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Local Area Guide

Local Area Guide

A brief guide to choosing the best area for you

Whether you want to be within walking distance from the vibrant York city centre or prefer the serenity of village life and being part of the community, there is an area of York that will suit your needs.

Central locations include Bootham, Bishopthorpe Road/South Bank, Heworth, Holgate and Clifton. These areas tend to be popular with families who want to be close to the action and within proximity to the station and all other amenities.

On the other hand, villages further afield including Poppleton, Haxby, Copmanthorpe, Fulford, Dunnington and Wheldrake offer a great balance between village life and a more rural setting, along with easy access into the city centre and other transport links.

Local Area Guide

Why move to Acomb?

Acomb is situated just inside the ring road to the west of York, it has everything you could need right on your doorstep. Along with great access to main roads. The small, but thriving high street is ideal for those everyday essentials including the well renowned Acomb Greengrocer, which supplies a wide selection of local delicacies.

Acomb is popular with families due to a great selection of local primary schools, along with some excellent leisure and sport facilities.

One of Acomb’s biggest attractions is the Green Flag Award-winning West Bank Park, which covers around 20-acres between Holgate and Acomb. There is plenty of green space for everyone, including a children’s play area, picnic area, nature reserve and a woodland trail.

Why move to Badger Hill?

Badger Hill is ideally located for easy access to and from the city centre along with York University. The area has great public transport, including regular bus services. There are plenty of good local amenities and schools, making it popular with families.

Why move to Bishophill?

Bishophill lies within the city walls, it is a beautiful and historic part of York, with a great selection of period terrace houses. The area is perfect for access to the city centre and the train station, therefore attracts lots of young professionals.

Why move to Bishopthorpe?

Bishopthorpe is one of York’s most popular villages, just three miles south of York city centre, close to the River Ouse and home to Bishopthorpe Palace, residence of the Archbishop of York.

The village has a mix of traditional and modern family houses and is known for its excellent local primary school, good range of local shops, pubs, and library. Bishopthorpe is perfectly located for beautiful country walks, with easy access to city centre and outer ring road.

Why move to Bishopthorpe Road & South Bank?

Being a recent winner of the Great British High Street Award, Bishopthorpe Road, and the surrounding areas of Clementhorpe and South Bank are one of York’s most sought-after location. “Bishy Road” is legendary among locals for its great coffee, restaurants, and authentic stores.

The area lies in the catchment for excellent schools, both primary and secondary. Its enviable location makes it popular with families and young professionals, with easy access to York city centre & the railway station.

This region of York is made up of attractive Victorian terraces, dating back to the 1930s. Spoilt for choice with green spaces by the neighbouring Rowntree Park and Knavesmere very close.

Why move to Bootham & Clifton?

Bootham and Clifton are both very sought-after locations to live in York, lying close to the city centre. There is very easy access to the railway station (over Scarborough Bridge) and the hospital. Homestead Park lies on the doorstep of this area, this offers beautiful green space, with a short walk to the riverside.

Bootham itself has good range of local shops, many of which are independent, including book shops and a pottery painting studio. This area of the city is ideal for access to great schools, Bootham and St Peter’s.

Why move to Fulford?

This historic area of the city is famous for the Battle of Fulford in 1066, and more recently for its excellent Secondary School. However, there’s a lot more than that to recommend it including a great range of local pubs, shops, and transport links.

Fulford sits within easy reach of the A64 to Leeds and the coast but still within walking distance to the city centre. The area is made up of a mix of 1930s and more traditional houses.

Why move to Haxby & Wigginton?

Haxby and neighbouring Wigginton are larger satellite villages to the north of York. They are both popular for families locating to York, due to the volume of amenities and its charming village feel.

The area lies within the catchment for some excellent schools. Surrounded by green space, there is no shortage of outdoor room for walkers and families. The property in this area is typically a mix of modern and traditional properties

Why move to Heworth & Stockton Lane?

Heworth is another very popular location for families to settle, with a great variety of housing available from Victorian terraces to semi-detached properties with generous gardens.

The area has some excellent local independent shops and cafes, and for many it’s just a short walk into the city centre. Heworth gives off a great village feel, with some good schools and proximity to the countryside.

Why move to Holgate?

Holgate is a vibrant suburb very close to the centre of York, with easy access to the train station. This area is well renowned for the number of new independent businesses popping up all the time such as The Prickly Pear, adding a sense of community in this thriving location.

Holgate also benefits from being close enough to York’s Knavesmere, the river Ouse and West Bank Park which offers plentiful green space for recreation. Many houses within this area are traditional Victorian terraces interspaced with 1950s houses.

Why move to Osbaldwick?

Only two miles from the city centre, and within walking distance to the University of York, Osbaldwick is growing in popularity all the time as a great place to live. Osbaldwick is an attractive village, offering all essential amenities, from shops to pubs. Yet, it remains very well connected.

Why move to Poppleton?

Poppleton is York’s most sought-after local village, residents describe life there as the best of both worlds, as its far enough from town that the countryside is on our doorstep, but close enough to access the city centre. Hudson Moody is the only agents with an office in the village, making it the leading agent within the area.

Poppleton makes an ideal location for families and retirees, with both traditional and modern housing available. There is also a large selection of bungalows available within this area.

Why move to Copmanthorpe?

Copmanthorpe lies 4 miles south-west of York city centre. Originally the village was a place for tradesmen and farming, but it is now a popular commuter village with a great range of shops, pubs, and its own local primary school. It also lies within the catchment for Tadcaster Grammar school.

There is an excellent sense of community in this village, The Copmanthorpe Recreation Centre provides many sporting and social facilities, with a great children’s play area. The area has great access to main roads including the A64. There is also a regular bus service that takes you straight into the city centre.

Why move to Dunnington?

Dunnington is a popular village that lies just six miles east of York centre, it offers a great variety of amenities, including local cosy pubs such as The Cross Keys and Windmill, a primary school, library, and doctor’s surgery. It makes an ideal location for families and young professionals to settle, due to its rural setting with great transport links to York and the coast. Hudson Moody has it’s own local branch within the village and always have a great range of spacious family homes to small bungalows. 

Why move to Huntington?

Huntington is a village located to the North-east of York centre. The area offers a great variety of generous properties, easy transport links into the city centre along with Monks Cross Shopping Park.

There is plenty of places to dine out nearby with a couple of local pubs, along with restaurant chains such as Nando’s and Prezzo in the retail centre. The village also has very well-respected schools, both primary and secondary, making it a desirable location for families to settle.

Why live in New Earswick?

New Earswick is a model village that was built by Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust in 1904, located directly north of the city centre, but still lying within the ring road. The village offers facilities for all age groups such as the Community centre, sports, and social club.

Accommodation in New Earswick comprises of flats, bungalows, and generous family homes. The area has easy transport links into the city centre, along with an excellent school.

Why live in Rufforth?

Rufforth is one of York’s most historic villages dating back to Saxon times, it lies about four miles west of York and is a very sought-after village. It makes a great location for commuters to the nearby cities of York, Harrogate, and Leeds.

There is a great sense of community in the village, with the popular pub The Tankard, traditional village shops and a tearoom. There is a good mix of traditional and modern new builds on offer in this area.

Why live in Stamford Bridge?

Stamford Bridge is a highly regarded local village, about eight miles from York. It is historically famous for the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066, but now serves as a more traditional village which is highly regarded with families.

Stamford Bridge has a wide range of facilities, local shops, cafes, and restaurants. The village is also served by two regular bus routes.

Why live in Wilberfoss?

Wilberfoss is a thriving East Yorkshire village that lies on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, around 11 miles east of York. The area has easy access to York, Leeds, and Hull. The village offers a selection of three great pubs and a local primary school. The typical properties available here tend to be both modern and traditional family houses.

Why live in Woodthorpe?

Woodthorpe is a popular suburb just southwest of the city centre, the surrounding areas including Dringhouses, and Foxwood offer a great range of family houses. The village has easy access to the city centre and outer ring road, it is also located close to Askham Bar Park and Ride. The area also has its own Woodthorpe Primary, making it desirable for young families.