Living in Gosforth: A Mini Guide

With easy access to the city centre, great local amenities and plenty of green spaces, it's easy to see why Gosforth is one of the most desirable residential areas in the North East

Considered one of the most popular residential areas in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gosforth is where city centre living meets that growing desire for leafy surroundings and a welcoming community vibe. With property opportunities for first time buyers, young professionals, and growing families, Gosforth offers close proximity to the city centre, boasts plenty of green spaces, and has a fantastic selection of shops, cafes pubs, bars and restaurants.

Keep reading for all you need to know about Gosforth – from the different properties on offer to the local amenities, attractions to look out for, and how to start your property search in the area.

An introduction to Gosforth

Gosforth is noted as one of the most desirable residential areas in the North East, with the two key areas for house hunters being central Gosforth and South Gosforth. With lots of green spaces, cultural experiences, and things for residents of all ages to engage with and do, Gosforth is a great place for families and is just two miles from the centre of Newcastle.

Balmoral Terrace, Gosforth, NE3

Balmoral Terrace, Gosforth, NE3 by Mike Quinn, Balmoral Terrace, Gosforth, NE3 – – 2022966CC BY-SA 2.0

Aside from being great for shopping and days out, this also means that Gosforth is a city centre commuters heaven. After a long day in the city, residents of Gosforth welcome the rural setting and community vibe – with the suburb’s green spaces keeping it a light and friendly place to live.

Property types

From character properties to new builds, Gosforth has a bit of everything – meaning that although the average price is higher than some of the surrounding areas, there is plenty of choice available for those interested in moving to the area.

To break the property types down by price

£1 million+ will get you a detached luxury style property.

£800,000+ will get you a smaller detached property.

£500,000+ will get you a well located period semi-detached home.

£350,000 to £500,000 will get you a period semi-detached property, a townhouse, or a larger new build home.

Under £350,000 will get you a semi-detached house or townhouse.

There are also plenty of apartments and flats to be found in Gosforth, with prices greatly varying depending on size and location.

In short, Gosforth has a wide selection of properties available based on what you are looking for, with the team at Pat Robson & Co. primed to support your search for the right home.

Getting around

As a suburb in the area of Newcastle, Gosforth is very well connected to other UK cities, to local towns and villages, and to an international transport network thanks to its proximity to Newcastle International Airport.

With just two miles lying between Gosforth and the centre of Newcastle, residents of Gosforth benefit from being close to several Metro stations as well as Central Station which links Newcastle to other areas of the UK. A well established bus network offers plenty of routes within the local area and beyond.

And that’s not all. With Gosforth home to some of Newcastle’s nicest green spaces and parks, Gosforth is also a great place for those who want to get around on foot and by bike. Gosforth Central Park is one such green space which covers a great expanse of ground and offers endless paths and surrounding cafes and eateries for those sunny summer days. 


If shopping is your thing, Gosforth has a high street filled with both high street chains and smaller and more local independent stores – or residents and locals can head to Newcastle for a shopping day.

Pubs, bars, and restaurants

When you’re all moved in and looking for somewhere to enjoy your first local meal out, you will realise just how much Gosforth has to offer in terms of pubs, eateries, bars, and restaurants. With everything from small cafés to large chain restaurants on offer, Gosforth’s dine out options are scattered between the busy high street areas and more local residential and green spots.


There are a grand total of 14 primary and secondary schools located in and around the Gosforth area, making it an attractive location for those who are seeking great school diversity and opportunities for their children.

Where to start your property search

With so much on offer in Gosforth, not just in terms of experiences and amenities but also in relation to the various properties available, getting the right advice and guidance during your property search is key.

Thanks to its great connections within and outside of Newcastle, its combination of vibrant attractions and natural green spaces, and of course the proximity to workplaces and schools alike, Gosforth is a great place to live – and our team are here to help you locate and pin down your dream home.

For more information on how the Pat Robson & Co. team can help, whether you’re looking to buy or rent, get in touch or head to our website to learn more about the available properties on the market right now. 

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