Well, October has been and gone which I can’t quite get my head around. It’s always a busy month with both of our birthdays but it really has flown by this year and, dare I say it, we are already planning Christmas!
We are fortunate enough to be going back to Sussex to be with family and friends for the festive period; however, we will definitely be indulging in all that Newcastle has to offer beforehand. All the planning for the next couple of months got me thinking that I haven’t really focused a monthly favourites in this beautiful city we live in, so here goes!
In my opinion Newcastle is a bit of a hidden gem: with the stunning architecture around places such as Grey’s Monument, its easy access to the coast and countryside, and super friendly people — such a stereotype but it’s true! — I think it’s a fantastic place to live. If you don’t believe me, according to a survey by MoneySuperMarket.com, Newcastle rated top for good schools, a low crime rate and low house prices which resulted in it being named the best city in Britain to raise a family.
Looking at house prices in more depth, Newcastle (and the North East as a whole) is one of the most affordable places to buy in the country. In Newcastle the overall average price in the last year was £197,297 (1) compared to the national average £226,185 (2) meaning you get a lot of bang for your buck! In areas such as Benwell and Fenham you can currently get a two bedroom terraced house starting from £50,000. That said, there are certainly some pricey parts to the city such Gosforth and Jesmond to name a few. These affluent suburbs offer the perfect balance for those looking to be close to the city centre whilst still retaining a sense of community proving that it isn’t all grim up north!
But if you would like to see it to believe it, below are some of my favourite properties on the market from October.
Carlton Terrace, Jesmond – £950,000
This is an impressive five-storey, six bedroom, John Dobson designed terraced family home. The property offers a great versatility and flexibility in its high-quality, luxury accommodation. As well as being a stunning property the benefits from being on the edge of the city centre ensuring easy access to all the shops, bar and restaurants that are on offer.
Full details can be found at Sanderson Young Rare – 0191 223 3500
Elsdon Road, Gosforth – £285,000
This is a stunning property in a highly sought after location being just a stone’s throw from Gosforth high street. It is very well presented and boasts fabulous traditional features, whilst having been lovingly updated with handcrafted kitchen and luxury bathroom.
Full details can be found at Sanderson Young – 0191 213 0033
1) Newcastle average house prices – http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.html
2) Average house price – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-house-price-index-hpi-for-july-2017