Sunderland is a city situated in north-east England. It is linked to Newcastle via metro and other destinations such as Middlesborough via train lines. It is also easily accessible by road with the A19 and A1 motorway nearby. The nearest airport is Newcastle.
Sunderalnd is adjacent to the coast with the two main seaside areas of Seaburn and Roker nearby. Over recent years Sunderland has seen huge redevelopment and is now far removed from its industrial past of ship building and coaling. New bars, cafes and retailers are popping up all over the place particularly in areas such as Vine Place, Low Row and Sunniside.
The council is putting a lot of money into landscaping with particular interest in property evocative of the Victorian era. Many traditional Victorian detached houses and cottages can be found out of town in Fulwell, an affluent suburb of Sunderland. The Riverside development situated in the city centre is also a very popular place to buy or rent. Other promising areas are Ashbrook, Thornhill, The Herringtons, Hastings Hill and Tunstall Village. The average price of a semi-detached, 3-bedroomed house with a garden in a reasonable area of the city is about 60 000 - 80,000. With its wonderful beaches, tasteful architecture, reasonable housing and good transport, Sunderland is proving to be a very appealing city in which to settle.