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If you’re looking for a new-build home in Newcastle, there are a number of diverse neighbourhoods and suburbs to choose from in the city as well as some very convenient satellite towns within a few miles of Newcastle proper. While some areas are dominated by re-sale property, there are plenty of new home developments in Newcastle, both contemporary designs and refurbished period property.

Newcastle is a shopper’s heaven, boasting enormous retail centres at Eldon Square and Gateshead’s MetroCentre, and extensive local shopping areas in many suburbs.

Among some of the most noteworthy target areas for buyers looking for a new homes in Newcastle are:

– Since the demise of the shipbuilding industry, Walker has been one of Newcastle’s poorest suburbs. However, the area will be improved by regeneration plans, which include replacing much of the older housing with new property developments. The area benefits from proximity to the city centre, some high-achieving primary schools and a Technology College with an excellent academic record.

Jesmond – North of the city centre, Jesmond is one of Newcastle’s most affluent neighbourhoods and home to some of the city’s best secondary schools. The area is also handy for the two university campuses in central Newcastle – good news if you’re hoping to find a rental market for your new property. 

Longbenton – Though dominated by 1950s and 1960s housing, there are a number of new home developments for sale in this area, which is convenient for Gosforth, to the west, and south to the centre of Newcastle thanks to its Metro stations.

Fenham – Just a mile or so west of central Newcastle, Fenham is a popular area for students, making for a lively rental market for those buying an investment property. Some of the city’s best secondary schools are also here.

Outside of the central suburbs, there are many other areas of interest for those looking for a new-build property development in Newcastle which is within commuting distance:

South Shields – Located at the mouth of the Tyne, South Shields is a popular place for commuters to Newcastle to live, with good transport links to the city, good local schools and a pleasant mix of unspoilt coastline and beautiful beaches, such as the one at Sandhaven.

North Shields – Around eight miles east of central Newcastle, the city is an easy commute from North Shields. The Royal Quays development, incorporating housing, shops, leisure facilities and the ferry port, rejuvenated the derelict dockside area in recent years. Many of the town’s schools achieve above-average results.

Killingworth – A “new town” constructed on disused colliery land close to the A19 in the early 1960s, Killingworth is just a few miles north of Newcastle, with Palmersville Metro station close by. There are two lakes for fishing and boating, with the golf clubs of Gosforth just a couple of miles to the west.

Tynemouth – Located opposite South Shields, on the north bank at the mouth of the River Tyne, the aptly named Tynemouth is a resort with a long history and some perennially popular beaches. The Metro makes the journey to and from Newcastle quick and easy.

Whitley Bay – Up the coast from Tynemouth, with a population of around 36,000, Whitley Bay was once a thriving resort in its own right. The excellent beach remains, and thanks to a number of Metro stations close by, commuters can be back in their quiet coastal town from the bustling heart of Newcastle in
under 30 minutes.

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