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    Hi, so we are looking at moving to the Newcastle area in the next 12months. Husband is looking at a job over in Tomago. I would love some advice on areas. We want somewhere close to work, that has great school and pre school, a good family area, plenty to explore walking tracks play grounds etc. What is Raymond terrace, thornton, woodberry, metford like or look closer to lake Macquarie? Please help and thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat2302 View Post
    Hi, so we are looking at moving to the Newcastle area in the next 12months. Husband is looking at a job over in Tomago. I would love some advice on areas. We want somewhere close to work, that has great school and pre school, a good family area, plenty to explore walking tracks play grounds etc. What is Raymond terrace, thornton, woodberry, metford like or look closer to lake Macquarie? Please help and thanks in advance.
    My hubby works in Tomago - we live in Corlette (Nelson Bay) it’s about a 40ish minute drive, but we love it here will
    Most likely never move.

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    I live in the Newcastle area, so I can't really vouch for schools in the areas you're looking at.

    My pick from the suburbs you've mentioned would be Thornton. I believe Metford is pretty dodgy (I worked with a lady who lived there). Raymond Terrace is also what I'd say is a bit dodgy, though I have an old high school friend who loves living there with his family.

    Have you considered Medowie? Seems a bit nicer than Raymond Terrace (lots of newer housing).

    Fern Bay might also be worth a look - my parents rented there for a while and it was very quiet & there's a lot of young families that live there.

    We lived in the Port Stephens area for a few years (Nelson Bay) and there's some nice spots out there (Corlette/Salamander Bay/Soldiers Point). There's plenty of pretty beaches and nature out there. For us personally, we find Newcastle more suitable as we like the lifestyle and access to a wider range of facilities.

    Avoid Williamtown and Salt Ash - there's some really bad soil contamination issues there.

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    If you’re trying to stick closer to Tomago, check out Medowie, Bay Areas, and Thornton if you don’t want to be near the beach.

    We recently moved from the Fern Bay. I loved the suburb, school was a completely different story. My girls were so far behind when they got to their new schools that we spent the last 2 terms catching them up. Believe the principals contract is up end of the year, if they get a decent one in then it would be a good school and beautiful area to live in.

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    Medowie, thornton or chishom


 

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