Why York is a great place to relocate to
There has been lots of debate in the media recently about an increasing number of people leaving London and moving North. Our experience is that there is a definite upward trend in buyers from outside the area looking to relocate to York and with so many benefits, it’s not surprising!
Arguably the most immediate pull to York is its central location which makes it easily accessible from almost anywhere! You can travel by train to London in under two hours, Edinburgh in two and a half hours and York also benefits from excellent road links.
York is also perfectly situated for those who want to be able to enjoy the countryside as well as city life with the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and stunning coastline only short drives away.
As well as excellent transport links, York is set to become the UK’s first ultra fibre optic city with internet speeds of up to 1GB. TalkTalk’s UFO flagship project which is being rolled across the city will bring full fibre connectivity to over 55,000 homes and businesses meaning people working from home could quite possibly have better connectivity that their London counterparts!
York is home to a wealth of very good primary and secondary schools with many rated as Outstanding or Good by Ofsted. This is undoubtedly a draw for parents who are concerned about the quality of schools in London.
Way of life
Life in York is perhaps a little slower paced than the hustle and bustle of London and many people will relocate looking for a better quality of life and work life balance. However, there is still lots of things to see and do in York with a vibrant food and drink scene, world class horse racing, several theatres and art galleries and many museums. There are many different festivals held throughout the year from the Great Yorkshire Fringe, York Balloon Fiesta and the spectacular Christmas markets.
York offers a great variety of property with something to suit every taste and budget. There are cosy country cottages available in the outlying villages, large detached family homes, as well as ultra-modern city centre apartments. There is no denying you will get more for your money in York than in the Southern counties with an average 3 bed semi in York selling for £240,000 compared to £701,000 in London.
At Hudson Moody we are members of the Relocation Agent Network which means we have been specially selected to help people looking to relocate to the York area and can offer you expert, trusted advice.
Please give us a call on 01904 650650 if you would like to find out more.