New Homes in Yorkshire
Live the Life
With seven cities and 300 miles of outstanding landscape, Yorkshire is a great place to live with a huge amount to see and do.
Things to do in Yorkshire
Whether it’s urban or country living you’re after, you’ll find it all with a new home in Yorkshire.
With miles of rolling hills and dales, Yorkshire is a walker’s paradise. Three national parks, three areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Pennines and miles of coastline are all here and awaiting exploration. Those looking for a challenge may want to try to ascend the Three Peaks: Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent.
The cities of Yorkshire also have plenty to offer too.
York has its tasty Chocolate Story attraction, along with the National Railway Museum showcasing 300 years of history. Further family attractions here include Creepie Crawlies where the kids can take part in den building and activities in the netted climbing forest, the York Dungeon and the York Maze made up of 1.5 million maize plants.
In Halifax you can discover Eureka! The National Children’s Museum which was voted number one in The Independent’s 10 best hands-on museums 2011.
Shopping in Yorkshire
You’ll find a great selection of shopping options in Yorkshire.
The Victoria Quarter in Leeds is known as a premium shopping centre in the north. Here you’ll find big brands such as Harvey Nichols.
The medieval and Georgian streets of Ripon are lovely to wander around, and at Handpicked Hall you will find a selection of independent stores offering unique items.
Sheffield Antiques Quarter showcases a selection of vintage and retro products, while Bradford has some of the best Asian shops in the country.
The Coppergate Centre is York’s main shopping spot, and take some time out if possible to visit The Shambles – Europe’s best preserved medieval street.
Studying in Yorkshire
There are a number of good universities in Yorkshire including the Universities of Leeds, University of Huddersfield, University of Bradford, University of Hull, University of York and University of Sheffield.
There are also a number of good primary and secondary schools within the area, ideal for those with younger children. St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Norton Junior and Kirk Smeaton C of E Primary are great for younger children. For secondary education Outwood Grange, Rodillian and Garforth Academy are all high-performing establishments.
Yorkshire Transport Links
Served well by trains, there are high speed services to London from York (two hours and ten minutes), Doncaster (one hour and 47 minutes), Sheffield (two hours and 3 minutes) and Hull (three hours and 8 minutes).
CrossCountry trains offer regular services from across the South West and the Midlands, while First TransPennine Express offers direct services from Liverpool (one hour and 37 minutes), Manchester (one hour and 5 minutes), Newcastle (one hour and 40 minutes) and Middlesbrough (one hour and 28 minutes).
There are three airports to pick from when living in Yorkshire – Leeds Bradford International Airport, Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield and Humberside Airport.
When travelling by car from the North West, take the M62 from the North East and head for the A1, from the South go via the M1 or A1. Similarly from the Midlands, the M1 provides great access to Yorkshire. Those travelling from Scotland can reach Yorkshire via the A1 from Edinburgh.