Seven Yorkshire property hotspots have featured in this year’s ‘Best Places to Live’ guide compiled by The Sunday Times, with the city of York topping the table overall. The walled city in North Yorkshire was chosen due to its ancient beauty and recent modernisation.
The list takes into account jobs, life expectancy, schools, broadband speed, culture, community spirit and local shops, among other things. The methodology combines detailed statistics with the knowledge of The Sunday Times's expert panel.
Malton, Pateley Bridge, Chapel Allerton, Beverley, Skipton and Wetherby have also featured in the national list of desirable locations to live this year. Both Malton and Pateley Bridge were also included last year.
Patrick McCutcheon, Head of Residential Sales at Dacre, Son & Hartley which operates 21 offices across West and North Yorkshire says: “The guide has reaffirmed what we Yorkshire folk already knew about the region - it’s a great place to live with so much to offer. We’ve been opening doors across Yorkshire for more than 200 years, and operate within four of the seven places named in this year’s best places to live guide – Chapel Allerton, Pateley Bridge, Skipton and Wetherby.
“We understand first-hand what these places have to offer, and know the property market within these towns and suburbs inside and out. Vibrant Chapel Allerton, the rural idyll that is Pateley Bridge, the thriving market town of Skipton, and the picturesque Georgian market town of Wetherby all have something very unique to offer homeowners, and we are delighted to currently be marketing a wide-range of attractive homes for sale in all of these popular locations.”