A guide to help you in your search for a place to live, or invest, in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or Maitland
Part of the City of Lake Macquarie, Garden Suburb is a little over 12 kilometres from the Newcastle CBD.
Garden Suburb was named after the fashionable “garden city” movement of the 1870s. Garden cities were designed to combine elements of the city and the country. Garden suburbs were an offshoot of this, geared towards residential settlement. To qualify as a garden suburb an area had to be on the outskirts of the city, in a rural setting, with rail access. Garden Suburb had all these features, minus the train station.
Why rent in Garden Suburb?
Nowadays, however, the city has grown up around Garden Suburb. With its northern neighbour, New Lambton Heights, housing the region’s largest hospital, and its eastern neighbour, Kotara, home to one of the area’s largest shopping centres, Garden Suburb is close to the necessities.
Garden Suburb is largely residential with some shops dotted about the suburb. A small park called Campbell Reserve has a children’s playground and a duck pond.
Garden Suburb Public School teaches primary school-aged children while older children attend high school in one of the neighbouring suburbs.
The area is popular among families with older children and its proximity to the Newcastle Inner City Bypass means it’s only a short drive to the John Hunter Hospital, the lake, Charlestown or into Newcastle.
Properties in Garden Suburb are a combination of new and old residences, consisting predominantly of family homes with a sprinkling of units thrown into the mix.