The Seekers Guide to Gosforth

Popular with families, young professionals, and postgraduate students, Gosforth is a welcoming hub in the heart of Newcastle. From period properties and green spaces to modern apartments and irresistible restaurants, it has a little bit of something for everyone. 

If you want to learn more about living in this vibrant area, read on. And don’t forget to check out the properties we have available to rent in Gosforth, too.

Where is Gosforth? 

At Seekers, we’re passionate about the benefits of renting in Newcastle, and Gosforth sits just two miles from the city centre, making it a great location for people from all walks of life. 

Described as both a suburb and a village, Gosforth offers a quiet slice of Newcastle life. It’s close enough to the city centre for convenience but also provides a reprieve from the urban hustle and bustle.

Property in Gosforth

Gosforth’s quieter location makes it a lovely residential setting, and it’s not too far from the affluent area of Jesmond. You’ll find a good mix of housing types, from Edwardian villas to inter-war semis and modern apartments. 

At Seekers, we offer a range of flats and houses to rent in Gosforth. So whether you’re looking for a family home, a shared postgraduate student house, or a solo apartment, we’re sure you’ll find something to suit you. 

Amenities and entertainment

So, why choose Gosforth? As well as ample housing opportunities, this area has a friendly atmosphere and essential amenities within easy reach. 

Gosforth High Street features cafes, restaurants, hair salons, and more. You’ll find independent shops and cafes but for a big shop, your best bet is the ASDA Gosforth Superstore and Marks & Spencers to the north of the high street. There’s also a Sainsbury’s within Gosforth Shopping Centre. 

A short stroll will take you to Gosforth Library — a quiet space for studying and an excellent resource for families. Just next to the library is Gosforth Leisure Centre, complete with a gym and swimming pool, making the area a fantastic choice for those looking to stay active. 

On a sunny day, why not make the most of Gosforth’s parks and green spaces? Gosforth Central Park, in particular, is ideal for an evening walk or a weekend picnic and even has tennis courts. 

What about nightlife?

Whether you’re a student or not, you have plenty of options when it comes to a night out in Newcastle. The city centre is known for its vibrant mix of bars, pubs, and clubs. But if you want to stay closer to home, Gosforth also has some nice venues. 

The pubs in Gosforth are perfect for a casual drink and catch-up with friends. Head to the Brandling Arms on Gosforth High Street for a pint or cocktail and a tasty meal. Alternatively, there’s the cosy Queen Vic — again on Gosforth High Street.

Food options in Gosforth

From light bites to hearty meals, restaurants in Gosforth have got you covered, no matter what you fancy. Newcastle has a fantastic foodie scene, and this district is no different. Head to Adriano’s for delicious pizza; enjoy a curry at Ahad Tandoori; or embrace locally sourced, seasonal ingredients at Osters. 

Transport links

As well as being a short journey from Newcastle city centre (5 to 10 minutes in the car), Gosforth has some handy bus and metro links. The South Gosforth metro station can take you to Newcastle Airport, South Shields, and Whitley Bay, to name just a few destinations. For more inspiration about exploring the different parts of Newcastle, take a look at our top ten destinations by Metro guide. 

Rent in Gosforth with Seekers

Whether you’re new to Newcastle or you’re looking to move to a different part of the Toon, Gosforth is a fantastic area to consider. If you’re on the search for houses to rent in Gosforth, don’t hesitate to explore the properties we have on offer at Seekers. 

Our friendly team is always on hand to help make the moving process as smooth as possible, and we have properties for students and professionals available in locations across Newcastle

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, and let us help you find your perfect home.