7.6 out of 10

Thornton

Ranked 31st best suburb in Hunter
-32.78607 151.64364
Great for
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  •  

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Family Friendly"

Thornton is a great option if you want ready access to the Freeway heading North & South, out to the Wineries, Port Stephens & into Newcastle. In has a mixture of old & new housing, rented & owner occupied. It is a suburb more suited to those with a young family rather than those with older children, singles, couples or retirees. Thornton has a small shopping centre where you can undertake daily errands. Greenhills is the closest shopping centre approx 10 mins drive or you can head over to Raymond Terrace in approx 15 mins. Thornton does not have a hotel, club or TAB & entertainment after dark is nonexistent. Thornton has a medical centre & pharmacy, 1 Primary school & a number of Day Care centres. Public transport options are Train & Bus, sadly timetables do not compliment one another & frequency of services can be a problem. With the number of families living in Thornton there is a large number of pets. Dogs & Cats being the most popular, at times there are issues with dogs barking excessively (night & day) as well as cats fighting & getting into people’s gardens. Overall the people of Thornton are house proud, they've worked hard to purchase or build their property & make an effort to keep their homes looking good.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"a safe and established neighbourhood"

Thornton is safe, friendly and has a real community spirit. People are honest and hardworking. It is a great place for families as there are many sporting activities and we are close to other activities like fishing, motor cross etc
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Couldn't be happier!"

My partner and I have lived at Thornton for 6 months now and just love it.
Shopping close by, public transport, close to East Maitland, easy access to the freeway and only a 30 min drive to Newcastle CBD. In fact most days it takes me less time to get to work in Newcastle then it does for that of my colleges who live in Lambton and surrounds.
Prices of houses are reasonable and most blocks of decent size.
With new housing estates popping up everywhere close by its really pushing the housing market in this area and making Thornton a reputable place to live.

I would highly reccommend this area for couples with or without children and/or pets, retirees who need easy access to facilities and even singles.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees