The Rise in Scotswood, which has just won a top design award, is also proving extremely popular with house hunters.
Living up to its name, the development has seen sales soar with more than half of the latest release of properties sold within a month.
It has also come out on top in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Renaissance Awards in the North East - being named the best example of planning for residential development.
The RICS judges hailed The Rise to be a “success” and a development of “regional significance”, saying: “The seamless team working of the developing partners and the local community is testament to the results that can be achieved by true collaboration.”
These stunning, larger than average homes offer space, comfort, views across the Tyne Valley and close links to the centre of Newcastle. They are priced from only £97,950 - for an apartment - to £171,950 for a four bedroomed, family home.
Buyers are mainly local, with 79% of them moving less than 10 miles to their new homes. Price and style are the two main reasons given by these buyers for why they chose The Rise.
Kris Reid, 28 and his wife Laura moved into their three bedroomed home in October last year - reserving it just a day after their first viewing.
He said: “I’d urge people to come and see for themselves. It is totally different to anything we viewed in the North East and these are high quality, spacious and well-constructed family homes.”
The Rise is up for further, national recognition. In June, it is one of just seven entries from which the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) will select its 2015 Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing Award. In addition, just last week it was declared to be ‘Outstanding’ in the North East Design Review and Enabling Services’ Building for Life assessment.
A £265 million regeneration initiative, The Rise is the product of a public/private joint venture - the New Tyne West Development Company - comprising Newcastle City Council and developers Barratt Homes and Keepmoat.