New Homes in Gateshead

Welcome to Gateshead

Whether you’re visiting museums, taking a walk along the riverside or seeing a show at the theatre, there’s so much to see and do near to your new home in Gateshead. If you’re looking for a bustling place to live, with first-rate transport links and lots of employment opportunities, Gateshead could be the right choice for you and your family.

A quick history

The history of Gateshead dates back to Roman times, when a settlement was built near a river crossing over the Tyne. In Medieval times Gateshead was mainly forest, but by the 14th century the area began to be mined for coal. As Newcastle became a thriving port, Gateshead also grew, and when the coal industry died off the town reinvented itself as a centre of iron making.

During the Industrial Revolution, Gateshead boomed, although an explosion in the 19th century destroyed many parts of the old town. The light bulb was invented in Gateshead, and the town was home to the world’s first domestically wired house. Today, Gateshead is a modern town centred around the impressive Quayside, and the redeveloped town centre.

Business and industry

Major employers in Gateshead include Vertu Motors and Spartan UK, while neighbouring Newcastle is home to Virgin Money, the Greggs head office, Grainger Games and The Go-Ahead Group. Two of the biggest employers in the local area, Nissan Motors and Arriva Public Transport, are located nearby in Sunderland.

Things to do in the area

Gateshead is home to the iconic Millennium Bridge, which stretches across the River Tyne and connects the town with Newcastle. There are also lots of cultural attractions to explore, including the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Sage Gateshead and Shipley Art Gallery.

For families moving to the area, Bill Quay Community Farm, Bowes Railway and Saltwell Park are all popular with families, while Gateshead International Stadium hosts regular athletics events. If you want to practice your swing, Heworth Golf Club and Ravensworth Golf Club are close by.

Other places of interest close to Gateshead include St James’ Park, the Stadium of Light, the Metro Radio Arena Newcastle and Seven Stories children’s book museum.

Travel and commuting

Gateshead is very well-connected by road and rail, and Newcastle International Airport is also nearby. The Tyne and Wear Metro Link connects the town to Newcastle and Sunderland, ideal if you’re commuting for work.

The journey to Newcastle city centre takes 10 minutes by car from Gateshead, or just two minutes by the Metro Link. Sunderland is a 30 minute drive or Metro journey from the town, while the journey further afield to Leeds takes one hour 45 minutes driving.

If you’re going to London, you can get to the capital in just two hours 45 minutes from Newcastle station. By train, the journey to Edinburgh from Newcastle takes one hour 30 minutes. 

Elba Park

Elba Park

Chester Road, Houghton Le Spring, HOUGHTON LE SPRING, DURHAM, DH4 6GN

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £144,995 to £464,995
Cherry Tree Park

Cherry Tree Park

St Benedicts Way, Ryhope, SUNDERLAND, TYNE AND WEAR, SR2 0NY

  • 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £249,995 to £429,995
The Drive at Mount Oswald

The Drive at Mount Oswald

South Road, Durham, DURHAM, DH1 3TG

  • 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £319,995 to £444,995
Woodland Rise

Woodland Rise

Corbridge Road, Hexham, HEXHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND, NE46 2PG

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £274,995 to £584,995
The Grove

The Grove

Hanzard Drive, Wynyard, BILLINGHAM, Cleveland, TS22 5FD

  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  • £156,000 to £399,995
Five Acres

Five Acres

Green Lane, Barnard Castle, BARNARD CASTLE, DURHAM, DL12 8LG

  • 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • £224,995 to £382,995