Moorside Area Guide | Property In Moorside

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Moorside & Surrounding Areas - Area & Property Guide

Property to buy and rent in Moorside Sunderland

Moorside, like many other residential areas on the periphery of Sunderland, provides homebuyers with the ideal blend of urban living and natural landscapes to explore. It’s a great location for those that require proximity to the A19 too, making it a popular choice for commuters.

There’s also a wealth of attractions in the vicinity, including a Go Karting circuit, a children’s farm at Stoneygate, and Herrington Park. Certainly, those that choose to live a little further out from the city benefit from easy access to some of the area’s best-loved places to visit.

There are some excellent rural vistas to enjoy too, plus the added bonus that property prices are often more competitive in regions like Moorside, Burdon Vale, Thurcroft and Mill Hill. Even first-time buyers on a budget should be able to find something suitable in these locations; without compromising on internal dimensions or outdoor space.

Residential zones like Moorside cater well for the people that live there, and as such, you can expect a good range of amenities, such as local convenience stores, shops, pubs and restaurants. Of course, if you’re looking for a day spent shopping or a special evening out, Sunderland is just a short bus or train journey away.


Properties in Moorside & the Surrounding Areas

Property to buy and rent in Moorside Sunderland

There is a fantastic array of properties in Moorside and other areas surrounding Sunderland. At one end of the scale, you’ll find impressive detached properties (usually constructed post-1950) with spacious internal dimensions and ample land attached. You’ll also find some incredible bargain homes, such as two-bedroomed apartments for well below the national average price.

If you love modern properties, then locations like Hall Farm are the place to start your search. Some of the country’s best developers have been active in the area, building large, contemporary houses with driveways and gardens.

In Moorside, expect to find some slightly older homes, with 1950s, 60s and 70s properties all well represented. These are great for those that love retro living, with large windows, airy living spaces and clean, crisp architectural lines.

Families are spoilt for choice in these areas, as there are usually plenty of three and four-bedroomed homes available. However, those seeking smaller accommodation will be pleased to know that apartments and terraced houses do come on the market, and offer fantastic value for money.


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Things to Do in Moorside & the Surrounding Areas

Property to buy and rent in Moorside Sunderland

Part of Moorside’s appeal is its closeness to so many great attractions. The Secret Garden at Doxford Park is close by, and is a lovely place to wander with the family. There’s also a David Lloyd centre within easy reach, which has a swimming pool for members. Karting North-East is a major draw for speed-fanatics of all ages, and Down at the Farm provides the perfect day out for younger children.

Hidden in the local countryside, you’ll also find Sharpley Springs Fly Fishery, which is the ideal spot for relaxing with a fishing rod. Sharpley Golf, just outside Old Burdon, has a driving range, chipping area and a putting green, and Bedlam Paintball is wonderful for older children (or adults with a thirst for splattering their friends with paint!).

There are also some great places to dine in and around Moorside and the surrounding areas. Oak Tree Farm Dining and Carvery is popular with locals, and The Prior has a menu full of much-loved British pub classics. Expect to find some well-established take-aways too, serving everything from Indian cuisine to fish and chips.

The best thing about Moorside and other areas on the periphery of Sunderland is that it’s simple to get to the city and wider north-east region, including Durham, Newcastle and Teesside. Some of the north-east’s best attractions are in Sunderland, such as the National Glass Centre, or the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Likewise, you’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes eating out, or sipping cocktails with friends.


Moorside & the Surrounding Area’s Amenities

Property to buy and rent in Moorside Sunderland

Even though places like Moorside, Doxford, Thurcroft and Mill Hill are close to Sunderland, they’re also well-equipped with local amenities. This means you’re never far from a convenience store, or a nearby supermarket. There are also plenty of well-regarded schools in and around these locations, such as the Benedict Biscop CE Academy, Portland Academy and Venerable Bede CE Academy.

As for transport – Sunderland’s suburban areas are designed with commuting in mind, with many bus stops, not to mention train stations. It takes roughly twenty minutes to travel into the city from places like Doxford, which makes getting to work each morning a pain-free process.


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