To an outsider, Middlesbrough might not be the most glamourous place to live, in fact, it was once handed the unenviable mantle of being "one of the worst places in the UK". Seriously, we're going to stand for that. Alright, we know it has its imperfections and the odd flaw, but our 'Boro' is one of the warmest, friendliest and most welcoming places you'll find, and here's why......
With the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors and some stunning coastline right on our doorstep, you couldn't ask for more when it comes to natural beauty. There won't be many Teessiders who haven't ventured up Roseberry Topping on a Sunday morning to take in the breathtaking views. When you see Roseberry Topping from the A19, you know your home.
Talking of local landmarks, Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge is a rare piece of local engineering that's still fully functional today (even though it took a direct hit from a German bomb in WW2). It's been seen in numerous films and TV shows. Billy Elliot danced on it and the lads in Auf Weidersehen Pet dismantled it and reassembled it in the USA. Plus, it's the only bridge you can bungee jump off in the UK - if you've got the nerve...
Voyager, Conquistador & arguably Middlesbrough's most famous son, Captain James Cook only went and discovered Australia, no less.
Whilst we're in Austrailia, Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge is constructed out of Middlesbrough/Teesside steel, as are many other bridges throughout the world. So it's Boro folk to be thanked for many of the world's most impressive constructions. Industry is at the heart of our town, with steel, chemicals and ships all having been proudly produced in the region over the past century. You probably don't realize it but Teesport handles over 4,000 vessels a year with over 27 million tonnes of cargo. Pretty impressive figures eh!
Middlesbrough-based Teesside University is a huge (and growing a rapid rate) presence in the town. The university has a growing reputation for developing digital businesses particularly in the field of digital animation and for hosting the Animex festival.
Middlesbrough's major economic ambitions have been boosted with it being named one of the Top 10 Small Cities in Europe by the Financial Times.The high profile listing comes in a report entitled European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018-19 which asks the question "With Europe in flux, which locations have investment potential for the long haul?" The report has been compiled by the Financial Times supplement - 'fDi magazine' - which looks at potential for foreign direct investment (FDI). Middlesbrough was listed at number nine for small cities in Europe with its strategy to attract foreign investment.
Boro has its very own distinctive language. It's certainly not Geordie (as is often first thought by southerners). 'Yer jokin aren't yer' can be heard from Acklam to Grangetown. Our distinctive tone can be easily recognized in all corners of the globe and you feel a sense of belonging whenever you hear it.
I think you'll know by now that we are truly passionate about our "small town in Europe". Our extensive property register covers Middlesbrough town centre, Linthorpe, Acklam, Ormesby, Tollesby, Brookfield, Longlands and all of the TS3 & TS4 estates. Talk to us about any aspect of selling or renting your home. Chat to us about our auction department and why more and more sellers are choosing this route for a swift, hassle-free transaction. So, if you're at the start your journey the property ladder, looking for a renovation project, up sizing because your bursting at the seams, downsizing now the children have flown the nest or looking for an investment/rental place to add to your portfolio, then call in or give us a call and we'll be happy to help.
Should you be searching for an estate agent in Middlesbrough to put your property on the market our Sales Agents will be happy to help and arrange a free market appraisal. If you are a landlord considering letting your property in Middlesbrough or need advice our ARLA qualified Lettings Agents are on hand to support you.