Local area guide

Living in Gateshead

Thinking about moving to Gateshead? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Gateshead

Why Gateshead is a good place to live

Gateshead has much to offer when it comes to a well-rounded lifestyle. Nestled by the riverside, it boasts an impressive array of art institutions, restaurants and residential neighbourhoods merging modern living with a dash of charm. The sought-after areas of Low Fell, Windy Nook and Windmill Hill are popular spots, offering family-friendly environments. Also, easy transportation to and from Gateshead is another major lure for those considering moving to Gateshead. With over 60% of the area being green and rural, along with 20 preserves and country parks, living in Gateshead affords an enjoyable mix of urban and countryside living.

What's Gateshead famous for?

A stroll through Gateshead will quickly show you why it's considered an iconic locale. Gateshead is famous for its landmarks, such as the Angel of the North, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, and the nationally popular MetroCentre. It is also recognized worldwide as the home of the Sage concert hall and theatre, and the Baltic gallery on the Quayside. Last but not least is Gateshead's claim to historical fame, being the first house in the world to be illuminated by an electric lightbulb in 1878!

Things to do in Gateshead

The beauty of living in Gateshead comes with the ample amount of activities on offer. A day out could consist of exploring an array of artistic experiences at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art or catching a mesmerizing performance at the iconic Sage Gateshead. For nature enthusiasts, the town's attractive green belt allows for leisurely walks, biking, or picnics amidst idyllic scenery. The town is also a foodie's haven, offering an array of dining experiences, from the Six Restaurant in the Baltic Centre to casual gastro pubs along the Quayside.

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Average asking prices in Gateshead today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£150,000

53 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£265,000

37 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£187,500

48 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£100,000

148 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Gateshead

Whether you're looking to buy a family home or a beautiful apartment, we've got you covered.

Transport in Gateshead

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Gateshead.

Local connections

Manors
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Newcastle
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Dunston
National Rail
1.8 miles / 2.9 km
Heworth
National Rail
2 miles / 3.2 km
MetroCentre
National Rail
2.5 miles / 4.0 km
Blaydon
National Rail
4.4 miles / 7.1 km

Schools in Gateshead

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Gateshead.

Education in Gateshead

Gateshead College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
The Gateshead Cheder Primary School
Ages: 3 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Gateshead
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Tashbar Boys Nursery
Ages: 2 - 5 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Gateshead Jewish Nursery School
Ages: 2 - 5 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Keser Girls School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)

Local pubs in Gateshead

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  • Grey Nags Head

    Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8

    Traditional pub,selling great beer, warm welcome to everyone.

  • Curleys

    Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8

    Warm friendly traditional pub which has just had a refurb. With free pool from 4-8 and karaoke Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and drinks offers too!

  • Central

    Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8

    Quite simply the best ale house in Gateshead, serving up to 13 handpulls and 2 kegged ales. Bottled beers from around the world, quality wines and spirits.