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City centre living in Newcastle is a fraction of the price of most major cities in the UK.

With the average rent being 65% lower than London, and property prices a whopping 85% lower than London, you can expect a high quality of life in Newcastle.

If you want to get the down low on how much money you can save by relocating here, check out our cost of living in Newcastle upon Tyne page for everything from rent comparisons and housing costs, to restaurant prices and how much you can expect to pay for a pint of milk!

However, if you crave the delights of the countryside, the freedom of the coast, or the community vibe of a residential suburb whilst still being at proximity to city life, read on!

Our city is surrounded by a variety of neighbourhoods; from trendy high streets and cosmopolitan quarters, to countryside communities and coastal towns.

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Newcastle suburbs

Jesmond: Less than 1.5 miles from the city centre, Jesmond is a chic suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne, dotted with stylish clothing boutiques, cafes and trendy cocktail bars. Its tree-lined avenues of Victorian and Georgian properties along with the beautiful and vast Jesmond Dene park, puts Jesmond on the map as a top residential destination for families and young professionals looking for the perfect place to call home.

Gosforth: Gosforth is a quirky residential area close to the city centre, popular with families and young professionals and is characterised by its lively high street and green spaces. From wine bars to independent brunch spots, Gosforth is a hot spot for the idyllic city life.

Heaton: Renowned for its bohemian and community feel, Heaton boasts quiet residential streets lined with Edwardian and Victorian homes as well as 1930s semis and terraces, just 1.5 miles from Newcastle city centre, making it a firm favourite with families and students alike. At the heart of this thriving community lies Heaton Park, packed with stunning seasonal flowers, a variety of beautiful trees and its own Italian restaurant. Heaton is also a fantastic destination for independent shopping, cafes and restaurants.

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The North East England coastline is unrivalled in its beauty and grandeur, with several seaside towns nestled along its vast stretch of sands, some less than a 30-minute journey from Newcastle city centre.

North Shields is an up-and-coming residential area and is well sought-after, due to its proximity to the sea and rich offering of stunning period properties at a fraction of the price to its trendy neighbour, Tynemouth. Its banks lead down to the North Shields Fish Quay which has recently seen huge investment, transforming the sleepy traditional fishing front into a hive of modern bars and restaurants, including the iconic Low Lights Tavern which saw the discovery of local musician and chart topper, Sam Fender.

Tynemouth is an idyllic village atop of the cliffs, framed by the ancient ruins of Tynemouth Priory. This extremely popular area is the crème-de-la-creme of North East England coastal living, dripping with gorgeous period properties, dream family homes and spacious flats oozing with character. Its Front Street is teeming with chic boutiques, trendy wine bars and fine dining restaurants.

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Hexham is a quiet market town in Northumberland, and is easily accessed by train in less than 40 minutes from Newcastle city centre. Consistently named as one of the happiest places to live in Britain, Hexham is the perfect hometown for those wanting to live the rural life, whist remaining close to the amenities of a main city. Surrounded by an abundance of green space, Hexham town centre is lined with independent shops and cafes and the area has a great selection of schools.

Morpeth is a historic town well known for its beautiful surrounding countryside, less than a 20 minutes train journey from Newcastle city centre. Its market square is a bustling hive of activity with a mix of monthly farmer’s markets and independent shops and cafes. Renowned for its charismatic properties, greenery and quiet pace of life, Morpeth is a well-suited place to live for those looking for the serene slice of North East life.

If you want to know more about what life in Newcastle upon Tyne and the North East of England is like, feel free to have a nosey around!


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