The upmarket, sophisticated area of Jesmond is an ever-present in the list of top places to live for any student at Newcastle’s great universities and young professionals making their mark too. With its convenient location, close to both university campuses and the city centre, it continues to be one of the most sought after areas to live.
Jesmond offers a superb selection of fashion boutiques, cool independent restaurants and cocktail bars to give you the chance to let your hair down in style. Osborne Road is the famous hub of the action and has a great social scene, perfect for a few drinks to start your night out. With the lively atmosphere and mix of bars close together, it’s obvious why it has such a good reputation. A great alternative to the clubs and bars of the city centre.
There are two supermarkets, a Waitrose and a Tesco Metro within a 10-minute walk of Jesmond Exchange, ensuring you’re never far from a late-night snack or your weekly grocery shop. There is also a community library and swimming pool, complete with fitness suite and exercise classes. For a specialist gym, check out Pinetree Health and Fitness which is just a seven-minute walk away, or try the innovative exercise system at Speedflex Newcastle based on Burdon Terrace.
On the move?
Transport links from the area are excellent, with two Metro stations (Jesmond and West Jesmond) within 15 minutes’ walk of Jesmond Exchange. The Metro system gives you easy access to the city centre within minutes as well as links out to Tynemouth and Whitley Bay to enjoy the North East’s beautiful coastline. There are also two major roads that link to Jesmond, allowing you to access the city centre easily and connect to main routes in and out of the city.
If you fancy eating out, there are some great choices on your doorstep in Jesmond. From the famous Italian Francesca’s with their half pizza, half pasta option to the freshly squeezed juices from Clean & Press for the health conscious.
For the ultimate comfort food, head to Jam Jar who host a range of different offers every day, including burger night on Tuesdays and steak dinners on Thursday. There’s also a quiz every Sunday evening to test you and your mates.
For breakfast and brunch, try Harvest Canteen. From the team behind the hugely popular Ouseburn Coffee Company, this café offers a delicious selection to start your day and of course amazing coffee to go with it.