Living in the North East
From lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and breath-taking coastline, the area we cover has so much to offer.
The people are genuine folk and genuinely care about each other, that says something about how I want our services to run and I want to work in a service like that; whether that’s team members or members of the public. Andrew Knox, Locality Manager Adult Mental Health Services in Harrogate
The North East offers excellent education opportunities alongside fantastic quality of family life. The North East is home to prestigious universities such as the University of York, Durham University, and Newcastle University, and offers outstanding institutions for Health and Social Care such as Teesside University and the newly formed Coventry University Scarborough.
I’ve brought my children up here… it’s friendly, it’s pretty and there is a lot on offer Fay Murray, Ward Clerk
There are many well-connected residential areas across the North East of England, from rural and coastal properties with stunning views to family town houses in the heart of thriving communities. Locations close to York, Durham, or Whitby offer access to cultural activities with historic buildings, art galleries and museums, while Newcastle is famous for its bustling nightlife.
Despite having all of this to offer, the average housing costs in the North East are typically lower than the rest of the UK. There are plenty of options for those choosing to live here, with properties to suit all budgets and good access to major travel routes. Our area is the perfect option for those taking their first steps into the property ladder, or if you’re looking to find a unique property or renovation project at a fantastic price.
It’s a wonderful part of the world to live in and a wonderful place to work. Paul Hogarth, Acting Locality Manager
Places to visit
While living in the North East you have plenty of opportunities to explore all it has to offer. Whether it’s surfing on the coastline of the Tees Valley or a family day out at the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, you’ll never be short of things to do or places to visit.
Most major cities and towns in our region are less than an hour’s travel away from each other, so it’s easy to get around by car or public transport. A shopping trip in York is a mere 50 minutes from Scarborough or a 1 hour journey from Teesside. You’ll also be surprised by the close proximity of our towns and cities to peaceful countryside – Middlesbrough lies just a stone’s throw away from the North York Moors National Park, with dozens of country walks and local villages to explore on your doorstep.
You only have to drive five minutes outside of Harrogate and it’s just gorgeous Daniel Smith, Staff Nurse