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Why so many people choose to live in Newcastle upon Tyne

A university city on the River Tyne, Newcastle lies in the north-east of England. It used to be renowned around the world for its shipbuilding and manufacturing. Over 268,064 people now call Newcastle home. A centre for the arts, sciences and business; things are ever-changing. The fairly new Gateshead Millennium Bridge which has a tilting aperture to let boats go under spans the river between Gateshead and Newcastle.

Living in this vibrant city couldn’t be more appealing.

There’s so much to see and do:

  • The Theatre Royal, a beautiful Grade I listed building, to enjoy operas, ballets, concerts and plays
  • The Hancock Museum where there are many displays depicting ancient civilisation and natural history
  • Fabulous shopping
  • Quirky cafes, bars and restaurants
  • Exciting nightlife

Other attractions include:

  • The Great North Run, held annually
  • The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
  • The Laing Art Gallery
  • The Tyne Bridge
  • The Angel of the North

Newcastle also has easy to use public transport links. There are plenty of buses, taxis and of course the Metro rail system.

Never a dull moment

With so much going on in Newcastle, it’s not surprising why so many choose to live here. There’s Fashion Week, a free open-air cinema at the Monument Movies or dining at some of the best restaurants during Restaurant Week.

The Metro Radio Arena and Sage play host to many well-known musical artists while St James’ Park is home to Newcastle United Football Club.

The Quayside just has to have a mention too. Check out Newcastle’s pop up beach. Take time out and have a game of beach volleyball, relax on a deckchair surrounded by palm trees or build sandcastles. This five square metre beach is a fantastic place to have lunch and watch the world go by.

Newcastle also has two universities, the University of Northumbria and Newcastle University. Students have a huge variety of options when it comes to leisure. Trendy, modern bars to have a drink in, great nightclubs to dance the night away as well as affordable places to eat.

Outdoor enthusiasts won’t be disappointed either when living in Newcastle. Activities range from horse riding, water sports and mountain biking to name but a few.

Lots of property

With so much property to rent or buy in Newcastle, you’re spoilt for choice. There are lovely townhouses, spacious flats and apartments, semis as well as detached houses. Living right in the heart of this cosmopolitan city gives people the opportunity to enjoy their leisure time too. Working in Newcastle only adds to the vibe.

The locals are friendly and welcome anyone who wishes to put their roots down here. The city attracts people from around the UK and overseas.

Why not find out more about Newcastle and the best places to live? Get in touch with reputable letting agents who can help you find a suitable property whether renting or buying. Newcastle upon Tyne has everything you could wish for and more.