Barber Heather Wills reckons her new home at The Rise is a cut above others she viewed elsewhere.
Moving from Aberdeen to take up a job at the MetroCentre, she snapped up a two bedroomed Dean and said: “It’s such good value in comparison to where I lived before and you can just tell, when you look around, what a lovely development this is going to be.”
Meanwhile, Joe Haley and his partner Hannah Edmondson could not have engineered a move any better than their first home at The Rise.
The innovative house style, views across the Tyne Valley to the Angel of the North and the affordable price made the three storey, three bedroomed Corbridge the perfect choice for the first time buyers – who both work as engineers.
“We were renting a flat in Gateshead and came to see the development speculatively,” said Joe: “We liked it straight away and when we saw the show homes, we knew it was the place for us.”
Hannah added: “We absolutely love it. The style is great; the layout fantastic and the master bedroom on the top floor really has the wow factor.”
A new community is being created on the banks of the Tyne, where the naturally sloping site is being used creatively to develop homes and gardens with stunning views across the valley.
Already 58 have been snapped up by first time buyers, families and young professionals – many taking advantage of the government backed Help to Buy assisted purchase scheme, about which details are available upon request.
The main reason given by a quarter of purchasers for buying is the innovative house styles. Price was the main attraction for 23%, while more than one in five cited location as the key factor.
Prices for the two, three and four bedroomed homes range from £94,950 to £182,950. There are six stunning homes to view and 11 property types available to buy. The sales village - off Whitehouse Road, Newcastle, NE15 6EP - is open daily between 10am and 5.00pm.
These include two types of two bedroomed apartments, a two bedroomed house, six homes with three bedrooms and two four bedroomed properties, offering a huge variety of layouts and styles.
Key attractions are contemporary kitchens, French doors to the rear gardens and balconies from which to enjoy the fabulous views.
The Rise is a £265 million venture being driven by a public private partnership known as the New Tyne West Development Company (NTWDC). It comprises Newcastle City Council, Barratt Homes and Keepmoat Homes.