Low Fell Area guide

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Low Fell is a popular residential suburb situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. Low Fell and the surrounding suburbs offer great access to Newcastle city centre and the A1 making it popular with commuters. Suburbs include the popular residential areas of Wardley, Felling, Kibblesworth, Harlow Green, Bensham, Eighton Banks, Wrekenton, Pelaw and Birtley.

The property market in Low Fell is high in demand. The area is characterised by a wide variety of housing typologies built at very different periods in history. A common characteristic throughout is the amount of trees within grounds which give the impression of a very green urban village setting. A considerable amount of the housing is turn of the century Victorian.

Among the most sought-after addresses is the ever popular 'Gardens' area in Low Fell, which are prestigious period terrace streets within Low Fell of mostly three storey Edwardian terraced homes.

One of the area's famous former residents is incandescent light-bulb inventor Joseph Swan. His house (in Gateshead, England) was the first in the world to be lit by lightbulb!

The rental market is fast moving and demand is high. The wider Gateshead area is popular for rental including the area of Bensham close to Saltwell Park, a typical two bedroom 'Tyneside flat' would cost approx £400 -£450 pcm. A larger property such as a three bedroom semi-detached house would start at a price of approx £700 pcm - £850 pcm, depending on the size and condition of the property.

The Durham Road area is the heart of Low Fell and is a vibrant commercial hub with thriving shops, bars and restaurants as well as some banks and small offices. The nearby Team Valley retail park is easily accessible, and many large international companies are based in the area's trading estate.

Angel of the North is an iconic contemporary sculpture which is located on a hill on the southern edge of Low Fell, overlooking the A1 and A167 roads into Tyneside, and the East Coast Main Line rail route, south of the site of Team Colliery.

Low Fell is situated on the A167 Durham Road which is a former route of the Great North Road before it was diverted to the A1. The area also boasts Saltwell Park which is a Victorian park in Gateshead which was opened in 1876. It’s historical and peaceful grounds have earned many awards such as Green Flag and Britain’s best park.

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