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Hexham is an area with a blend of market towns, villages, and beautiful hamlets. The heart of Hexham is a bustling market town with the magnificent Hexham Abbey as the centre piece, which dates back to 675 AD.
Despite much of Hexham being deep-rooted in the past, it has all the modern amenities that anybody could think of. There are many shops, fantastic schools, leisure facilities, and a cinema. There are also regular farmer’s markets where many head to get their hands on tasty local produce.
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Moving to Hexham
Families moving to Hexham in search of a four-bedroom detached home will be spoilt for choice. Prices start at around £300,000 and rise to over £400,000 for barn conversions and period properties. Smaller detached homes are upwards of £220,000 and family sized semis start at £140,000. Cute two bed terraces and cottages vary between £150,000 and £200,000. Flats are upwards of £50,000.
Flats for rent in Hexham start at £395 pcm for one bedroom and £500 pcm for two. Two bed cottages and terraced homes tend to fetch upwards of £600 pcm, and family sized semis hover around £800 pcm. Detached homes are harder to come by, but look to have a minimum budget of £900 pcm.
Schools in Hexham
In Hexham, there are three first schools, catering for children aged four to nine. Both Hexham East and St Mary’s RC were awarded ‘good’ by Ofsted in their latest inspections, whereas The Sele First School was deemed ‘outstanding’.
There is just one primary school in Hexham; Henshaw CofE, which is ‘good’.
In terms of middle schools (ages nine to 13) there are two. Hexham Middle School ‘requires improvement’, whereas ST Joseph’s RC is ‘good’.
Queen Elizabeth is the only secondary school in Hexham, but has a sixth form. It is ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted.
Transport Links Hexham
Hexham is just a short distance from the A69, which runs from a Junction at the A1 in Newcastle through to Carlisle. At Carlisle, drivers can make use of the M6 is needed.
The town also has an extensive selection of buses running through it, covering not only the local areas, but regional locations such as Newcastle, Carlisle, Corbridge, and Stockfield.
Hexham has a two-platform railway station, with direct services to Carlisle, Whitehaven, Newcastle, Prudhoe, and the MetroCentre. There are also some services to Sunderland and Middlesbrough.