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Gosforth is a suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne, situated to the north of the city.  Modern day Gosforth dates back to 1826 as a settlement known for several decades as Bulman Village. Apart from South Gosforth, many residential districts of Gosforth are suffixed "Park". There is Bridge Park, Brunton Park, Gosforth Park (including Newcastle Racecourse), Grange Park, Greystoke Park, Grove Park, Melton Park, Newcastle Great Park and Whitebridge Park. East of the Great North Road, Garden Village was developed on 'garden suburb' lines in the 1920s to house workers at the nearby LNER electric train depot (now the Metro depot). One of the newest expansions of Newcastle is the Great Park to the north of Gosforth. Other popular areas are Kingston Park served by two Metro stations and well situated for the Airport and A1.

Gosforth is well known locally as a highly desirable location. Property in Gosforth is always in high demand. Reeds Rains Estate Agents Gosforth Sales Director, Jayne Dehaty, says "property in this area tends to be snapped up quickly. A couple of the reasons being that there is the excellent three tier school system and its proximity to Newcastle City Centre. Gosforth offers a variety of properties for all budgets ranging from £40,000 to in excess £1,000,000 Gosforth has a diverse mix of residents you would expect from the variety of properties available."

Gosforth has had many famous residents including Alan Shearer, musicians Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits and Neil Tennant from The Pet Shop Boys. 

Directors Jayne Dehaty and Phil Hardaker both live in Gosforth. Jayne says, “Gosforth is one of the most accessible locations in the North East, either by air, road, rail or sea. Gosforth has been a fantastic place to bring up my family. In my opinion there is no better place to live than Gosforth.” Phil says “when I moved to the North East 22 years ago Gosforth was the obvious place to set up home and raise my family”.

There are a range of property types in Gosforth.  Including beautiful Edwardian and Victorian villas in the centre of Gosforth, some backing onto the Town Moor. In contrast to the period buildings there are 1930's and 1950's Estates. North West of Gosforth lies an impressive sustainable urban development, Newcastle Great Park, positioned in a rural setting.  The development consists of high quality residential dwellings, business park and community facilities. When completed, the development will offer a fully developed town centre.