Proud Teessiders know that Teesside is a part of the country with so much to offer – from beautiful rolling countryside to picturesque seaside spots.
But it's not just fabulous landscape that Teesside's got going for it…you can bag yourself a degree at one of the UK's top universities or cheer along the players at long-standing football club Middlesbrough FC.
There are quaint market towns such as Yarm and Stokesley which are perfect for a spot of lunch or a browse amongst the chic boutiques. And if shopping is what you enjoy there are Middlesbrough and Stockon town centres, which both boast the whole gamut of high street shops, as well as the ever popular Teesside Park.
It's a great place for families to live with plenty of parks and outdoor spaces, Stewart Park in Marton, Middlesbrough, having just undergone a multimillion pound regeneration. Preston Park in Eaglescliffe, Stockon, is also a great choice, particularly for slightly older children due to its exciting (and free!) adventure playground.
Cineworld in Middlesbrough and Showcase Cinema at Teesside Park will keep you up to date with the latest blockbusters. And Teesside's nightlife is just teeming – you can enjoy a meal on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough or a cool glass of Pinot in one of Yarm's chi chi wine bars.
See our Local listings for further details and many more suggestions.