Gosforth is Newcastle's most popular residential area. It is a leafy, affluent area, extremely popular with young professionals looking to get a foot on the property ladder, along with new families looking to up size into a more comfortable home.
Divided into a clutch of different residential areas, the two most popular are Central Gosforth and South Gosforth, which is east of the main road and has its own Metro station. One quirk of the area is Gosforth's Garden Village, a purpose built community that was originally constructed to house what was then the LNER electric railway workers.
Newcastle Great Park is a new build community that sits either side of the A1 in the north of Gosforth. Once completed the development will create six new 'villages' within Gosforth, Warkworth Woods is already built with neighbouring Greenside next in line to be finished. East Moor Village, Bunton Grange and Elmwood are yet to come.
The average house price varies across the property spectrum in Gosforth. A nice two bedroom apartment will cost you around £150,000, prices under the £500,000 mark will get you a period semi or a larger new build town house. If it's luxury you are looking for, a plush villa can cost up to £2.5 million.
Leisure and Recreation.
Gosforth has an incredibly vibrant atmosphere, a bustling high street with a mixture of shops and local stores. There are lots of places to go out to eat, from artisan bakeries, ethnic restaurants to your more popular eateries such as Pizza Express. There is plenty to do for children in the area also, including Gosforth Central Park, a bowling alley and an equestrian centre, both a mile away.
You will have plenty of choice if you're after a pint or a relaxing glass of wine, from large but simple pubs, to gastropubs if you are looking for somewhere to go for that special occasion.
The area has a total of 85 schools, the local estate agents say that Gosforth's high educational credentials are a key reason why the area is increasingly popular to families. The list of schools includes; 14 primary schools (four of which are rated by OFSTED as outstanding). Six secondary schools, two of which are OFSTED outstanding also, giving you an array of options for you to choose the best school for your children.
Quick Gosforth fact: Mark Knopfler, lead singer and guitarist with Dire Straits was brought up in Gosforth and attended the areas main Grammar school!