Newcastle - NSW 2290

Charlestown is a suburb located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It falls within the postcode 2290. Established in the mid-19th century, Charlestown has grown to become a vibrant commercial and residential hub within the Lake Macquarie area. It is situated approximately 10 kilometers west of the city of Newcastle and is well-known for its shopping precinct and recreational facilities. Charlestown is home to Charlestown Square, which is one of the largest shopping centers in the region. It features a wide range of retail stores, supermarkets, dining options, and entertainment facilities. The suburb also boasts several smaller shopping centers, local shops, and businesses.

Key Demographics of Charlestown



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Median Rental Return of Houses

$550 per week

Median Rental Return of Units & Apartments

$470 per week

Is Charlestown NSW a good suburb?

In addition to its commercial activities, Charlestown offers a variety of recreational opportunities. It is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, including the nearby Glenrock State Conservation Area, which provides walking and cycling trails, picnic areas, and scenic views. The suburb is also home to several parks, sports fields, and community facilities, making it a popular destination for outdoor activities. Charlestown is well-served by public transportation, with regular bus services connecting it to surrounding areas and the city of Newcastle. The suburb is also conveniently located near major road networks, including the Pacific Highway, providing easy access to other parts of the region. Over the years, Charlestown has experienced ongoing development and growth, attracting residents and businesses alike. It offers a mix of housing options, including detached houses, townhouses, and apartment complexes, catering to a diverse range of lifestyles and preferences. As a thriving suburb with its proximity to amenities, natural beauty, and a strong sense of community, Charlestown continues to be a sought-after place to live, work, and visit in New South Wales.

Schools near Charlestown

Charlestown has several schools within its boundaries. Charlestown Public School, Charlestown East Public School, Hillsborough Public SchoolCharlestown South Public School,  are all coeducational primary school, serving years K-6, while St Joseph’s Primary School, is a Catholic Primary school serving years K-6, and Alesco Senior College – Charlestown Campus offers education in Grades 9-12, and also offers a successful Year 13 program.

Charlestown Properties For Rent

We have a number of properties available for rent in the Charlestown area or surrounding suburbs. 

FAQs About Living in Charlestown NSW

Charlestown is located within the local government area (LGA) of the City of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia.

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