Living Here

Wanting to achieve a better work life balance for you and your staff?

Then look no further than Richmondshire!

Voted the best place to live in England, and the second best in the UK, according to the Halifax’s quality of life survey, it was Richmondshire’s combination of excellent personal wellbeing scores, low crime rates and traffic volumes that helped it achieve its high ranking, along with its buoyant housing and labour markets, the superb natural environment, education, health, personal wellbeing and leisure!

Outside of work there is plenty to do with world class attractions, entertainment, places to visit and things to do to – enough to keep every member of the family happy!


With a large range of housing options there is something to suit all tastes including luxury apartments, affordable housing and development land for “self-build” options in a wide geographical range of areas including larger towns, established housing settlements, small villages and hamlets and remote rural locations.


With a wealth of history, heritage and natural beauty on your doorstop there are endless ways for making best use of your free time: art and culture, food and drink, outdoor activities and sport. Whatever your age and whatever your interest – Richmondshire has got it covered.


The district is well served with nursery, primary, secondary and further education facilities available. Small village primary schools, faith schools, academy run secondary schools, private schools and sixth form colleges - a large proportion are rated good to excellent by Ofsted. The secondary schools offer a range of GCSE options, as well as the core subjects, in Media and Business Studies. The further education colleges offer a range of A Levels, NVQs and have active careers programmes with excellent links to local businesses. Vocational courses and a range of apprenticeships are offered at Darlington College. The college has excellent links with Teesside University for further education opportunities including degree apprenticeships. There is a range of private childcare provision including private childminders, private nurseries and wrap around care provided by primary schools.