Is County Durham Safe?

If you are looking to move to somewhere that is a perfect place to raise a family, climb the career ladder, or just settle down, then County Durham might be the place for you.

But before you move, you probably have some questions, such as “Is County Durham Safe?”. And in this blog, we’re going to answer them for you. You can search for homes in County Durham using our property search form.

Why Move To County Durham?

Country Durham is an amazing place to call home. It has everything you could possibly need from a home and so much more.

County Durham is great if you have a family or if you are thinking of starting one. In the county’s towns and villages, you will find some amazing schools including primary schools, secondary schools and SEN schools for children and adults with additional needs. Many of these schools have amazing Ofsted reports and you can see these results here.

County Durham has a rich history and is full of amazing cultural hotspots for you to explore. This includes plenty of museums for you to discover as well as an incredible UNESCO world heritage site with the stunning Durham Cathedral.

The county also has hundreds of venues and eateries if you love the nightlife and are looking to have a great night out. There is a variety of pubs, bars and nightclubs for you to visit. On top of this, County Durham is host to many festivals and events that have something for those of all ages.

Is County Durham Safe?

Yes! County Durham is a safe place for you and your family to live, and the county is proud to have a low burglary rate. Many neighbourhoods in County Durham have a neighbourhood watch scheme so you can be sure that the community is looking out for you and your family’s safety.

Durham County council is dedicated to making sure that you feel as safe as possible in your home. The council has introduced several initiatives that are currently in place, which aim to continue making County Durham a safer place to live.

Initiatives like the safe Durham partnership plan are working to reduce crimes in certain local areas and works closely with local councils and organisations.

This plan helps teach people how to prevent and protect themselves from crime as well as working to reduce crime, making County Durham safer than ever.

Housing In County Durham

Accent Housing specialises in proving safe, affordable housing to those who need it. At Accent Housing, we have some amazing housing association properties in County Durham, including many in Stockton-on-Tees.

Housing association properties are designed to be affordable to those who need them most. Unlike most properties to rent, you apply for a housing association property through a site like Accent Housing or our dedicated app - Let’s Move.

There is often a stigma that housing association properties are for people on low incomes or with no other options but that is not true. Anyone can apply for a housing association property with Accent Housing!

Although, it's important to bear in mind that housing association properties will usually go to the person who needs them most on the waiting list.

How To Apply For Housing Association Properties In County Durham?

Accent Housing has over 2000 homes all over the UK, including many in County Durham. We are proud to have helped over 41,000 residents find homes for themselves and their families.

We are dedicated to helping those who need it find high quality, affordable homes. If you are looking to move to County Durham, then try Let's Move. Let's move is Accents new online application service that makes applying for a house so much easier.

Registering for Let’s Move is quick and easy. All we need is a few personal details, including your name, date of birth, email address and password. After that, you just need to verify your account and you’re good to go.

Using Let’s Move allows you to view properties and create a property alert so you can see which homes are available near you or the area you would like to move to.

With Let's Move, you can complete your application online and easily keep track of all the applications and property viewing you have lined up. With Let's Move, finding your perfect home has never been simpler.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about finding a home in County Durham, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 0345 678 0555 or send us an email at Alternatively, fill out our contact form.

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