Situated in the Tees Valley of North Yorkshire, Redcar was a little fishing village in the 14th century, and to this day still retains a small fishing industry. With the arrival of the railway in 1846, its eight mile stretch of sandy beach became a big attraction for tourists wanting to enjoy the bracing North Sea air.
A prestigious five bed semi with sea views in Redcar, would have a £400,000+ asking price. While a one bed flat would have a £90,000 to £115,000 price tag depending on area. Monthly rents for a one bed flat could vary from £380 to £450, plus the usual utilities.
Redcar Job Opportunities
The end of steel production in Redcar in 2015 dealt a heavy blow to the local economy, with many manufacturing jobs disappearing. None-the-less, Redcar still has a lot to offer job-seekers. The large ICI Wilton chemical plant provides a variety of employment opportunities, from manual work to IT and office positions. The small fishing industry provides employment in ancillary production processes, and the tourist and leisure sector provides both live-in and live-out housekeeping jobs in Redcar's hotels and guest houses. There are also a number of retail jobs available, thanks to a good selection of High Street names, as well as tourist, gift, and craft shops. Construction work across a variety of building trades is also increasing.
Redcar Employment Trends
Things are beginning to look good for Redcar. Redcar & Cleveland council are involved in a massive regeneration programme to compensate for the loss of steel production. At a cost of £4.5 billion of private money, the area is in the early stages of building new homes, attracting new and diverse businesses, and improving tourist and leisure facilities. Jobs should continue to increase in all sectors, as more regenerative programmes come on stream.