‘It’s not Sunderland’ - NewcastleWorld readers have their say on the best thing about living in Newcastle

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NewcastleWorld readers have been telling us what they think the best thing about living in and around Newcastle is.

We’re pretty biased but we feel that Newcastle is the best place in the UK, but despite that, we wanted to know what our readers think.

The city itself has stunning architecture and is full of great shops and restaurants.

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Then to spoil us even more, we can venture less than 10 miles outside of the city centre to the impressive North East coastline.

We asked our readers via the NewcastleWorld Facebook page what they think the best thing about living in Newcastle is and one of the key things for them seemed to be how friendly the local people are.

We asked NewcastleWorld readers what their favourite thing about living in Newcastle is. Photo: Getty Images.We asked NewcastleWorld readers what their favourite thing about living in Newcastle is. Photo: Getty Images.
We asked NewcastleWorld readers what their favourite thing about living in Newcastle is. Photo: Getty Images. | AFP via Getty Images

Robert Cowan commented: “Most people are really nice and friendly and make you feel welcome”, something which Stephanie Hughes agreed with as she added: “The people.”

James Scott also highlighted the people, saying: “Being around the people in this area, not all are good but the majority are friendly and helpful and have a great sense of humour.”

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Obviously the 2022/23 Premier League season was a successful one for Newcastle United, as the Magpies secured Champions League football with a fourth placed finish.

The city’s football team was also mentioned by a few people as their favourite thing about living in Newcastle.

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Dorothy Southern said: “[The] people are friendly, it’s a lovely place and the best football team in the world.”

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Newcastle United was also a favourite thing of Steven Cowan, who added: “Football club and the quayside. I love having a coffee at Leazes Park watching the geese and swans.

For Ken Pattie, it was the geographical location of Newcastle, as he stated: “Being 280 miles from London, and just 50 minutes from Edinburgh.”

Lee Chow was also happy with the geographical location, although there may be other reasons behind his comment, as he said: “It’s not Sunderland.”

Booshka Lamia said: “The architecture and the history”, whereas Carol Walia-Modral decided she doesn’t like anything about living in Newcastle as she stated: “Not a thing.”

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