Your Guide to the Best Student Residential Areas in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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The stylish suburb of Jesmond is highly desirable with students. Not only is it in within walking distance of both universities, the area also boasts trendy cocktail bars, providing good atmospheres till the AM.

If you are looking for more of a relaxed calming vibe, there is fantastic coffee houses on your doorstep, perfect fuel for those early morning lectures!

For the foodies, there are a variety of different cuisines and restaurants on Osborne Road, from classic Italian restaurants, juicy Brazilian steakhouses and late-night award-winning burger joints, the choices are endless and you’ll never be stuck for places to eat!

Leafy Jesmond Dene Park, home to a grand hotel and a stunning waterfall draws families with its woodland and petting zoo, the ideal location for a walk to soak in the scenery. Quiet residential streets are lined with Georgian and Victorian homes. It’s worth noting, due to Jesmond being a highly sought out area, rent prices are at the higher end of the scale.  


For those looking for a great location at a reasonable price, look no further than Heaton. This buzzing student district in the East End of Newcastle and has a range of properties with competitive rents. Ideal for those looking for a great value alternative to Jesmond.

For those after uni strolls, there is many parks to choose from in Heaton, alongside some incredible breakfast spots to kick start your day, tasty unique restaurants for yummy bites to eat and a number of cosy pubs and cocktail spots for those looking for a quick one after uni.

Heaton also has a buzzing shopping Street– Chillingham Road, making all amenities close by.  It also has the benefit of being on the route of the number one bus which takes you past both Coach Lane and City Campus, as well as being within around a 25-minute walk to the city centre. An ideal, value for money location for students of both universities.


Sandyford is a small district in central Newcastle upon Tyne. It represents the north-eastern border of central Newcastle, with the suburbs of Jesmond to the north and Heaton to the east. Within five minutes of the city centre, Sandyford is a popular choice for students due to its location and price point. 

If you are looking for a larger house, there are some great properties here and it’s right on hand for both Jesmond and Heaton so you will never be far from the nearest party!

There is lots of local businesses to support – from casual food joints to more finer dining experiences, this neighbourhood is buzzing with places to eat. Whether you’re looking for a nice quiet drink or more of a pre drink hot spot, there is plenty of choice in Sandyford. 

City Centre

Newcastle city centre is North East England’s historical, cultural and leisure heart. Georgian Grey Street houses the Greys Monument, Theatre Royal and lively pubs and eateries.

The Bigg Market area is a buzzy nightlife hotspot, while Quayside has chill bars with views of the iconic Tyne Bridge. Tourists are drawn to the 12th-century Newcastle Castle, the interactive Life Science Centre and the Discovery Museum.

There are a number of student residences based in Newcastle City Centre, particularly if you are looking to live alone or with just one flatmate. The drawbacks of the great location are most definitely the cost as you will pay a premium to live in the middle of town, although you will be saving on any potential travel costs.

Ouseburn and Shieldfield

If music is your thing, then Ouseburn is one to consider. Home to a number of independent bars and restaurants and a thriving live music scene, Ouseburn has to be one of the most buzzing parts of the city, with places to eat, drink and socialise with your friends, no wonder why in recent years it has become a popular area for student accommodation, along with nearby Shieldfield.

Both are within easy reach of both universities and the city centre, with accommodation to suit a range of budgets in the numerous private residences.

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