Invest in Darlington

Excellent transport links * highly qualified local workforce* high achieving schools * low land and premises costs * great choice and value of housing * fantastic quality of life

Only some of the reasons why Darlington was voted the 7th 'Happiest Place to Live' in the Government's 2015 "Life Satisfaction Index" based on housing affordability and quality of life!

 Make Darlington the home for your ingenious business. Find out more at Invest in Darlington

Excellent transport links

By road, rail or air, Darlington is well connected locally, regionally,  nationally and internationally.

Skilled workforce

Over 90% of the working age population hold a qualification, and more than a quarter educated to degree level


High performing schools and a range of colleges plus six universities within a one hour commute

Low land and premises costs

A superb range of sites for your business. Start your search today

Great housing

A great range of houses from smart Victorian to new styles. Ave. house price is £127,286 - within the lowest 13% 

Fantastic quality of life

A theatre town with the newly restored Darlington Hippodrome and national children's theatre - Hulaballoo - plus great bars, shops and restaurants - what's not to love in Darlington