Thinking of moving to the city of Sunderland? Whether planning an investment, beginning higher education or starting a family, here is what this city, situated on the North East coast, has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: 7 bedroom detached house £1.25m
- Average house price in Sunderland: £133,655
- Cheapest property: 2 bedroom cottage £24,950.
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
- One development offering the sale of private student accommodation for £32,000 says investors can earn 7.17% net per annum starting September 2016
- Property prices in the North East region are expected to increase by 13.1% in the period 2016-2020
- Sunderland is the cheapest place to invest among the country’s top 20 student towns, with the average student property price standing at just £90,000.
- Overseas investment in the area is positive, with Nissan, the Japanese carmaker, building its next Qashqai SUV in Sunderland and creating 7,000 jobs and German supermarket giant Lidl opening a store in the city
- The Sunderland economy has been boosted by some £132m in the past year
- Sunderland city centre has seen a re-development of the Sunniside area taking place, with new bars, cafes and retailers opening their doors on the Eastern side of the city.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Newcastle airport is close to Sunderland, offering flights to Europe as well as long haul. Durham Tees Valley is also close by
- Sunderland is connected to the rest of the UK by excellent road and rail links. It is accessible from the A1(M), the main north-south road link from London and Scotland
- The International Passenger Terminal at North Shields is only 12 miles from Sunderland with daily crossings to Ijmuiden in Holland.
- The city has 83 state primary schools, 18 secondary schools and six special / alternative schools
- The University of Sunderland offers a wide range of studies including journalism, computing and fine art.
- Sunderland has everything, beaches and countryside, to theatres, museums and galleries
- This city by the sea boasts wide sandy beaches and acres of relaxing and invigorating green spaces
- The Bridges Shopping Centre has over 100 high street stores, independent boutiques, and trendy designer labels.
Finally, did you know …
- Sunderland born inventor Joseph Swan demonstrated his electric light bulb in Fawcett Street on January 19th 1879. Edison’s version was demonstrated in December 1879?
- The first stained glass produced in England was made at St. Peter’s Monastery (now Church), Sunderland, in 674 AD?
- People from Sunderland are informally known as Mackems?