Chester-le-Street is a historical town within County Durham which has been voted one of the best places to live in the North East. It is a large but quiet market town surrounded by Countryside and featuring everything that you could want in a town; local shops, a shopping centre, countryside and good local schools. It is located 12km from Durham City Centre and 13km from Newcastle Upon Tyne, making it the ideal location for anyone looking to commute to either of these major cities. Chester-le-Street is also the home of the Riverside Cricket Ground and Durham Cricket, and has a regular local market in the Town Centre.
Chester-le-Street is located 12km from Durham City Centre and 13km from Newcastle Upon Tyne, making it the ideal location for anyone looking to commute to either of these major cities. Chester-le-Street also has its own train station on the East Coast Main Line, which runs between London King's Cross and Edinburgh Waverley. This makes it a great location for those looking to commute either North or South.
Shopping and Leisure
Chester-le-Street is a historic market town with a regular local market still taking place in the Town Centre. As well as the local market, Chester-le-Street has a popular town centre with shops and amenities such as a Post Office, pubs, banks, food shops, bars, restaurants, gyms and florists. Chester-le-Street Town Centre features its own shopping centre; St Cuthbert’s Walk Shopping Centre, which has a variety of shops such as supermarkets, high street brands and local independent stores. Chester-le-Street is also a short distance from Durham City Centre which is well known for its shopping, and Team Valley Retail Park in Gateshead. Chester-le-Street is also the home of the Riverside Cricket Ground and Durham Cricket which also hosts a variety of music concerts in the warmer months. Chester-le-Street Riverside Park is very popular with visitors, and residents can also visit the close by Angel of the North and Beamish Museum.
Chester-le-Street has a wide range of nurseries, primary and secondary schools within the Town, making Chester-le-Street a popular residential area for those looking to be within the catchment areas for the local schools. Chester-le-Street is also situated a short distance from the A1(M) making it easy for those looking to travel to schools in Durham, Birtley, Gateshead or Newcastle Upon Tyne.
5 Reasons to Live in Chester-le-Street
- Local Market Town with regular weekly Outdoor Markets in the Town Centre
- Chester-le-Street Riverside Park complete with a Cafe, grassed areas, events and play area with splash pad, artist designed ornamental gardens, and is the perfect place for a riverside walk
- Riverside Cricket Stadium, home to Durham Cricket and also hosts a variety of outdoor concerts during the warmer months
- Close to Durham, Gateshead and Newcastle Upon Tyne so great for commuters
- Wide Variety of Shops, Restaurants, Pubs and Bars in the Town Centre for residents to enjoy
Our Chester-le-Street Office branch
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