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Buying a house in York

Frequently cited as one of the best places to live in the UK, York is a picturesque and historic city that offers residents and visitors alike a delightful place to explore.

The mediaeval York Minster dominates the city skyline, but York's city goes back as far as its Roman invaders. Today it's a vivid combination of past and present, represented by its excellent food scene, vibrant nightlife and fantastic shopping opportunities.

York population is 201,672 (2021).

Hospitals

  • St Monicas Hospital - Long Street, Easingwold, York, North Yorkshire YO61 3JD
  • The York Hospital - Wigginton Road, York, North Yorkshire YO31 8HE
  • White Cross Rehabilitation Hospital - White Cross Road, Wilson Drive, Huntington Road, York, North Yorkshire YO31 8JR

Schools

  • Huntington School - Huntington Rd, York YO32 9WT
  • Queen Ethelburga's College - Thorpe Underwood Hall, Thorpe Green Ln, York YO26 9SS
  • York High School - Cornlands Road, York YO24 3WZ


How much does the average property cost in York?

The average property price in York is £322,398.

You can find the average price per property type below:

Property typeDetachedSemi-detached TerracedFlats/Maisonettes
Average price£531,288£336,495£279,734£196,915

 

April 2023 property price data sourced from the Land Registry.


What will my council tax add up to in York?

The local authority is the City of York Council, which sets the city's council tax rates. All residential property is placed in one of eight bands depending on the property's valuation.

Find out which band your property is in on the government's valuation website.

The 2022-23 council tax rates in York are:

Tax BandCharges
Band A£1,297.42
Band B£1,513.65
Band C£1,729.88
Band D£1,946.12
Band E£2,378.59
Band F£2,811.06
Band G£3,243.54
Band H£3,892.24

How do schools rate in York?

York has 49 primary schools, 16 secondary and 11 sixth form and further education colleges. Ofsted has rated 13 of those schools as outstanding. Check how your chosen school rates on the government's school performance website.

York is the base of the University of York and York St John University, bringing in a combined student population of around 25,000 every academic year.


What have conservation areas in York should property buyers know of?

York currently has 35 conservation areas, which are those identified as having special architectural or historical importance.

The Central Historic Core, which includes York Minster, is in a conservation area.

Planning rules are stricter in these areas; for example, on whether you can put up a satellite dish or cut down a tree.

Your York conveyancing solicitor will instruct a local authority search to show any current or historic planning consents for the property you're buying.


Did you know?

It's hard not to mention chocolate when you think of York. Rowntree's and Terry's both started in the city with around five million Kit Kats being produced in York every day.

The National Railway Museum was established on the site of the former York North locomotive depot in 1975 and is home to the only Japanese Shinkansen bullet train that has ventured beyond the shores of that nation.

The Shambles is thought to be Europe's oldest shopping street and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.



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Areas within this city include:

Boroughbridge, Copmanthorpe


No Completion No Fee is our promise that in the unfortunate event that your property transaction falls-through you will not be liable for any of the conveyancer’s fixed legal fees for the work completed.

To secure this benefit a fee, already included in your quote, is taken upon on deciding to go ahead with your transaction.

Should your transaction fall through, for whatever reason, we can hold this amount on account for your next transaction or provide a refund.

Your Fixed Legal Fee** quote from Homeward Legal ensures that you pay no more than we have quoted you for and is based on the information you’ve provided to us being true and accurate.

There are specific circumstances on a minority of transactions that may require additional charges that could not be foreseen at the outset.

A list of those charges and explanations can be found here with details of the potential cost. These will only be charged following discussion with your conveyancer with a clear explanation of what they are for.