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Why York is a great place to retire to in 2020

York has consistently been voted one of the best places to live in the UK and as such the city is becoming an increasingly popular retirement destination.


Steeped in history and bursting with culture, York has an endless list of things to see and do, both inside and outside the city walls – perfect for those looking for an active retirement. It’s easy to see why the city is so popular with its famously beautiful architecture and unique history, excellent transport links and thriving high streets.


Food & Drink


York has a thriving food and drink scene. In fact, it has recently been named as one of the top foodie cities in the UK! Alongside traditional favourites like Bettys Tearooms and The Ivy, there are also lots of independent restaurants, cafes and delis as well as an array of fine dining restaurants such as award-winning Roots and Skosh – something to suit all tastes and budgets!


Shopping, Culture & Art


York is home to hundreds of stores from high-street favourites to unique independent stores and boutiques and of course, York’s most famous street, the Shambles! Aside from dining and shopping, York is known for its cultural heritage – it’s home to many beautiful theatres including the York Theatre Royal and the Grand Opera House.


For those with an interest in art, ‘Culture and Wellbeing York' is a group of major arts organisations from around the city who have created a cultural menu to help older residents involved in artistic events throughout the year. York Art gallery in the city centre displays a range of beautiful exhibitions from sculptures to ceramic art with new exhibitions each year.


Fun for the family


When the grandchildren come to stay, they can also experience York’s cultural side as the city is home to some of the UK’s most popular attractions including Jorvik Viking Centre and York Dungeons which are guaranteed to provide hours of educational entertainment!


A great base for exploring


The city centre streets are largely traffic-free, making it a safer, less polluted and quieter city, so taking a stroll around the sights is stress-free.


For those wishing to travel, York’s excellent road and railway links mean the city is also a great base for visiting friends and family across the country and in Scotland. The frequent bus services also offer routes to other nearby cities and more rural towns and villages meaning there is always somewhere new to visit and enjoy.


Perfect properties


The ever-increasing popularity of York has helped to boost its housing market and there are a variety of excellent options for people looking to find their perfect retirement property.


New builds are popular amongst retirees; they’re low maintenance, extremely energy efficient and don’t come with any complicated onward purchasing chains.


Green Lane, a purpose built development, has a variety of, high specification two bed apartments designed for retirees. The properties are situated within the Clifton Moor area, close to a range of local amenities and easy access to York city centre.


Bungalows are also a popular option and we often have a number of fantastic properties available on the outskirts of the city.


We currently have a superb two-bedroom detached bungalow situated in the popular Rawcliffe area of York, featuring a spacious living and dining room, a family bathroom, impressive conservatory and landscaped gardens. Read more about this property here

For those looking for a larger retirement home, this four-bedroom dormer bungalow is situated within the sought-after Huntington area. This property offers a fully fitted kitchen, separate dining room, three first floor bedrooms and a private rear lawned garden. Find out more about this property here


To find out more about the Green Lane development and our retirement properties in York, call us on 01904 650650.

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