Thinking of moving to Darlington? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what this large market town in County Durham, in the North East of England, and part of the Tees Valley offers …
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: 6 bedroom detached house £ 799,950
- Average house price in Darlington: £138,257
- Cheapest property: 1 bedroom flat £25,000
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
- Darlington offers a choice of property, from high-quality Victorian town houses and residential apartments to detached and semi-detached housing
- A boutique hotel room investment offers a 55% return over 5 years
- Residential property prices in the region are forecast to increase by 9.3% by 2021.
- Darlington is the 7th fastest growing economy in the UK
- A working age population of 1.6 million live within an hour’s commute
- Business process outsourcing provider Capita are based in Darlington, as well as one of EE's six UK Customer Contact Centres who employ over 2,500 people
- £500m of Public and Private Sector investment has been attracted into Darlington over the last 5 years.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Darlington railway station is an interchange stop on the East Coast Main Line and has regular services to London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester Airport and Newcastle
- There is easy access to motorways, including the A1(M) and A66
- Durham Tees Valley Airport is 5 miles (8 km) east of Darlington town centre and Newcastle and Leeds Bradfordairports are also close.
- There are many educational establishments in Darlington including Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Carmel RC Technology College, Darlington School of Maths and Science, Longfield Academy, Polam Hall School and St Aidan's Church of England Academy
- Darlington College is a newly built further education college
- Teesside University opened a Darlington campus in 2011 offering higher education in the town to students and businesses.
- A lively market town, steeped in history, there is a real buzz about Darlington, where vibrant street theatre sits hand in hand with the attractive Quaker architecture of High Row, the Town Clock and Victorian Market Hall
- There is no shortage of open spaces, with the award-winning South Park on hand and the Pennines, North Yorkshire Dales, and North Yorkshire National Park close by
- Darlington’s pretty marina offers moorings, a motel and a restaurant.
Finally, did you know …
- Darlington was voted the 7th 'Happiest Place to Live' in the Government's 2015 "Life Satisfaction Index" based on housing affordability and quality of life?
- The town is often colloquially referred to as 'Darlo'?
- The world’s first steam-powered passenger train journey began in Darlington on 27th September 1825? It moved at an average of 6 mph up the line to Stockton on Tees?