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.

4.76
Average Location Score

Excellent

77%

Very Good

21%

Average

2%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

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

Write a Review

Luxury at a cost .

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Mar 2021

I have lived here since 2006.we have secure car parking ,no recycling . problems with prostitution.

Please review your development:

Building design is ok. Internal decor could be better, its clean and carpeted. We have a bin chute for trash and collections for larger items. Trinity Est manage the estate ,we have a residents group & a FB group page .

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

We thought that our neighbours would be owners .

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

would have to update the underfloor heating system

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
User submitted image of  The Bar, St James Gate, NE1
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Good news here

Review Date Jan 2021

The area in it self is standard with shops and that most usual within the United Kingdom

Please review your development:

The development is pretty standard I have lived all over the United Kingdom and look similar but very sturdy looking with enough to take in from a distance and close up. The management in house is good and property is well maintained to a high new standard

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I had known how far it was from my favourite supermarket but not the property fault

What is the best feature of your home:

I like the doors and the windows are strong to keep out cold breeze

4
Facilities
3
Design
3
Location
3
Value
3
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Like living in a hotel

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Dec 2020

Great area! Nice views of the tyne and the fish quay is walking distance!

Please review your development:

Loved the architecture of the development and the finishes of the apartments. Great block to live in, great views of the Tyne and the north sea. I love the modern design type and you can tell everything in the design is well thought about and has a purpose.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

It would have been nice it the apartments came with fitted wardrobes on the bedrooms, hopefully without sacrificing space though

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Always very keen to help out if there is any issues

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

My river view apartment

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2020

Great location, situated on the river, with a short walk to lovely bars, restaurants and the beach.

Please review your development:

Beautiful, modern and unique design. High spec finish, particularly the bathroom and kitchen. Great place to live, very secure and quiet, beautiful view up the river (depending on apartment) with a short walk to nice bars, restaurants and the beach, both with being situated on the fish quay and a short walk to tynemouth.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

How close tynemouth the apartments are, very convenient.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Any teething problems were dealt with quickly and to a high standard.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Articles about Newcastle