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Fulwell Area & Property Guide

Property to buy and rent in Fulwell Sunderland

Enviably located on the north-east coast, it’s no wonder that Fulwell is so popular with homebuyers. With Seaburn and Roker beaches both on the doorstep, not to mention plenty of green spaces, it’s the perfect location for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors without losing proximity to some of the region’s best-known towns and cities.

These days, it’s an affluent, thriving residential area with a strong community feel. However, it wasn’t always like this. Before the industrial revolution took hold, Fulwell was a tiny farming village; evidence of which can be seen by its Windmill which still stands today, and two others in nearby Cleadon and Whitburn. In the Victorian era, the area’s population began to grow, as increasing numbers of people started to appreciate its prime location.

In addition to the beaches, there’s plenty to do in and around Fulwell. It’s just ten minutes’ drive from Sunderland city centre and South Shields, and boasts a thriving shopping centre on Sea Road. Likewise, Durham City and Newcastle Upon Tyne are only half an hour away, by car or bus and even quicker by Metro. There’s no doubt about it Fulwell offers the best of both worlds. There is a huge selection of independently owned shops, cafes, bars and restaurants located in Fulwell and its surrounding areas, and this armed with the stunning sea front and excellent transport links through to the wider north east region makes Fulwell a fantastic place to live.

Properties in Fulwell

Property to buy and rent in Fulwell Sunderland

As you might expect for a popular area, there are properties of all sizes and styles in Fulwell, catering for both established home-owners and first-time buyers alike. At one end of the market, you can expect to find several spacious modern houses, such as those in the prestigious development known as the Square. These spacious three storey executive homes are all held in high regard.

There are also several beautiful period properties in Fulwell, particularly Victorian, Edwardian and pre-war terraces. There are also town houses, together with cosier flats situated in converted Victorian houses and a good selection of cottages that are very popular with first time buyers and offer an excellent alternative to the more expensive bungalows in the area and are popular because of their close proximity to Sea Road and its shops.

Semi-detached homes are also plentiful in this area, with many showcasing classic 1930s architectural design. These properties usually come with driveways and gardens, which are particularly sought-after by families. There are some good-sized post-war homes on the market too, which tend to be designed with sharper lines, larger windows and a more airy, spacious feel inside.

If that wasn’t enough, bungalows are also well represented. The quirky pre-war bungalows near the Roker area are ideal for those seeking a property with character, and there are some excellent modern bungalows available too.

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Things to do in Fulwell

Property to buy and rent in Fulwell Sunderland

Fulwell’s main attraction are the beaches, which in the summer are popular with people of all ages. You can make the most of the sandy stretches and good swimming in the warmer months, then enjoy the perfect location to walk the dog in the winter. There are also many cafes, bars and restaurants for those who want to make a full day of it.

Roker Park is another great place to head to when the sun’s out, making it a great spot for a relaxing afternoon. Alternatively, Sunderland City centre is within walking distance and has a good range of attractions for all the family, including Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, and many parks including Mowbray Park, Backhouse Park and Barnes Park, whilst the Bridges shopping centre is a big pull to local residents. The Stadium of Light is also within short walking distance.

There are plenty of sports centres and gyms for those who like to keep fit. From Club Zest and Fitness 2000 which are two very well-equipped gyms, to Sunderland Aquatic Centre with its large swimming pool plus diving facilities. You’ll also find several great restaurants, cafes and bars in the area, if you’re looking for a fun night out; plus major hotels such as The Marriott and The Hilton Garden Inn, next to the stadium of light.

Fulwell Amenities

Property to buy and rent in Fulwell Sunderland

Fulwell residents have everything they need close by, including plenty of corner-shops, convenience stores, petrol stations and independent retailers. Locals love shops such as Corner 93, which sells an array of preloved vintage clothes, and there are many other great retailers along Sea Road. American Golf is also nearby and is popular with golfing fanatics, thanks to its large stock of golf-related products.

Families will be pleased to know there are some excellent schools in the area too, such as Fulwell Infant and Fulwell Junior School, which was awarded ‘Outstanding’ in its recent Ofsted report. Likewise, St Benet’s Roman Catholic School is also regarded as ‘Outstanding’ and is a popular choice with parents.

There are some excellent local pubs, such as The Bluebell on Fulwell Road, The Grange on Newcastle road both serving up both food and drink. The [email protected] is another popular choice, and regularly shows live sports events on its big screen for fans to enjoy, so too are the Royal Marine, The Cambridge, The Cliff and the New Derby. Seaburn, St Peters, Stadium of Light, and East Boldon metro stations are all readily accessible and make the whole of the north east, including Newcastle Upon Tyne, within easy daily commuting distance.

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