Jesmond is a popular residential area for students attending Newcastle University and Northumbria University and has everything from a one bed flat to a multi room mansion but the housing that attracts students is generally the terraced type which falls into the following types:
- Flats – these can be upstairs or downstairs
- Maisonettes – generally upstairs flats that have had attic conversions
- Houses – terraced houses from 4 to 8 bedrooms
Generally all of the student housing has to be licenced by the local council under HMO regulations
- Brentwood Avenue – small units with a boutique feel, nice cafes
- St Georges Terrace – everything from cafes, Starbucks to Boots the chemists
- Acorn Road – the main area with Tesco at one end and Waitrose at the other
- Jesmond Road – a good mix of everything
Sport & recreation
For the active there is Jesmond Dene and also several gyms, tennis courts, swimming pool and library.
Newcastle Cricket Club plays its home games at Osborne Avenue, which is also a home venue for Northumberland County Cricket Club. The Jesmond Lawn Tennis club is also popular for socialising.
Jesmond is one of the 24 areas in England to have a real tennis club which is used to hold events.
There is a parkland which is known as Jesmond Dene and forms another popular recreation area, linked by Armstrong Park and Heaton Park to the Ouseburn Valley, where the river finally reaches the River Tyne.
The areas of Brentwood Avenue, Holly Avenue, Osborne Road, Manor House Road and Jesmond Road are well covered by numerous quality restaurants that cover everything from cheap and cheerful happy hour pizza to Michelin star and also all cuisines through Indian, Chinese, Persian, Italian, French and good old fashioned home cooking.
Jesmond is more famous for the social scene with several bars . Osborne Road in Jesmond has a selection of student bars and restaurants but throughout Jesmond there are quite a few good bars that specialise in music and food
There are good transport links with 3 metro stops and a regular bus service enabling easy access to the city centre and surrounding areas. Jesmond has metro stations at Jesmond, West Jesmond and Ilford Road which give easy access to the coast in the east, airport in the north and Sunderland in the south. There is a regular bus service on all sides of Jesmond with the Coast Road service in the south east and the Great North Road in the west, there is also a bus service on Osborne Road