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 railway trains thanks to George Stephenson and his world famous Rocket.
There are excellent schools throughout the town with the lowest pupil to teacher ratios in the UK as well as a brand new £35million college which has a new centre linked to Teesside University – the UK’s current University of the Year.
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, Orange, Amec, Student Loans Company and Four Seasons Health Care remain committed to Darlington and continue 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 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 the mix plentiful housing of all kinds – with house prices below the national average – and Darlington has got to be one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.