Residents of Briar Row will be 5 minutes walk from this hugely successful retail arena. Shops and eateries on site including Marks and Spencers, Next, Sainsburys, Asda Living, Costa, Greggs, Priest Burgers, KFC, McDonalds, Smyths Toys, Pets at Home, Nike, The Works and Lidl.
Briar Row is within walking distance of a number of popular local schools. Younger children can attend the excellent Framwellgate Moor Primary School from nursery age. Other primary options including the Catholic St Godric's, Newton Hall and Finchale Schools. For older children aged 11-18 the nearby Framwellgate School has seen a recent surge in popularity fuelled by an ambitious new headteacher. Slightly further afield Briar Row residents can also apply to the highly sought-after Durham Johnston Comprehensive School which also offers a Sixth Form education. School leavers and adults are within walking distance of New College Durham's array of vocational courses.