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What's it like to live in Blyth?

What are the local amenities like? What kind of people live around here?

Asked on May 3 2008, General in Blyth | Report content

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  • Its defenders say it has improved since it was the heroin capital of the North East in the 90s. I would not live there if I had the choice - Ashington is better if you need to be in that part of the county.

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    Answered on Sep 1 2010, Report content
  • I would suggest that you look at the local authorities’ website or to see what the crime statistics etc for this area are. You can also look at the local tourist board website which gives you an up to date overview of the area. I would also visit the area and ask some locals.

    Answered on Aug 10 2011, Report content
  • It depends on what part of blyth. South Beach is the best area but also the most expensive, cowpen quay is the worst but also the cheapest. avoid disraeli street and that area. The town has improved vastly in the last 20 years, all the social problems appear to have moved north to ashington.

    Answered on Oct 15 2012, Report content
  • Hi, We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area. You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Oct 4 2013, Report content
  • A seaside town with very good beaches and park area,s. The main advantages here are free parking in town centre & beach. I believe the school,s on the southside are excellent along with some very nice housing in the South Newsham Area. The town is very handy for shopping into Newcastle or the Metro centre and public transport links are excellent. The town as a large weatherspoon pub which is very popular considering over two million pound was spend on its restoration. Overall the south side of Blyth consists mostly of private housing and is a very nice place to live. The road,s out of Blyth are also good with access to the A19 & A189 spine road,s. Newcastle can be reached within 20 minutes. The only bad thing in Blyth is that local council and NCC and labour controlled and they to spend taxpayer,s money unwisely. My final say is that this town is highly recommended and is more than an up & coming area.

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    Answered on Feb 16 2014, Report content

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