Local area guide

Living in York (YO1-62)

Indulge in the timeless beauty of York, a city steeped in history and brimming with architectural marvels.

Immerse yourself in its charming streets, vibrant festivals and thriving culinary scene.

York offers an enchanting place to live.

Your guide to moving to York

Why York is a good place to live

With its rich history, vibrant community and access to beautiful landscapes, York is a lovely place live. 

Education standards are high here, while crime rates are generally low. The city is home to the prestigious University of York, part of the Russell group of universities. 

With its cool cafes, destination restaurants and boutique shops, this riverside city has National Parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty, quaint villages and market towns, as well as the Yorkshire coast, all right on its doorstep.

What’s York famous for?

York is a stunning city architecturally, with its medieval charm, magnificently Gothic York Minster Cathedral and medieval walls steeped in history. 

Be sure to check out the Shambles: a narrow, cobbled street lined with timber-framed buildings, an iconic symbol of York's medieval heritage.

Things to do in York

The city's vibrant cultural scene includes theatres, art galleries and museums, including the Theatre Royal and Castle Museum. 

Explore the charming streets, filled with boutique shops, cafes and restaurants, or the stunning countryside nearby. 

The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks are great for hiking, cycling and just soaking up the scenery.

In summary, living in York provides a captivating blend of historical grandeur, educational opportunities and a thriving cultural scene. 

The city's commitment to preserving its heritage, coupled with its vibrancy and natural beauty, makes it an enchanting place to call home.

Average asking prices in York today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£325,000

318 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£460,000

521 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£325,000

325 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£200,000

315 properties for sale

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Local pubs in York

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  • Black Swan

    York, North Yorkshire, YO1

    Dating from the 15th century, this half-timbered pub with rooms is a block from the River Foss, a 10 minute walk from York Castle and a 5-10 minute walk from Jorvik Viking Centre.

  • Royal Oak

    York, North Yorkshire, YO1

    Here at The Royal Oak we are committed to bringing you the amazing pub experience that Yorkshire is known for. Situated right the heart of the city, just down the road from the Minster, there is nowhere better to come for a pint or a lovely meal with your

  • Old White Swan

    York, North Yorkshire, YO1

    You will find The Old White Swan in Goodramgate York within a short stroll of York Minster, Parliament Square and Deangate - however you won't find another like it.

  • Terrace

    York, North Yorkshire, YO1

    The Terrace-York City Centre's ONLY Sports Bar........

  • Duke of York

    York, North Yorkshire, YO1

    Leeds Brewery pub in the heart of medieval York.Great beer selection and freshly cooked locally sourced food.Great views of Kings Square and the Minster beyond.

Transport in York

Trains

York train station is just on the edge of the city centre and operates trains to London (1 hr 47 mins), Manchester (1 hr 38 mins), Edinburgh (2 hrs 30 mins), Birmingham (2 hrs 46 mins), Leeds (43 mins), Liverpool (2 hrs 12 mins) and Penzance (8 hrs 35 mins), among others.

Buses

York has an excellent bus network which runs seven days a week and connects the city to the surrounding suburbs, as well as Leeds and Selby.

Find out more information on destinations and timetables at iTravelYork.

Roads

The A1(M) motorway, which connects London to Edinburgh, passes through York along the way.

The A64 connects York to the coastal town of Scarborough to the east and provides a direct route to Leeds and the wider West Yorkshire area.

The A59 links York to Harrogate, Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales.

Park & Ride

York's Park & Ride services allow you to travel to York by car, park for free in secure car parks and complete your journey into the city centre by bus.

Park & Ride buses are fairly cheap and a fare-paying adult can travel with up to three under-16s for free.

View Park & Ride timetables and fares. 

Airports

Leeds-Bradford international airport is the nearest airport to York, providing direct flights to most of Europe and connecting flights to Dubai, Thailand and the United States.

Transport connections

York
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
Poppleton
National Rail
3.2 miles / 5.1 km
Hammerton
National Rail
8.8 miles / 14.2 km
Ulleskelf
National Rail
9.4 miles / 15.1 km

Schools in York

York offers a range of good and outstanding primary and secondary schools.

For primary-aged children, Knavesmere is outstanding, while Acomb, Badger Hill, Burton Green, Carr and Clifton are all good.

For secondary students, Allsaints Catholic, Archbishop Holgate's and Fulford Academy are all outstanding, while Applefields is good.

For further education, the University of York is part of the Russell Group of Universities and offers a diverse program of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Schools in York

St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School - a Catholic Voluntary Academy
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Park Grove Primary Academy
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Tang Hall Primary Academy
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Bootham School
Ages: 3 - 19 years old
Fishergate Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Heworth Church of England Primary School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)