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Topic Title: living near Sunderland
Topic Summary: i'm moving job to the area, can anyone advise on where to live?
Created On: 14 July 2009 11:32 AM
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 14 July 2009 11:32 AM
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How do all,

I'm being relocated with work at our Sunderland plant...
I'm going to be up there for about 18 months or so, but have no idea of where's good, bad, cheap, expensive etc.

I don't really want to live in Sunderland itself (sorry if there are any maccum's on this forum!)

So for those who studied in the area, live there or are from the area orginally: can you advise on where is half decent to live, that is about 20 to 30 mins drive away, not to expensive where I can get a 1 or 2 bedroom place with a driveway.

Other than the plant, what i've seen on Biker Grove and St. James Park, i know very little about the area!

Also, if you happen to be looking for a tenent in that part of the world.......


Tom Hlaing MEng CEng MIET
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 05 August 2009 06:14 PM
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Good Luck with the move. All I can say is don't live in Sunderland or south of the tyne for that matter, although Durham City is passable. Sunderland is a terrible city which is full of mackems. The Northumberland coast is nice. I'm originaly from Morpeth and lived nearby in a coastal village for a good number of years. You would need to think of the travel, of course. The tyne tunnel is manic in the morning and evening rush hours and the tyne bridge is just out of bounds. A word of advice though - never relate Sunderland to St James in the same paragraph, even if it is a tenuous link.....!

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