The large suburb of Mayfield lies to the north-west of Newcastle’s CBD. The city’s most culturally diverse district, Mayfield is home to a mix of students, professionals, young families and retirees, all relishing the lively atmosphere the suburb exudes.
The rapidly growing area has proven very attractive for young families looking to enter the housing market. With plenty of generously sized homes and blocks, the growth of the area has evolved Mayfield’s working class dynamic into an up-and-coming family neighbourhood. The process of gentrification is presenting lots of promising renovation and development opportunities, with charming heritage cottages and federation homes becoming more and more desirable.
Cafés and speciality stores continue to spring up along Mayfield’s two main arteries; Hanbury Street and the Pacific Highway. The buzzing precincts of Beaumont and Darby Streets are a 10-minute drive away and Newcastle CBD is only a 15-minute trip by bus. Waratah train station services Mayfield, making commutes to Maitland and on to Sydney a breeze, while also connecting Mayfield to the pleasant, leafy areas of Adamstown and New Lambton.
The Stag & Hunter and Barrio 2304 lead the charge for Mayfield’s nightlife scene, but if you’re more of a cocktail and fine-dining connoisseur, the waterfront esplanade of Honeysuckle is right around the corner. With everything going for it, Mayfield ticks all the boxes as a growing, family friendly suburb next door to a thriving city.