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Tighes Hill

2297

Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Inner City
  • High School
  • Cafes / Shops
  • Cycleway
  • Parks
  • Dog Park
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  • Median Age 37
  • Number of Businesses 736
  • Pop density (Persons per KM SQ.) 2,100
  • Average Household Size 2.3 people
  • Rental Market 34.5%
  • Households that speak languages other than English 10%
  • Source - Figures relate to the 2016 Census (Code SSC13863) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics: Wickham - Carrington - Tighes Hill Statistical Area 2

A guide to help you in your search for a place to live, or invest, in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or Maitland

At the point where Throsby Creek splits off into Styx Creek is the suburb of Tighes Hill, less than five kilometres from Newcastle’s CBD.

Mayfield covers the northern border of Tighes Hill, with Carrington to the south-east and Maryville to the south.

“Tighes Hill has become a popular alternative to other Newcastle areas due to its affordability, while maintaining a convenient distance to inner city Newcastle and its beaches.”

Prior to the 1950s, the area was mainly populated by workers taking advantage of its proximity to the industrial hub of Mayfield and the Ferndale Colliery. Now Tighes Hill is still primarily industrial, with residential housing taking up the western half of the suburb.

Why rent in Tighes Hill?

Tighes Hill has become a popular alternative to other Newcastle areas due to its affordability, while maintaining a convenient distance to inner city Newcastle and its beaches.

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Due to Throsby Creek running through the park, Islington Dog Park sits within Tighes Hill’s borders. The large off-leash area attracts dog walkers from all over the area as they can let their furry friends run around the oval or use the dog agility training equipment.

The eastern point of Tighes Hill sits on the Hunter River and is utilised by Port Waratah Coal Services as a coal terminal. The area surrounding the terminal is dominated by an industrial and commercial hub. Despite this, Tighes Hill remains quite picturesque with its traditional houses and scenic skyline punctured by the spire of the Tighes Hill Catholic Church.

The only primary school in the suburb is Tighes Hill Public School, which feeds into Newcastle High School. Hunter TAFE’s Newcastle campus is located on the eastern edge of the suburb.

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