Thanks to its proximity to the University of Newcastle, Jesmond is Newcastle’s largest multicultural hub and caters to both students and the elderly.
Jesmond is a relatively small suburb, part of the City of Newcastle and covering just over 1,200 hectares of land. Its closest neighbours are North Lambton, Wallsend, Birmingham Gardens and Callaghan. Jesmond is about nine kilometres from the Newcastle CBD.
Jesmond was originally an agricultural area and it still produces avocados. It was originally called Dark Creek and known for its orchards and sawmills. The area was established in the early 1880s and started with around 600 residents – now there are over 10,800. It is believed the area is named after Jesmond, near the English town of Newcastle upon Tyne.
“STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY MAKE UP MUCH OF JESMOND’S POPULATION AND THANKS TO UON’S MASSIVE INTERNATIONAL COHORT, THE AREA IS LARGELY MULTICULTURAL.”