Middlesbrough offers an amazing lifestyle, with a vibrant centre teeming with coffee shops, bars, and restaurants, and the natural beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors and the rugged north east coastline only a stone’s throw away.

Quality of life matters here. The relatively low cost of living allows the average earner to have 40% of their salary left over each month, a staggering proportion compared to cities like Liverpool and Manchester.  

Middlesbrough Mela festival

Workers in Middlesbrough have the time and disposable income to live the lifestyle of their choosing. Days out with the family in the stunning countryside, surfing at the coast, dinner at Michelin-starred restaurants, hiking in the North York Moors – when you live here, it’s all within your grasp.

When it comes to housing, you’ll find what you need at a price you can afford. Starter homes, city centre apartments, quaint market towns and executive suburban housing are all within an easy commutable distance.

Children and young people in Middlesbrough have access to fantastic learning opportunities, with the award-winning Middlesbrough College, Teesside University and Northern School of Art. Three leading independent schools are also within short driving distance.

For more information on enjoying Middlesbrough, including things to do, culture, places to visit and upcoming events, visit the We are Middlesbrough website.

Download the town centre strategy document