Sitting on the River Tees in North Yorkshire is the large industrial town of Middlesbrough. Despite being dubbed the ‘Hercules’ of Britain’s manufacturing power, the town is slowly becoming recognised as a great area to love and work, with a vibrant culture and cosmopolitan feel.
If you are considering a move to or from Middlesbrough, including the surrounding areas, get in touch with Britannia Devereux. Located just 15 minutes away from Middlesbrough, the family owned firm with only 50 years’ experience are ready to help you with removals and storage.
Moving to Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough has a varied property market which will suit a multitude of buyers. Furthermore, the properties tend to be affordable. Over the past 10 years the town has undergone a vast amount of redevelopment, with many new apartments and houses going up all over Middlesbrough.
Flats for sale in Middlesbrough start at £40,000 but escalate to £250,000 for luxurious two-bed penthouses. Traditional two up two down terraces are a great option for first time buyers, selling for upwards of £28,000. Three bed semis start at £35,000 and large detached family homes, £100,000.
Rental prices in Middlesbrough start at around £375 pcm for a two-bed terrace, whereas two-bed apartments and flats can fetch up to £475 pcm. Family homes range between £500 and £1000 pcm however, the average rental property of family size is £550 pcm.
Schools in Middlesbrough
There are countless primary schools in Middlesbrough, that feed into specific secondary schools. However, the most popular amongst parents are St Edward’s, Whale Hill, St Margaret Clitherows, St Joseph’s, and St Mary’s.
Of the six secondary schools in Middlesbrough, the best are Acklam Grange School, The King’s Academy, Macmillan Academy, and Outwood Academy Acklam. These four schools were awarded ‘good’ from Ofsted. Outwood Academy Ormesby (‘inadequate’), Trinity Catholic College (requires improvement’), and Unity City Academy (‘inadequate’) are not the first choice for most parents.
Transport Links Middlesbrough
Rush hour in Middlesbrough is best avoided if you are thinking of taking the car. However, due to the multitude of A roads that connect to the town and the A1(M) in the west, travelling further afield is relatively easy.
Central Station is ideally located just five minutes’ walk from the town centre, whilst the Quayside district has its own Metro station. Both stations serve suburban, local, and regional areas such as Newcastle, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Whitby, Redcar, and Darlington.
There is also a strong bus network, run by Arriva and Stagecoach and cover both the Haymarket and Eldon Square bus stations in Middlesbrough.