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The Local Area Guide to living in Heaton

A leisurely two-mile jaunt from Newcastle’s city centre, Heaton’s positioned in the east end of the city. This tight-knit suburb is bordered by Jesmond, Sandyford, and Cochrane Park. The name means “high town,” referring to the area’s position on the hills looming above the Ouseburn tributary. The local Heaton Park is a component of the five interconnected parks that make up Ouseburn Parks. Residents are never far from beautifully landscaped green spaces, and can stroll from one end of the Ouseburn River to another on these lush walkways.

There’s a strong sense of community in Heaton, and it’s popular with students and families alike. There are seven churches on Heaton Road alone, offering a number of community activities and social clubs. The high street is lined with independent cafes, coffee shops, and boutiques, and the area is well-connected for travel within the Newcastle area.

Information about the local residents

Like neighbouring Jesmond, Heaton is a popular area for students attending Newcastle University and Northumbria University. This gives the area a youthful atmosphere. The area is divided into two wards, including North Heaton and South Heaton. The total population at the time of the 2011 Census was approximately 20,000, if you combine the two wards. South Heaton in particularly skews younger than the national average, with a median age of 25. This is due to the high percentage of students and young families in the ward. Although the majority of residents were born in England, there is also a significant Scottish population, as well as Northern Irish.

Although Heaton is thought of as a traditionally working-class area, professional occupations are listed as the most common in both North and South Heaton wards. This is followed by sales and customer service and administrative or secretarial.

Nearby Schools

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School was rated “outstanding” by Ofsted in the latest inspection, notable for its innovative curriculum and high-level teaching. Ravenswood Primary, Chillingham Road Primary, Hotspur Primary, and Cragside Primary are additional options, all highly rated. At the secondary level, children may attend Heaton Manor School. Many Heaton children also attend Benfield School, which is positioned on the boundary of Walkergate and Heaton.

Heaton Manor is one of Newcastle’s most popular schools. This coeducational secondary school and sixth form is housed in a large modern building, and it’s known for the extensive range of extracurricular activities on offer. This includes a wealth of sporting teams, as well as a debating society, music theatre club, gardening, and drama club.

Getting Around

Newcastle’s city centre is technically within walking distance for Heaton residents, located just two miles away. Yet the suburb is also well-connected by public transport and is part of the Tyne and Wear Metro system. The Chillingham Metro station offers direct access into town, as does the number 1 bus on Heaton Road which travels swiftly to City Hall. The Byker Metro Station is also in close proximity for those living in South Heaton. From Newcastle’s main railway station, residents can find national rail services to Edinburgh, London, and other regional destinations.

Local Shops

Heaton is known for its quirky cafes and independent shops, many of which are positioned along Chillingham Road. Vintage fans will be pleased with the selection of retro bargains to be found along Heaton Park road, and Shields Road in Byker offers a row of well-stocked charity shops. Gift shops, hair salons, and grocery stores line the high street in Heaton, and there are multiple coffee shops and vegetarian cafes to suit the neighbourhood’s bohemian, artsy vibes. This includes a replica of the coffee shop from “Friends,” aptly called the Heaton Perk. The Honey Tree is an organic independent food shop stocked with local specialities. This includes produce from local farms, raw cheeses, and organic groceries. Big name-retailers are also close at hand for Heaton residents, including ASDA and Boots.

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