The Vale of York
The Vale of York runs from the Humberhead Levels to the Vale of Mowbray, with the Howardian Hills to the east and Pennines to the west. It is predominantly a flat landscape and serves as the main north/south corridor for the North of England.
The obvious feature of this popular area is the city of York, with its medieval Minster and historic centre. York train station is a valuable asset to the area, with regular services to London and Edinburgh as well as Leeds and Manchester. York racecourse is the third biggest in the country in terms of prize money. For buyers looking for property in the Vale of York, destination villages and towns include:
Boroughbridge is busy market town, six miles north west of York. The town is located next to the A1M, giving it excellent access to the motorway network. With the recent flight from country life to town life, it has become a popular destination for buyers.
The town grew out of the original Roman settlement of Aldborough, to be closer to the bridge across the River Ure. Aldborough is a pretty village renowned for its Roman remains.
Tolerton is popular village with home buyers, due to its easy access to the A19 and being only 10 miles north from York. The village has a popular village store and pub and is centred on an attractive village green.
Helperby is an attractive village to those looking for a rural location but needing links to the motor way network. The village has a thriving community, with a primary school, pubs, and a butcher shop. There is also a well subscribed cricket club.
The City of York
York has become a very popular destination for buyers from across the country and beyond. The city has much to offer including culture, schools, a race course and university. York train station has regular services to London, Edinburgh and Manchester, making it a top destination for professionals needing connectivity across the country. There are plenty of people who make the journey to London regularly for work, particularly since workers have become less reliant on full time office attendance.
The city’s rich heritage and medieval minster have long attracted visitors. The River Ouse, once a busy trade route, is now a peaceful distraction from the hubbub of city life. There are attractive Georgian and Victorian houses along its banks and more recently converted mills and warehouses.
The city has many popular residential areas including:
Bootham and the surrounding streets are particularly popular with parents wanting to be close to the local private schools. It is convenient for the train station and minutes from the city centre.
Tadcaster Road is the main route from York to the west, ideal for those heading to Leeds and the A1(M) on a regular basis. The Knavesmire is adjacent, home to the race course and popular with dog owners.
Bishopthorpe Road is lined with independent shops and cafes, and has a very “local” feel to it. It is close to the river and has several desirable streets running off it. It is just to the south of the city’s walls, and convenient for Rountree Park.
Due to its proximity to the university Fulford has for a long time attracted people connected to its campus. Fulford School is an exceptional secondary school making it very popular with families.