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The simplest sign an area is growing in popularity is when house prices start to increase - which can help identify the most sought-after towns in the North East.
According to the latest figures from Rightmove, a number of towns and villages across the region have seen significant swings in average property prices in recent years.
The new data shows the average value of homes in each area in July 2017 compared with the same month in 2020.
In the past three years, average house prices have soared in certain areas by as much as almost 25%.
The locations people are most desperate to move to in the North East are quieter locations to settle down and raise a family, particularly in Northumberland.
Here are the top nine areas of the region which have seen the biggest house price percentage increases since July 2017. Check out properties for sale on InYourArea.
Authentic Italian Cuisine brought to you by our Sicilian Chefs Filippo and his brother Roberto.
With the Millfield being over 150 years old, we have fully refurbished the premises and now can cater for up to 80 people. Our new 2 level restaurant is perfect for that intimate meal for two or a family celebration.
We source all of or ingredients locally and only produce authentic Italian dishes made to the highest standards. Our team of waiting staff will attentively see to your every need making every night special. All wine is sourced and imported from our Italian supplier.
We offer a wide range of Italian Cuisine 7 days a week and traditional Sunday Lunch on a Sunday.
Book our pub for a private function, utilising the 2 floors with food, disco and entertainment.
A reminder for forum users that the Sixtownships website has been updated for June.
We have updated our archives with letters from soldiers on the front-line during World War One.
The letters make fascinating reading and come from the Bedlington, netherton, barrington, tyneside, choppington, alnwick, west sleekburn and other areas.
For those interested have a good read, you never know you may have family from the past having wrote letters.
Read how the use of gas by the Germans affected our soldiers, how villages were destroyed, acts of bravery, and much more, including the ultimate sacrifice, death.
You will never get a better example of life in the trenches and with it written by those who witnessed it.
No one alive today to tell the story, but these letters tell the story.
100 years next year since it all began and we aim to add more letters to our archives in the future.
If you have any letters you would like to share from loved ones from the war, put them on our forum and we will transfer them to our archives.