Best Places To Live In Middlesbrough?

Are you looking for a new place to call home in Middlesbrough? Or are you thinking about relocating to Middlesbrough? In this blog, we are going to help you get a feel for this large bustling town by outlining the best places to live in Middlesbrough; for families, couples and over 55’s.

Is Middlesbrough A Good Place To Live?

As with most towns in Teesside, Middlesbrough has had its fair share of bad press in the past. But its residents are happy to tell you a different story. To them, the large industrial town is a lovely place to live. And this is partly due to the town’s ongoing regeneration scheme.

Middlesbrough is currently more than halfway through a 20-year regenerations scheme and a whopping £25.5 million has been spent on the town so far. Improvements to the high street shops and nightlife have been carried out and the local college has received brand new facilities. Also, new businesses, cosmopolitan restaurants and micropubs have been welcomed into the town.

The vibrant town centre now features a selection of eateries, bars and event venues. Plus, the town is home to parks, galleries and museums, libraries, leisure centres and four shopping centres. Stewart Park and Albert Park provide acres of open space to walk and relax.

Aside from the ongoing regeneration scheme, Middlesbrough has also welcomed a new wave of residents over the years - thanks to Teesside University.

Last year, Teesside University was listed in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 and has received a silver rating in the Government's new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). In addition, £270 million has been invested into the Middlesbrough town-centre campus, with an additional £300 million expected to be invested over the next decade.

And if you are looking for a home in Middlesbrough, you will be happy to know that as well as being a great place to live, Middlesbrough is also affordable.

Best Places To Live In Middlesbrough: For Families

Thanks to its abundance of schools, family facilities, entertainment and affordable house prices, Middlesbrough is a popular place for families to settle down.

South Bank

South Bank is an excellent place for families. It has great motorway links for parents working out of the town as well as a primary school and high school. The area also has plenty of amenities.

Best Places To Live In Middlesbrough: For Over 55’s

Accent Housing has provided homes in Middlesbrough for decades. So, we know what it is you are looking for. Here are our favourite spots for over 55’s in Middlesbrough:

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill is a quiet area away from the town centres but within easy reach of both Middlesbrough centre and Stockton. For over 55’s we have a great Independent Living Scheme at Cypress Court. It is a collection of generously sized self-contained one bedroom apartments. 

South Bank

The vibrant suburb of South Bank is located on the south bank of the River Tees, meaning it offers lovely walking and cycling routes. It also offers plenty of amenities and has great transport links to Middlesbrough town centre. We have two Independent Living Schemes situated in South Bank. Chapman Court and Shepherdson Court. Both offering communal facilities, including laundry room, communal lounge and regular resident activities.

Pallister Park

Close to Pallister Park, Cargo Fleet Social Club, Morrison’s and Neptune Leisure Centre, this spacious one bed flat at Chapman Court is a great place to call home. Perfect for an older couple, Chapman Court offers a lovely communal garden and a charming neighbourly atmosphere.

Best Places To Live In Middlesbrough: For Couples

Thanks to the University of Teesside (and the affordable house prices), Middlesbrough is becoming a popular place to live for couples and young families.


With the incredibly picturesque Hemlington Lake on one side and Parkway Shopping Centre on the other, Hemlington is an excellent place to call home. The nearby shops offer everything you may need and The Gables restaurant and pub, which offers homemade food, is a great place to relax. Within walking distance to key amenities.

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Accent Housing has more than 20,000 homes across England, spread over the North, East and South. This includes a variety of houses available in Middlesbrough. They aim to provide high-quality, affordable homes that will improve the lives of their residents.

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