Located on the North East coastline, along the banks of the River Wear, Sunderland South has a lively city centre which features a number of excellent bars and dining options, cinema and Sunderland Empire Theatre which hosts tribute acts & musical shows . A vibrant range of shops can be found in The Bridges indoor shopping centre. Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens overlooks Mowbray Park which is one of the oldest parks in the North East.
Major changes are happening along the banks of the River Wear, Sunderland is redefining the city transforming a spectacular site into a unique urban quarter, an extraordinary place to live, work & play!
With excellent road links to surrounding areas, the city has convenient local bus links throughout as well as metro and train stations. In the heart of the City centre, Park Lane Interchange offers frequent services to bus connections and Metro links provide access to Gateshead and Newcastle including Newcastle Airport. Sunderland Train station is based on Athenaeum street to give access to further locations across the UK. The A19 provides road links to the Team Valley Trading estate, the Metrocentre and Newcastle via the A1.
Shopping & Leisure
An excellent choice of shopping locations whether you want to pick up a few essentials in one of the Retail parks situated in Pallion, Pennywell or Hylton Riverside and Roker Retail parks located just over the river Wear. Indoor shopping centres can be found at The Bridges or further afield at Washington Galleries, The Metrocentre or Eldon Square in Newcastle providing a larger choice of shops and eateries. Stay active with fantastic sports facilities which are available at Silksworth Sports Complex and Ski Slope, here you can take the family for a swim, snowboarding, use the indoor gym or have a competition on the indoor and outdoor tennis courts! For those who enjoy scenic walks, Barnes Park provides a pleasant walk through nature and play areas for the children, Herrington Country Park is a short distance away and Seaburn beach is easily accessible.
Boasting a fantastic choice of educational facilities for all ages, the city has a number of Ofsted "Outstanding" rated schools including: Sunningdale School, Hill View Infant Academy and St Anthony's Girls Catholic Academy among others. Sunderland City College has numerous sites based at Bede, Park Lane and Washington and they provide a range of courses for school leavers as well as adult courses. Sunderland University has grown and developed over recent years and were successful in their bid to open a new school of medicine in March 2018.
There are a few industries that Sunderland became well known for and played a huge part in Sunderland’s history - brewing, coal mining, glass making and shipbuilding, with shipbuilding being the largest industry, lasting over six centuries during which it had over 400 registered shipyards and became the biggest shipbuilding town in the World. During the 20th Century, Sunderland’s shipbuilding was key to Britain’s efforts in the two World Wars. Sunderland’s last shipyard eventually closed in 1989.
5 Reasons to Live in Sunderland
- Award Winning Beaches, such as Seaburn Beach, Whitburn Beach and Seaham Beach
- Great Education at Sunderland University and local primary and secondary schools
- Location - close to Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gateshead and Durham with great transport links to all
- Beautiful parks such as Herrington Country, Hetton Lyons and Roker Park
- Affordability - Sunderland is one of the cheapest places to live in the Country!
Our Sunderland Office branch
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