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New job in Newcastle

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chads, 12 Jul 2007.

  1. Chads

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Sep 2003

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    I've recently accepted a job offer in Newcastle, and was looking for some advice re: where to live, what areas to avoid, what's good about the city, what's bad. Generally any tips of pointers you could give to someone who's only ever been there twice!

    Where to live is a big one, i'll be driving up there next week to look at apartments/house-shares and would like to know what areas to focus on/skip through.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Visionary

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

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    Location: Newcastle

    Meadowell is nice, new sports centre built nearby, which is nice.

    Ummm....Inside the Byker wall is pleasant.













    :p lol I'm joking, Jesmond and Gosforth are the nicest areas IMO.
     
  3. lemonkettaz

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    Jesmond ooo :) fancy. or down the Quayside

    Avoid Westgate, Byker, Heaton.
     
  4. Trusty

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    How old are you?? What are requirements??

    I live in Jesmond! Very rich area of newcastle, and very close. Take 5 mins on the bus into centre of town. If not so close, maybe Gosforth!

    Jesmond has loads of posh bars running down one street which is called Osbourne Road. You see Porches, Range Rovers, Aston Martins, Ferrari's all the time. Its not expensive to buy or rent tho.
     
  5. Trusty

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    Fenham aswell!
     
  6. Hedge

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    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    I live about 12miles outside of newcastle, housing is good here and transport links are good.

    Living within 30mins of the place might be a cheaper / better alternative if ya consider that :)
     
  7. lemonkettaz

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    And there is loads of scumbag students live there too... like me. West Jesmond all the way!
     
  8. Trusty

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    :D Newcastle or Northumbria?
     
  9. lemonkettaz

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    Both!

    Northumbria owns though im afraid....! Poly poly poly
     
  10. Chads

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    I'm 22, and looking for a moderately nice houseshare with young-professionals/PHD/MA students. How much would I expect to pay per month in some of these nicer areas?
     
  11. Kona*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Dec 2003

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    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Im not even going to defend it - Fenham used to be a nice place when I was younger but its really gone downhill in the last 2 years :(

    I would suggest Gosforth, its a pretty nice place but its very expensive.
     
  12. Trusty

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    I know, Newcastle were ridden with debts! :p

    Apologise for hijacking this thread a bit, will stop now!
     
  13. Chads

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    I've heard quite a few good things about Jesmond, looks like that might be my first port of call.
     
  14. _PD_

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    Joined: 30 Dec 2005

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    I live in Jesmond. I never want to leave!!!
    It really is awesome. Get somewhere near Jesmond/West Jesmond metro station, and you're laughing.
     
  15. Millwall.FC

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    Newcastle.