CONVENIENT LIVING: Ashtonfield enjoys easy access to Stockland Green Hills shopping centre, which has just undergone a $414 million renovation. Picture: Jonathan CarrollSUBURB SNAPSHOTA suburb of Maitland City Council, Ashtonfield has a population of 4645 with just over one-quarter of its households being families.
It has East Maitland and Metford as its neighbours and enjoys a central location between Newcastle and Hunter Valley.
Ashtonfield is a 10-minute drive to the Maitland CBD and moments to the Stockland Green Hills shopping centre, which has just undergone a$414 million redevelopment.
It offers a peaceful residential setting with generous properties, local parks and Three Mile Creek Reserve.
LIFESTYLEAshtonfield is a newer suburb of Maitland than some of the more historic locations such as East Maitland, Lorn and Morpeth.
It has proven popular with young families due to good access to schools and public transport.
The expansion and redevelopment of Green Hills has doubled the size of the shopping centre and is expected to only add to the suburb’s value.
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Ashtonfield in particular has the ultimate of location and facilities with shopping centres and homemaker centre.
The major additions to the Green Hills centre will bring a new level of shopping with David Jones and many major franchise chains taking advantage of the growing Maitland population, tipped to reach 100,000 in 2018.
There are quality private and public schools to choose from as well as public and private hospitals.
The investor attraction is strong with quality homes under $550,000 still available and generally returning approximately six per cent.
There is a high demand for rentals with the majority of our rental properties showing zero vacancy factor.