Whether you’re already a Tyneside local looking for change, or a prospective buyer looking to move to Newcastle, this famous city has something to offer for everyone. In 2017, Newcastle was actually voted ‘Happiest City in the UK’ so it’s a safe bet you’ll find somewhere right for your needs. To help you make a decision, take a look at our pick of the best places to live in Newcastle.
The city centre
Newcastle’s city centre is as good a place to start as any. Although a small city, Newcastle’s status as a major transport hub of North England means it has fantastic links to the wider Tyne and Wear region. For travelling around the city, the metro system connects the centre to every major area, meaning you won’t find yourself stuck after a night out. Speaking of nights out, Newcastle’s legendary nightlife is a key reason many young professionals and students like to call the city home. From electric bars to gigs at the O2 Academy, Newcastle’s city centre is always a good time.
Naturally, property in the city centre is more expensive than the various suburbs on the outskirts, but it is still considerably cheaper than cities like London or Manchester.
Sandyford and Jesmond
For those looking to be close to the city centre but want to avoid the price tag, Sandyford and Jesmond are two of the city’s most popular suburbs. At only 10-15 minutes’ walk from the city centre and served by their own metro stations, both Sandyford and Jesmond are well connected to the rest of Newcastle. Property here is varied and serves both young professionals looking for a trendy flat, and families in need of a spacious home.
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Located on the bank of the Tyne River between Newcastle city centre and Gateshead, Quayside is another area popular with homebuyers drawn to its attractive architecture and focus on culture. Quayside’s growing population of artists and musicians only add to the area’s buzz after dark. One of the city’s cultural hot spots, Quayside supports a strong nightlife with numerous bars and clubs.
A little further afield from the city centre (approximately 15 minutes’ drive), Gosforth is a suburb popular for its green spaces and leisure options, such as Gosforth Park and Gosforth swimming pool. The high street in Gosforth further adds to its popularity, with numerous independent cafés and bars giving it a somewhat continental vibe! For those looking for a residential area which offers a balanced blend of suburban living whilst still being close to the city, Gosorth could be ideal for you.
Tynemouth and Whitley Bay
If you’re searching for picturesque seaside living whilst still being well connected to the Tyne and Wear region, the suburbs of Whitley Bay or the Tynemouth area are great choices. Popular with families attracted by the large number of highly regarded schools, these areas offer some of the best views of the Tyneside region around, whilst still being only 20 – 25 minutes from the city centre.
Heaton and Fenham
Heaton to the east, and Fenham to the west of the city are two of the more affordable suburbs, which is great for smaller budgets. Both areas feature typically larger housing stock and have seen extensive regeneration thanks to several new-build housing projects. This in turn makes them idea for families looking for a little more space to grow.
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