Reasons To Live in Newcastle Discussed by Smartmove North East
If you’re thinking about a move to Newcastle then there are plenty of reasons why you should consider it. Whether it’s a complete relocation for you or you already live in the North East then our Reasons to Live in Newcastle will help you decide.
Newcastle is the capital of the North East of England and it dates back almost 2,000 years. During its time it has been controlled by the Romans, the Angles and the Norwegians. It was originally known by its Roman name “Pons Aelius” and the name “Newcastle” has been used since the Norman conquest of England. Newcastle’s name originated from the Castle which is a medieval fortification in Newcastle upon Tyne. It is now one of the most prominent and remaining structures on the Castle Keep site with its fortified stone tower, black gate and fortified gatehouse. With all this history why not live in Newcastle.
Live in Newcastle for Education and Schools
There are lots of excellent and good rated schools in and around the outskirts of Newcastle. It is also home to 2 good universities and all of these are brilliant reasons to live in Newcastle if you are a family or planning for a family as it’s a great place for you to raise children. It will have their education covered from their early years, through to primary, secondary and university if they want to stay in the North East.
Move to Newcastle for its Varied Property Types
There is a huge variety and choice of property types available for first time buyers, families and the retired. There are lots of new build developments, terraced properties, larger period properties, regenerated industrial warehouses, apartments in the city centre with a property to suit all budgets and living costs.
The centre of Newcastle is often now seen as expensive for many people who have lived there all their lives, however, if you are moving into Newcastle you will find homes there surprisingly affordable compared to the southern part of the UK, offering you both value and culture all in one.
Infrastructure Makes it Easy to Work & Live in Newcastle
Newcastle has fantastic infrastructure and it’s getting better and better as its development continues. It has good road, rail, air and sea links making it a great location to work and live in Newcastle.
Newcastle is known as the smallest but biggest vibrant city in the world and you wouldn’t believe it if you didn’t know but you can actually walk from one side of the city to the other in just 15 minutes.
Live in Newcastle for the City, Countryside & Coast
A lot of people don’t realise it but the coast is just 15 minutes away from Newcastle centre using the metro or you can drive to the beautiful Pennines in less than an hour. The scenery and beaches are amazing and it’s a great and easy way to get away from city life when you need a change of scenery. You can travel half an hour inland and be in the beautiful and stunning countryside away from the hustle and bustle of city or town living and there are even cows grazing on the town moor of Newcastle.
Whitley Bay is a beautiful coastal area on the North banks of the River Tyne. It’s just 8 miles east of Newcastle and it has all the charms of a British seaside resort. Tynemouth, Cullercoats, North Shields and Wallsend are all close by as well.
Hadrian’s Wall and Durham Cathedral and Harry Potter’s castle (Alnwick Castle) which are world Heritage sites are all also a short distance away.
Newcastle itself has lots of beautiful parks for you to spend time in and relax. The city centre park is over 1000 acres which are larger than Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath combined, as well as being bigger than New York’s Central Park!
Live in Newcastle for the Quayside
Newcastle’s Quayside has seen huge redevelopment alongside the south side of the river in the last 15 years and it has transformed the area into one of the most stunning urban landscapes in the world.
It even has its own popup beach, Quayside Seaside. There is beautiful white sand, it has its own beach volleyball court, deckchairs, palm trees and free buckets and spades for sandcastle building and lots of fun for everyone.
The Quayside itself is a great place to relax and enjoy the views of the river, its 7 famous bridges, the Newcastle City Marina and the cityscape which includes the iconic Sage building and Baltic art gallery.
Live in Newcastle for its Events & Culture
It has museums, art galleries, historic buildings, architecture, music venues, sports facilities and much more offering a different piece of culture whatever your mood.
Newcastle is buzzing and has everything you would ever need or expect from a major European regional capital city. It has an amazing culture, heritage, amazing nightlife with bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes.
For music events, Newcastle has the Metro Radio Arena and for smaller events, the international Sage is home to lots of up and coming artists. St James Park Football home to Newcastle United football club is also relaunching its music events and has some big artists planned for the latter part of 2021.
St James Park is home to Newcastle United who is in the premier league and it has been their football stadium since 1892 with a seating capacity of 52,405.
Newcastle is famous for its 7 beautiful bridges all within a mile of each other, one being the Tyne Bridge which is an international icon and was the basis for Australia’s Sydney Harbour Bridge.
It has the highest ratio of Grade I and II listed buildings as a proportion of all listed buildings in any city. Did you know? John Betjeman actually rated Newcastle’s Grey Street over London’s Regent Street for its majesty and perfection!
The Baltic art gallery staged the Turner prize in 2011 and Newcastle’s Theatre Royal which is Grade I listed is the home for the RSC that comes up North every year to play to huge audiences.
Newcastle has an amazing social scene and as well as this it is renowned as being the safest city or one of the safest cities in the UK. To name just a few events, it hosts NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week, free open-air film screenings at the Monument Movies and twice a year it hosts NE1’s Restaurant Week allowing people to dine out at some of the city’s best restaurants for only £10 to £15 pp. Newcastle is also known for its amazing and diverse dining scene and there are actually more restaurants per square mile than any other city in the North of England, making it a very difficult choice when you decide you want to eat out.
All perfect reasons why you would want to live in Newcastle.
For centuries Newcastle has led the way in innovation:
- The first locomotive which gave birth to the industrial revolution and the coal that powered it
- The electric light bulb all developed in Newcastle
- The first turbine-driven ship – the Turbinia which was developed on Tyneside
- The first street lit by electric light which was Mosely Street in Newcastle
- Its Metro system was Britain’s first modern light railway system and is still the second largest Metro system in the UK
- And probably many more we haven’t mentioned
Newcastle’s Rich and Famous
Newcastle has many born and bred lots of famous Geordie’s including:
- Alan Shearer
- Peter Beardsley
- Ant and Dec
- Rowan Atkinson
- Ian La Frenais
- Tony Scott
- Anne Reid
- Sting was born Gordon Sumner
- Neil Tennant
- Eric Burdon
- Chas Chandler
- Hank Marvin
Newcastle is big, vibrant and just the friendliest city, and whether you live in the city centre or on the outskirts you can enjoy all that the northern capital has to offer.
About SmartMove North East
If you are thinking about moving to Newcastle then SmartMove North East can help you with your move, whether it’s locally or from another part of the country. We have over 10 years of experience in the removal industry with a team of trusted and expert movers who will efficiently move your belongings to your new home.
Our purpose-built self-storage facility is available if you need it whether in the short or long term for smaller storage needs or if you need to store all of your belongings. We can take any belongings you need to our storage facility and on your moving day and you will have easy access when you need to get to it.
Contact us today on 0191 244 9311 and one of our professional team members will answer any questions you have a book in your free home removal survey.
Martyn works for Smartmove Northeast as a marketing specialist. He takes great pride in creating quality content for people looking for a removal company in Newcastle.