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Your new home in Birtley has location on its side. It's on the edge of a great network of cities, but on the doorstep of open countryside and fantastic moorland walks. Birtley has a great community spirit and a bustling high street with a choice of supermarkets, chemists, pet shops, DIY stores plus cafes and a choice of pubs.  

There's a choice of primary schools in the town, and a large engineering firm still offers great opportunities for employment. If you'd like to explore the cities nearby, a bus service operates every 15 minutes between Newcastle and Durham making commuting easy. If you'd like a big night out or excellent shopping, your new house in Birtley is also a short drive to Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland. If you're looking for a new build, Birtley really is a great place to live, work and play!

Living in Birtley

Shop, visit and have fun 

Your home in Birtley has access to an enviable amount of attractions. Catch up on the region’s history with a visit to Beamish, the Living Museum of the North or Washington Old Hall, the National Trust property with links to the first US president. If you’d like to grab a show, there’s Tyne Theatre and Opera House, the Theatre Royal and the People’s Theatre in Newcastle – just six miles from your new build in Birtley. If you need retail therapy, possibly the best place in the North East has to be the Metro Centre which is huge and packed with high street shops and supermarkets. 

Your new build in Birtley is perfectly connected

At the very edge of Gateshead, Birtley is extremely well connected. From your Birtley new build home, you can drive to a huge range of prosperous towns and cities in the area. The A1M is a three-minute drive from your new house in Birtley - you can take it north to Gateshead (4 miles) or central Newcastle (7 miles). Sunderland on the A1231 is under 10 miles away with the pretty seaside resort of Seaburn is just 11 miles. If you’d like to jet off, Newcastle International Airport is just 13 miles away via the A696 – the Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley will even wave you on your way.

New housing developments in Tyne & Wear

We have a number of new houses available in Birtley as well as new builds and new housing developments in Gateshead and Tyne & Wear – including new homes in Wallsend and Sunderland. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of developments below…