Maitland is vibrant, regional city conveniently located in the foothills of the Hunter Valley and a short drive from Newcastle. Maitland offer superb livability, boasts a strong local economy, and offers excellent employment opportunities.

Living in Maitland

Maitland has grown from a small rural township to a thriving city with a population of over 83,000 people. Despite the city’s continued rapid growth it has managed to maintain an authentic community feel that is highly valued by the local people. Whether you’re looking at Maitland for business and investment or to live, Maitland’s superb location between Newcastle and Hunter Valley Wine Country makes it an ideal location.

Real estate in Maitland offers quality and value. In addition to a healthy market of existing homes that cater for all price points, needs and wants, there are a number of new residential estates on offer, including one to five acre semi-rural plots located within five minutes of Central Maitland. There are also large blocks in Thornton, Bolwarra, Aberglasslyn and Oakhampton and numerous other suburbs. New suburbs are currently being developed with the first of these, Thornton North, soon to be home to 10,000 new residents.

Maitland has an excellent standard of health services, schools, residential housing and retail shopping centres, all of which are there to make sure your life after work runs as smoothly as possible.

Find out more about moving to Maitland by looking at our resident guide. It provides both new and existing residents with valuable information to make your life and move to Maitland a whole lot easier.

Investing in Maitland

Maitland’s superb liveability and employment opportunities matched with enhancements to infrastructure and regional transport networks like the Hunter Expressway have fuelled ongoing commercial investment, business start ups and residential growth. 

Business matters to Maitland and Council is committed to providing an environment that supports and stimulates economic growth. 

Find out about business opportunities, programs, networks and how Council support local business at

Do you have a business enquiry? Talk with Council’s City Economy team on 02 4931 2816

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We acknowledge the Wonnarua People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land within the Maitland Local Government Area. We pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders, past, present and future with a spiritual connection to these lands.