Stockton is the Manly of Newcastle. Catch a ferry across the harbour to the seclusion of this beautiful suburb. Stockton is 22 minutes’ drive from the city but only 5 minutes by ferry.
Dwelling types are dominated by houses in Stockton with a variety of older & newer semi-detached dwellings and units. 75% of dwellings in the area are houses. 5% semi-detached 6% are units, 14% is other/commercial. Age mix for the area is 0 to 29 yo 29%, 30 to 49 yo is 25%, 50 & above is 43%.
According to Residex, Stockton experienced market growth of around 37.9% from March 2015 to February 2020. Homebuyers like Stockton for its lifestyle and proximity to the city. Investors like it for its outstanding growth.
Newcastle provides a wide variety of options for home buyers and investors. If you’re looking for a place that’s easy to make things work for everyday activities (stress free)- work, leisure, after school activities, clean beaches, nice daycares that are easily accessible, and still free parking around some of the best beaches in NSW or Australia and into discovering all the new cafe’s dotted in almost every suburb ( Adamstown, Broadmeadow, Merewether, Junction, Barbeach/ Cookshill) then Newcastle or “Newy” is the city for you.
The area is also well served for amenities: there are a wide range of cafés and restaurants on Beaumont and Darby streets but if you want something by the water try Honeysuckle. Stockton is 22 minutes from the city but only 5 minutes by ferry. The local “Civic Theatre” attracts all kinds of touring acts and shows like National Comedian Jimoin. Stockton is what the northern beaches of Sydney was 40 years ago, quiet, beautiful, easy living.
King Edward Park is a large park overlooking the city and Pacific Ocean. Take a walk from Honeysuckle along the foreshore all the way along the break wall past the Nobby’s Lighthouse. Newcastle also has its own state reserve named “Blackbutt Reserve” after the trees that grow there.
Newcastle boasts some of the most well serviced schools in the state with also many private and Catholic options. The Junction Primary is locally renowned for its terrific culture and Newcastle Grammar has quiet prestigious reputation. Newcastle also boasts two selective state schools with The Hunter School of Performing Arts having produced some high-quality professional talent and Merewether High being Newcastle’s equivalent of James Ruse. Stockton High is a part of the Callaghan network of colleges. Stockton has one primary school and one catholic school.
Price growth in recent years has been big in Stockton with prices increasing 37.9% in the five years to now for houses and 34.9% for units. Residex notes that .63% of properties in the suburb are currently on the market with an average time of 35 days on the market.
Residex notes the median house price now sits at around $766,000 for houses. The median unit price is $646,000 in Stockton.
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