York - officially the best place to live in the UK!
This week the Sunday Times confirmed what we’ve known all along – York is officially the best place to live in the UK! Identified as a mini metropolis and selected for its unique blend of history and innovation, cool cafés and destination restaurants, we couldn’t be more proud to live and work in this city.
The Sunday Times accolade followed a fantastic opening episode of this year’s series of Location Location Location earlier in the week which showcased the city fantastically. All in all, a great week for York!
Of course, York is no stranger to this kind of praise having been awarded the friendliest city, the second kindest city and also one of the happiest and safest cities in recent polls. It’s also home to some of the most visited tourist attractions, one of the country’s most instagrammable cities and the only city in the North expected to dominate the tech industry. In fact, and perhaps surprisingly for such a historic city, it’s got the fastest broadband in the country - up to 20 times faster than the average fibre connection!
So, with all these awards to its name, it goes without saying that York is a hugely desirable place to live and work. Demand for houses is strong and house prices have risen by 6.3% in the last year, 1.4% higher than the UK average.
There are properties here to suit all tastes and budgets with a unique blend of old and new, traditional and ultra-modern. The average price for a starter home or flat in York is £180,290 and a mid-market semi-detached property averages £415,480. New developments in the city centre are proving to be increasingly in demand from young professionals keen to experience living in the heart of the very best city in the UK.
With a broad spectrum of prices and a consistent demand, York is a not only a great place to live but also a great place to invest in property.