Retirement Villages Hunter Valley

Why consider retirement living in Hunter Valley

Australia’s Hunter Valley is known internationally for high-quality wines, though this reputation belies its richer and more varied characteristics. The townships of Maitland and Cessnock are each adjacent to the major city of Newcastle (see our separate page), while Dungog, Muswellbrook, Scone and Singleton add agriculture, tourism, hobby farming and natural bushland to the region’s offerings. These centres are all well-served by road and rail transport to Newcastle, and from there onto Sydney.

  • Population (as at 2022): 300000
  • 91% Australian citizens and 19% aged 65 or older
  • Summer average temps 16°C min to 30°C max
  • Winter average temps 6°C min to 20°C max
  • Major freeway links nearby Newcastle with Sydney (approx 2 hours) with main roads servicing Hunter Valley centres. Newcastle rail network includes services to Scone
  • Dungog and Maitland as well as north to Nelson Bay.
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Calvary Mount Carmel Village

Maitland, NSW Ref:PL5550

Magnolia Gardens Retirement Village

Raymond Terrace, NSW Ref:PL20832

Greenleaf Tenambit

Tenambit, NSW Ref:PL5900

Ashton Gardens

East Maitland, NSW Ref:PL6054

Closebourne Village

Morpeth, NSW Ref:PL6062

Ridge Estate by Teman

Gillieston Heights, NSW Ref:PL23960

Green Hills Retirement Community

East Maitland, NSW Ref:PL6149

Ellimatta Village

East Maitland, NSW Ref:PL24170

Palm Lake Resort Tea Gardens

Tea Gardens, NSW Ref:PL24329

Merton Village

Denman, NSW Ref:PL7604

RSL LifeCare Tea Gardens Grange

Tea Gardens, NSW Ref:PL25081

Berry Park Village

Berry Park, NSW Ref:PL25446

Willow Grove Village

Aberdeen, NSW Ref:PL25461

Morpeth Gardens

Morpeth, NSW Ref:PL25488

The Terraces by Lincoln Place

Raymond Terrace, NSW Ref:PL25580

Broadlands Muswellbrook

Muswellbrook, NSW Ref:PL25583

Green Ridge Hunter Valley

North Rothbury, NSW Ref:PL25686

Sweetwater Grove

Tomago, NSW Ref:PL27872

The Vines by Teman

Cessnock, NSW Ref:PL28136

Walka Grange Lifestyle Village

Rutherford, NSW Ref:PL28155

Berry Park Gatehouse

Berry Park, NSW Ref:PL28190

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