Stockton is currently undergoing a huge regeneration project and is home to the widest high street in the UK. The town centre is constantly being improved with open spaces, new car parks, the Infinity Bridge, and a wide range of shops gracing the streets. The redevelopment of the town centre is echoed in the number of new build properties being built, which stand next to wonderful Victorian properties for a unique mix. Stockton is a fantastic place to live, boasting both quick access to the countryside, as well as cities such as Newcastle and York.
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Moving to Stockton
The housing market has seen an upturn over the previous years but, due to supply outweighing demand, both buyers and renters can benefit from affordable prices. A huge percentage of houses sold in Stockton are family-sized semis, fetching an average price of £121,000. Terraced properties are an excellent option for first-time buyers as they hover just shy of £90,000. For families seeking a large garden and three or more bedrooms in a detached property need a budget around £200,000.
One bed flats start at £250 pcm in Stockton, rising to over £300 pcm for two beds. However, the two up two down terraced homes are the best option if budgets allow, available for as little as £325 pcm. Sizeable three-bed semis are upwards of £450 pcm and large family sized detached homes are over £650 pcm.
Schools in Stockton
There are countless primary schools in Stockton and, more often than not, each primary school feeds into a specific secondary school. Therefore, it can be best for parents to do their research before securing a school space for their children. The three best primary schools in Stockton are Links Primary, Myton Park Primary, and Harewood Primary School all received ‘outstanding’ in their latest Ofsted inspections.
Secondary schools are not as strong as primary schools in Stockton. However, places at Egglescliffe and All Saints CofE are sought after as they are both ‘outstanding’ across the board according to Ofsted.
Transport Links Stockton
Stockton is surrounded by a strong network of A roads and the A1(M) is a short drive away to the west. Middlesbrough is just a 15-minute drive away.
As well as an array of local and regional bus services, Stockton also has a railway station. There is an hourly service in each direction (increased during peak hours) to Sunderland, Newcastle, and Middlesbrough. Sometimes, services run as far as Hexham in the north and Nunthorpe in the south.