Living in Middlesbrough
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you're moving to will support you and your family, as well as be a pleasant place to live. So here's some useful information about the area around Clairville Grange.
Leisure & Recreation
Set alongside Albert Park 70 acres of recreational space with a boating lake, cafe, roller skating and other sports facilities, Clairville Grange is also within a ten mile drive of the vast, varied environments of the North Yorks Moor National Park. The superb Middlesbrough Sports Village, a state-of-the-art facility with an athletics stadium, floodlit pitches, gym and fitness studios, a velodrome, play area and other top-level resources, is located just over a mile away, adjacent to the popular Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit, a one kilometre indoor track. Other outstanding amenities in easy reach include the water sports facilities at the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre and the recently restored Preston Park Museum and grounds, where the historic collection is accompanied by a nature reserve, Butterfly World, a small-gauge railway and a host of other attractions. Sporting venues include Riverside Stadium, the home ground of Middlesbrough FC.
The recycling site at Bink Street, around fifteen minutes walk away, provide facilities for most household waste including glass, cans, paper and card, plastic bottles and shoes.
Education & Health
Schools within walking distance of Clairville Grange include St Joseph's RC Primary adjacent to the development, and Breckon Hill Primary. Newlands Medical Centre is located on Borough Road, less than ten minutes walk from the development, and there are several dentists within around a half mile. The highly respected James Cook University Hospital, where the round-the-clock Accident and Emergency department is regarded as one of the country's best, is just about fifteen minutes walk away.
Arts & Entertainment
Middlesbrough has an excellent choice of live entertainment, cinemas, restaurants and nightlife. From the drama, music and children's shows at Middlesbrough Theatre and the Town Hall to the eclectic range of bistros, clubs, traditional pubs and vibrant contemporary venues, there is something for everyone. There are also several outstanding museums and galleries, including the superb Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, or 'mima', and the University's Constantine Gallery just a few minutes walk from Clairville Grange.
There are several convenience stores as well as a chemist, a post office and fast food takeaways in the area around Clairville Grange, and a wider selection on Linthorpe Road, around half a mile away, includes a Tesco and a Sainsbury. The development is in easy reach of the varied malls, retail quarters, pedestrianised streets and stylish designer boutiques of the town centre. A little to the west, Teesside Park incorporates high street retailers, restaurants and leisure facilities.