Newcastle - NSW 2320

Rutherford falls within the 2320 postcode area and is situated approximately 3 kilometers south of the city of Maitland. It is a growing residential area known for its family-friendly atmosphere and convenient amenities. The town of Rutherford has experienced significant development in recent decades, transforming it from a predominantly rural area to a bustling suburb. The establishment of Rutherford can be traced back to the mid-20th century when it was initially planned and developed as a residential suburb. Today, Rutherford is characterized by a mix of housing estates, shopping centers, schools, and recreational facilities. It offers a range of housing options, from standalone houses to townhouses and apartments, catering to a diverse population.

Key Demographics of Rutherford



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Median Rental Return of Houses

$500 per week

Median Rental Return of Units & Apartments

$400 per week

Is Rutherford NSW a good suburb?

The town is well-served by amenities and services, including several shopping centers, supermarkets, specialty stores, restaurants, and cafes. Rutherford also has a number of schools and educational institutions, making it an attractive place to live for families with children. Rutherford benefits from its proximity to the city of Maitland, where residents can access additional amenities, employment opportunities, and recreational activities. The nearby Hunter Valley wine region is also within reach, providing residents with the opportunity to explore vineyards and enjoy wine tasting experiences. The town continues to experience growth and development, with ongoing infrastructure projects and expansion of residential areas. The community in Rutherford is diverse, and residents enjoy a sense of community spirit and a range of recreational opportunities. Overall, Rutherford offers a convenient and family-friendly lifestyle with a range of amenities and services within close reach. Its location near Maitland and the scenic Hunter Valley wine region contributes to its appeal as a place to live in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.

Schools near Rutherford

Rutherford has three schools within its boundaries. Rutherford Public School is a co-education primary schools, serving years K-6, Rutherford Technology High School  is a government-funded co-educational comprehensive secondary day school, and St Paul’s Primary School is a  co-education Catholic primary school, serving years K-6. 

Rutherford Properties For Rent

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

FAQs About Living in Rutherford NSW

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

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