merewether heights

Your complete suburb guide to Merewether Heights

merewether heights

If you’re looking for a suburb that’s relaxed, modern, and isn’t too far from the beach then Merewether Heights is perfect for you.

Merewether Heights is located six kilometres from the Newcastle CBD and is situated across from the Glenrock State Recreation Area. It has a population of about 1500, mostly families and retirees. It is the ultimate suburb for someone looking to be near the CBD and close to bushland at the same time.

The suburb borders the popular Merewether and Adamstown, two suburbs which offer a number of community precincts and sporting facilities including the Velodrome and Merewether Gold Club.

Merewether Heights is dotted with sprawling multi-million-dollar homes that offer views of the beaches and quaint cottages in quiet streets. Whether you’re looking to scale up or downsize, Merewether Heights has a home to suit your budget and lifestyle.

Close to schools, beaches and bushwalks, Merewether Heights is the perfect suburb for families and outdoor lovers.

The property market in Merewether Heights for buyers, sellers, renter and investors

Merewether Heights may be small area of 0.6 square kilometres, but it offers big value due to its location and variety of properties.

The median property value for a four-bedroom home sits at $848,000 following a slight drop since April 2019. This high property value may be difficult to find your way into due to high demand.

The average weekly rent sits at $700 per week. This price offers good value for money for renters looking for the perfect combination of location, lifestyle and convenience. The proximity to beaches, the Newcastle CBD and Glenrock State Recreation Area means this suburb is in high-demand.

Location, Lifestyle and Convenience

Merewether Heights has a combination of location, lifestyle and convenience unlike any suburb in Newcastle. Sitting high above sea level, some properties offer an expansive view of the nearby Merewether and Bar Beaches. One side of the suburb is bordered by the beautiful bushland and waterfalls in the Glenrock State Recreation Area.

Glenrock State Recreation Area, or Glenrock as it’s affectionately known, is the perfect place for mountain biking, bush walking or a dip at a secluded beach. Whether you wish to explore by yourself or on a guided tour, Glenrock offers both. Having this protected bushland right on your front door is perfect for those who love outdoor adventures. Did we mention it’s close to Newcastle Paragliding?

Minutes away from Merewether beach, Merewether Golf Club and the Velodrome in Adamstown, there is no better suburb for those who love to get outside and move!

Quality schools and education services in Merewether Heights

In Merewether Heights, you’re close to a number of school options in both walking and driving distance. Along Scenic Drive sits Merewether Heights Public School which is zoned for the nearby Kotara High School. Merewether High School, a selective academic high school, is also a short drive away.

Alternatively there are a number of close private schools including Newcastle Grammar (Park Campus) and Holy Family Primary School  which offer additional primary school options for local families. St. Pius X High School and St. Francis Xavier High School are the two closest Catholic high schools while Alesco Senior College and Newcastle Grammar’s high school also provide quality schooling solutions for secondary school students.

The region is also close to with quality childcare and preschool services and is a short drive or bus ride to the University of Newcastle city campus.

Easy transport options in Merewether Heights

Merewether Heights offers a bus route which takes you to all of the necessary areas of Newcastle. Bus route 22 runs from Charlestown via Adamstown, Merewether Heights and all the way to Hunter Street in Newcastle West. With stops at Charlestown Square and along Stewart Avenue in Hamilton and King Street, Newcastle West, you’ve got the perfect route for all of Newcastle’s popular destinations.

If you study or work in town, riding is also a transport option for you. Whether you take the backstreets, or go the scenic view along Scenic Drive and the beach, it’s a great way to get some exercise!

Merewether Heights bin night

Bin collection day for Merewether Heights is Monday.  Find out more by clicking here.

Why we love Merewether Heights – and why you will too!

Our team love Merewether Heights for its gorgeous views, quaint streets and leisure-loving population! It’s a beautiful, peaceful suburb surrounded by cosy homes, beautiful bushland and ocean sounds.

Whether you want to remain close to the city (but not in the city) or are looking for a quaint family suburb, Merewether Heights is perfect. If you’re a buyer, renter or an investor, a property in Merewether Heights is one you want to get your hands on quickly when it becomes available.

Helping you to find the home you’ve always dreamed of is why our team loves getting out of bed every morning. If you’re looking to make the move to Merewether Heights, get in touch with our suburb experts today.

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