Suburb Profile


Well positioned between the coastline and Lake Macquarie, Charlestown offers the best of both worlds – a suburban hub that that lays claim to the largest shopping centre in the Newcastle region, Charlestown Square, and access to pristine beaches and beautiful coastlines.

Located in the Lake Macquarie region, 20 minutes from Newcastle’s CBD, Charlestown is set-up perfectly for families with four primary schools feeding into nearby high schools, a shopping centre kitted out with boutiques, high-end labels and department store giants, plus eateries, cafes and grocers. Then there are the entertainment facilities that come hand-in-hand with a shopping complex of this magnitude.

But there is more to this suburban hotspot than what it likes to let on. Away from the shopping hub, quiet meandering streets are lined with solid brick and weatherboard homes, all with room for growing families. Sporting fields are scattered throughout and State Conservation areas all provide ample green space, but it’s the access to the lake and beaches that are the real drawcard, and which promote an active outdoor lifestyle. Think surfing, windsurfing, boating and jet skiing.

Conveniently positioned, Charlestown’s access to a thriving shopping hub, parklands and beaches provides an unbeatable lifestyle for growing families – it’s little wonder locals feel like they have it all. 

Schools Servicing the Charlestown area:

Charlestown Primary

Charlestown South Primary

Charlestown East Primary

St Joseph’s Convent Primary School

Whitebridge High School

St Mary’s High School

St Pius X High School

Distance from Newcastle



Buses services the area

Cardiff and Kotara Train Station nearby


Charlestown Square

Charlestown Swim Centre


Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market

Newcastle Permanent – Lake Macquarie Running Festival

Lake Mac Festival 

Local Listings

Charlestown, NSW

3 2 1

Charlestown, NSW

Unit 1301/2 Charles Street

3 2 1

$660,000 - $680,000

Charlestown, NSW

3 2 2

Charlestown, NSW

1403/2 Charles Street

3 2 2


Charlestown, NSW

2 1 2

Charlestown, NSW

6/33-35 Dickinson Street

2 1 2

$640,000 - $680,000


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