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Cardiff

2285

Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • High School
  • Train Station
  • Cafes / Shops
  • Shopping Centre
  • Parks
  • Dog Park
  • Library
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Investor Snapshot

  • Median Age 37
  • Number of Businesses 1,507
  • Pop density (Persons per KM SQ.) 1,121
  • Average Household Size 2.4 people
  • Rental Market 25.3%
  • Households that speak languages other than English 7.9%
  • Source - Figures relate to the 2016 Census (Code SSC10809) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics: Glendale - Cardiff - Hillsborough Statistical Area 2

A GUIDE TO HELP YOU IN YOUR SEARCH FOR A PLACE TO LIVE, OR INVEST, IN NEWCASTLE, LAKE MACQUARIE OR MAITLAND

Cardiff is a little suburb to the north west of Newcastle and is part of Lake Macquarie. Its borders include Glendale, Garden Suburb and Hillsborough, while Macquarie Hills separates Cardiff from the lakeside suburbs of Warners Bay and Boolaroo.

Not far from the modernised train station is the main street of Cardiff, which includes specialty shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as two large supermarkets.

“Cardiff Railway Station is one of the few Lake Macquarie railway stations included on the Sydney express train’s schedule of stops.”

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Cardiff was once called Winding Creek after the stream that runs through the suburb. Later it was changed to Lymington, but this confused the postal services since there was already a town with a similar name elsewhere. Home to a large number of Welsh settlers, the area was eventually renamed Cardiff after the capital of Wales.

Why rent in Cardiff?

A large industrial estate is located on the edge of Cardiff, providing a lot of employment within the Lake Macquarie region. It also has a high number of car dealerships and a range of entertainment options including an indoor sports centre and golf driving range.

Cardiff has three public primary schools: Cardiff, Cardiff North and Cardiff South, which all feed into Cardiff High School. There is also a Catholic primary school, St Kevin’s Primary.

A large percentage of the area consists of family homes offering three or more bedrooms, which are surprisingly affordable. With easy access to shops and entertainment venues, good public transport links and proximity to the M1 Pacific Motorway, Cardiff is a convenient area for families or those needing to commute for work.

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