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Prepare to be Surprised

Five distinct boroughs big on culture and adventure bursting with things to do and places to see. From dramatic hilltops to rugged coastlines, beautiful countryside to charming villages, Tees Valley may just surprise you

Quality of Life

Quality of life is good here because people get more for their money.

In Tees Valley you can work in a region with that is growing rapidly in new and emerging sectors and live in picturesque countryside with all the benefits of rural living. No need to choose between your career and quality of life.

Yarm, Durham, Barnard Castle, Richmond, Northallerton, and the North Yorkshire Moors are all on the doorstep at less than an hours’ drive away offering relaxing weekend breaks.

Coastal villages, such as Staithes, are also nearby for days out.

Enjoy the Outdoors

If you love the outdoors then Tees Valley is the ideal location for you. Enjoy water sports along the River Tees or at our coastal villages. If you prefer cycling and hiking, Guisborough Woods, the North Yorkshire moors and coastal paths around Saltburn provide a range of options, all with stunning views across the region.

Culture and History

The area is rich in culture and history with an array of arts offering that includes one of the UK’s leading galleries for modern art, mima. It has a proud railway and maritime heritage and a packed programme of exciting events and festivals, including a spectacular international festival of outdoor art – the Stockton International Riverside Festival – and the increasingly popular artisan food market Orange Pip.

Go Independent

The region has a thriving independent scene, with Baker and Bedford Streets in Middlesbrough, Yarm, Darlington and Saltburn offering café and coffee culture, as well as unique independent shopping alternatives.

Family Time

Community is important here, and our towns and villages are some of the friendliest in the UK. Our towns and villages offer a warm welcome and a friendly face.

Nine out of ten Tees Valley primary schools are either good or outstanding and apprenticeships and support schemes create pathways for our young people.

Schools such as Yarm School, Teesside High, Barnard Castle and Red House offer co-educational, independent education for pupils aged 3-18.


There is a superb variety of homes to suit most incomes. From country cottages to new builds and Victorian houses to executive apartments, there is something for everyone.

The average house price across Tees Valley is £142,237, which means you have more money to spend on the important things.