Whether you’re young or old, living in Newcastle is definitely a great place to live. Many students from around the world flock to one of the two universities, while lots of professionals have fantastic jobs here. There’s something for everyone in this lively city from interesting history, beautiful architecture, great shopping and delightful homes. If you don’t currently live in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, why not consider moving into a rented professional property to see how good the area really is?
A friendly welcome
If you’re a visitor or have decided to relocate to Newcastle, expect a very warm welcome from the locals. Geordies have a reputation for being down to earth and friendly. For those people who move to the North East it won’t take long to become part of the community. Newcastle has been voted one of the top cities for:-
- Low house prices
- Low crime rate
- Good schools
- Fabulous night life
- Great bars and restaurants
Newcastle is the smallest city in the world and only takes about 15 minutes to walk across it. With its amazing culture, heritage and expanses of green meadows, Newcastle will always stay in your heart.
Cool things to do
You’re never at a loss for cool things to do in or close to Newcastle. For those history buffs nothing could be better than exploring the famous Castle Keep. This medieval fortification dates back to the Roman times. Art lovers and theatre goers can enjoy the Laing Art Gallery, the Biscuit Factory, the Theatre Royal and the Tyneside Cinema.
The Quayside also offers plenty of interesting bars and restaurants with fantastic views from the fairly new Gateshead Millennium Bridge. This bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist bridge that tilts, running between the Quayside and Gateshead’s Quays arts quarter.
For people who just adore shopping, there are lots of retail outlets in Eldon Square. On one of the main thoroughfares, Northumberland Street, you’ll find Fenwicks, a huge department store, John Lewis, Topshop as well as many other favourites.
Interesting facts about Newcastle
Did you know the first locomotive, the coal that was used to power it and the electric light bulb were all developed in Newcastle? Mosely Street was the first street to be lit by an electric light while the Metro rail system was the UK’s first light railway.
Living in Newcastle has the best of both worlds. Although the city isn’t too far from the coast it does have five square metres of white sandy beach at Quayside Seaside. With a volleyball court, palm trees and deckchairs, it’s the ideal place to relax during the lovely summer months. The Marina which is close by is home to the Baltic Art Galley and the stunning Sage building where concerts, plays, operas are held including many other forms of entertainment.
It also has to be said that St James Park, home to Newcastle United Football Club, can be found right in the heart of the city. Many fans cheer Newcastle on every week, so if you come to this beautiful city to live, join in to have some fun and get to know the locals.