Find out more about Heritage Green
Living in Backworth
When you leave the car at home and explore the local area by foot or bicycle you get to know it so much better. And by using local shops and services you'll help to keep the neighbourhood vibrant and prosperous. Every place has its own personality and once you move in you'll soon find your favourite walks and the shops you like best. As a starting point this map shows the most useful features and services within a short stroll or bike ride of Heritage Green.
Heritage Green has outstanding transport links it is just five minutes walk from Northumberland Park Metro Station with frequent fast services running in one direction to Newcastle Central Station, Gateshead, Jarrow and South Shields, and in the other to Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, North Shields and St James Station. The A19 half a mile away brings easy access to the A1 and buses connecting Newcastle City Centre with Whitley Bay pass within 650 yards of the development.
Arts & Entertainment
Tyneside's celebrated museums, galleries and live entertainment venues can be easily reached by public transport from Heritage Green.
Leisure and Recreation
The Pavillion Bar and Grill is situated on the edge of Heritage Green and other bars and restaurants within around half a mile include a Toby Carvery and the Holy Stone Bar and Restaurant. The nearby Backworth Miners Welfare hosts archery, cricket and bowls clubs as well as a ten-hole golf course and leisure and sporting facilities in the wider area include an ice rink at Whitley Bay. The Rising Sun Countryside Centre a 400 acre green space around a mile from the development features a lake with a rich diversity of wild life and offers excellent opportunities for walking and cycling.
Five minutes walk from Heritage Green Northumberland Park District Centre includes a Sainsbury's supermarket a pharmacist a butcher and a fish shop as well as a hairdresser's and other services. Additional retailers within a mile of the development include a post office in West Allotment and a small traditional local shopping area in Shiremoor with a post office and a convenience store, hairdressers and food takeaways.
Recycling receptacles for glass, metal cans and paper can be found at the Asda store in Whitley Road less than a mile and half from Heritage Green.
Education & Health
There is a very good choice of schools in the area Holystone, Shiremoor and Backworth Park primaries are all within a mile of Heritage Green, and secondary schools in the area include George Stephenson High rated as outstanding by Ofsted in 2012. Three medical practices including the Northumberland Park Medical Group are based in Shiremoor Resource Centre fifteen minutes walk from the development and there is a dental surgery close to the Resource Centre. The North Tyneside General Hospital which has a 24 hour urgent care walk-in service, is just two and a half miles away.