Thinking of moving to Newcastle or the Tyne and Wear area but don’t know where to look? Newcastle is a lovely city with a mix of different urban and suburban areas, and is in close proximity to a number of other towns and villages. So if you’re looking at a residential move to Newcastle, where are some of the best places to live?
Jesmond is one of the most popular places to live in Newcastle, and for good reason. The most affluent area in Newcastle is 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 city. 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 thriving nightlife with lots of choice for bars, clubs and restaurants. It is just a 10-minute 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-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 three golf courses. There is a lot of choice for schools within the area, including three 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 it’s seen as a popular summer destination in the North East, Tynemouth is a fantastic place to live all year round. Still having that village feel, the Tynemouth market is held every weekend in the metro station and features a variety of different food and bric-a-brac stalls. Long Sands is one of the best beaches in the country, and is popular with both tourists and residents. It’s also a hotspot for surfing, with lessons and board hire available. Tynemouth is 25 minutes away from Newcastle on the metro, so if you’re looking for somewhere away from the hustle and bustle but still easily accessible, Tynemouth’s your pick.
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 Utilita Arena, which hosts all sorts of music events and concerts throughout the year. There is something for everyone here, and public transport means it’s easy to make your way around.
Found 2 miles east of the city centre, Heaton is known for being an up-and-coming area, popular with students and young families. It has a long, bustling high street on Chillingham Road with a wide selection of cafés and eateries. So no matter whether you’re looking for that ideal brunch spot or want to sample a craft beer, Heaton is the place to be. And whilst Heaton doesn’t have a nightlife like neighbouring Jesmond, it means it can be a quieter place to live in the evenings.
Moving to Newcastle
No matter where you move in Newcastle, because it’s a thriving city, any choice is a good choice. And if you do need help with a residential move or even a business move in the city, the surrounding areas, or even across the country, Quicksilver Moving & Storage can help. No matter how big or small the job, and whether you’re looking to move to or away from Newcastle, you can get in touch with us today for a quote or call 0191 264 66 77. We even offer services like self-storage, confidential disposal and recycling.
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