Less than seven miles from the centre of Newcastle, Hebburn is brought within easy reach of a vast choice of shops, cinemas, theatres, galleries and nightlife by excellent transport links. Local buses stop directly outside Westburn Village, and Hebburn Metro station, less than a mile to the north, offers frequent services to Newcastle, with a journey time of around 15 minutes. Pelaw Metro, to the south, provides direct services to Sunderland and Newcastle International Airport. Trains from Heworth Railway Station, a little further away, run to Middlesbrough and Newcastle, with some services carrying on to Carlisle. The development benefits from easy access to the A194 leading to the A1 and A19.
Westburn Village is in the catchment area for Toner Avenue Primary and St James RC Primary schools, Hebburn Comprehensive and St Joseph’s Catholic Academy and Sixth Form College, all of which are within walking distance of the development. In addition to a delicatessen just yards from the development, there are two shopping precincts close to Westburn Village. Shops around Station Road, near Hebburn Metro, include a newsagent, pharmacies, a post office, an Asda supermarket, a butcher, hot food takeaways, banks, hairdressers and other services. There are also two medical practices in the area, the larger of which is the Park Surgery. The nearest dentist, Perfect Smile, is just 700 yards from the development.
The second selection of shops, a mile to the south, incorporates a hardware store, an off-licence, a newsagent and a greengrocer as well as a large Aldi supermarket. The wide choice of bars, cafés and restaurants in Hebburn includes Mambos, The Lord Nelson, the Tavern and the Cock Crow Inn, a family-friendly bar and restaurant that backs on to an ornamental lake, and includes a children’s playground.