The town of Hartlepool sits on the east coast of England in County Durham. It was an important seaport during the Napoleonic era, which fell into disuse during the 19th century. Today however, the port has now been restored to its former glory and the Maritime Experience is a fantastic historical attraction.
The residents of Hartlepool champion the area for its affordable housing and low living costs. In the UK Quality of Life Index, Hartlepool ranks in 41st place, putting it in the top 30% of the best places to live in the UK.
Moving to Hartlepool
Renting is a very popular and affordable choice in Hartlepool. One bed flats start at as little as £250 pcm, rising to £350 pcm for two bedrooms. Traditional terraced homes are a great option for small families or couples, varying between £275 pcm and £500 pcm. Three bed semis tend to fall between £400 and £700 pcm dependant on location and condition of the property. Large detached family homes can fetch anything between £650 pcm and £1150 pcm.
If you would prefer to buy in Hartlepool, there are a number of properties regularly going to auction. This means buyers can get their hands on cheap property, but be aware that some may need renovating. If this is not for you, two-bed terraces start at £25,000 (with flats hovering around a very similar figure). Family sized semis are upwards of £65,000 and detached homes tend to be £100,000 plus.
If you are considering a move to or from Hartlepool, including the surrounding areas, get in touch with Britannia Devereux. Located just 20 minutes away from Hartlepool, the family owned firm with only 50 years’ experience are ready to help you with removals and storage.
Schools in Hartlepool
There are over 25 primary schools in Hartlepool with the best being St John’s, West Park, Holy Trinity, Kingsley, Fens, and Stranton.
Of the five secondary schools in Hartlepool, Manor Community Academy (‘inadequate) and St Hild’s (‘requires improvement’ are the weakest. However, Dyke House Sports and Technology College, English Martyrs School, and High Tunstall College of Science are all ‘good’ according to Ofsted.
Transport Links Hartlepool
As well an extensive network of local and regional buses, Hartlepool also has a railway station. Despite only having two platforms there are services to Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Teesside Airport. York, and London’s King Cross.
Hartlepool sits on the A689 which connects to the A1(M) in the west, Middlesbrough is just a 25-minute drive, and Sunderland and Newcastle are well under an hours’ drive.