Market update

Ashtonfield has been a huge success story for the Maitland region and it looks to continue on this upward trend.

Its location is now enviably central to premier shopping and retail, facilities, infrastructure and arterial roads, while still enjoying a quiet, bushland setting.

Largely residential, Ashtonfield is newer suburb of the Maitland area and was created with the target of easy family living in mind. Homes are predominantly solid brick and well-looked after or renovated, often positioned on comfortable to spacious suburban blocks. With a sprinkling of playgrounds and green spaces, the sense of community and well-being is strong in the suburb.

Ashtonfield is a highly desirable location, with 950 visits for properties in the area on realestate.com.au, compared with the NSW average of 843. McElwaine Estate Agents have sold several family residences in the suburb, providing buyers with their first home or for families wanting to establish footholds in such a sought-after locale.

There is a huge appeal for investors with the recent infrastructure growth adding to the suburb’s value and rental demand is high.

Property statistics indicate that homes are spending a mere month on the market, on average, before being purchased. With a median house price of $695,000, properties are appealing to buyers of all stages so be sure to keep an eye on this suburb.

Living local

Ashtonfield residents have benefitted from the recent expansion of Stockland Green Hills. Numerous department stores, supermarkets and specialty shops are right on the doorstep, with additional dining options and entertainment outlets.

Also poised over the coming years is the building of the new Maitland Hospital only five minutes away. Currently, Maitland Private Hospital is located in the suburb, as well as numerous medical support services.

Residents have access to some top schools, including Hunter Valley Grammar School which provides independent schooling from pre-school to Year 12. Since opening in 1990, HVGS has become one of the leading co-educational schools in the state, offering outstanding facilities and academic excellence. The suburb is also home to Ashtonfield Public School.

Ashtonfield is only a short 25-minute drive to Newcastle, due to its proximity to the New England Highway. This allows an easy commute to the Upper Hunter as well. The Hunter Expressway is only 10 minutes away, allowing a trip to Sydney to be completed in less than two hours.

Facts and figures

  • Median Price: $695,000
  • 12 month price growth: 25%