A train from Sydney to Newcastle will take two and a half – three hours, or a good run in the car is about two hours. While people do commute from Newcastle to Sydney, plenty also live and work in Newcastle. Although Newcastle is a hard-working city (Newcastle Port is Australia’s oldest port), it manages to maintain a holiday air, helped along by the glittering Tasman Sea to one side and the serene Hunter River to the other.
Newcastle locals love their sport, whether it be rugby, soccer, netball, ice hockey or cricket. Then of course there’s the water sports including surfing, kite surfing and more.Trains, buses and ferries are available and Newcastle Airport is 15km north of the city.
Newcastle has a rich history and this is evident in the remaining Victorian terrace houses. For the most part, modern apartments dominate the skyline, competing for views of the river or sea. Apartments range in style and act as markers of Newcastle’s history, from art deco, to 70s brick and modern curvaceous masterpieces.
Separate houses are available, especially further out of town and in adjoining suburbs, where some beautiful architect-designed homes can be found. GR Homes are quality people buiding quality homes, right here in the Hunter. We can help you find that perfect piece of land and then help you build your dream home on it. We're with you every step of the way.
For a sea change with all of the city conveniences, it’s hard to go past Newcastle. If you don’t mind a commute, working in Sydney is still a possibility, or do as many locals do and work locally.
If you are looking for a sea or tree change, get in touch with us for a no obligation chat about what it's like to live in the Newcastle/Hunter region. You won't regret it!