Thinking of moving to Newcastle? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what the city has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £995,000
- Average property price in Newcastle: £185,998
- Cheapest property: A one bed flat, offers over £29,950
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
Like all major cities, Newcastle has a mix of all age groups, so there are opportunities whether you want to invest or live in Newcastle.
- The close proximity of country and coast to the city makes Newcastle an attractive proposition
- In 2010, the area showed a rise in detached homes, flats and waterside apartments
- The area is being heavily invested in from both existing and new businesses with GE Oil & Gas - one of the world’s largest offshore service companies – opened a new multi-million pound technology centre last year.
- Newcastle's economy includes corporate headquarters, learning, digital technology, retail, tourism and cultural centres, from which the city contributes £13 billion towards the United Kingdom's GVA
- GVA measures the contribution to the economy of each individual producer, industry or sector in the United Kingdom
- Among its icons are Newcastle Brown Ale; the Tyne Bridge; and Newcastle United football club.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Tyne and Wear Metro connects the city centre with Gateshead, Sunderland and the coast in less than 30 minutes
- Newcastle Central Station is on the East Coast mainline and well connected to all the major cities across the UK with London just 3 hours away by train
- The city is served by Newcastle airport with regular domestic and international flights
- There is a daily ferry to Amsterdam from the International Ferry Terminal.
- There are eleven local authority funded 11 to 18 schools and seven independent schools with sixth forms in Newcastle
- Newcastle has two universities - TheNewcastle University and the Northumbria University
- There are non-religious, Christian and Muslim schools.
- Situated in North East England, Newcastle is known as a friendly, lively city with a vibrant nightlife and fantastic shopping facilities
- Within 15 minutes of the city centre, you can find yourself at the beautiful North Sea coast (such as the stunning Whitley Bay), or amidst the peace of the surrounding countryside
- There are many attractions from museums, art and culture to sport.
Finally, did you know …
- Singer Sting was born Gordon Sumner in Wallsend, Newcastle?
- Being in the rain shadow of the North Pennines, Newcastle is among the driest cities in the UK?
- 1% of the city’s population is Bolivian?