Making the Move

One thing is for sure, the people of Maitland are a proud bunch. We love our city and welcome new people with open arms.

Making the move to a new place can be daunting, especially if you don't know anyone. Luckily for you, Maitland people welcome new residents with open arms. And it won't be long until you confirm the little secret locals already know... that Maitland is a great place to live, to work, to play and to raise your family.

The area is well known for its attractive rural district, historic city centre and moderate climate and we have more than three times the national average of open city spaces, outdoor sports facilities, established parks and playgrounds.

Learning and education is important, and there are 28 Primary Schools and five High Schools to choose from. There are also numerous pre-school and day care facilities available.

Access to healthcare and services are also important, and you will be in good hands with Maitland Hospital, Maitland Private Hospital, the Lower Hunter Community Health Care Centre, numerous aged care facilities, baby health centres and the family care cottage. You might have heard also that there are plans for the NSW Government to build a new Maitland Hospital in the coming years.

If you want to find out more about Maitland (which I'm sure you do) then take a look at the New Residents Guide and visit My Maitland.

Tips for moving to Maitland

We've put together a few tips to help you settle in to your new surrounds and meet some of our wonderful community.

Get outside and explore where you live

Getting to know the area around where you live is essential to making your move as smooth as possible. In Maitland we are blessed with some amazing countryside, including the Hunter River to explore, so pop into the car or jump on your bike and discover what's around you. Find your local parks and shops, and try different routes to get home.

Get yourself to some events

We are a busy little community that has something always happening on the weekends. Get involved in community activities or get along to Council's seven flagship events that are held throughout the year. It's a great way to get to know your community.

Connect with local social media profiles

So much information is shared from the community through social media these days, so find some of the best local ones to follow. A few of the Council profiles include Facebook pages for CouncilMy Maitland and The Levee. There are alway a bunch of things shared on each of these profiles.

Join a local club or sporting group

There are a range of sporting and social clubs located around Maitland. A quick google of what your passionate about will bring up some of the options in our city. Beyond a great way to get to know the area, it's also a excellent way to meet new people that you have something in common with.

Be patient with getting to know new friends

Making new friends as an adult is hard. Or it can be. It may take some time, but if you put yourself out there, then the people of Maitland will embrace you with open arms.