While mulling over your next big move, we’d like to help. distrikt lives and breaths Tyne and Wear, so if you’re not sure where the best places to live in North Shields are, we can show you the way. North Shields property has lots to offer.
And yes people, it’s true, North Shields is cheaper than Tynemouth, but that doesn’t mean it’s a lesser place to live. It comes with its own unique qualities and delights. Let’s take a look at just some of them.
And remember, if you have any questions about any of our distrikts, we’re only a phone call or email away! If you want to know where the best places to live in North Shields are, get in touch with us today.
Why live in North Shields?
It’s hard not to fall in love with North Shields…
Nestled right next door to its elegant coastal sister, Tynemouth, and only 8 miles down the Tyne from Newcastle, this beautiful former fishing town has seen a surge in popularity among homeowners of late.
Not only does it come with extremely affordable house prices, and a wide variety of first class property options, there’s so much to do and see.
Great for families, first-time buyers and retired people, North Shields is situated on the north bank of the Tyne and facing South Shields and comes with a colourful, vibrant history and is popular among tourists and homeowners alike.
North Shields town centre has, in recent times, went through a major regeneration and has a town centre shopping centre, soccer dome, a based at Royal Quays and a bowling alley.
The in demand Fish Quay also houses a great selection of restaurants and homes, including the redeveloped Dockwray Square – the former home of one of its most famous sons, comedian Stan Laurel.
Is it well connected?
Absolutely! Not only does it have an international ferry terminal with regular sailings to Holland, Norway and other major European destinations, it also has great public transport links, including North Shields Metro station. And, like Tynemouth, it’s only a 15-minute drive away from Newcastle City Centre.
What are the schools like?
Thinking about the kids’ education? To put your mind at ease, the schools in North Shields have been rated as “good” to “outstanding” by Ofsted and their availability is widespread.
To give you an idea St. Mary’s RC School, Rockliffe First and Waterville Primary School all come under the “Outstanding Banner”. For the big kids, Marden High School is “good” and John Spence Community High is “outstanding”.
What about crime?
The official data released by local police suggests that the local area around North Shields town centre suffers from a relatively high crime rate. In the last year, 306 crimes have been reported which is higher than the national average.
But remember, most of these relate to anti-social behaviour and minor crimes and North Shields on the whole is a great place to live. If you want to know more about the distrikt and the property we have available, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Hang out at…
This town is a lot bigger than you think and you’ll soon discover there’s lots to explore. Team Distrikt love nothing more than a long walk along North Shields pier to take in the stunning coastal views. Then it’s off to Irvin’s Gourmet Restaurant or the River Cafe on the Tyne to sample the best fish and the catch of the day.
Do you want to live in North Shields? Looking for property Would you like to learn more about property for sale in North Shields? Call us today for further information and let us tell you what properties we have available.
A Pint-Sized History of North Shields…
Back in the 1200s, the Prior of Tynemouth wanted to create a fishing port to supply the Priory with a reliable source of food. Temporary shelters called, “shiels” were built for the hardworking fishermen along the riverbank. And yes, you guessed it, this is where the name North Shields comes from!
North Shields soon outgrew its land along the river, and in the 18th Century steps were needed to link the old port with new residents in the high town, which can now be seen and lived in today.