Middlesbrough is a large town on the banks of the River Tees in the north east of England. Although historically in North Yorkshire, since 1974 the town has been part of its own unitary authority.
Middlesbrough is home to much of the UK’s chemical industry and heavy metals industry, with the town at one time being christened “Ironopolis” because of the ironworks located along the banks of the Tees. Though these industries have been in decline for some time they remain the backbone of the town’s economy and provide a high percentage of the jobs.
The local port is one of the largest in Europe and is home to the iconic Tees transporter bridge which has carried people and cars across the river since 1911 and now forms part of the A178 road.
Property prices in the town are very affordable and there are an abundance of terraced town houses available making Middlesbrough a decent bet for first time buyers looking to settle down with a reasonable mortgage.