Mostly inhabited by families with school-aged children, Elermore Vale is popular among those who want to stay in the same place for a long time.
“THE NEWCASTLE LINK ROAD FOLLOWS PART OF ELERMORE VALE’S NORTHERN BORDER, ALLOWING FOR EASY ACCESS FROM NEWCASTLE’S WESTERN SUBURBS.”
Elermore Vale is about 13 kilometres west of Newcastle’s CBD. Wallsend covers its northern border, with Glendale and Cardiff sharing the southern border. Rankin Park and Lambton are to the east and Cameron Park is located to the west. The Newcastle Link Road follows part of Elermore Vale’s northern border, allowing for easy access from Newcastle’s western suburbs.
Only established in the early 1900s, the area was largely used for agriculture, particularly chicken and cattle farming and coal mining. When facilities such as schools were built in the 1960s, more residents flocked to the area. Now Elermore Vale has over 5,000 residents.