Newcastle

Newcastle – also known as Newcastle upon Tyne or The Toon to locals – can be found in the county of Tyne and Wear in northeast England. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Newcastle. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Newcastle.

The area gets the name after its two rivers Tyne and Wear. Outside of Newcastle is home to quayside cities and North Sea beaches, like Tynemouth Longsands. Previously Newcastle was a proud industrial city supported by the coal industry, now its once derelict factories and warehouses are being regenerated for businesses and residents. The most popular tourist attractions still include Hadrian’s Wall built by the Roman Empire. In more recent times, The Angel of the North, an iconic contemporary sculpture that overlooks the region has become associated with this northern city.

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Best places to live in Newcastle

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

Newcastles older streets

Getting Around Newcastle

Newcastle is on the northern bank of the River Tyne and seven bridges connects it with Gateshead, a town on the south bank of the river. On the north side you can discover a number of new developments including The Forge, Quayside Lofts and Hanover Mills. All of which are rated as great places to rent in Newcastle.

“The location is perfect, right next to the Quayside and train station, with all shops, restaurants and bars within short walking distance” David T, Verified Resident of The Forge

The heart of the area is Grainger Town, where many of the properties are Grade II or II listed. This is where you will find Grainger Market – Newcastle’s first indoor market and Theatre Royal.

Just to the north of the city centre is Jesmond, popular with students and younger professionals. It is also one of the posh areas of Newcastle. This is one of the most desirable areas of Newcastle and is where you can find Jesmond Three Sixty by Jomast.

Up and coming areas in Newcastle include historic Ouseburn Valley. The once bustling factories and warehouses have been regenerated into a new and vibrant area of the city. Also to the east along the river you will find a suburb called Byker. This area made its name as the setting of BBC TV series Byker Grove, where TV hosts Ant and Dec found fame. It is also home to one of Newcastle’s most well-known housing developments, Byker Wall.

“There are some really great bars and nightlife, but the area is still quiet enough at night. The views over the water are great, especially with the sunrise.” David C, Tenant of Quayside Lofts

Newcastle, served by the Metro system, offers convenient connectivity around the city. Over 60% of the population of Newcastle live within a mile of a station; and as you move further from a station house prices reduce. In addition homes closer to stations are worth more and bought and sold less often.

Newcastle river with famous buildings in the background

Culture

Newcastle has built a reputation as a northern city that offers a variety of cultural and social activities. From museums, galleries, shops and music venues, also known for a buzzing nightlife and the friendly ‘Geordie’ people. Famous Newcastle residents include pop star Cheryl, the sports presenter and ex-Newcastle United player Alan Shearer. As well as Sting, lead singer of the Police rock band.

You can find out more about living in the area by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Newcastle. Moreover, If there’s a property that you can’t see on HomeViews, you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Newcastle

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Noisy car park is terrible!

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Review Date Mar 2022

Worst place I have ever lived! The multi storey car park alarm is always going off and no one comes out to resolve the issue for days!! Omnia need a system in place to resolve this issue fast to stop the endless nights of sleep the residents suffer from here!

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Worst place I have ever lived! The multi storey car park alarm is always going off and no one comes out to resolve the issue for days!! Omnia need a system in place to resolve this issue fast to stop the endless nights of sleep the residents suffer from here!

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I wish I’d known there was such an issue with the car park that would cause so many frustrating nights of no sleep.

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They have taken days to come back to resolve the issue when the car park alarm goes off. No one when you call is any use.. just continually “following procedures” which don’t help the situation.

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Great apartments close to city centre and amazing team!

Review Date Aug 2021

I genuinely think the forge is a great place to be. Id moved up to Newcastle for work having not known anyone and stayed there for two years. The location is a couple of minutes walk from Newcastle Central Train Station, city centre and the quayside. Lots of restaurants and a relatively peaceful area. There’s also a good social environment at the Forge. Everyone is welcoming & their socials a good fun.

Overall would highly recommend it!

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Overall the development is really nice and modern. The lounge is a nice place to work and the gym has enough to have a decent workout. Also any issues with the flat get sorted very quickly.

The team is what made my two years so easy. They are extremely welcoming and go beyond their job requirements! In particular, Helen, Dan, Christina, Kelly, Coleen and Maz make a real effort to make tenants feel welcome and are always happy to help!

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Parking was the only real issue and a little expensive but the Copthorne Hotel do a reasonable rate.

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The management team would very swiftly act on issues raised.

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The houses themselves are lovely, however some of the residents are less than pleasant

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Review Date Aug 2021

Poor for parking and no local shops or bars nearby, there is a nice park but often has damaged play areas

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The houses themselves are lovely, however some of the residents are less than pleasant, the location is ok but a car is essential as poor public transport links, the green spaces are poorly maintained by the management company, and repairs seem to take forever

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I wish the policy and procedure for the leasehold was explained

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We had one issue with the door that was resolved wuickly

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Very poor quality

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Review Date Aug 2021

There are not many shops or restaurants so it should have more. They should open some restaurants or bars in the area.

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The design is nice but it is very poor quality in the materials. Having lot of problems in the underground drainage, lot of blockage and backfall in the pipes so it is a huge issue. Lot of the communal lighting are not working for years and it is still Keepmoat responsibility.

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I wish knowing the poor quality and big problems with the underground drainage and Keepmoat avoid to take actions

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Very poor management. Lot of money paid for very little works. The state is in poor conditions

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