Acomb is a large suburb, situated to the west of York. It’s great transport links, amenities and range of shops make it a popular place to live. Our post is full of tips and useful information if you are thinking of moving to the area.
🗺🗺🗺On a map🗺🗺🗺
Acomb is 3 miles from York City Centre with excellent bus routes into the centre. Located close to the ring road/A1237 and the A59, making the A64, Leeds and Harrogate easily commutable.
Close to the A1237 and A59, making it a great location if you need to commute further afield, such as to Harrogate or Leeds
York Railway Station is approximately 2 1/2 miles away.
🌳🌳🌳Open Spaces, Parks & Play Areas 🌳🌳🌳
Sovereign Park Playground is a small enclosed play area off Boroughbridge Road
Close by in Holgate is West Bank Park, an impressive 20-acre park, with two great play areas, woodland walks and a pergola walk.
Acomb Green is a large green space with a play area close to the main shopping area.
Close by is Hob Moor Nature Reserve, part of the Knavesmire where you can enjoy spotting plenty of wildlife and even see great views of the Minster!
Chapman’s Pond in Woodthorpe is close by and an excellent place to go and feed the ducks.
🛍🛍 🛍 Local Amenities🛍 🛍 🛍
In the heart of Acomb is a high street with some brilliant shops and amenities that make Acomb such a popular place to live. There are lots of good charity shops, a beer shop, card shop, butchers, greengrocers, florist and pharmacy to name but a few. The main supermarket in the centre is Morrisons and a Lidl is located on Thanet Road. You really can get everything you need in Acomb!
Eating Out & Entertainment:
You’ll be spoilt for choice with so many places to eat around the area, many of which get high praise from the Mumbler community. Tea on the Green is great for breakfast or lunch and serves Tapas in the evenings on a weekend. The nearby Fox in Holgate also comes highly recommended as it often has family days and events, plus a pizza van on Thursdays and Fridays. For takeaway, there were plenty of recommendations for the Indian Ocean and the Silk Cottage or the Magic Rainbow for a Chinese takeaway.
Energise Leisure Centre is located in Acomb and has excellent facilities including a gym, 25-metre main pool, small pool for young families, sports hall, climbing wall and cafe.
Other pubs, restaurants & takeaways in the area include:
The Carlton Tavern, Acomb Road – family pub serving food
Inn on the Green Acomb, The Green – pub with outdoor seating
The Sun Inn, The Green – a pub with outdoor seating
The Marcia Grey, Front Street – a pub with outdoor seating
The Ainsty, Boroughbridge Road – a pub with outdoor seating
Quakerwood, Acomb Wood – Flaming Grill pub
Harry’s Fish & Chips, Front Street – takeway & delivery
Kashmir, Front Street – Indian takeaway & delivery
Chill Cafe, Acomb Court, Front Street – family-friendly cafe
Cafe 71, York Road – a small cafe
The local library in Acomb is excellent, often running events for children and babies.
👩👩👧👦So, Mumblers of Acomb why did you move there? 👩👩👧👦
All the Mumblers we talked to about Acomb, mentioned the number of activities that are on offer, especially for younger children. There are so many baby groups, toddler sessions and family friendly cafes around which makes it is a great place to meet other parents.
Everyone loves how well connected Acomb is. It has great bus services into the city centre, is an easy walk to York train station and a short drive to the ring road. Plus of course, there is so much within walking distance around Acomb itself.
“Acomb is a lovely place to live or visit. There’s a really good community feel.”
“The range of shops are brilliant and cater for most things. There is a real community spirit and lots of events are planned, like Christmas lights switch on, activities on the Green and pancake racing in Front Street to name a few.”
“You have everything you need on your door step, such as the shops and park. The the house prices are reasonable too.”
“Everything is in walking distance arond Acomb and there is always something to do, a good selection of parks, great shops, lovely baby groups, fantastic library and family friendly cafes.”
Overall, Mumblers really like the location and its community feel, plus the fact it has a fantastic range of local shops, pubs and cafes.