Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Whitley Bay in the last 12 months from today's date.
Why move to Northumberland?
Northumberland boasts more castles than any other English county. There are stunning sights and unforgettable days out for all the family. Museums and galleries can also be found. Holy Island, Alnwick Garden and Crag Side Estate are just a few of many to mention.
Why move to the Coast
Apart from the beautiful coastline and sandy beaches stretching from Blyth, St Marys lighthouse, to Tynemouth priory. You have the Spanish City and the iconic Dome Seaton Delaval Hall The Playhouse and Whitley Bay links.
Popular local shopping and eating out on Park View and in Tynemouth with the wonderful vibrant Tynemouth market with stalls selling arts, crafts and vintage bric-a-brac, situated in Tynemouth station.
Local primary and secondary schools are another one of the main reasons families move to the area, some have an excellent high Ofsted rating and catchment to live within close proximity to them is a key factor when searching for a property.
Transport and travel
The Tyne & Wear metro covers all areas of the Coast and is one of the best ways to travel around the area, It will take you to Newcastle International Airport, City Centre or over to South Shields and Sunderland. The Whitley Bay station opened in 1980 and is a short walk from the town centre and beach. There is also a main bus service and North Shields ferry terminal which operates across the river Tyne.
Road travel is also just a popular from Whitley Bay as the A1058 Coast Road which runs to both Newcastle and Tynemouth with links to the A19 to take you to York or Doncaster, crossing over to the A1 for North – South travel.
The local market
Whitley Bay has been named one of “the coolest” neighbourhoods in the country. This extremely popular Northern Seaside town is attracting a diverse community from retirees to families , from young couples to single professionals. The beautiful seaside town is known for its seamless merging of old and new, vibrant and peaceful. The town centre remains loyal to its heritage, whilst providing the very best modern living and amenities such as a mix of boutique shopping, restaurants, bars and cafe bars. New businesses and developments are injecting confidence and reviving the area.
The older part of town, east of Whitley Road or Park View, is blessed with streets of lovely, well-made Victorian terraces and town houses. Other housing includes 1920's and 1930's semi-detached houses. More modern larger estates include Red House Farm and Beaumont Park. The north end of Whitley Bay off Hastings Avenue is the Brierdene estate and Whitley Lodge. Large detached and town houses, £400,000 - £750,000. Detached and smaller houses £275,000 - £400,000, Semi-detached £160,000 - £475,000. Terraces and cottages £150,000 - £400,000. Flats £70,000 - £375,000.
The rental market in Whitley Bay and the surrounding areas has remained buoyant. Family homes of 3 bedrooms or more prove the most popular with rents achieving between £700-£1200 per calendar month. You can rent a two bedroom flat from approximately £550per calendar month.
Other coastal village hot spots to live are Cullercoats with its little knot of neighbourly shops and cafes on the seafront and the historic Tynemouth, the mouth of the river Tyne, which has been voted one of the best places to live in the North East.
Whitley Bay has many attractions and great architecture, such as St Mary's Lighthouse, and the Spanish City Dome, recently reopened following a huge restoration, bringing its historic features back to its former glory and now offers a wide range of activities, dining in Trenchers restaurant or 1910 a steak and seafood restaurant, enjoy afternoon tea in Valerie's Tearoom or a drink in The Champagne Bar taking in the panoramic and stunning views of the coastline.
Spend some time visiting the amusement arcades, enjoying an ice cream Taking a stroll along the newly refurbished promenade. If your in the mood for a beer there are a wealth of quirky micro pubs and watering holes where you will be greeted with a warm welcome and try a craft beer or a real guest ale. To name a few Left Luggage Room, Th Dog and Rabbit, Storm Cellar or The Split Chimp Ale House.
Cocktail lounges and Gin bars are also a particular popular venue these include Gilbert and Smith's, Fox and Finch and Greys Lounge.
There is a vast choice of venues to eat out offering quality restaurants with food from around the world including Italian, Indian, Asian cuisine, European, Mediterranean and tapas, middle eastern and fusion. Of course you can still enjoy traditional British food with grills, cafes and contemporary bistros.
Whitley Bay also has a range of leisure activities including an ice rink which is home to the local ice hockey team, The Whitley Warriors. The Playhouse offering a range of concerts and events. The famous and award winning Jam Jar Cinema a petite volunteer- run cinema showing on screen new and classic releases. Tynemouth Aquarium a marine life centre with live shows.
Whitley Bay is a bustling town centre with a diverse retail offering of shops. Park View itself is home to many smaller independent traders selling quality local produce, gifts, furniture and fashion. There are lots of fine independent specialist retailers selling a wide range of products. Park view shopping centre is a small indoor retails mall with high street names and smaller shops, with parking on the roof.
There are several supermarkets including Morrisons and Sainsbury's. The large outlet shopping village Royal Quays is only a short 10 minute drive from the town centre and has retail shops Tynemouth has a variety of trendy outlets, markets arcades, arts and crafts.