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The Local Area Guide to Living in Dunnington

Found in the county of York, Dunnington is a village and civil parish just 4 miles to the east of York city centre. Evidence points to the early settlements in Dunnington being from the Anglo-Saxon period, although various traces of Roman occupation have been found, including a Roman altar on Dunnington Common and some Roman roads to the north and south of the village. Archaeological findings also hint at habitation during the Neolithic and Bronze age, as flint tools and Iron Age pottery have also been found in the area. The village was denoted in the Domesday book as “Donniton”.

Nature lovers will appreciate the Hassacarr Nature Reserve, which has been designated as a local conservation area and is managed by volunteers who protect its biodiversity and wildlife. Dunnington also boasts the Grade II* listed St Nicholas Church, which features original 11th century stonework and a Lady Chapel that was built throughout the 1930s. Towards the centre of the village lays The Shambles, a vibrant Medieval Street filled with interesting and unusual shops.

Information About the Local Residents

The population of Dunnington stands at about 3,230, while altogether in York there are approximately 198,051 residents in 83,552 different households. Roughly 10% of the city’s residents fall within the 20-24 year-old demographic, which marginally surpasses the figure for the nation as a whole, at 6.8%. 94% of York residents are white, compared to the rest of England's figure of 86%. The most practised religion in York is Christianity, with 59.5% of the population identifying with the faith, although those who are nonreligious make up 30.1% of the city.

44% of York are in wedlock, while there is a significantly lower amount of people who are divorced, separated or widowed. York is a relatively healthy city, and more than 50% of the population have declared that their health is ‘very good’.

Nearby Schools

Dunnington has one school, the Dunnington Church of England Primary School, which has a reception for pre-school pupils and is closely linked with the church of St Nicholas. Ofsted has praised the school in recent inspections, labelling the teaching quality as “good”. For secondary schooling, Archbishop Holgate's School is not far from the village, and has received outstanding reports from Ofsted for its “excellent quality of education and care”. Huntington School is another secondary school local to the area, and also comes with glowing Ofsted reports.

Getting Around

York Railway Station is the nearest station to Dunnington, at only 6 miles away. There are 15 different bus routes that service the village, linking to places including York, Poppleton, Stamford Bridge, and Pocklington. Both the A1079 and A166 roads connect Dunnington to neighbouring towns and cities such as York and Hull, while Leeds Bradford International Airport is only an hour's drive away.

Local Shops

Dunnington has a decent variety of shops and amenities, including a Londis and a Costcutter for groceries and everyday requirements. The village also offers a pharmacy, a post office, and a car dealership. For a more extensive shopping experience, York has a multitude of different supermarkets, retail outlets, and designer stores on the high street.

The Cross Keys and the Windmill Hotel are both excellent places to grab a drink and a bite to eat, with both places offering an affordable yet tasty menu. Dunnington Fisheries offer some delicious fish and chips, while the Gold Cup Inn is an ideal place to go for some continental cuisine. Dunnington Sports Club is possibly the most vibrant place to go on the weekends, providing a fun and friendly atmosphere.

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