Named after George Moate, Georgetown began as a residential area for workers from industries like the Copper Smelting Works (Goninans) located nearby. By 1880, Georgetown was being described as a prosperous village. Today, Georgetown is seen as an affordable residential suburb.
Located 6 kilometres from Newcastle’s central business district, Georgetown has a street of shops (Georgetown Road) linking to the Waratah commercial hub. This provides residents with mixed businesses.
Real Estate Property; Georgetown, Newcastle
Suburb Profile Report For Georgetown NSW (2298)
Georgetown is a small residential suburb covering only 1 square kilometre and provides housing for around 2000 residents. The small area packs a punch with properties ranging from large family homes, new townhouses, newly built dual occupancy homes and older unit buildings.
With just over 20% of residents aged 35 – 49, it makes sense that of the total dwellings in the suburb, 70% are owner-occupied, compared to 30% rented properties.
Couples with children, make up just over 23% of the residential population in Georgetown, however the largest household type 29% is that with a lone person living in the dwelling.
Housing availability in the suburb is relatively tight owing to the small area of Georgetown.
Dwellings are predominantly 2-4 bedroom detached homes. In recent years, younger buyers have bought into the market, with recent sales showing renovated homes are performing well.
Georgetown House: Median price $607,500, Annual capital growth 6.47%, Number of sales 34, Weekly median advertised rent $500
Source: Monthly data update for Nov 2019 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Aug 2019. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively. As in Your Investment Property Magazine.
Sport and Recreation: Georgetown, Newcastle
Although there are no parks within the suburb borders, residents have several large and well resourced parks in adjacent suburbs catering to many sports and playground needs.
Waratah Park Playground
Address: 2 Young Street, Georgetown 2298
Facilities: Parking, Playground, Seating, Public Toilets
Activity: Playground with open grass area
Neighbouring Suburbs Playgrounds:
Address: 148 Christo Road, Waratah 2298
Facilities: Playground, Public Toilets
Activity: Playground Swings, and open grass area.
Waratah Park No. 1-5
Address: 2 Young Street, Waratah
Features: Rugby League Field, Cricket Wicket (Turf and Synthetic Wickets), Oz Tag Field, Touch Field, Rugby Union
Facilities: Toilets, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Floodlights
Address: Boreas Road, Hamilton North 2292
Facilities: Playground, Seating, Football (Soccer) Field, Cricket Field (Synthetic Wicket), Oz-Tag Field, Toilets, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Floodlights, Public Toilets
Activity: Located in the corner of Smith Park this small playground has equipment including a fort with slide and climbing structures. There is also a spring rider, see saw and mini swing with seating nearby
Address: 196-206 Maitland Road, Islington 2296
Facilities: Parking, Playground, BBQ, Seating, Tables, Shelter
Activity: Featuring recently installed musical play equipment Islington Park offers beautiful grounds with a playground, fitness equipment, barbecues, tables and chairs and shelters.
Shopping Facilities: Georgetown, Newcastle
Georgetown is a predominantly residential suburb. However, looking back to its beginnings, the south eastern corner continues to provide employment opportunities with commercial premises and light industrial activities.
Driving into the suburb from Hamilton North and Broadmeadow will take you past UGL (Goninans), a large employer in the Newcastle area. Christo Road is home to several small businesses including automotive services, Tech companies, wedding planning, catering and framing businesses. Also here are medical specialist and financial services.
Continuing along Georgetown Road brings you to the Georgetown shopping precinct.
Popular businesses among locals include:
- Floss Hair Co: Hair Salon
- Georgetown Gourmet Meats; Butcher shop
- Wig Boudoir: Hair Salon and wig specialist
- Curious & Brave: Clothing store
- Lilly Victoria Beauty: Beauty Salon
- Cellarbrations: Bottle Shop
- Georgetown Vet; Veterinarian services
- Just Liberated: Hair Salon
- Peter Ryan Saddlery: Horse saddlery
- Lockwood Floor Coverings: Flooring products
Travel a little further and you find yourself in Waratah, with Waratah Shopping Village and its larger Discount Department store and variety of smaller shops.
Shopping Centres nearby include; Westfield Kotara (8kms, 12 mins), Charlestown Square (8.5km, 16 mins).
Entertainment: Georgetown, Newcastle
Local residents looking for entertainment options look outside their small enclave suburb to the nearby hubs Hamilton, Waratah and Mayfield.
Pubs/Bars: Georgetown, Newcastle Waratah;
Town Hall Hotel – Bustling, spacious venue with a beer garden, offering TAB facilities and pub grub like burgers.
The Royal Inn – Outdoor seating, Bar games, Sports Bar and Live music
The Sunnyside Tavern – luxury 4 star hotel, situated in Newcastle. It’s also famous for being a popular family pub, where locals come to hang out and eat great food.
Restaurants/Cafes: Georgetown, Newcastle
Georgetown residents have a few local offerings for take away and lunch and sweet treats.
Vinny’s Takeaway Georgetown – With 40 years experience, Vinny prides himself on his hand cut chips, burgers, Schnitzels and Battered Fish. Lots of parking available.
The Golden Buddha Restaurant – Chinese eat in and takeaway.
Steven’s Asian Kitchen Take Away – Asian food takeaway
Georgetown Cake Shop – Sandwiches, pies and Coffee. Custom Cakes made to order.
Clubs: Georgetown, Newcastle
Hamilton North Bowling Club; Local hidden treasure providing a great place to socialise, meet new people, bring your family, hold your function, dine with friends or play a game of bowls or two. Featuring Parkview Kitchen.
Education: Georgetown, Newcastle
Please refer to The Department of Education for specific school designated intake areas according to your residential address.
- Waratah Public School – Lambton Road, Waratah (1km)
- Hamilton North Public School – 34 Jackson St, Broadmeadow. (1.5kms)
- Islington Public School – 17-39 Hubbard St, Islington. (1.9kms)
- Corpus Christi Primary School – 68 Platt St, Waratah (1.6kms)
- St Philip’s Christian College Newcastle – 57 High St, Waratah. (1km)
NSW Public schools
- Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus – Turton Rd, Waratah. (1.4kms)
- Lambton High School, 85 Womboin Rd, Lambton (1.9kms)
- Newcastle High School – Parkway Ave, Newcastle West, 2300 (.48km)
- Merewether High School – Co-ed Selective Academic School – Chatham Rd, Broadmeadow, 2292 (3.3km)
- Hunter School of Performing Arts- Selective K-12 – Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow, (2.5km)
- San Clemente High School, (Years 7-10) 78 Havelock St, Mayfield, Maybe Designated High School for Georgetown and nearby Primary schools
- St Francis Xavier’s College (Senior College Years 11 & 12) – 286 Parkway Avenue, HAMILTON, 2303
- St Philip’s Christian College Newcastle – 57 High St, Waratah.
- Neighbouring Suburbs
- Narnia Christian Preschool and Early Childhood Centre – 55 High St, Waratah
- KU Mayfield Preschool – 9 Park St, Mayfield
- Jumping Jacks Community Preschool Inc – 184 Lambton Rd, New Lambton NSW
- Hamilton Community Pre-School – 108 Lindsay Street, HAMILTON
- Frogstomp PreSchool – 80A Jenner Parade, Hamilton South
- KU Wickham Preschool – 18A Albert St, Wickham
Early Childhood Learning Centres (Long Day Care)
- Narnia Christian Preschool and Early Childhood Centre – 55 High St, Waratah
- The Hub Preschool & Early Education Academy – 37 Station St, Waratah
- Bright Buttons Early Learning Centre – 36 Kahibah Rd, Waratah
- Play Learn Grow – 168 Maitland Rd, Mayfield
- The Hub Preschool Mayfield -: 121 Hanbury St, Mayfield
- Goodstart Early Learning New Lambton – 199 Lambton Rd, New Lambton
Georgetown is an up and coming suburb in the inner western area of Newcastle, attractive to young families and younger professionals, who like its close proximity to the Newcastle CBD, the Beaches and larger suburban shopping centres.