The town is both beautiful and interesting, with high quality residential areas and many historic pockets to add to its quaint town centre – it was even home to the first ever passenger railway trains thanks to George Stephenson and his world famous Rocket.
There are excellent schools throughout the town with the low pupil to teacher ratios which produce excellent results. There is a new £35 million college and Teesside University also has a campus in the town.
This means that the town has a highly educated workforce, trained in all kinds of commercial disciplines. So perhaps it’s little wonder that Darlington has become something of a magnet for business relocations with companies like Capita, EE, Amec Foster Wheeler, the Student Loans Company and Four Seasons Health Care remaining committed to Darlington and continuing to expand.
But it’s not all work by any means! There are plenty of pleasures to be had as well. Darlington has an historic town centre which is home to a vibrant range of places to shop, eat and socialise including its own theatre the Civic Theatre and a lively arts scene. For those who like to be active it’s also got a top-notch pool and leisure centre, plentiful bike routes and a vast number of beauty spots and walks right on the doorstop.
Add to add to the mix plentiful housing of all kinds – including here at Lingfield Point where Taylor Wimpey is well on with building the Millfields estate. House prices below the national average, which all combines to make Darlington has got to be one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.