The Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea in Yorkshire has plenty going for it and is certainly a place to consider if you’re thinking about relocating.
In 2017, the charming town in Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire was named among the best places to live in the country by The Sunday Times.
Then in 2018, Saltburn-by-the-Sea was named one of the best up and coming places to live in the UK. The seaside town placed an impressive 4th on London’s Economic List.
In this blog, we are going to highlight five reasons why you should consider a move to Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
1. The Real Seaside Experience
Saltburn-by-the-Sea has everything you would expect from an English seaside town, only it's even better than you’d imagine. It boasts over a mile of large, golden sandy beaches that are framed by rugged sea cliffs.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea is also home to the oldest water balanced funicular still in operation in Great Britain.
The much-loved Saltburn Cliff Tramway links the town of Saltburn with the spectacular 600ft long Victorian pier, which happens to be the only remaining pleasure pier on the whole North East and Yorkshire coast.
The seaside town also has a rich history that is reflected in the untouched Victorian architecture.
2. The Abundance Of Things To Do
Saltburn’s award-winning beaches, seaside pier and Cliff Tramway offer a range of fun things to do.
If you’re a fan of water sports, you can enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking and even surfing off the coast of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. In fact, Saltburn Surf School is the only surf school approved by Surfing Great Britain on the East Coast.
Other top attractions in the area include Saltburn Miniature Railway, Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre and the Play Factory.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea is also home to a range of independent and specialist shops, offering antiques, jewellery, furniture, flowers, arts & crafts, fishing equipment, streetwear and more.
In addition, the vibrant town offers a range of events throughout the year. The monthly farmer’s market is a favourite with the locals and the annual Saltburn Food Festival draws a big crowd each year.
3. The Lovely People
Back in 2018, when Saltburn-by-the-Sea was named as one of the best up and coming places to live, the local residents played a big part in this. The residents dubbed the town “Teesside’s jewel in the crown” and praised the “lovely people”.
Saltburn’s residents run the vast majority of the independent businesses and attractions and are heavily involved in the towns improvement projects and events. The local primary school was even described as having a “welcoming atmosphere” by education regulator Ofsted.
When asked about what they love about their town, the locals mentioned the slow pace of life, the hive of summer activity and the regular events.
4. The Affordability
Like the majority of towns in the North East, Saltburn-by-the-Sea offers excellent affordability. This makes it a great choice if you are on a budget.
When reviewed for the London Economics’ list in 2017, it was found that Saltburn offers great value for money thanks to affordable housing, comparative prices and local investment, among other factors.
A survey carried out in 2020 by Halifax found that Saltburn-by-the-Sea ranks in the top 10 on the list of least expensive market towns in England in 2020.
5. The Transport Links
For a small seaside town, Saltburn-by-the-Sea is surprisingly well connected, making it fantastic for commuting. From Saltburn, there are regular trains to Newcastle, Darlington and Middlesbrough.
Trains to Middlesbrough take just 23 minutes. The area is also serviced by a reliable public bus service. Plus, the A19 is just 20 minutes away, as is the A1(M).
Find An Affordable Home In Saltburn-By-The-Sea
If you would like to find an affordable home in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, we may be able to help. Accent Housing is a housing association providing quality and affordable homes throughout the North, East and South of England. This includes a range of homes in Saltburn-by-the-Sea and surrounding areas.
The majority of our homes are let through choice-based letting schemes in partnership with local authorities. However, some of our homes, including many properties in the North East are available to rent directly through us.
Once you have created an account on Let’s Move (which is super easy to do), you can start searching and applying for homes that you would like to live in.
Get In Touch
Accent Housing has been providing safe, quality homes for a diverse range of people since 1966. If you have any questions about relocation to Saltburn-by-the-Sea, get in touch with our team now. You can call us on 0345 678 0555 or send us an email at email@example.com.