Durham is a small city, which will appeal to many people but perhaps not feel welcome to others. It depends on what you enjoy in life, but we believe that everything in the city is within easy reach is a real boon for residents.

If you like variety in your weekly life, Durham provides plenty of opportunities to have fun. At Urban BASE, we think Durham is an excellent place to live, and we are sure many of you will agree with us.

The pros and cons of Durham welcoming tourists

Given that Durham is hugely popular with tourists, it might or might not be the correct city for you. If you don’t like crowds of people wandering around, and you much prefer peace and solitude, this might not be the city for you!

However, as Durham is geared to meet the needs of guests and visitors each week, you can rest assured there is always something to see and do. This is a vibrant city that has a solid connection to the past. If you love historical sites, being part of a wider group, or you want plenty of places to eat and drink, Durham will appeal to you.

Open spaces in Durham are hugely appealing

In recent times, space has become ever more critical, and this is as true for outside your home as inside your property.

Wharton Park is an excellent destination in Durham, allowing you to enjoy stunning views of the city while getting some exercise or fresh air! Whether you like to socialise with others, walk your dog, exercise or take life easy, this is a park that offers historical attractions with the greenery people crave in the modern-day.

If you are looking for something more formal, you’ll love the excitement of the Durham Regatta. The river banks come alive when the regatta takes place. The rest of the year, residents have the chance to wander with purpose, but as the second oldest regatta in the country, the pageantry on offer at this time is something special to behold.

Durham takes care of the basics for homeowners

If you are focused on the basics of what Durham has to offer, rest assured everything is in place.

Concerning transport, regular train services ensure you can reach London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Reading, Plymouth, Southampton and even Newcastle with a minimum of fuss. The A1 is close by, which ensures the M1 is within easy reach. Also, if you are keen to jet off, Durham is half an hour away from Newcastle International Airport.

You have more than 40 primary schools in the city and over ten secondary schools to consider when it comes to schools.

Highly regarded primary schools include Ludworth Primary School, Coxhoe Primary School and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Newhouse. Belmont Community School and Durham Johnston Comprehensive School are highly regarded secondary schools in the local area.

Contact Urban BASE for all your Durham property needs

If you would like to find out more about why Durham is the ideal place for you and your loved ones to live, we are always happy to help. Call us on 0845 6431186 today.