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Situated south-west of Middlesbrough, your new build in Acklam is based in a popular and sought-after suburb of the city, with everything in place to provide a wonderful base for families and first time buyers. Just three miles from the city centre and its many shops and attractions, Acklam has the close-knit feel of a village community with a good range of schools and plenty of lovely green spaces nearby.

Your new home in Acklam really does strike the perfect work/life balance. Your new home in Acklam also has plenty of history behind it. It was first mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086 as ‘Aclun’, believed to be Anglo-Saxon for ‘place at the oak clearing’, and has several historic buildings including the Old Blacksmith’s and Acklam Hall, Middlesbrough’s only Grade I listed building.

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Living in Acklam

Everything you need

You’ll find everything you need for day-to-day living on Acklam Road, the main route that links the suburb. There are plenty of supermarkets, butchers, bakery, post office, fish bar and several more shops and pubs, all within a few minutes of your new build home in Acklam. For a wider range of shops, hop on the bus to Middlesbrough to enjoy the shopping area, home to a selection of independent stores, high street names and luxury brands, plus lots of bars and eateries. Or, 10 minutes from your new house in Acklam, you’ll find Teesside Shopping Park, a sprawling retail centre with a wide range of supermarkets and clothing brands.

Good choice of schools 

Families with children of all ages are well-catered for in Acklam, with local schools including Acklam Whin Primary School, Green Lane Primary Academy and Kader Academy for younger children, while secondary age pupils can attend Outwood Academy Acklam or Acklam Grange School. All of the schools near your new home in Acklam are well-regarded, mainly being rated as Good by Ofsted.

Adventures available directly from your new build home

Despite its proximity to the city, there are plenty of opportunities to explore green spaces in and around your new Acklam home, whether you prefer a relaxing stroll or a sporting activity. The Avenue of Trees is a popular local attraction, a wide and attractive stretch of lawn lined with lime trees planted at the end of the 17th century, as well as beech trees and Scots pines. The area is a favourite among runners and walkers. Other pleasant spots include Acklam Meadow, and, a few minutes’ drive from your new home in Acklam you'll find Stewart Park with its deer, highland cattle, llamas, goats and pets’ corner. Acklam is also home to a number of sports clubs, including Middlesbrough Rugby Club and Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre.

Your well connected new home in Middlesbrough

Ideally positioned for commuters, your new house in Acklam is located just off the A19, which will take you north to Middlesbrough in 10 minutes, east to the coast in 18 minutes, and south to York in an hour. The area is well connected by a bus network, and for rail travel you’ll find three stations (Middlesbrough, Thornaby and James Cook Hospital, within 10 minutes of Acklam. For travel further afield, Teesside International Airport is just over 11 miles away.

New builds for sale in Acklam

Persimmon Homes has a number of new 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed houses available in Acklam, Middlesbrough and new builds in North Yorkshire including new homes in Northallerton and Richmond. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…