Charlestown | a snapshot

April 04, 2013
Richard Windeyer

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Charlestown is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales. It’s located approximately 10km west-south-west of Newcastle. The suburb is home to the largest retail and commercial hub in Lake Macquarie.

Shopping options Charlestown has the largest shopping and entertainment precinct in the region, Charlestown Square. The 88,000 square metre precinct offers fashion, entertainment and dining, fresh food, homewares and general retail stores and services.

Transport The nearest train stations are Kotara and Cardiff, according to the Charlestown Transport Access Guide. Charlestown is well serviced by Newcastle Buses, Busways and Hunter Valley Buses. A major highway, The Pacific Highway, runs through Charlestown, with easy access to the Hunter region.

Population The suburb is home to nearly 12,000 (Census data), with 25-54 year olds (39.1%) the largest age group.

Parks and reserves Parklands are minutes away from Charlestown including:

There are many local parks including Charlestown Park, Attunga Park, Riawena Park, Raspberry Gully Reserve and Sheridan Avenue Reserve.

Schools Schools in Charlestown include:

Entertainment and leisure


Get outdoors Cyclists and walkers may enjoy the 3km Fernleigh Track, a former railway line that stretches from nearby Adamstown to Kahibah. Download the Fernleigh Track brochure.


    • Wilson Parking, Charlestown Square (0-3 hours free)
    • Hilltop Plaza in Hopetoun St (free) Tallara St (free)
    • Charlestown Library – Smith St (free)

Properties Currently on the market in Charlestown

For more information contact Richard Windeyer on 1800 01 LOAN or click here to "Book a Meeting"

Sources: Lake Macquarie City Council, Charlestown Transport Access Guide, CityRail, Wikipedia, Google, Parkopedia, beanhunter.

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