Great transport links, close proximity to Newcastle and lovely beaches are all stellar features of South Shields. But where’s the best place to begin a house hunt?
These are the best places in South Shields to look for a home, according to house-hunting website Zoopla.
1. Westoe Village
This highly sought-after corner of South Shields has some lovely large detached properties, some available as houses or in smaller apartments. Many were built for former wealthy shipyard owners. Image not for resale.
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2. The Coast
Some good areas to start looking in around the South Shields coast include Bents Park Road, Kingsway and Broadway. Broadway is in fact one of the few streets in the area with a direct sea view. Image not for resale.
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3. Harton Village
There's lots of variety in the popular area of Harton Village, with housing styles ranging from terraced and bungalows to detached and semi-detached houses. Prices also range from pretty cheap to pricey. Image not for resale.
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4. Westoe Crown Village
Westoe Crown Village is a spacious and relatively new development favoured by young professionals and families. It sits on the site of Westoe Colliery and offers a wide selection of homes and flats. Image not for resale.
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