BLOG - Benefits of living in Heaton

28 June 2019

BLOG - Benefits of living in Heaton

28 June 2019

Why Heaton?

Heaton, a suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne, is approximately two miles east of the city centre. A leafy suburb, Heaton was once known as “High Town” due to its prime position on a hill. It’s a popular neighbourhood with a mixture of students from the city’s universities as well as young professionals and families.

If you’re after a short commute into Newcastle, Heaton is the place to live. Manors Railway Station is about one mile away while Newcastle and Heworth Metro Stations are around the same distance. Buses run frequently taking passengers from Heaton to Newcastle city centre and beyond.

Things to do

For a great night out, Heaton’s People’s Theatre stages up to twelve productions a year in its main auditorium. Located less than two miles away is the Sage, Gateshead which hosts classical, folk, jazz and blues concerts. Lovers of history enjoy exploring the ruins of the Manor House built by Adam of Jesmond, once the Sheriff of Newcastle, in Heaton Park.

It’s one of five in the group of Ouseburn Parks, the others are:

  • Armstrong Park
  • Jesmond Vale
  • Jesmond Dene
  • Paddy Freeman’s Park

Heaton Park is the hub of the community with a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy. Outdoor productions take place during the summer months along with silent movie nights, festivals and fete days attracting between 10,000-15,000 people each year. There’s also live music, storytelling, creative writing sessions, food stalls, tents and even a petting zoo.

Food and drink

When it comes to food and drink, there’s everything you could wish for, from coffee shops to delicatessens, Italian classics to Punjabi and Kashmiri cuisine. Those with a sweet tooth should call into Cloughs on Heaton Road, one of the oldest sweet shops in the UK. This family-run store has stood on the same site for 120 years and is as popular today as it has always been.

Bustling Chillingham Road has a long parade of food shops, cafes, delis, mini supermarkets and other well-known food outlets. Here you will also find Chillingham Road Metro Station and the main primary school.

Speaking of schools. Heaton has a number of good schools which have received outstanding rating inspections, St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School and Heaton Manor School. Children of all ages can enjoy climbing activities at the nearby indoor climbing centre. Fancy a flutter on the dogs? Newcastle Greyhound Stadium lies to the east of Heaton.

Properties

Property prices and rentals in Heaton tend to be a cheaper alternative to Newcastle city centre and the neighbouring district of Jesmond. The area offers the chance to live in quiet, residential streets lined with Victorian and Edwardian homes. There is also a good choice of 1930-style semis along with modern housing.

Some of the more spacious properties have been converted into flats making them very popular with young professionals and students. We will be more than happy to arrange viewings of the many different types of property available.

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