Newcastle

A Guide to Living in 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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The place to be!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2020

Great place to move into especially if your relocating to Newcastle.
Its ideally located to the city centre and quayside where you will find all the restaurants and bars!

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The forge offers a range of facilities from gym to communal areas that are always clean and tidy, offering great space to socialise.

From the stylish apartments with standard appliances that create the perfect place to relax.

The staff from the GM and the RSA’s are all very welcoming and helpful.

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

Watch the heating in winter!

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

With the furnishings being modern and up to date would say a nicer more comfier sofa would be ideal
Especially when entertaining.

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Welcoming & homely

Review Date Apr 2020

Great location for access to a variety of shops, restaurants, transport etc.

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The building has a wide variety of facilities that help you feel welcome and at hone. This is supported by the very friendly and welcoming team who are always happy to help with any enquiry or issue you have. The design is very modern and makes you feel proud to live here.

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

There are frequent social events for the whole development to access that I wasn’t aware of before I moved in!

What is the best feature of your home:

The design and furniture that is provided are modern and homely.

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Perfect place to have a luxurious stay in the heart of the city with smiling faces.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2020

It was one of the best properties i lived in and i was really happy with the place. All its decor, facilities, liveliness and proximity to city center was amazing. Specially the reception staff was amazing specially Kristina and Kelly. They both were stars according to me. They made our stay wonderful.

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Nothing more

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

Quick and prompt. Always ready and helpful for resolving any issue

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First Impressions can be Deceiving

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2020

Likes:
– Convenient location in proximity of Newcastle City Centre and Quayside
– Impressive private gym facilities included

Dislikes:
– Dysfunctional, inconsistent management
– High price set to rise despite noticeable lack of improvements or progress

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Upon first inspection, The Forge appears to be an unparalleled rental opportunity, with it’s convenient location, high-end design and promise for tenants. However, while living here is gradually becomes apparent that there is a noticeable lack of attention to detail, particularly with regards to the finish of the apartments. This is compounded by property management which is quite disappointing, and focus is obviously given to enticing prospective tenants rather than satisfying those currently renting here.

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How much of a disparity there would be between the selling points of the building and promises made to future tenants, and what is actually delivered.

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

Reduced rental rate in line with property and services provided.

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