Is Peterlee A Nice Place To Live?

Peterlee in County Durham is considered a 'new town' as it was only founded in 1948. It is in a prime location, situated between Hartlepool, Sunderland and Durham. If you’re considering relocating to Peterlee, you will likely have some questions about the area.

We hope to answer some of your questions in this Accent Housing blog. Accent Housing is a housing association providing quality, affordable homes across the North, East and South of England. We have a range of homes available in County Durham, including properties in Peterlee.

Living In Peterlee

Peterlee may be a small town, but thanks to its prime location and affordability, it’s a great place to call home! The local council describes Peterlee as a “town built on rolling hills overlooking the Durham limestone coast to our east and surrounded by rural farmland to our north, west and south”.

What’s Great About Peterlee?

The town offers a wealth of green spaces to enjoy, including the spectacular Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve at – the gem of Peterlee.

Aside from being a National Nature Reserve, Castle Eden Dene is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its impressive variety of birds, plants and other wildlife. It offers a range of scenic woodland walks and trails.

As well as lush greenery, Peterlee is located just minutes from the coast, meaning you can enjoy the beaches of Seaham, Horden and Blackhall Collier during the summer months. Castle Dene Shopping Centre offers a wide range of shops, including high street favourites.

And the town’s leisure centre, which recently underwent a £2m revamp features a gym, two swimming pools and Swim England swim classes, badminton and squash courts, multipurpose studios and spin bikes.

Ideal Location

In addition, Peterlee is less than a 30-minute drive away from Durham city, Sunderland and Hartlepool, which is an ideal commute time for those working outside of the town.

Not that you would have to leave the town for work – there are numerous industrial sites in the area offering significant employment for the town.

Peterlee is also incredibly affordable, offering value for money and affordable housing. There is a wide range of schools in the areas surrounding Peterlee, including several primary schools and secondary schools with Outstanding and Good Ofsted ratings.

Finding An Affordable Home In Peterlee

Are you looking for an affordable home in Peterlee? Accent Housing may be able to help. We have a range of properties in the County Durham area, including flats, family homes and sheltered accommodation.

If you would like to search for your next home in Peterlee, head to our website and use our search function. Better yet, apply for homes you love with our super-easy online application system.

All you have to do is create a Let’s Move account with a few basic details. Then, once your account has been verified, you can start searching and applying for homes. New properties are added to Let’s Move every day!

You can even set up property alerts so you’re notified when a suitable property becomes available. Once you have applied for a home, you should hear back from us within two weeks.

Alternatively, you may be able to apply for a home through Durham County Council, however, many local authorities often have long waiting lists for their homes.

Still unsure how to register for a home in Peterlee? We’ve covered it here.

Get In Touch

Since 1966, the Accent Housing team have made it our mission to provide safe, quality and affordable homes to those who need them. We are proud to have more than 20,000 homes spread across England and we look at every possible opportunity to allow us to build more homes.

If you would like some help searching or applying for a home in Peterlee or County Durham, get in touch with our friendly team. You can call us on 0345 678 0555, email us at or fill out our online contact form.

Aside from providing homes to rent, Accent Housing is also helping residents on a low income get onto the property ladder. We have a range of new and resale homes available through shared ownership.

Shared ownership allows you to buy shares in a property and is a great alternative to renting. Our dedicated property sales team, Homemade Homes, can answer all your shared ownership questions.

Google translate Google translate
click to choose
Colour contrast Contrast
Font size Text size
svg_logocutout svgsvgsvgsvgsvgsvgsvgsvgsvgsvgsvg