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Living here

Find out about living in Gateshead and the exciting developments planned for the future.

The North East is famous for its beautiful coastline, friendly people and active living. And with a huge choice of housing on offer, from executive apartments to family housing, Gateshead is continuing to build for the future. Our local plan aims to deliver more than 11,000 new homes over the next 15 years.

We're also home to world-class attractions. This includes the Angel of the North, Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Sage Gateshead. As well as beautiful green space at Saltwell Park and Gibside's National Trust estate.

For those who love sport, you can watch elite athletics at Gateshead International Stadium. Or compete in the Great North Run - the world's biggest half-marathon.

If shopping is more your thing, Gateshead is home to intu Metrocentre, Europe's largest indoor shopping and leisure complex. As well as Trinity Square, the biggest retail-led mixed-use development scheme outside of London in 2013.

"I feel like I'm central to everything. Since I've lived here, I've seen a lot of work done - I am very proud of the area where I live and the history that goes with it."
Shaun Hughes, Saltwell resident


Why Gateshead
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10,500 new homes will be built across Gateshead by 2030
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99% of the borough will have access to fibre broadband by 2019
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Average house prices are 46% lower than the national average
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Home to Europe’s largest indoor retail and leisure complex