7.7 out of 10

Singleton

Ranked 30th best suburb in Hunter
-32.6127542572517 151.041376924543
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great place for families & investors"

Our agency manages many properties in the Branxton area including surrounding suburbs. There is a high volume of families that are wanting to be in the area as it is close enough to the mines to travel however far enough away to be out of the coal dust & the hustle that can be Singleton & Muswellbrook. We also find is it quite popular because it is that bit closer to Newcastle & the beaches.

I would suggest Branxton to anyone that is thinking of investing in the Hunter region as the small country town will boom in the next few years with the new freeway being built making the drive to Newcastle & Sydney much easier.
Pros
  • central to Singleton, Maitland and Cessnock.
  • On the doorstep of wine country
  • People
  • The pub
Cons
  • Some traffic congestion at mine times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful Branxton"

We're Branxton locals, we live on small acreage close to town. We've got great neighbours on all sides. There are lots of families in the area and it's a great place for people looking to escape the rat race.

Branxton is well positioned between Maitland and Singleton at the northern gateway to Wine Country. World class vineyards, restaurants, golf courses, markets, concerts, art and cultural events are all on offer nearby. There's countless places to travel, sightsee, go camping or fishing.

There are two primary schools locally, and several private schools within a short commute from Branxton, as well as top class music and sporting facilities. It's less than an hour to the beaches in Newcastle and a 2 hour trip to Sydney.

Branxton is not somewhere you'd live if you wanted shopping centres and big city facilities within walking distance. It is however, a beautiful little country town, with great people, picturesque surroundings and perfectly positioned to all the Hunter Valley has to offer.
Pros
  • Close to world class vineyards, restaurants and golf courses
  • Central location to Maitland, Singleton and F3 Freeway Extension to Newcastle and Sydney
  • Beautiful countryside, rolling hills and valleys
  • People
Cons
  • No gym
  • Pot holes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"We love it!"

We moved to Branxton from the NT over a year ago and absolutely love it. We have found it to be a nice quiet little town with lots of families, friendly people and plenty of great things to do and places to see all within a short drive. The locals were very welcoming and we found it easy to meet and make new friends.
Branxton has modest facilities, including a nice local park, public swimming pool, golf course, medical centre, a fantastic pub and arguably one of the best value bakeries around. Everything else is a short commute, with Branxton centrally located to major towns Maitland, Cessnock and Singleton, for shopping, sporting, gyms etc. The vineyards are a 5 minute drive, an hour to the beach and Newcastle, and 2 hours to Sydney. With the Hunter Expressway due for completion in 2013, Newcastle and Sydney will be even closer. Branxton is far enough from the mines to be out of the coal dust, but close enough to be a great place for mine workers to live and for property investment.
Pros
  • Friendly people, lots of families
  • Away from the coal dust
  • Short commute to Hunter Valley Grammar School and other excellent private schools
  • central to Singleton, Maitland and Cessnock.
  • On the doorstep of wine country
  • The pub
Cons
  • Below average local schools
  • No gym
  • Lots of pot holes in the road in the Cessnock City Council areas of Branxton
  • Some traffic congestion at mine times
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great people, great location"

After moving from Victoria to Singleton a few years back I quickly figured out that Branxton was where I wanted to be. Centrally located between Singleton, Rutherford & Cessnock allowing for many options with shopping, schools & things to do. Also only 10 minutes from the wineries in the centre of the Hunter Valley.

However, Branxton itself is fantastic! Go into any shop & you will be treated like an old friend & receive the best service. The prices are no different from any other town & the pub has the best food around.

I have loved every minute since living in branxton & have made many friend.
Pros
  • People
  • The pub
  • central to Singleton, Maitland and Cessnock.
  • On the doorstep of wine country
Cons
  • Some traffic congestion at mine times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Blink and you will miss it!"

After living here for over 25 years, I am still not considered as a local - unless you are a 2nd or 3rd generation descendent, you have no chance of ever fitting in- don't expect a warm welcome!
Dining options are very limited, with one half decent take away, a bakery, bowling + golf clubs & pub (the only option for night time entertainment).
An overpriced supermarket, butchers + chemist are the only shopping options. Shopping at Maitland/Cessnock are approx 25mins away.
Entertainment for children is an issue- zero to do except for the local pool and skate park at nearby Greta.
There is a small pre school with limited vacancies, an ordinary public school and a good, newly built catholic school.
Public transport is very limited, you would struggle to live here without your own car. Traffic congestion is a big concern at present-The F3 link will ease this somewhat-.the worst roads in NSW are in the Cessnock City Council area- a disgrace.
Branxton has a mix of high income mine workers, average families, down to the unemployed.
Pros
  • catholic primary school
  • On the doorstep of wine country
  • central to Singleton, Maitland and Cessnock.
Cons
  • over priced supermarket,limited dining options
  • below average public school
  • traffic- plenty of it..
Recommended for
  • Families with kids