Make the Move
Located to the north of Newcastle’s vibrant city centre, Jesmond is a leafy and picturesque suburb with a friendly local community. From the area’s quirky boutiques to the nearby countryside, new homes in Jesmond enjoy the best of both city and rural living, with excellent transport links into Newcastle, Gateshead and beyond.
Jesmond has excellent transport links by road and Metrolink, which is especially handy for commuters living in the local area. A trip to Newcastle city centre takes less than 10 minutes by car or just 4 minutes from West Jesmond to Haymarket on the metro. Without traffic, Jesmond is just over 10 minutes away from Gateshead by car travelling via the A167, or 10 minutes on the Metrolink Green or Yellow Line from West Jesmond.
Travelling further afield, a car journey from Jesmond to Sunderland takes 30 minutes by car or 45 minutes via the Metrolink Green Line while Durham can also be reached in 30 minutes by car. For journeys to Edinburgh, the trip takes around 2 hours 25 minutes by car or 1 hour 45 minutes by train from Newcastle. The easiest way to get to London is by train from Newcastle to King’s cross, a journey that takes around 2 hours 50 minutes.
For international travel, Newcastle Airport is just 15 minutes away by car or 20 minutes on the Metrolink Green Line from West Jesmond.
Places of Interest
As a lively, pretty suburb of Newcastle, there’s lots to see and do in Jesmond. On Acorn Road or Brentwood Avenue you’ll find lots of independent shops and cafes, while Osborne Road is home to a number of great bars and restaurants. For high street and designer shops, intu Eldon Square is just a short distance away.
For days in the great outdoors, enjoy a peaceful walk at Jesmond Dene or take a short drive to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Northumberland National Park.
If you like to keep fit and active, Newcastle United Golf Club and the City of Newcastle Golf Club are close to Jesmond, while Newcastle Climbing Centre and Stepney Bank Stables are also nearby. If you prefer to spectate, St James’ Park is home to Newcastle United FC.
In Newcastle itself, there are lots of cultural attractions including Victoria Tunnel, the children’s book museum Seven Stories, the Great North Museum, and Laing Art Gallery. The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, the Centre for Life, and the Discovery Museum are also very popular with adults and children alike.
New homes in Jesmond are within catchment for a number of ‘Outstanding’ schools, as rated by Ofsted. These include West Jesmond Primary School, St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School and St Mary’s Catholic School. Independent schools in the local area include Newcastle Preparatory School, Newcastle High School for Girls and Royal Grammar School, while higher education is provided by the prestigious Newcastle University.