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Why Sunderland is a Great Place to Live, Work and Play

Posted on April 26, 2018

We are proud to call Sunderland our home. As Sunderland estate agents, we work throughout the city and the surrounding areas to connect our clients with their dream property rentals and purchases. As well as assisting people who have been born and bred in Sunderland, we provide fantastic support and a high quality property finding service to those looking to relocate here. Sunderland is no doubt a great place to live, work and play – not that we’re bias! – here we take a closer look at why that’s so…

A city of culture

Whilst famed for its vibrant party scene, Sunderland offers bags of culture and entertainment by day and by night. The city is awash with museums and galleries. Take a trip back in time and explore Sunderland’s history all in one place at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. History buffs can also find out more about the North East of England’s industrial past at Ryhope Engines Museum and discover how glass is made and used at the National Glass Centre. The skies have a fantastic story to tell too. Explore several collections, including the story of life in Britain between 1939 and 1945, at the North East Land Sea and Air Museum. The area also has a number of castles, monuments, churches and stately homes to explore.

If history isn’t your thing, take in the latest visual modern arts at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Now based in the National Glass Centre, the recently reopened gallery offers 3,000 square foot of exhibitions. Sunderland is also home to countless theatres bringing West End productions, dramas, comedies and musicals to the heart of the city for all to enjoy.

For all things sporty

Getting out there and experiencing something new is what living and playing in Sunderland is all about. For sporty types, the city provides a vast array of indoor and outdoor activities. Bowl, trampoline, go kart, surf, cycle, ski, swim, climb, sail and watch your favourite sports right here.

With spring well underway and summer swiftly following, now is certainly the time to explore the great outdoors and Sunderland has so much to see and do on this front. With its stunning beaches, parks, outdoor attractions, cycle paths and walking trails, there’s no excuse not to get out and about.

Food and drink at its best

What better way to enjoy your time off than indulging in some great food and drink. Sunderland is packed full of great places to eat and be merry, with its selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs unrivalled. Whatever your taste or budget, Sunderland has something for you, whether you’re grabbing a quick bite to eat on your lunch break, looking to refuel with some classic pub grub, or wanting to treat yourself with an a la carte creation.

Sunderland is an excellent place to live, work and play but don’t just take our word for it. Start your property search now and explore what could be your new home city.