5.5 out of 10

Jesmond

-32.9024553227881 151.692719259855
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students
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Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
2yrs+

"You can really do better than staying in Jesmond."

Heard and experienced lots of stories in Jesmond and the nearby Birmingham Gardens. Students from the nearby Newcastle Uni getting harassed at the bus-stop on Blue Gum Road, numerous break and enter incidents, robberies and snatch thefts, people getting verbally abused on the street, drug dealers, occasional burnt out cars...the list can go on and on. No doubt the area is sprinkled with a generous serving of Housing Department homes.

Sure, it is a stone's throw away to the uni, but personally, I would sacrifice that for safety and peace. If you are still looking for better options and still as close to the uni, opt for North Lambton. There are really much better places than Jesmond or Birmingham Gardens.
Pros
  • Close to the university
  • Close to grocery stores
Cons
  • Safety and security
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2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great place for students."

Great place for students. We have everything in the area we need, close to uni, close to shops, oval. Brilliant place to stay !!!
Pros
  • Location, location location.
Cons
  • Wha ?
Recommended for
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A colorful mix of uni students and the habitually unemployed is what you will find in jesmond"

. My partner and i moved to jesmond 3 years ago into a lovely little house in a street called harvard close, In that time our garage, car and amazingly the boat was broken into and ransacked, Verbally assaulted, have had eggs and vegetables thrown at our cars, nasty notes left on windscreens, people wondering into the backyard uninvited with feeble excuses why they are there, and the list continues,

Dont be fooled into thinking jesmond is a quite little suburb, during the day it is a generally quite and you can easily be led into a false sense of security. At night you are often kept awake by the locals arguing among themselves over trivial issues such as "where is the bong", "your a ho" and my personal favorite "why did you tell centrelink that!??"

in jesmonds town center you will find some local eateries, KFC, hungry jacks, Darbys $1 pies and some smaller take away outlets that seem to strugle to stay open, the local shopping center consists of a overpriced woolworths who like taking advantage of the local uni students a big w and a go-lo.

As for local entertainment you have a jerry springer like pantomime that you can view from your front door, attend a random spot fire on the street corner and watch the teen aged hoodlums run off into the distance and of course watch the unsurprised fire fighters and police who attend. you can catch up on the latest goss and find out who got broken into and what was stolen and do forget the weekly drugs raids.

Jesmond is a color suburb full off surprises at first and then all the going on's become second nature. if you want to experience for yourself why not move to jesmond and really live, well it's more like see if you survive.
Recommended for
  • Singles