Family friendly guides to moving to and living in York
Moving to York? Mumbler has teamed up with one of our most recommended businesses – York Estate Agents YOUR MOVE ANSCOMBS. Together, we are providing you with a series of family-friendly guides of where to live in and around York.
We are looking at a different area of York each month – sharing the Mumbler Parent’s first-hand insight on what it’s like to live there. Plus there is a rough guide to the house prices in the area. If you’re new to the area, looking to move here or an existing resident we hope you find our guides useful.
In 2018 York was awarded the accolade of “the best place to live in Britain” by The Sunday Times newspaper. It’s got shopping, history, good transport links and you can be in the open countryside in just minutes.
If you are looking for somewhere family-friendly to live within a stone’s throw of this historic, vibrant city, the good news is that you can’t go far wrong. Over the next few months, we will give you an insight into some of the hottest spots for families, according to the Mumbler community and with the expert knowledge of Your Move Anscombs.
How do I choose an area of York to live in?
First, you need to decide your families priorities. Try discussing the questions below with your partner and children.
Do you want to be close to local shops?
Do you want to be near a specific school?
Do you want to be able to walk to the city centre?
Do you want to be to parents, family and friends?
What community groups and activities are you interested in and do they need to be close by?
How far are you prepared to travel to get to and from work?
Next, spend some time in your shortlisted areas and do some more research
Once you’ve narrowed down your choice, spend some time in your shortlisted area. Visit any shops, parks or pubs and restaurants. Why not test out the local transport – for example, how long does it take to get into town on the bus?
Check out the local schools and review the catchment areas. Are there plenty of other families with similar age children already living in the area you like?
Spend at least half an hour wandering around. See how close you might be to the things that matter to you, such as the local shops, the library and the bus stop. It’s worth also visiting at different times of the day, like rush hour or at a weekend.
Find out what other families think
This is where we have done all the hard work for you.
See what other Mumblers that live in the area like about it, why they moved there and any hidden gems they might have. See links to all our Living in York Guides below.