Considering buying a home in Middlesbrough?
Ever-popular with homebuyers, Middlesbrough has something for everybody
With a population of around 175,000, Middlesbrough is a large university town with a rich industrial heritage and a vibrant, modern spirit. Packed with a multitude of top-class entertainment choices and popular attractions, it’s no wonder that Middlesbrough is a popular place to buy a new Persimmon home.
Situated on the south bank of the River Tees and host to Teesside University, Middlesbrough is famous for its iconic Transporter Bridge, the longest bridge of its kind still in existence. Other key landmarks include the Riverside Stadium, home to Middlesbrough FC, and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, a striking building containing an impressive collection of contemporary art.
Impressive leisure and culture options
Together with a range of museums, art galleries and its very own theatre, you’ll also find a lively, diverse and family-friendly entertainment and leisure scene to suit every taste in Middlesbrough, including theatres, sport and live music. Trendy restaurants, bars and cafes are also plentiful across the town. Middlesbrough is also a popular shopping location, with Linthorpe Road Central, an independent designer shopping area, two main shopping streets and no less than four shopping centres just some of the retail options available in the town. Offering a range of both independent and high street shopping choices, Middlesbrough really does have something for everybody.
Excellent transport links
Middlesbrough boasts excellent transport links nationwide. A range of options are available including trains, buses and impressive links to the road network, meaning that you are very well-connected when it comes to travelling to, from and around Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough railway station enjoys a mainline position, linking the town to the countrywide network, with direct services to key locations such as Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and York.
Buses are a popular choice of travel in Middlesbrough, with a range of long and short distance bus services operating from Middlesbrough bus station.
Middlesbrough has excellent road links with a number of trunk roads serving the town, including the A19, A66, A171, A172 and A174, giving easy connections to Darlington, Hartlepool, Durham, Stockton-on-Tees, Newcastle and beyond.
- Durham Tees Valley Airport
- Airport code: MME
- Distance from central Middlesbrough: 12 miles
- Newcastle Airport
- Airport code: NCL
- Distance from central Middlesbrough: 47 miles