SUBURB PROFILE: Thornton

NEW GROUND: Estates like Harvest, which is set for completion this year, are making Thornton a sought-after place to live.
NEW GROUND: Estates like Harvest, which is set for completion this year, are making Thornton a sought-after place to live.

SUBURB SNAPSHOT

Located within 10 kilometres of Maitland and 25km to Newcastle, Thornton’s popularity has been lifting in recent years.

The suburb’s population was around 8000, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2016, with over one quarter of its residents being family households.

The median house sale price for 2017 was close to $500,000, according to Australian Property Monitors, with 230 homes sold in total last year.

Offering older residences in the original part of Thornton as well as modern dwellings in Somerset Park and Chisholm, which offers new estates Waterford County and Harvest, gives buyers a price range of around $400,000 up to $1 million. ​

LIFESTYLE

Position and affordability are key selling points of Thornton, which is central to Newcastle, Maitland and Hunter Valley wine country as well as having easy access to public transport and the M1 Motorway.

Thornton offers convenient living at an affordable price for families with its own shopping village, library, sports fields and parks while being just five minutes from Green Hills Shopping Centre at East Maitland. 

ASK THE EXPERT

- Presented by Stephen McBeath, CSBM Real Estate

Thornton was always the forgotten suburb in years gone by, but there’s plenty making it appealing to a range of buyers including location, affordability and diverse property offerings.

There seems to be a focus towards Thornton these days with it’s easy access to the M1 Motorway, proximity to the magnificent beaches, a short drive to the vineyards and all it has to offer.

With a very good public transport system including buses and trains, Thornton delivers the best of both worlds with it’s strong family demographic, old country charm and city facilities.