Estate agent Rodger Gilbert, explains why Wallsend is an increasingly popular place in which to live.
WALLSEND has undergone a massive transformation. The area’s regeneration has given the town a much-needed boost while maintaining its strong community feel, making it an attractive option for buyers.
Wallsend is just a stone’s throw away from the Coast Road, the A19 and Newcastle – making it the perfect commuter town.
Follow the Coast Road and be transported to the breathtaking North Sea coast in a matter of minutes. Alternatively, the Metro, along with frequent bus services, means that Newcastle city centre is a mere 20 minutes away.
Wallsend has a wealth of terraced and semi-detached homes. With house prices starting from £125,000, the affordability of theses properties and the close proximity to Newcastle city centre, reaffirms Wallsend as the ideal choice for growing families and first-time buyers.
Wallsend Green is the most picturesque area, consisting of large houses surrounding a well-maintained green, where house prices range from £350,000.
Part of the revival of Wallsend included the redevelopment of the Wills building. Once a cigarette factory, the local landmark has been transformed into luxury apartments.
The area is continuing to increase its availability of quality shops. The town's principal thoroughfare and shopping street is the High Street, while The Forum shopping centre provides Wallsend with an eclectic mix of local retailers .
Nearby, the Silverlink retail park offers the perfect balance of out-of-town retail and entertainment, boasting a large multi-screen cinema, several restaurants and adequate shopping facilities.
One must not forget the historical importance of Wallsend, situated at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall. Parts of which can still be seen today at Segedunum, an excavated Roman fort. Families moving to the area can benefit from a variety of primary schools, while the Wallsend boys’ Club is famous for developing the talent of Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley and more recently Manchester united’s Michael Carrik.
Rodger Gilbert is branch manager at Pattinson’s Wallsend branch which can be found at 157 High Street East, tel: 0845 146-1607.