Teesside is a great place to live. From the hustle and bustle of busy towns such as Middlesbrough and Stockton to the award-winning charm of Yarm High Street. The breath-taking beauty of the North York Moors and stunning stretch of the North Yorkshire coast can both be accessed in less than 30 minutes, giving access to Victorian seaside resorts such as Saltburn and quaint fishing villages like Staithes.
Shopaholics will enjoy the large out-of-town shopping complex of Teesside Park, while the high streets of Yarm, Norton, Stokesley and Saltburn offer a more artisan shopping experience. The Metro Centre, one of the UK’s largest indoor shopping centres, is within 40 minutes’ drive.
Local landmarks include the iconic Transporter Bridge, the mythical Roseberry Topping and the Riverside Stadium, home to Premier League Middlesbrough Football Club.
Teesside was the birthplace of not only famous explorer Captain James Cook but also played host to the birth of the railways and the iron and steel industry.
The Iconic Transporter Bridge
There’s so much to keep the family entertained in and around Teesside. From Preston Park Museum’s Victorian Street to Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), and from the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre to the nearby Air Trail. Popular annual events include Stockton’s renowned International Riverside Festival and the North-East’s biggest annual multi-cultural celebration, Middlesbrough Mela.
Middlesbrough Mela Festival
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, Teesside has something for everyone. There are family homes aplenty, from the Victorian town houses of leafy Linthorpe, Nunthorpe and Hartburn to the thriving modern developments in Wynyard, Coulby Newham and Ingleby Barwick. The town centres of Middlesbrough and Stockton offer a great range of properties perfect for students, starter homes and buy-to-let. Young professionals, growing families and retired couples will all find something that’s perfect for them on Teesside.
Infinity Bridge across the River Tees
Teesside has great transport links, with the A19 and A66 each providing easily accessible routes north, south and west. Both Eaglescliffe and nearby Darlington have direct rail links to London. There are many ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ primary and secondary schools in the Teesside area, whilst there is a wide range of post-16 sixth forms and colleges, and the fast-expanding Teesside University has gained national recognition for the quality of its courses. Stockton is also home to departments of Durham University.