Best Places to live in Newcastle

Struggling to decide where to live in Newcastle? We've found some of the best places to live.

Newcastle is a wonderful city that over the years has become one of the happiest places to live in the UK and Europe. This comes as no surprise, with the city offering beautiful architecture from the Georgian grey street (often named the most beautiful street in Britain) to the Tyne Bridge.

Newcastle pride is another important factor when deciding to live in Newcastle because the pride runs deep, ask anyone from Newcastle and more often than not they'll tell you they are proud to be from this fantastic city. We think that's definitely some solid proof that the city is a great place to live. So without further ado, here are some of the best areas to buy a brand new home in Newcastle...


Jesmond is the place to be. The stylish upmarket area is shared by students and families so there is a great mix of locals and residents. The town is full of restaurants, cafés and a line of bars that will give you plenty of places to frequent once you've moved in.  Being just a 10-minute walk away from the city centre, it is great choice for those who have to commute to work every day.    

Being a top pick for both students and families Jesmond comes with an average house price of £340,186


Gosforth is the place to move if you like independent cafes, shops and bars. Gosforth also has all the supermarkets on the doorrstep, so you’ll never need to go far for anything. If you need to get out of the house, the beautiful Gosforth Park has a choice of great walksand you are only a 15-minute drive to the centre of Newcastle, very convenient for those working in the city.  

Average house prices are around £343,064


Heaton is one of the best places to live if you are a young professional working in the city, with a bus available every 8 minutes that takes you into the centre making communting simple. Also, the student life is still very apparent so it gives you the opportunity to balance out work with a great social life. A great selection of independent retailers and cafes are also on the doorstep. 

As well being great for young professionals, the average house price is around £161,661 making it also suitable for first time buyers looking to get on the Newcastle housing ladder.

Whitley Bay 

Whitley bay is the perfect location if you want to be outside of the city. Not only are you half an hour outside the city centre but it’s also based right on the coast within a half an hour drive from the countryside. With its own sights such as the Spanish City, St Mary’s Lighthouse and the Whitley Bay beach there's plenty to keep you busy when living here.  
 Whitley Bay's average house price is £221,739 and if you are looking to raise a family slightly away from the city, this could be the place for you.


Located in the centre of Northumberland and a short 20 minutes journey to the city centre, Morpeth offers the perfect gateway between areas of natural beauty and the bustling city centre. It has lots of beautiful parks, walks, shopping and places to eat all within walking distance from the town centre.

This could be the perfect place for you if you want a strong community town with stunning surroundings, but also want the option easily visiitng the city too. Morpeth is perfect if you’re looking for a home to retire in or you're raising a family. Average house prices are around £229,343