Easterside is a small housing estate towards the geographical centre of Middlesbrough in north-east England, with a population of around 3,200. It is bounded to the east by Marton Road A172 and to the south by Ladgate Lane B1380. Much of its housing stock was built in the early to mid-1960s in an open plan style with few high walls or fences and has large green spaces in common areas. The largest of these areas is to be found in the centre of the estate near the church and what is now a fenced play area. The style of architecture is broadly similar to other examples in the Netherfields, Pallister Park, Beechwood and Saltersgill estates. The latter two of these are immediately adjacent to both Easterside and each other.
Easterside is served by the Arriva service 27 every 15 minutes Monday-Saturday daytimes and services 610, 611 every 60 minutes evenings and Sundays. It is located next to one of the principal road routes into the centre of the town and, as such, is affected by the infamous 'Marton Crawl' in peak periods. The Marton railway station (better described as a halt) lies about a mile east of the estate, at the eastern edge of Stewart Park. and is on the Esk Valley Line that joins Middlesbrough and Whitby.
Location, businesses and amenities
Easterside is located close to the James Cook University Hospital. There is a small local shopping area. including local shops such as a Sainsbury's convenience store and Martins newsagent. There is also a branch library.
The local pubs and clubs are The Viking and The Beechwood, Easterside and District Social Club. There are also several playing facilities in the area.
The estate lies only a few minutes from the suburb of Marton and Stewart Park, one entrance of which sits on the intersection of Ladgate Lane and Marton Road. On the western edge of the estate are the Saltersgill playing fields, the home of Acklam Rugby Club. These facilities are also used and maintained by the University of Teesside.
The Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre lies about a mile west of the estate, along Ladgate Lane.
The estate has three schools: Easterside Primary School, the St Thomas More RC Primary School and Holmwood School for pupils with special educational needs.
The estate is served by the Anglican Church of St Agnes, which was built as a result of donation by Agnes Spencer and was opened in 1967. Its architects were Mortimer Partners of Northallerton. The Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas More lies close to the social club, on the edge of the Beechwood estate.