Whether you live in the Newcastle area already or are looking to move to the area, you may be wondering what your options are. Are you looking for a lively town or a small suburban village? We have highlighted some of the best places to live in Newcastle, so you don’t have to do the research!
Jesmond is one of the most popular places to live in Newcastle. Perfect for all types of people, you can find a mix of old and young within this residential suburb. West Jesmond Primary School is a great option for those with young children and has a great reputation throughout the area. There are also various options for kids over the age of 11 in terms of education, including a few girls-only schools. Jesmond is also known for its great student nightlife with lots of choice for bars, clubs and restaurants. It is just a 10 walk from the city centre, making it the ideal place to live if you want to meet new people.
A well-established area, Gosforth is just a 10 to 15-minute drive from the city centre and hosts various supermarkets, shops and a lively high street. You can also find some fantastic sports facilities there such as the Gosforth Swimming Pool, Newcastle Racecourse and the cities rugby club, which is vastly popular. There is a lot of choice for schools within the area, including 3 primary schools, a middle school, high schools and sixth forms and colleges. No matter what age your kids are, you can find the right quality education for them in Gosforth. Gosforth is also particularly popular with young professionals who are looking for a home.
Although one of the popular summer destinations in the North East, Tynemouth is a fantastic place to live if you want somewhere lively that still has that village feel. Longsands Beach is a popular destination for both tourists and local citizens and is known for the vast amount of activities that are held there, including surfing. The Tynemouth market is also held every week, with a variety of different stalls that includes some tasty food goodies! It is 25 minutes on the metro to Newcastle, so if you’re looking for somewhere that isn’t too close to the centre but is still easily accessible then Tynemouth is the model place to live.
You can find the area of Quayside along the banks of the River Tyne, between Newcastle and Gateshead. Known for its artistic nature and lovely buildings, you will absolutely love Quayside if you are looking for somewhere with culture. It is also very close to the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, which hosts all sorts of music events and concerts throughout the year. There is something for everyone and transport is regular around the district.
5. Whitley Bay
The seaside town of Whitley Bay is another popular coastal destination for homeowners. The main attraction for this town is its fantastic sites of the beach and outdoors and you can walk along the Promenade and The Links if you are looking for lots of shops and independent stores. It is an easy commute to Newcastle too for work and boasts some excellent schools – it is one of the few towns that still use the three-tier system (first, middle and high school.) You can also visit the popular St Mary’s Lighthouse, which is regularly open for visitors.
We hope you have found this guide useful. Quicksilver Moving & Storage is the leading removals company in the North East, for both small and large domestic moves. If you are looking to move to or from Newcastle, get in contact with us today for a quote!
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