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Sunderland Area guide

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Sunderland has so much to offer its people and prospective buyers. It is easy to see why so many people are proud to call this great city their home, and why many more would love to live here. On the north side of the River Wear we are blessed with a beautiful coastline and on the south side of the river we have the vibrant city centre with its array of shops, restaurants and bars.

The Sunderland property market is a stable one which is great news for both buyers and sellers. House prices are once again affordable and the supply and demand situation is balanced meaning that this is a great time to get on the property ladder or sell your home.

Sunderland is proudly diverse as are its residents so whether you are looking for a higher end property in an exclusive area or whether you are looking at a more affordable home you will not be short of options. Families are also drawn to many of the excellent schools within the city as well as the esteemed university. The city centre apartments will also appeal to the younger professional while a little further afield you will find many estates which are ideal for your first time buyers.

When you think of Sunderland you think of Sunderland Association Football Club and its passionate fans, as well as the world famous Sunderland Air show. Also there are beautiful sandy beaches which attract so many visitors to our coast.

Area Sales Manager for Your Move, Paul Neary says “Sunderland is a great place to live for several reasons but most of all because of the people. The people of the North East have a reputation for being friendly and this is most certainly the case in Sunderland. Also we have everything on our doorstep which makes things so much easier which is great as I think most people will agree that life seems to be getting busier all the time”.

As a large city Sunderland has a wealth of diverse property types and areas which will appeal to different people right across the spectrum. The River Wear runs right through the middle of the city with both sides of the water offering something for everyone. So whether it’s a period style home or a contemporary city centre apartment you are looking for Sunderland has it.

As one of the most popular estate agents in Sunderland, Your Move has houses and flats for sale right across the city and beyond. The price and styles of properties vary immensely. In the much sought after area of Cleadon Village properties can go for over a million whereas closer to the city centre you have areas where you can pick up a two bed property for under £70,000.

The price of property to rent in Sunderland can start at as low as around £375pm for a 1 bed flat and increase to over £2000pm in some of the more desirable locations. The core market is between £450 and £750pcm. This will get you anything from a 2 bed link to a 4 bed semi detached if you are a tenant.

The city centre offers fantastic shopping facilities and is the home to the Bridges shopping centre. There are lots of recogniseable high street names such as Marks and Spencers, Debenhams, Topshop and River Island to name but a few. For food shopping there is Sainsbury’s, Asda, Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Aldi and Lidl to chose from. There are also an abundance of restaurants so whether your preference is Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indian, French or even pub grub, you will never be short of options.

The Sunderland Empire is one of the best theatres in the north and has hosted many west end productions. Theatre lovers from all over the region come to enjoy this beautiful venue and the live performances whether that be musicals or plays. The city’s Aquatic centre offers an Olympic sized swimming pool and gym and is located right next to the Stadium of Light which is the famous home of Sunderland Association Football Club. In the Silksworth area of the city there is even a dry ski slope which is enjoyed by many all year round.

Sunderland has an abundance of beautiful parks and green areas which are enjoyed by its residents. In the south side of the city we have Mowbray Park which is also home to the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Barnes Park and Backhouse Park are in the Barnes and Ashbrooke areas of the city respectively. On the north side of the city you have Roker Park right on the sea front. All of the aforementioned parks offer beautiful surroundings which are ideal for walks and days out with friends or families, not to mention helping to keep the children occupied.

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