Newcastle - NSW 2320

Maitland is a historic city located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Maitland falls within the 2320 postcode area and is situated on the banks of the Hunter River, approximately 166 kilometers north of Sydney. It is one of the oldest regional centers in Australia. The city of Maitland was established in 1820 and has a rich colonial history. It was named after Major-General Sir Thomas Maitland, who served as the Governor of New South Wales at the time. Maitland has played a significant role in the development of the Hunter Valley region. Initially, it served as a major transportation hub and agricultural center, supporting the surrounding farming and coal mining industries.

Key Demographics of Maitland



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$490 per week

Median Rental Return of Units & Apartments

$387 per week

Is Maitland NSW a good suburb?

Today, Maitland is a thriving city with a diverse range of industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, retail, and services. It is also a popular residential area known for its historic architecture, wide streets, and scenic riverfront. The city center features a mix of historic buildings, modern amenities, and vibrant cultural spaces. Maitland boasts a vibrant arts scene, with galleries, theaters, and festivals that showcase local talent and promote cultural diversity. Maitland offers a range of recreational opportunities, including parks, gardens, and sports facilities. The Hunter River provides a scenic backdrop and allows for activities such as boating, fishing, and riverside walks. The city hosts various events throughout the year, including the famous Maitland Show, which showcases agricultural displays, livestock exhibits, and entertainment for the whole family. Maitland is well-connected to other parts of the Hunter Region and beyond through road and rail networks. It is approximately a 30-minute drive from the city of Newcastle, offering access to additional amenities, educational institutions, and employment opportunities.

Schools near Maitland

Maitland has several schools within its boundaries. Telarah Public School and Maitland Public School are both a Coeducation primary school, serving years K-6, while All Saints College, is a dual-campus independent Roman Catholic co-educational secondary day school, St John the Baptist Primary School is a Catholic Primary School that, serving years K-6, and Hunter Valley Grammar School is an independent secular co-educational early learning, primary, and secondary day school.

Maitland Properties For Rent

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

FAQs About Living in Maitland, NSW

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

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