Heaton is a residential suburb located about 2 miles east of Newcastle city centre. It is a mixed working class and middle class area. In recent years Heaton has become a popular residence for many students attending the city's two universities, Newcastle University and Northumbria University. Rent and student letting is generally lower in price than the neighbouring student area of Jesmond making the area ever more popular with first time buyers, investors and tenants.

Benefitting from local stores, takeaways and bars on main streets - Chillingham Road and Heaton Road, the area is vibrant, lively and attractive to all. The area also benefits from a library and has several churches of different denominations. There are many transport options available including bus routes through-out and Heaton is now served by Chillingham Road Metro station, though Byker Metro station is closer if you live in South Heaton.

Heaton is bordered by the neighbouring areas of Benton and Cochrane Park to the north, Walker and Walkergate to the east, Byker to the south and Jesmond and Sandyford to the west.