Get to know the area
Located just 6kms from the CBD, Adamstown is an inland suburb of Newcastle. But as the easterly winds sweep through these neighbourly streets, you’ll know that Mereweather Beach is only 4kms away.
In Adamstown, we know that the median listing price is around $725,000 for houses and $520,000 for units. And over the past year alone, there has been significant increases in the a fore-mentioned prices and rental yields. Additionally, there has been a decrease in days on market and also vacancy rates. As such, others now know what we did long ago —that purchasing here is not only a smart idea for this chapter of your life, but for your future ones, too.
Herein Adamstown, you’ll find plenty of amenities on your doorstep —including Adamstown library, train station, parks, recreation centres and a range of educational options. Additionally, we know that you can start your day with a strong coffee from either Pekarna, The Barn or Wild Vine. And end the day with something stronger at Brunker Road, The Gates Hotel or Glebe Road. Which is where you’ll find us celebrating your property purchase together —rosé in hand and not a pair of rose coloured glasses in sight.
Find Your Home in Adamstown
Adamstown is a seller’s market right now. Over the past year, there have been significant increases in median listing prices – by 5.8% for houses and 18.2% for units. Not coincidentally, properties have been selling significantly faster. Typical selling times are now 28 days (was 35) for houses and 26 days (was 48) for units.
Adamstown is also a landlord’s market, with investors holding the upper hand over tenants. Over the past year, the median house rent has jumped 11.1% to $500 per week, while the median unit rent has climbed 8.1% to $400. Meanwhile, the vacancy rate has fallen from 2.9% to 0.7%.
Adamstown, which is part of the City of Newcastle local government area, is 6km from the centre of Newcastle. Adamstown is an inland suburb, although it’s just 4km from Merewether Beach.
Adamstown and the neighbouring suburb of Kotara have a combined population of 15,601, according to the most recent census, which was conducted in 2016. The median age is the same as Australia’s – 38 years.
The median household income in Adamstown-Kotara is $80,444, compared to $77,272 for New South Wales and $74,776 for Australia.
Adamstown-Kotara residents have above-average levels of education – 25.7% of adults have a university degree, compared to 23.4% across the state and 22.0% across the country.
Some 85.2% of local residents were born in Australia; the national average is 66.7%.
House living is very popular – 82.7% of Adamstown-Kotara residents live in a detached house, compared to 72.9% in Australia. And a significant number of people are owner-occupiers – 72.1% own their own home, compared to 65.5% across Australia.
Adamstown is rich in amenities, including a diverse range of shops, a library and a train station, which makes it easy to travel to Gosford and Sydney.
Some of the best cafes in Adamstown include Pekarna, The Barn and Wild Vine Coffee, while some of Adamstown’s best restaurants are The Ritz Cafe, Secret Garden Asian Cuisine and Slice Gourmet Pizza Sensation. You can also enjoy a drink at Adamstown’s pubs: The Nags Head Hotel on Brunker Road and The Gates Hotel on Glebe Road.
Educational options include Adamstown Public School, St Columba’s Primary School and St Pius X High School. Childcare options include Kinda Kapers Adamstown, Adamstown Community Early Learning & Preschool and Ailsa’s Family Day Care. Healthcare options include the Brunker Road General Practice, Adamstown Clinic, Adamstown Medical Centre and Wilson’s Chemist.
If you want to relax, play or exercise, you can go to Myers Park, Banksia Close Reserve, Laneway Park, Adamstown Bowling Club, Adamstown Tennis Courts and Pulse Climbing. Keen walkers and cyclists can jump on the 15km Fernleigh Track, which travels from Adamstown to Belmont.
There are also plenty of recreation options just outside Adamstown – Merewether Golf Club (1km), Newcastle Racecourse (1.5km), Lambton Pool (3km), Merewether Beach (4km), Strike Bowling Charlestown (5km) and the Newcastle CBD (6km) are all close by.