Saltburn has been named one of the best places to live in the country.
The seaside town has landed a spot on the Sunday Times’ list of the best places to live.
And among the things chosen as highlights were the Seaview restaurant, and the “elegant” pier, public transport and the school.
Here’s what The Times has to say.
“This great slice of chic Victorian seaside resort.
“He has a lot more benefits than his old nickname, Darlington on Sea, suggests. There is surfing and a wide sandy beach, which has earned it the reputation of North Newquay. But it also has all the attributes of the classic British seaside, including an elegant pier (the most northerly in Britain), a hydraulic cliff lift (the oldest in Britain) and a miniature railway. .
“The seafront has been tidied up in recent years, and there are plans to fit out ‘luxury’ beach cabins for the summer.
“Saltburn is famous for the fish and chips at Seaview Restaurant (£ 10.50 for cod, fries and a great view), but new businesses are popping up all the time, with a florist, microbrewery and indoor store. that have opened in the past There’s a weekly farmer’s market and annual food fair, and the bustling downtown area is full of art galleries, antique shops, and jewelry stores. It’s a reminder that the city’s perks extend beyond the beach.
“Huntcliff, the local high school, gets a good product from Ofsted, and there are trains to Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Darlington. If that wasn’t enough, Saltburn has a surprise up its sleeve: a “secret knitting society”, the Yarnbombers, emerge under cover of darkness to decorate the pier with huge displays of toys and woolen sculptures. “
The Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide uses a wide range of factors, from jobs, exam scores and speed from broadband to culture, community spirit and local stores to compile the best locations to make a House.
The judges also use their own experience of villages, towns and cities, such as the local pubs, ease of transportation, and range of attractive properties.
Another popular spot is the quaint market town of Helmsley, home to a host of independent shops, chocolate box houses and great places to eat and drink – including ‘UK’s best gastro pub’, The Star Inn at Harome.
Here are the full listings for Yorkshire and the North East.
The Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live: Yorkshire
• Helmsley, North Yorkshire
• Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
• Horsforth, Leeds
• Malton, North Yorkshire
• Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire
• Richmond, North Yorkshire
• Saltburn, North Yorkshire
• Fulwood, Sheffield
The Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live: Northeast
• Alnwick, Northumberland
• Craster, Northumberland
• Corbridge, Northumberland
• Durham, County Durham
• Quayside, Newcastle (also crowned best place to live in the North East)
• Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear
• Wooler, Northumberland
The Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain will be published in two parts.
This Sunday March 12, it unveils the best places to live in the North and North East, Midlands, Northern Ireland, South East and Wales.
Part two, released on Sunday March 19, will reveal the best places in the South West, East, London, Scotland and the North West, as well as the best place to live in the UK.