


Wildflower Espresso
71 Cowper Street, Wallsend

Wildflower is not just a cafe, but a vibrant community hub loved by many from the Wallsend area and beyond. Head here for amazing coffee, pastries and small bites to eat, plus some of the friendliest service in town. They even have their own merch and apparel – which you can pick up at the adjoining Wildflower Space.


Stockland Wallsend | Blue Gum Hill Regional Park | Birchgrove Reserve | Wallsend Skate Park and Pool | Wallsend Library Stockland Jesmond | Wallsend Active Hub | Newcastle University | The Forum Gym and Aquatic Centre | Treetops Adventure Park | Bunnings Wallsend | Jesmond Bushland | Federal Park | Kingfisher Park | Brickworks Park


Median House Price


Median House Price


Best Return on Investment
Jesmond = 4.49%
Birmingham Gardens = 4.45%
Shortland = 4.42%


Best Return on Investment
Fletcher = 6.99%
Maryland = 4.42%
Wallsend = 4.42%

Mel Payne

Kosta Apostolidis
Licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer
Phone 0416 890 337