A GUIDE TO HELP YOU IN YOUR SEARCH FOR A PLACE TO LIVE, OR INVEST, IN NEWCASTLE, LAKE MACQUARIE OR MAITLAND
Belmont is a suburb of Lake Macquarie, less than 20 kilometres from the Newcastle CBD. With Valentine, Croudace Bay and Redhead on its northern border and Marks Point to the south, Belmont is positioned between the lake and the ocean.
The first European settler in Belmont was a reverend, who was one of the first people to record the language of indigenous Australians. A later settler built Belmont House, named after his place of birth, and the town that sprung up around it adopted the same name.
“With water views and plenty of room for further development, Belmont has a lot to offer both investors and residents, especially those who love the great outdoors.”
There is always something happening on the lake in the form of water sports, sailing, fishing, parachutists floating down in the distance or pelicans landing on lampposts.
Why rent in Belmont?
The Newcastle Inner City Bypass means travel to and from Belmont is relatively easy. This has brought a lot of new residents to the area because it provides an affordable lifestyle within easy reach of Newcastle.
The Fernleigh Track, a 15 kilometre walk/cycleway, starts adjacent to Belmont TAFE. It heads north along an old disused railway line and passes through the suburbs of Jewells, Redhead, Whitebridge, Kahibah and Adamstown. Popular among walkers, runners and cyclists, the track navigates Glenrock State Conservation Area, Awabakal Nature Reserve and the Belmont Wetlands State Park. It provides a scenic walking or cycling track where visitors can observe a variety of flora and fauna from some of the unique habitats within Lake Macquarie and Newcastle.
Belmont is home to Parkrun, which is a free, timed five-kilometre run/walk that takes place every Saturday morning at 8am along The Shores Way.
Belmont Hospital is a large public hospital with a 24-hour emergency ward that provides acute care for adults and children. Established in 1968, the hospital underwent a multimillion dollar redevelopment in 2007 and now provides a range of specialist services.
Belmont Public School, St Francis Xavier’s Primary, Belmont North and Floraville Public cover the K-6 classes, while Belmont High School caters for years 7-12. Belmont Christian College teaches children from preschool age to Year 12.
Residential property in Belmont comes in all forms: houses, townhouses and units. Apartment blocks take up much of the waterfront, while smaller townhouses are positioned closer to Belmont’s shops and supermarkets.