Maitland is located on the Hunter River 10 metres above sea level, 166 km north of Sydney via the Pacific and New England Highways and 33 km north-west of Newcastle.
Maitland’s cultural heritage is particularly strong with a wide variety of community groups active in preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the rich cultural history of our region. From the historical village of Morpeth, the Maitland City Heritage Group, local Historical and Genealogical Societies, to the Australian Museum of Clothing and Textiles, the Les Darcy Committee and the Grossman House Trust. Maitland’s cultural diversity is further strengthened by the many ethnic communities increasingly making Maitland their home. There are 49 different countries represented in Maitland bringing a wealth of multicultural traditions to the city.
As you explore Maitland you’re bound to uncover the city’s rich heritage, unique buildings and beautiful scenery. The city has
recently seen rapid growth, but at the core of the community remains a strong passion for the place we call home.
You’ll find something for the whole family to enjoy, whether it be sampling the delicious food, shopping like a local, or discovering the natural beauty of the Hunter River by kayak or stand up paddleboard. You can explore Central Maitland by foot to discover art, culture and food, or jump in the car to venture further afield for the best farm fresh produce, historic townships and vibrant activities the city has to offer.
Maitland has grown from a small rural township to a thriving city with a population of over 75,000 people. Despite the city’s continued rapid growth it has managed to maintain an authentic community feel that is highly valued by the local people. Whether you’re looking at Maitland for business and investment or to live, Maitland’s superb location between Newcastle and Hunter Valley Wine Country makes it an ideal location.
Maitland has an excellent standard of health services, schools, residential housing and retail shopping centres, all of which are there to make sure your life after work runs as smoothly as possible.
Real estate in Maitland offers quality and value. In addition to a healthy market of existing homes that cater for all price points, needs and wants, there are a number of new residential estates on offer, including one to five acre semi-rural plots located within five minutes of Central Maitland. There are also large blocks in Thornton, Bolwarra, Aberglasslyn and Oakhampton and numerous other suburbs. New suburbs are currently being developed with the first of these, Thornton North, soon to be home to 10,000 new residents.
As you would expect of a major rural city centre, Maitland boasts the full range of local, national and international retail outlets. The two main shopping districts, The Levee in Central Maitland and Stockland Green Hills (Australia’s best performing sub-regional shopping centre), offer a highly diverse selection of speciality and department stores.
Huge investments in retail developments in the west of the City at Rutherford, are creating a new shopping precinct without parallel in the Lower Hunter. With at least three supermarkets, a large number of speciality outlets and a series of major bulky good retail outlets, Rutherford has fast become a retail destination of choice in the Maitland region.