Local area guide

Living in Middlesbrough

Thinking about moving to Middlesbrough? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Middlesbrough

Why Middlesbrough is a good place to live

Living in Middlesbrough offers an intriguing blend of urban life and natural beauty. The town has earned its charms from a rich history, reflected in its fascinating industrial heritage. It is nestled near the North Yorkshire Moors, presenting ample green spaces for open-air enthusiasts. Lynchpins of the Middlesbrough experience include its assortment of eateries, from traditional British cuisines to international gastronomies. Additionally, Middlesbrough remains an affordable place to live in the UK, catering to various lifestyles with its lower costs for housing and everyday expenses. Well-connected with practical transportation links, it enhances convenience for residents commuting via railway or the extensive bus network. In Middlesbrough, you'll also find an assortment of entertainment options, ranging from art galleries to various shopping complexes.

What's Middlesbrough famous for?

Middlesbrough is famous for its powerful industrial past, particularly in steelworks and shipbuilding. Once hailed as the 'Ironopolis' of the North East, it still preserves its past in landmarks like the Tees Transporter Bridge – a unique bungee jumping location in the UK. On a lighter note, Middlesbrough also takes pride in its famous local dish, the Parmo, a culinary delight originating from this town. In terms of sport, Middlesbrough boasts the Riverside Stadium, home to the renowned Middlesbrough FC.

Things to do in Middlesbrough

There's an abundance of activities to immerse yourself in while in Middlesbrough. Art enthusiasts might appreciate a visit to the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), where local and international art exhibits blend smoothly. For history buffs, exploring the Tees Transporter Bridge grants an incredible insight into the town's industrial heritage. If you fancy music, then attending local concerts at venues such as Middlesbrough Town Hall could evoke scintillating experiences. If you're up for a stroll, meandering through the town center allows you to admire the beautiful Victorian architecture and learn about the town's past. Additionally, the annual Middlesbrough Mela and Stockton International Riverside Festival celebrate the town’s diverse culture and are a delight for families and individuals alike.

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Transport in Middlesbrough

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Middlesbrough.

Local connections

National Rail
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Transporter Bridge South Side
Ferry Port
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Transporter Bridge North Side
Ferry Port
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
James Cook University Hospital
National Rail
2 miles / 3.2 km
South Bank
National Rail
2.4 miles / 3.9 km
National Rail
2.7 miles / 4.3 km

Schools in Middlesbrough

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Middlesbrough.

Education in Middlesbrough

Outwood Academy Riverside
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Middlesbrough College
Ages: 14 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
Abingdon Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Newport Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Ayresome Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Breckon Hill Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old

Local pubs in Middlesbrough

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  • Lobby

    Middlehaven, Middlesbrough, TS1

  • Flares

    Middlehaven, Middlesbrough, TS1

    Welcome to Flares! A great night out for those who want to bop all the way back to when John Travolta first shook his hips and Starsky & Hutch ruled Saturday-night telly.

  • O'Connell's

    Middlehaven, Middlesbrough, TS1

    O’Connells Middlesbrough formerly known as Mohans and Scruffy Murphy’s has recently changed hands and is under new management.