New homes in Middlesbrough
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With a population of around 175,000, Middlesbrough is a large, lively town on the south banks of the River Tees. With a great cultural scene, beautiful parkland and a sporting heritage, new homes in Middlesbrough are popular with working professionals and families of all ages.
The town has good road and rail links, with the A66 providing a route west to the A1(M) and the A19, running north beyond Sunderland and south to York and Doncaster. Middlesbrough train station provides services on the Tees Valley Line to Darlington and Saltburn, the Esk Valley Line to Whitby, the Durham Coast Line to Newcastle and the North Transpennine Line to York, Leeds and Manchester Airport.
Journey times from Middlesbrough to nearby towns and cities are typically short. Hartlepool is a 25 minute drive via the A19, Newcastle is 50 minutes away via the same road, or an hour and 20 minutes by rail.
Heading further afield, Leeds is an hour and 15 minutes by car via the A19 and A1(M) or one hour and 25 minutes by train. York is an hour away by car or one hour by train. Manchester can be reached in two hours via the M62, or two hours and 20 minutes by rail services through Leeds.
The easiest way to reach London by train is via York Station, with a journey time of three hours and 10 minutes.
Durham Tees is the closest airport, taking around 16 minutes to reach via the A66.
Places of interest
Middlesbrough has a lively cultural scene, with highlights being Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), managed by Teesside and home to works by Tracey Emin, George Shaw and Richard White. Tees Transporter Bridge and Visitor Centre, and Dorman Museum are also popular; the latter has eight themed galleries exploring Middlesbrough’s geology, sociology and arts through the ages.
The town is home to two lovely parks. Stewart Park has 120 acres of woodland and lakes to explore, and is home to the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. Albert Park has popular weekly park runs, and also has a roller skating rink, bowling greens and tennis courts.
For the Arts, Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough Town Hall and The Empire host regular performances across drama, music and comedy, while sporting action takes place at Riverside Stadium, home of Middlesbrough FC. Middlesbrough Sports Village is a world-class facility including an athletics stadium, skate park, Olympic length velodrome and cycle circuit.
The seaside towns of Hartlepool and Whitby are just a short drive away from Middlesbrough, and family fun can be found at Newham Grange Country Farm. RSPB Saltholme, Ayresome Gardens and Ormesby Hall are all nearby.
Middlesbrough is home to Teesside University, which often has good reviews in the annual national student survey.