Sunderland, located between Durham and Newcastle in Tyne and Wear, grew around its port and shipbuilding docks. Following the industry’s decline in the late 20th century, the city has reinvented itself as a hub for science, technology and the service industry.
Today, Sunderland is a vibrant and thriving city and was voted as the UK’s best city to live in 2018. One of the main reasons for this was due to residents’ satisfaction with the housing market, with lower prices than across much of the rest of the UK. Residents were also delighted with their quality of life and the variety of amenities the city has to offer.
There has been significant capital invested in regenerating Sunderland, with new developments including the Beacon of Light community facility, the Strategic Transport Corridor to improve transport links and improve the city’s economy. There has also been a host of new housing developments to satisfy the demand for property in the area.
If you’re thinking of buying a property in Sunderland, read on for essential insider information on life in the city, and the best areas to live.
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