Coxhoe Village is located about 1 mile from the Bowburn intersection of the A1(M) and about 4 miles to the south of Durham City. In the 1970s, when the now demised City of Durham Council last did a village plan for Coxhoe, it was deemed to be a village in decline. In recent years however, there has been considerable housing development and as a result a significant rise it its population.
Coxhoe is a now a reasonably thriving village offering a range of facilities including a primary school, doctors and dentists surgeries, the Village Hall and a district Leisure Centre with associated play areas and football pitches. It has a good mix of shops largely located in Front Street. These include bakers, greengrocers, a post office, butchers, a pet store, hardware store, cycle sales and chemists. There is a large furniture, carpets and domestic goods store and a large Co-operative store. Hot food take away shops and sit down cafés are in an abundance and satisfy any taste. Coxhoe has a range of pubs and clubs within and on the edge of the village. There is also a good range of hairdressers and a beauty salon. There are three churches within the village all located in Front Street.
There is a mix of housing choice as all tenures are represented in the village. There was significant new house building undertaken in the late 80s, with several new private housing estates developed. Since then there has been some small infill sites developed. Spring 2010 saw the commencement of the development of some 80 new private houses.
Coxhoe has strong and effective community groups within the village. There are several local football teams for all ages including Coxhoe Athletic FC (Wearside League), Coxhoe Working Men’s Club and Coxhoe United.