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Located on the north-eastern coast of the UK is the city and metropolitan borough of Sunderland. Having a beautiful coastline on your doorstep is a real pull for prospective residents and the vibrant city centre offers a multitude of amenities and entertainment facilities. Furthermore, Sunderland’s population is incredibly diverse and this is reflected in the variety of different properties on the market.
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Moving to Sunderland
There’s never been a better time to consider Sunderland as a place to live. Due to its continuing improvement, and proud community spirit, it is recognised as a fantastic location to live and do business in the UK.
Families looking to move to Sunderland can get their hands on a four-bedroom cottage for little over £100,000, whereas larger detached homes are upwards of £150,000. Four bed semis hover around £80,000 and three bed semis are around £65,000. Two-bed terraces and cottages are excellent for first-time buyers, with prices varying between £38,000 and £60,000. Flats are on the market for £26,000 to £50,000.
If you would prefer to rent in Sunderland, look to have a minimum budget of £495 pcm for a one or two-bedroom apartment. Smaller terraced homes start at a similar price, rising to £500 pcm for larger terraces. Semidetached homes of family size are upwards of £525 pcm, whereas large detached homes fetch over £1000 pcm.
Schools in Sunderland
There are countless primary, junior, and middle schools in Sunderland. Like all areas, some are significantly better than others. Town End Academy, Ryhope Junior School, and Cleadon Village CofE all received ‘outstanding’ in their latest inspections.
Of the eighteen secondary schools, only eight didn’t receive ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ during their latest Ofsted inspections. Castle View Enterprise Academy, Hetton School, Oxclose Community Academy, St Aid’s Catholic Academy, St Robert of Newminster Catholic School, Southmoor Academy, Washington School, and The Venerable Bede CofE school are all ‘good’. St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy is the only ‘outstanding’ school.
Transport Links Sunderland
The A690 and A1231 connect Sunderland with the A1(M) in the east. Both Newcastle and Durham are a 35-minute drive away. There are also a multitude of local and regional buses serving Sunderland.
Sunderland railway has both light rail and heavy rail services, hence why it is also a Metro station. Mainline services run to Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Durham, Darlington, London Kings Cross, York, and Hexham.
Metro trains often run up to five an hour to the likes of South Hylton, Gateshead, and Newcastle.