Portland Residential is one of Newcastle’s leading student letting agencies, providing a range of services to both property owners and students. Newcastle is home to two different Universities, the Newcastle University, and North Umbria University. Newcastle is well set up for student living, with some great accommodation to suit all budgets, as well as easy access to study, work and entertainment opportunities.
With approximately 61,000 of the city’s 100,000+ students at one of these schools, finding the perfect living arrangements is a must. It can be a bit frustrating for new students when it comes to finding where they shall live. However, with the help of Portland Residential the entire process becomes easier and more streamlined. With over 20 years of experience in the letting industry, finding the perfect accommodations has never been easier.
Newcastle is split up into several areas each with their own communities, shops, and atmosphere. When looking for accommodation in Newcastle upon Tyne you will be wanting to think of it as these individual component parts to find the perfect area for yourself.
Living in the city means that you can enjoy all of the culture and excitement that Newcastle has to offer, whilst being just a few steps from university or work. If it’s the arts you’re after, there are numerous theatres to enjoy a show. If you’re feeling a little skint, enjoy searching for bargains on the up and coming New Bridge Street, brimming with designer and vintage shops. Or, if you have an urge to spend cash, you can visit the recently refurbished Eldon Square shopping centre or take a short trip to one of Europe’s biggest shopping centres, The Metro Centre.
Gosforth High Street is a very popular residential area with it’s local pubs and restaurants. This is a perfect place to live if you want to be outside of the city centre where it is quieter but close enough to travel in for work nights out or a days shopping. Coffee shops, a large Sainsbury’s, pubs, restaurants and just about any other amenity you can think of can be found on Gosforth High Street.
Heaton is the token student area of Newcastle, and is where you’ll find your very own quaint Victorian terraced property. For a very reasonable fee, you can bag yourself THE student pad among all of your required amenities. Spend a little time exploring both Heaton Road and Chillingham Road, snapping up no end of bargains from the many independent retailers. The Grocery is the ‘cool veg shop’ that will ensure you get your 5-a-day, but if you’re feeling a little naughty, then you will be spoilt for choice by the endless cafes and cake shops.
Jesmond is a very popular, stylish and upmarket area of Newcastle, hugely popular with students and professionals alike. Depending on how energetic you are feeling, it is only a short 10-minute walk or an even shorter two metro stops into the city centre, and within easy reach of both universities. With trendy bars as far as the eye can see, each with their own happy hours, Jesmond is the perfect place to start a night-out or enjoy an afternoon in one of the many beer terraces of Osborne Road.
Situated within close proximity to the City Centre, Sandyford is the perfect walking distance from most locations in Newcastle. While Sandyford is probably the quietest of all of the student areas, it certainly still has a lot going on and has a real community feel. During the summer months, you can soak up the rays in the quaint beer garden of The Bluebell, complete with its own flowing stream, or explore the cultural side of you and take a peek at the latest art exhibitions in The Biscuit Factory gallery and exhibition centre, free of charge!