Uprooting and moving house is full of daunting challenges,
regardless of how big or small they may be. One of the biggest challenges new
homeowners can face is when trying to identify if a potential new area has a
positive, friendly and welcoming community spirit.
Depending on situation and circumstance, working this tricky conundrum out is a different equation for everyone. Whether you’re a new family looking for viable school catchment areas or potentially looking for somewhere a little quieter to settle down and enjoy retirement, it’s vital you find the right area for you! And that’s where our expert team at Mansons can help.
1) Check out the local buildings, attractions and shops
Let’s start simple – check out the local amenities! Community notice boards, sports clubs and church halls will often be packed with information about upcoming events. This will help you gain a better understanding of the area, while you will more than likely make new friends at any events you decide to attend!
2) Talk to the people!
Again, a rather simple one – but there really is no better way to gauge a community spirit than by speaking with the community itself. However, it’s always important to not base your opinions on one chat! Chat to a few people and get to know the area. Newcastle was named the 21st friendliest place to live in a recent RightMove survey and, as the Guild Property’s official Jesmond representative, we’re always on hand to provide expert advice through Central Newcastle and beyond.
3) Utilise Mansons!
Shameless plug, we know. But our expert team has the knowledge to help you find the correct community for you, whether you’re buying or renting! As letting agents, our team has covered the Newcastle area for decades, building up an established knowledge of Jesmond, Gosforth, Sandyford, the city centre and much, much more. If you have any concerns at all regarding a potential area, simply give us a call on 0191 209 2222 and a member of the team will be able to put all you qualms at rest!