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Life on the Yorkshire Coast

You’ll find that your salary stretches further on the Yorkshire Coast, offering teachers a standard of living not available in many other parts of the country.

As well as the main towns of Scarborough and Whitby, the area is dotted with many smaller settlements and villages, offering an affordable lifestyle in a great environment. House prices in the main coastal towns are around £60,000 below the UK average, whilst average rents (in Scarborough) are almost half the UK average.

If the outdoors is your thing, you have an entire coast line to explore - as well as being in the edge of a national park - The North York Moors - with all that it offers to outdoor enthusiasts. Dalby Forest offers one of England’s best mountain biking venues.

For live music and the arts, you’ll find two theatres in Scarborough, as well as outdoor live music events which in recent years attracted a wide range of artists, from the Kaiser Chiefs to the Beach Boys.

When it comes to nights out, you can choose from the busy atmosphere of the bars and pubs of Scarborough and Whitby, or the numerous country inns and restaurants in rural villages. As a popular tourist destination, our area boasts a selection of boutique hotel and award winning restaurants for those special nights out.

Opportunities for partners and families: a growing local economy

If you are relocating with a partner and family, they’ll find a strengthening local economy with positive career opportunities from the significant job growth expected in coming years.

Expansion is expected particularly in the engineering, construction, IT and health and social care sectors. The Woodsmith Mine is a giant fertilizer development project owned by global resources firm Anglo American, the £2.3 billion project involving mining Minerals (developing multi-nutrient fertiliser) is expected to bring 1,000 direct jobs and a further 2,000 in the supply chain. The tourism, health and housing sectors are all also experiencing investment.



Key companies, organisations and employers

There are several large manufacturing companies operating in the North East, as well as many smaller firms. The public sector is also well established here, with The Council being one of the largest employers in the area. Tourism is also a key sector in the area, with people visiting from all over the world to experience both the east coast and moors areas.

Some of the key employers in the area are:

Watch the following video produced by ‘Discover Yorkshire Coast’  which not give you a sneak peak of our amazing coastline but the leisure, employment and how moving your education career to the coast opens all sorts of opportunities to you and your family.  

Access and transport on the North Yorkshire Coast

Here on the North Yorkshire Coast, we are connected to all major services with access to reliable and modern transport options to suit you.