Where do Most Students Live in Newcastle?
Newcastle is a vibrant city located in the North East of England. It ranks highly as one of the best places for students to live in the UK, with amazing restaurants, nightlife and not to mention, its close proximity to the sea. With two universities located in the city, Newcastle has a thriving and ever-expanding student population. But where exactly do all these students live? Here we explore around Newcastle, highlighting Project Student’s dedicated student accommodation options to help give you a guide of where most students choose to call home in the ‘Toon’.
The City Centre
The city centre of Newcastle is one of the most popular places for students to live.
Here, you have access to both Newcastle University and Northumbria, as well as plenty of shops, restaurants and bars within a stone’s throw of your accommodation.
Project Student’s dedicated student apartments are conveniently located within a short walk of Newcastle City Centre. Pitt Street Studios is close to the iconic St James’ Park stadium and only 14 minutes from Newcastle University and 18 minutes from Northumbria.
Meanwhile, Project Student’s Step House is 10 minutes’ walk from Quayside, where you’ll find plenty of bars, restaurants and views across the River Tyne. It’s also within close reach of artsy Ouseburn and vibrant Shieldfield. You’re not far from Newcastle University – either walk the 0.9 miles or hop on a bus – and Northumbria is only 11 minutes’ walk away.
Jesmond is a popular suburb located just north of the city centre. Here you’ll find lots of student-friendly bars and restaurants with student favourites including Arlo, Dot Bagel and Fat Hippo. There’s also leafy Jesmond Dene, with its gently babbling streams and exotic trees making it an ideal running route as well as a scenic spot for summer BBQs. Jesmond is also conveniently located 25 minutes’ walk from the city centre – cut the time in half if you’re a keen cyclist.
One thing to note is Jesmond can be quite noisy. As much as this is fun when you don’t have deadlines to worry about, it could be distracting when you have to hit the books.
Gosforth is another popular suburb located just south of the city centre. One of its biggest draws with students is how well connected it is. There are two main Metro Stations (South Gosforth and Regent Centre), with regular trains that can whizz you all over the North East as well as into Newcastle City Centre. The walk into university from Gosforth is slightly longer but if you’re feeling active, the two-and-a-half-mile walk can be a good chance to get your exercise fix for the day. The atmosphere in Gosforth is quieter than Jesmond or the city centre but you’ll find a handful of bars, pubs and restaurants that give you somewhere to hangout with friends if you want to stay local. A benefit of living in this neighbourhood and slightly further outside the city centre is that accommodation is often more affordable.
Located a couple of miles outside the city centre, Heaton is a popular choice among students who are looking for affordable accommodation – here the rent costs are typically cheaper compared to the other student hotspots. Chillingham Road Metro stop and regular buses make it easy to get to lectures and elsewhere in the city. You’re also within walking distance from Jesmond’s student strip, Osborne Road, which is dotted with lots of restaurants, bars and pubs.
Find Student Accommodation in Newcastle
Newcastle is one of the most popular cities in the UK to study so it’s no wonder there are several established student neighbourhoods, each with their own character and charms.
Here at Project Student, we offer some of the best, most central accommodation in Newcastle City Centre at Pitt Street Studios and Step Street. For more information, you can contact our friendly team either by email: email@example.com or by calling on +44 (0)333 050 0099.
Posted on March 17, 2023