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What to Know When Buying a House in the North East

Apr 28, 2022
What to Know When Buying a House in the North East
If you’re thinking about buying a house in the North East of England, good choice! With many exciting locations like County Durham, Middlesborough, Newcastle and Sunderland, there are beautiful homes suited to all buyers in this part of the UK. The region boasts attractive villages, towns and cities, which means plenty of hotspots for property investors. Below we’ve picked some of the best areas to move to in the region.


Durham is a beautiful, historic city in the North East, home to unique landmarks and one of the best universities in the UK. Durham Cathedral and Castle are two of the city’s gems. At the same time, excellent restaurants, pubs, nightlife and entertainment venues mean living here is always exciting. Thanks to its vibrant centre and scenic countryside surroundings, the city is among the most popular places to live in the North East. If you’d like to live in this picturesque part of the region, browse our great collection of 4 bedroom homes on The Drive at Mount Oswald development.


Newcastle upon Tyne is another bustling university city in the North East. As a centre of the industrial revolution, Newcastle is home to many terraced houses close to the action. Today, the city is an important cultural, business and science centre of the UK, maintaining its unique Roman heritage architecture alongside modern additions.

The city is home to some of the UK’s excellent museums, galleries, landmarks and family attractions. Not to mention part of the Hadrian’s Wall footpath, perfect for Sunday strolls and taking in views of the area. Don’t miss our elegant selection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes on Arcot Estate.


Middlesbrough is an attractive waterside town in the North East, sitting on the southern bank of the River Tees. It’s a shining example of North Yorkshire’s offering, with a rich Victorian heritage and many modern appeals, including great shopping, dining and entertainment. Properties in Middlesborough include period houses and lots of beautiful new build homes close to the town centre, heritage coastline and scenic countryside. The North York Moors are also within reach, along with Newcastle. For modern housing in a lively community, browse our Grey Towers Village development in Nunthorpe, a short drive away from the city centre.


A port city in Tyne and Wear, Sunderland is an excellent choice for first-time buyers, families and property investors looking to expand their portfolio. It consistently ranks as one of the best places to live and work in the UK, thanks to the affordability of properties, education, jobs and the many exciting things to do in the area.

Sunderland is a city that feels like a town, with a strong sense of community and a wide range of primary and secondary schools making the area perfect for families. If you’d like the idea of living here, browse today our Cherry Tree Park development for an elegant selection of 4 bedroom homes.


Gateshead is a large town on the South Bank of the River Tyne, just over the water from Newcastle on Tyne. Buying a home in Gateshead means easy access to the bustling city as well as everything the town has to offer. The area is famous for its contemporary architecture, including the Angel of the North, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary art, all adding to the vibrant culture of Gateshead. For a modern collection of4 and 5 detached-bedroom homes, don’t miss our upcoming Doxford Green development.


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