Five reasons why Jesmond is THE best student area

Heaton and Sandyford just can’t compare!

There’s no doubting that Jesmond is the most popular student area in Newcastle, but we’re here to tell you why it isn’t overhyped and why the *moderately expensive rent* and longer walk into uni are so worth it.

Jesmond Dene

An obvious one, but having the greenery of Jesmond Dene on your doorstep gives you a perfect escape from the city. The perfect place for an evening stroll, or a morning run (if you can tackle the hills), or even a picnic in the summertime, it’s pretty difficult to get bored of the scenery.

Osborne road

Literally the Magaluf strip of Newcastle. A huge row of bars and pubs, always jam packed with students. Whether its £2 Tuesday (yes- £2 doubles), or sports socials Wednesdays, you’ll never have a dull night down Ozzy road. Other student areas just cannot compete with the nightlife you have on your doorstep in Jes.

The huge selection of coffee shops and cafes

Jesmond isn’t just for those who love the nightlife, its also full of the cosiest coffee shops, perfect for morning strolls and lunch dates. From Starbucks, to cake stories to 1901 and new independent hotspot Local, there’s something for everybody. Read our guide to the coffee shops in Jesmond students need to know about. 

The food

Hungover? Jesmond’s bound to have some food that’s perfect for your hangover fix. Try Dot Bagels, Fat Hippo, Nudo, or Acorn Chinese, there’s literally something to everybody’s taste and you’ll never go hungry (that’s until you run out of your loan because you’ve spent it all on bagels).

Or, if you’re looking for something a bit fancier, Jesmond has an amazing selection of restaurants. From Italian at the famous Francesca’s, Indian at Dabbawhal located in West Jesmond, and even Thai at Sohe on Obsorne Road, you need never venture into the city for date night.

Your neighbours and the house parties

Last but certainly not least, the prime perk of living in this student social suburb is your neighbours. In Jesmond you’re more than likely never over a 2 minute walk from your mates, meaning you’ll never be short of house parties to attend. The place is full of students making it a prime location for socialising and making new friends in randomers’ kitchens. You’ve probably not heard of an unforgettable party in Sandyford or Heaton, and flat parties just don’t come close to the huge student houses all over jes.

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