Reasons to rent in Newcastle city centre

If you’re considering a move to the North East, you might be wondering if Newcastle is a suitable place to call home.

With over 20 years of experience in the Newcastle property scene, we’ve gotten to know this vibrant city rather well — and we think it’s a fantastic place for students and professionals alike to live. 

From student accommodation in Jesmond to houses to rent in Spital Tongues, there are plenty of great areas in and around Newcastle, but for those who want to experience all that ‘the Toon’ has to offer, you can’t beat city-centre living. What makes it so appealing? Read on for our five top reasons to find a property to rent in Newcastle city centre.

Friendly atmosphere

Whether you’re looking for a room in a shared house, your first solo apartment, or a family home, Newcastle’s friendly atmosphere is undeniable. Voted the UK’s friendliest city in 2019, Newcastle offers a warm welcome to all. 

A sense of community is evident in both the city centre and the outskirts. As well as being an inclusive and supportive place to live, the city is considered one of the safest in the country, with lower crime rates than many other urban areas. 

Study and job opportunities

Newcastle has a huge student population. With two highly-rated universities (Newcastle and Northumbria), it offers great opportunities for learning — whatever your field of study. And while larger student houses tend to be located in areas like charming Sandyford or Jesmond, there are plenty of rooms and apartments to rent in Newcastle city centre, too. City centre properties are perfect for those who enjoy immersing themselves in the rich Newcastle culture alongside their studies. 

Likewise, ‘the Toon’s’ thriving job market and low unemployment rate make the city centre an ideal spot for graduates and professionals. Healthcare and education offer excellent job options, but Newcastle is also home to an array of galleries, museums, and cultural events, opening up career paths for those interested in the arts. There’s also an ever-growing tech hub and plenty of retail opportunities.

Lively nightlife

From cosy pubs and restaurants to chic bars and nightclubs, there’s an array of nightlife to explore in Newcastle. If you’re a night owl — or just enjoy an evening catch-up with friends — renting an apartment in the city centre means you’re just a stone’s throw from some of the best venues in the North East.

Excellent transport links

Finding a property to rent in Newcastle city centre gives you the chance to hop on a bus or train to visit some of the North East’s most desirable locations, too. Why not take a trip on the metro for a day out at the beach? For starters, Whitley Bay and Tynemouth are under an hour away. 

Alternatively, a bus or the metro will take you straight to Newcastle International Airport if you want to head further afield. This proximity to the airport also makes Newcastle city centre an excellent destination for international students looking to study in the North East. 

What’s more, Newcastle is a compact city that packs plenty in. Its relatively small size makes travelling by foot and bike easy and accessible, and everything you need is within easy reach.  

Affordable housing

Whether you’re looking for a single room in a house share or a 2-bedroom flat to rent, Newcastle city centre has properties to suit all budgets. To put property prices into context, the average rent for a 1-bed flat in Newcastle city centre is half the cost of an equivalent apartment in London, making it a great choice for those on a budget. 

At Seekers, we try to make navigating your tenancy costs as easy as possible. That’s why we offer handy bills packages on our student properties — we’ll streamline your household expenses so you can pay one lump sum on top of your rent. Your bills package will cover your gas, electricity, water, internet, and TV licence without the need to liaise with different suppliers. 

Find your city-centre rental with Seekers

Newcastle certainly has a lot to offer. Students, professionals, and families can all find a place to call home in this friendly city. Whether you’re studying here and want to find a flat to rent so you can make the most of Newcastle city centre’s nightlife, or you’re searching for a central apartment close to work, our team at Seekers can help. 

We have a variety of rental properties available in locations across ‘the Toon’ and will make sure you have a safe and comfortable space you’ll adore. Take a look at the properties in Newcastle we have available, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.