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Best places to live in the North East

Apr 24, 2021
Best places to live in the North East

From spectacular national parks and natural beauty spots to vibrant towns and cities, the North East is the perfect place to call home for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re drawn to the heritage coastline or the bright lights of the city, read on to find out some of the best places to live in the North East of England - as well as some of the best new build developments currently available across the region.


If you’re looking for city centre living North East powerhouse Newcastle is hard to beat. The welcoming Geordies are known for loving their ‘Toon’, as well as their castles, statues, gin and fish and chips. From cultural attractions to historic architecture and a collection of world-renowned musical talent, you can position yourself close to the heart of the action at our stunning City Edge development. Right on the outskirts of the city centre, the 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes you can find here are perfect for all kinds of families with different budgets who want to savour the very best Newcastle has to offer.


They may be Tyne and Wear rivals, but Sunderland has much in common with Newcastle when it comes to locals passionate about where they live. Why? For a start, the city has everything from fascinating museums and art galleries to historic castles and, of course, a fiercely supported local football team. Whether you’re cheering on the Black Cats or going on a coastal walk straight from your front door, our Cherry Tree Park site offers a brilliant set of 2, 3 and 4 bed homes just a mile from the sea.


If you’ve fallen in with the North East’s coastal scenery, you may be aware the region’s stretch of heritage coastline is named after Durham. The city itself is around 12 miles inland, and famous for its cultural landmarks. Indeed, the local castle and cathedral are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can find affordable housing at our Burton Woods and Merrington Park developments, which are both in the Spennymoor area a few miles south of the city centre.


Another great place to live surrounded by interesting history, Morpeth puts you in touch with some of the North East’s finest natural attractions. Sitting on the edge of Northumberland National Park, this lovely market town is also close to Kielder Forest Park and only around seven miles inland from the picturesque North Sea coast, both of which can be accessed easily from our South Fields and Blossom Park developments. With everything from affordable 2 bed semi-detached homes to vast 5 bed family houses, you could even secure a beautiful new home at one of these sites through our Home Reach scheme.


If you have your heart set on moving to the seaside, have you considered the pretty town of Hartlepool? Just north of Middlesbrough and around 30 miles from Newcastle, this could be the perfect place to secure a brilliant new home. Indeed, our Elwick Gardens development is set in a sought after area and offers properties ideal for growing families, including 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. With great commuter links to the A19 and in easy reach of the town centre and Marina, there’s so much going for this spot.