Is Easington Colliery A Nice Place To Live?

Easington Colliery is a small town located close to the coast in County Durham. It is situated just above neighbouring town Peterlee and below the village of Hawthorn.

If you are considering moving to Easington Colliery, you have come to the right place. Accent Housing is a housing association providing homes across England, including a number of homes in Easington Colliery and surrounding areas.

Living In Easington Colliery

Easington Colliery has an interesting coal mining history that is reflected in the town today. Along with most mining towns, Easington Colliery was hit hard by the closure of the mines but the loyal locals have worked hard to turn the town into a great place to live.

Easington Colliery was also used as a setting for the famous film Billy Elliot, and more than 400 locals were used as extras in the film.

The town is home to a welcoming community of residents who are proud to call the town home. When interviewed by Chronicle Live, a local resident named Clare said “I love the green spaces here on our doorstep and I'm so glad they have been preserved…I especially love going for walks on the beautiful coastline we have here which has been cleaned up by the fantastic 'Turning the tides' project.”.

The breathtaking outdoor spaces, from the amazing coastal walks to the serene countryside, are a favourite pastime for residents and visitors alike.

Easington Colliery local nature reserve has benefitted from funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, meaning it has a new network of footpaths running across the former colliery site. Walkers, hikers, cyclists and joggers can enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and coast.

Easington Beach, which is a small sandy/shingly beach on the Durham Heritage Coast, lies beyond the cliffs and is a great place to spend a summers day.

Easington Colliery’s ideal location means there is plenty to do in the surrounding areas. From Cineworld in Murton to Tweddle’s Animal Farm in Hartlepool, your family will never be bored when living in Easington Colliery.

Plus, the ideal (and commutable) location means there’s plenty of job opportunities in the area.

Education In Easington Colliery

Easington Colliery has its own primary school and special education school. There’s also a high school in nearby Easington. Easington Primary School has been deemed Good by Ofsted and is a Flagship School for Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM). The secondary school, Easington Academy, was also deemed Good by Ofsted.

Nearby Peterlee is also home to a variety of primary schools, secondary schools and SEN schools. If you move to Easington Colliery, you will find that there is something to suit every child, regardless of needs or faith.

Finding An Affordable Home In Easington Colliery

As we mentioned previously, Accent Housing has a range of Affordable Homes to Rent In The County Durham area | Accent Group, including family homes, flats and sheltered accommodation.

If you are looking for a quality, affordable home in Easington Colliery or surrounding areas, we can help. You can search for homes on our dedicated County Durham page, or use our Let’s Move app.

Let’s Move is our new online application system. Creating an account is simple. And once your account has been verified, you can begin to search and apply for homes. You can even set up alerts so that you are notified when a new property is added. We update Let’s Move regularly.

Aside from providing homes to rent, we also help our residents get on the property ladder through shared ownership. If you are interested in becoming a homeowner but aren’t sure how you will be able to afford a mortgage, we can help.

Our dedicated property sales team, Homemade Homes, provides new and resale properties that can be purchased through shared ownership. Once you have purchased a share in the property, you can then increase your share through a process known as staircasing.

Get In Touch

Easington Colliery is an excellent place to call home. If you have any questions about the area, get in touch with our team. Or if you would some guidance on how to search and apply for a home in Easington Colliery or surrounding areas, give us a call. You can reach our friendly team on 0345 678 0555 or send us an email at

Accent Housing has been providing safe, quality and affordable homes since 1966. Our 20,000+ homes, which are spread over the North, East and South of the country, are home to over 41,000 residents and their families.

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