23 May Live An Enviable Quality Of Life In Newcastle
Newcastle has officially been dubbed as having an enviable quality of life offering great value for money! It is notoriously cheaper to buy and rent property in the toon as opposed to further down the country, and famed for the city’s vibrant nightlife, picturesque landmarks and countryside and diverse culture, it really is the place to be!
It really is no wonder that being home to around 50,000 students and the number of residents in the city centre increasing by 112% between 2002 and 2015 alone, that Newcastle upon Tyne is firmly on the map for property hotspots to invest in during 2019, and we are going to give you our top three reasons for living in the city!
Reasons To Buy Property In Newcastle
Cost Of Living
The best places to live in Newcastle have been named as:
- City Centre
And in 2015, house prices were the lowest in the North East than in the whole of the UK, averaging at £21,000 cheaper than Yorkshire and Humber and the overall general cost of living was one of the lowest.
Newcastle is brimming with landmarks to visit, attractions to experience and the beautiful coastal countryside to enjoy days out with family and friends. Our top attractions that we advise you to see are:
- The Famous ‘Angel of the North’ You will soon get used to the feeling of coming home once you pass the spectacular statue on the panoramic hill by the side of the A1.
- The Sage – If you are a fan of the arts, then this music venue has been named one of the top five concert halls in the world – and offers shows in every genre from world-renowned classical, jazz, indie and folk acts.
- Tynemouth Beach – Perfect for a visit on Sunday’s, Tynemouth is a bubbling hotspot for both young and old. On Sunday’s you can catch the famous market in the Metro station from 9am – 3:30pm where you can get a selection of nibbles, drinks, homeware, gifts and many more! Before heading down to Longsands beach for a relaxing stroll along the coast while treating yourself to some fresh seafood produce from Riley’s Fish Shack.
- The Metro Centre – The largest indoor shopping centre that the city has to offer, situated in Gateshead, Intu Metro Centre is definitely a must see once you relocate to Newcastle! Since opening its doors in 1986, it homes more than 370 shops with a generous mix of high and low end brands.
- The Laing Art Gallery – Since opening in 1901, the Laing Gallery is still one of Newcastle’s most prestigious art galleries that the city has to offer. Home to international collections of art, exhibitions of historic, modern and contemporary art and many events for anyone from young to old to get involved in – you will be spoilt for choice!
- If the old school drama is what excites you then you will be in your absolute element at the Theatre Royal on Grey Street. Currently showing a variety of acts from Motown The Musical, The Bodyguard, The Rocky Horror Show and MANY more, it’s sure to be a regular hotspot for you!
- Centre For Life – Home to all things science in Newcastle city centre, the Centre For Life is a great day out for those wanting to learn more about the industry. A spectacular day out for families with little ones with many fun activities to sink your teeth into!
Another wonderful reason for why buying property in Newcastle upon Tyne is a great investment for you, is the extensive travel services available making commutes simple and straight-forward! If you don’t drive you can get around Newcastle by hopping on the metro with an All Zone Daysaver with unlimited travel costing just £5.00. There are many buses running across the North East from Eldon Square bus station, The Haymarket, Old Eldon Square or Newcastle Central Station.
If you are a landlord and recently purchased property within the Newcastle area to rent out? Then get in touch with us here at Van Mildert to discuss any of your Landlord protection needs and enquiries – our friendly team would love to help! Give us a call on 0191 256 0920 today!