Your new home in Billingham is surrounded by beautiful countryside, green spaces and scenic landscapes for you to explore. From the picturesque Beck Valley Country Park to the tranquil John Whitehead Park and the Teesmouth National Nature Reserve, there are plenty of walks, cycle rides, picnics and wildlife-spotting opportunities.

You can shop till you drop into the town centre with a variety of shops, supermarkets and retail outlets. Whether you're looking to enjoy the great outdoors, the coastline or the shops, your new build in Billingham makes an ideal base.

Living in Billingham

Great local shops and amenities

The town centre offers a full range of supermarkets, along with the Boyes department store and a variety of other shops and food outlets. When you tire of shopping, head to The Forum, located in the heart of the town centre, for fantastic leisure facilities including an ice rink, pool, gym, and indoor sports courts. For an evening out, head to the performing arts theatre, featuring music, theatre and comedy shows.

If you're looking for an even wider selection of shops, you are within easy reach of nearby Middlesbrough or Stockton-on-Tees. Both towns offer a vast range of independent shops and high street stores, ensuring you have plenty of options for shopping and eating out.

Education close by

The location of your new house in Billingham gives you access to education across Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough. Primary schools include Roseberry Primary School, Prior’s Mill Church of England Controlled Primary School, Pentland Primary School and Bewley Primary School. Older children can attend Northfield School and Sports College or St Michael’s Catholic Academy. Sixth form is provided by Bede Sixth Form College, as well as several colleges in Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough, and Teesside University.

Enjoy your new home town

There are many opportunities to explore nature in the local area. Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park is a great place to take children and dogs, with a lake, pond, playground and plenty of wildlife. Teesmouth National Nature Reserve, 20 minutes away, is a paradise for nature lovers with a beautiful beach and fantastic bird-watching opportunities. Billingham Beck Valley Country Park is another lovely walking spot, as is Wynyard Woodland Park to the East. Another nearby attraction that children will love is Teessaurus Park, a public park filled with colourful sculptures of dinosaurs, 7.5 miles from Billingham. If you'd like a greater challenge, grab your walking boots and head to the glorious North York Moors National Park - it's just 30 miles from your new build. 

Great road and rail links

The railway station is close to the town centre and runs regular direct services to Middlesbrough (22 minutes), Stockton-on-Tees (31 minutes) and Newcastle (90 minutes) with connections into the wider region. Should you prefer to travel by road there’s the A19, putting Middlesbrough (6 miles), Stockton-on-Tees (5 miles), Hartlepool (9 miles), Darlington (18 miles), Sunderland (24 miles), Gateshead (34 miles) and Newcastle (36 miles) within easy commuting distance. The area is well connected by bus routes and the nearest airport is Teesside International Airport, a convenient 22 minute drive away!

New housing in Billingham

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in County Durham, including Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…