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Maitland offers a contemporary urban lifestyle, amongst heritage buildings and picturesque rural landscapes all in a convenient location.
Maitland is situated in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales. The area is well known for its attractive rural landscape, historic city centre and moderate climate. As the locals already know... Maitland is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.
The local government area covers 396km² from Woodberry in the east to Lochinvar in the west, Tocal to the north, and Gillieston Heights to the south, providing plenty of room to move and pursue the lifestyle you are seeking.
Maitland's history and heritage is deeply connected with the Hunter River, as it brought life and trade to the early city. As the town continued to grow to become an important regional centre in the colony, development of rail and road corridor created an abundance of transport options. The ease of access to two national highways and just a 90 minute drive to Sydney, means Maitland isn't far from anywhere. You'll have access to employment opportunities, recreational experiences and lifestyle choices that are second to none. It is a rare mix, to be able to enjoy the charm of country living with the ease of access to metropolitan centres.
Maitland has a growing population of over 83,000 people. Residents come from a broad cross section of society and this will continue to expand as the city grows, adding to our deep rooted spirit and identity. By 2023, we expect about 90,000 people to call our city home. Find further statistics on the region by exploring our Community Profile.
We can tell you, that whether you are with us for a short time or a long while, Maitland will make a lasting impression.