Where to live in York? A Guide to Clifton Moor & Rawcliffe
Clifton Moor & Rawcliffe are close to both the York ring road and the city centre making them very popular places to live. The two areas merge into each other, so we’ve combined them into one post packed full of information if you are thinking of moving to the area.
🗺🗺🗺On a map🗺🗺🗺
Clifton Moor & Rawcliffe are approximately 1 1/2 to 3 miles from York City Centre with good bus routes and cycle tracks into the centre. Located close to the ring road/A1237 which provides easy access to the rest of York, Leeds & Harrogate.
Close to the A1237, so great if you need to commute to Harrogate or Leeds.
York Railway Station is approximately 2 1/2 miles away.
🌳🌳🌳Open Spaces, Parks & Play Areas 🌳🌳🌳
Rawcliffe Rec has a small enclosed play area and plenty of open space (great for dog walking). Nearby is Rawcliffe Lake.
Homestead Park is a real gem of a park that has a large kids play area. Technically in Clifton, but is so brilliant we couldn’t miss it out!
The River Ouse is close by which is great for walking and cycling along. There is a play area with a climbing wall and various bike tracks at the Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride site.
There are plenty of other small enclosed play areas around including one at Clifton Moor Church and Clifton Library.
🛍🛍 🛍 Local Amenities🛍 🛍 🛍
Well aside from every car showroom you could need, there are lots of great shops and restaurants at Clifton Moor. Tesco is the main supermarket, and there is an Aldi on Water Lane. Clifton Moor is also a great place to visit if you have recently moved house or are renovating. There are plenty of furniture showrooms, carpet retailers, bathroom experts and a B&Q, which starts to feel like your second home when you move house!
Local corner shops are not such a frequent find as in other areas of York (Clifton Moor has so much to offer). There is a Londis/Post Office, chip shop and a coffee shop on Eastholme Drive in Rawcliffe.
👩👩👧👦So, Mumblers of Clifton Moor & Rawcliffe, why did you move there? 👩👩👧👦
A lot of Mumblers moved to the area to raise young families as it has some great nurseries and primary schools, plus there is plenty for children to do. From the beautiful Homestead Park to the shops and restaurants of Clifton Moor you are never far away from anything you might need.
There is a lot of love for Rawcliffe Lake, which offers a little bit of peace and tranquillity in the heart of this busy residential area. It is the perfect place for dog walking, running or for little legs to get some safe scooter or bike practice in!
Everyone finds Rawcliffe & Clifton Moor safe and friendly places to live. It has great shops at Clifton Moor Retail Park, is close York city centre and well located for the ring road if you have to commute to work.
“I’ve lived in York for 7 years and this is the first time I’ve known who my neighbours are.”
“I really feel like part of the community.”
A good bus service operates between Clifton Moor and the University but it is easy to walk (and certainly cycle) from Rawcliffe into town.
Mumblers love the location as there is so much to do within walking distance or a short drive and they really love how close it is to York City Centre.
🏠🏡 A guide to property prices in Clifton Moor & Rawcliffe 🏘🏠🏡