Local Region
What is it like living in the Yarm area?

Yarm is an exciting market town with a population of roughly 12,000. It has all the facilities you would expect from a vibrant town with a wide variety of shops, art galleries, museums, pubs, nightclubs and entertainment. The Yarm viaduct complete with forty-three arches towers above the town and was constructed in the mid-19th century and represents a remarkable feat of engineering. In addition to this, Teesside Park on the outskirts of Middlesbrough boasts a twelve-screen cinema, ten-pin bowling, several restaurants and fast food outlets and a large shopping park. International Standard Tees Barrage on the River Tees, which offers Kayaking, Canoeing and Britain's largest white water course.


Yarm and the surrounding area offers a wide choice of housing, varying from detached dwellings on modern estates to traditional Victorian terraces; from small rural villages in North Yorkshire to the urban town of Middlesbrough.


Employment is based on a blend of local small and medium businesses largely in the service sector, as well as process chemical and traditional engineering giants like ICI, Corus and Samsung. Other major employers exist in education and training, local goverment, professional, retail, distribution, manufacturing and tourism/leisure sectors.


A good choice of local schools exist, with most primary schools offering nursery units. Most schools are 11-16 mixed comprehensives; with further choices at 16 between local colleges like Middlesbrough College, Stockton Riverside College, school sixth forms and sixth form colleges. Progression from college to the University of Teesside and Durham University Stockton campus offers local higher education opportunities.


Yarm and the surrounding area has some of England's most beautiful countryside on its doorstep, with the North Yorkshire Moors National Park to the south of the town and the scenic North Yorkshire coastline. If you want to explore the area further, visit the Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn, hike up our regions landmark Roseberry Topping, walk the 110-mile Cleveland Way or visit Hartlepool's Historic Quay. The North East has a rich and interesting history. The regions most famous son is the explorer Captain James Cook, The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is situated in Stewart Park in Middlesbrough (20 minute drive).

If you would like any further information on the region, please contact us by email or by phone. Alternatively, please follow the link to the official visitor information website for the Tees Valley:

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