House prices guide for Sunderland

Apr 27, 2022
Houses in Sunderland

Once the home of one of the UK’s most important regional ports, Sunderland has always offered homebuyers fantastic value for their money. Today, the city is a thriving business hub, and despite having experience a sharp increase in house prices, remains more affordable than north-eastern cities. Whether you’ve been here your whole life or are planning to move from nearby sites like South Shields or Gateshead, below we dive deeper into Sunderland property prices.

Where to buy in Sunderland

With a prime location by the sea, its unique small-town feel and the outstanding quality of its education system, it’s no wonder that homes in Sunderland are always so popular. There are many different areas to choose from, which cater for every budget and lifestyle.


Situated a stone’s throw from Roker Beach, Fulwell is a desirable place to live among various buyers, thanks to its great variety of places to eat and drink. While many houses are 19th-century terraced properties, you can also find a host of semi-detached, dating back to the 1930s. This pleasant part of Sunderland is also famous for its excellent bus links, linking the area to Seaburn, Sunderland city centre and Newcastle.


If you love the idea of living by the sea, look no further than Seaburn. Boasting a fantastic seafront location and a Blue Flag beach, property prices here are above the regional average. With plenty of local boutiques, fish and chips shops and playgrounds for your children to enjoy, this coastal resort is a brilliant place to move to for families, couples and older generations alike. Our brilliant Bedewell Court in Hebburn offers elegant 3 and 4 bedroom homes if you’re looking to upsize.  


With its tree-lined streets, impressive Victorian houses and the two University campuses nearby, Ashbrooke is one of the most sought-after areas in Sunderland. House prices here are above the regional average thanks to the wide range of local amenities and transport links, which also make it ideal for commuters. Our Cherry Tree Park site in Rhyope, a short drive from Ashbrooke, offers contemporary 3 and 4 bedroom homes for those looking to have more space.

Middle Herrington

With superb access to the A19, Doxford Business Park and the picturesque Herrington Country Park on your doorstep, homes in Herrington are always in high demand. This is a beautiful part of the city to move to with your family, thanks to the various cycling and walking trails.

Chester Road

If you need to commute daily, this area could be what you’re after. Conveniently located for the A1231 towards Gateshead and the A690 towards Durham, Chester Road offers fantastic local amenities and is close to Sunderland Royal Hospital. Barnes Park is also nearby, ideal for evening walks, while the city centre is just a short drive away.


Whether you’re looking to stay close to the main amenities or prefer a more rural lifestyle away from the bustle of the city, Sunderland has the best of both worlds. Browse our thorough buying guides with all you need to know when buying a new home. We are here to help you through your home buying journey. If you’re interested in knowing more about our available properties, give one of our Sales Advisers a call today and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.