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.

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.

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.
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Excellent place to live

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

Quiet location near river Tyne. Very close (5-10 min walk) to train and metro station. Shops and restaurants nearby.

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Good facilities (safe bike storage, gym) and nice staff on site. Ideal location to live. Activities are organised for residents, e.g. exercise classes and challenges. Design is very nice, good quality furniture and tasteful design. Management is friendly.

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The good service and helpful staff.

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

The response is helpful and a tailored solution was always found.

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Perfect location and fantastic staff

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Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

It’s so close to the shops, bars, restaurants, the quayside, the metro radio arena and the train station but nice and quiet on a night time.

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The building is beautifully designed. The lounge area is gorgeous and probably my favourite area in the building. The rooms are set out lovely with furnishings that are so easy to personalise and match any colour scheme! The staff are fantastic and make the building feel like a community and making you feel right at home from the moment you walk in. Couldn’t fault them!

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Pets are loved by the forge, I was un aware of this at first! There’s a play pen and they’re allowed in the lounge, what more could you want.

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

Fantastic, always respond straight away to any issues!

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Thanks so much for your positive review! It’s lovely to hear you view our team as fantastic. We love having you as a part of the Forge Family.

Thanks again from myself and the Forge team.

General Manager
Daniel Armory

The Forge Newcastle – Brilliant City Centre Living

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

The city is fantastic and the Forge could not be more conveniently located. It also has the benefit of being five minutes from the train station.

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The Forge is very well run by the team with constant residentially access to 24 hour security. The staff have a great relationship with the residents and this helps to build a personal touch for those living there. The flats are finished to a high standard with clean fixtures and fittings. The Forge also has great facilities including a lounge and gym.

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

I wish I had known about Sachins Indian restaurant opposite the Forge with all its tasty Indian delights

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

Yes many times with quick responses and auctioning of issues

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Thank you for the great review. Building relationships with our residents is at the heart of what we strive to do as a team.

Look out on The Forge app for offers on some of the other delights in the city.

Thanks again from The Forge team.

General Manager
Daniel Armory

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Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

Love the proximity to the quayside and the town centre.
Parking is often an issue.
More garden space/greenery on site would’ve been a bonus with living in the town centre.

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The building captures elements of modernism and helps to maximise basic needs (daylight etc).
The building is ran superbly well and is always spotless.
As previously mentioned, more green areas would be hugely beneficial to the site from a sustainability side of things and for the nature of the residents. There’s a distinct lack of outdoor space to relax/socialise in.
On the whole though, a superb place to live and I’m never leaving.

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

Storage can be difficult but the amount of amenities on site can help with the situation (bike storage, etc). When viewing the property you don’t realise how much the staff can provide for you.

What is the best feature of your home:

The building is constantly staffed.

Whether it be parcels or repairs, there is always the appropriate personnel to deal with the situation. It ensures comfortable living and reduces stress surrounding little inconveniences.

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Manager Response

Thank you for the wonderful review and valuable feedback.

Sustainability is of key importance to us and we will continue to look at innovative ways to improve this.

We glad to have you as a part of The Forge Family and we are glad you do not wish to leave us anytime soon.

Thanks again from the team and myself.

General Manager
Daniel Armory