Student Housing in Newcastle
Although the city centre is known for being jam-packed with bars and clubs, Newcastle is more than just a party city. There are plenty of shops, museums, and stunning architecture such as Tyne Bridge – an international icon which was the inspiration for Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge. Jam-packed with art, culture, sport and a friendly Geordie crowd, it’s no surprise that Newcastle is known for being a great city to live in.
There is a variety of student houses in Newcastle, and with both universities within ten minutes of each other, every accommodation area is available for every student. So relax, take your time, and use the Newcastle Student Housing Guide (and the accommodation search tool on the right) to find the perfect pad for you. Just remember to wear a coat until you get as hardy as the longstanding Newcastle residents!
Newcastle Student Houses
Newcastle is dubbed as ‘the smallest big city in the world’, in fact; it only takes 15 minutes to walk from one end to the other. Many student homes are super-close to the universities, but there’s still a massive variety of housing to choose from. With student houses, flats, studio apartments and halls spread all over Newcastle, the task of finding your next home can be pretty overwhelming.
The centre of Newcastle is the hub of all things loud, proud and exciting: Newcastle city centre housing is perfect for those who value social life over sleep. Although there’s an expense for the convenience, you’ll save on travel costs, as all students living essentials are nearby. But more importantly, if living round the corner from hotspots like World Headquarters and Tiger Tiger sounds appealing; then city centre accommodation is for you.
Moving away from the centre slightly, Fenham is rich in culture and cheap for living costs – an awesome combination for students. Houses here are close to the University of Newcastle Medical School as well as pubs like the John Barras and a handful of sports centres.
Another area that’s well situated is Sandyford. This area is comfy and close to university campus. Possessing woodland and great places to eat, the area is worth checking out even if you don’t live there. The suburban feel is unpretentious and is home to an award winning fish and chip shop. What more could you want?
Although a little further out, Gosforth is home to good quality student housing and excellent transport links. And the local amenities are good too; the main road is host for loads of restaurants, takeaways and pubs, and Gosforth Park is the icing on top of the cake.
On the Metro line you’ll find Jesmond, a great area for the gallivanting student. With some rather sophisticated bars, such as Mr Lynche’s and The Cluny, you’ll never be short of places to drink before you go out drinking in town.
Heaton, meanwhile, is thoroughly student friendly area with a large range of houses to go round. Surrounded by brilliant patches of grass and independent cafes such as Butterfly Cabinet, the place is a vibrant and laid-back place to live. Even further out of town, is easily accessible by bus and the Metro. There are also good local shopping facilities, and rents are pretty cheap too.