Teesside is wedged between County Durham and North Yorkshire, and follows the curving path of the River Tees as it winds its way west from the north east coast towards the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Surrounded by national parks, the Tees Valley is a picturesque setting for walking, cycling, riding or sailing. The largest city on Teesside is Middlesbrough, which was once the focal point of Teesside’s heavy industry. It is quickly becoming a success story of regeneration, in part, because of the growing credentials of Teesside University. The docklands have been transformed with waterfront restaurants, while Baker Street and Bedford Street are now lined with micropubs and vintage shops.
Teesside is attracting more and more businesses and university spin-outs from London and the South East, partially because of the lower cost of living.
The current average house price in Teesside is £155,000. Property prices are also on average 67 % less than Oxford at £470,000 and 71 % lower than London at £530,000 (Q1, 2017).