Best areas to live in Newcastle
Moving to the Toon gives you plenty of options when it comes to areas to live. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back, beachy resort, an upmarket suburb with excellent schools, or a buzzing area with great nightlife; there’s the perfect place for everyone, regardless of budget.
One of the most upmarket neighbourhoods in Newcastle, average house prices in Jesmond cost £313,422. A lot of properties here are spacious Victorian builds, featuring high ceilings and beautiful bay windows. Whilst Jesmond is only two miles out of the city centre, it has everything you could possibly need, including plenty of bars, eateries and shops, not to mention picturesque Jesmond Dene park.
Gosforth is north of Jesmond, an 11-minute drive out of Newcastle city centre, with average property prices slightly cheaper, at £295,737. It’s hugely popular with families, due to the several schools in the area that are rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Homes are spacious here too, with wide open streets lined with airy Edwardian and Victorian properties.
For those that prefer the beach to city life, Whitley Bay is the perfect answer. Home to a two-mile stretch of a beautiful, sandy Blue-Flag beach, it’s also home to the iconic St. Mary’s Lighthouse. The average value of a home here costs £279,093, as well as the breath-taking Spanish City building, which is now a premier destination for all-things dining. However, the bright lights of Newcastle isn’t far away, as Whitley Bay is on the Tyne & Wear metro.
Having undergone several transformations over the years, Quayside is now well-known as the ultimate nightlife destination in Newcastle, with lots of pubs, bars and restaurants lining the banks of the river. The average property here costs £173,054, with the majority of housing consisting of flats. If you can get a riverside view, then even better, as you’ll get to see all 7 bridges crossing the river.
Located 3.5 miles north west out of Newcastle, homes are pretty affordable in Fenham, with average values standing at £159,846. Ideal for young professionals and first-time buyers, it’s an extremely multicultural area, and is home to a range of independent shops, as well as Fenham Baths, the library, and St. James’ and St. Basil’s church.