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Could Yorkshire be the best place to live in the UK?

Posted 3/04/2018 by Reeds Rains
Categories: Buying
Yorkshire viaduct

In 2018, Reeds Rains are looking in to the benefits of living in different areas of the UK.

Here are just some of the reasons why Yorkshire is the best county in the UK, and if you’re looking to up sticks why God’s Own County should be your first choice move.

Happy and friendly folk

Yorkshire is notorious for its jolly inhabitants, and it is commonplace for both men and women to be fondly referred to as duck or love by cheerful strangers in the great county. And they’ve a lot to be happy about - Yorkshire brought to the world Alex Turner, of Arctic Monkeys fame, Brian Blessed, and even the man who invented the toilet!

Harrogate, the North Yorkshire spa town, is consistently voted in the top ten happiest places to live in the UK, and the picturesque market town of Skipton scooped the top spot in 2017. Moreover, the Hallam constituency in Sheffield and glorious Skipton were voted two of the wealthiest places to live in the UK.

Yorkshire food

The county of Yorkshire can be thanked for bringing lots of culinary delights in to our lives, including the Terrys Chocolate Orange, the Yorkshire Curd Tart, and of course the Yorkshire Pudding! 

The York Roast Company became a viral sensation with its Yorkshire Pudding Wrap in 2017, which consists of an entire Sunday Dinner with all the trimmings - even gravy - inside a flat, Yorkshire pudding wrap.

And for those with perhaps more sophisticated palettes, The Black Swan county pub in Oldstead, which is situated just outside the North York Moors, was voted the number one fine dining restaurant in the world by ‘Restaurant’ magazine in 2017, so there’s certainly something to cater to all tastes.

Close proximity to the countryside and thriving towns

For the country bumpkins among us, Yorkshire boasts more stunning countryside than you could shake a stick at, with the North York moors, the Yorkshire Dales and Ilkley Moor on your doorstep to name but a few.

Moreover, the breathtaking Howardian Hills, nestled between the Wolds, the North York Moors National Park and the Vale of York has been certified as an area of 'outstanding natural beauty' by Nature England.

If that sounds up your street, have a look at these houses currently for sale on the brink of the Howardian Hills in the Market town of Malton.

Contact our Malton branch today for more information.

And for those who enjoy the bright lights of the city, Yorkshire has plenty of that: Leeds was a nominee for UK city of culture in 2017, and is famed for its Trinity shopping centre and thriving nightlife. Leeds City Arcade (right) is one of the most premium shopping arcades in the country, which explains why Leeds is often referred to as the Knightsbridge of the North. 

Leeds is a hub for media and design, and a melting pot for different cultures, music and tastes. It's home some of the UK’s most stylish restaurants, including Tattu, Neighbourhood and Fazenda. Contact our CrossgatesRothwell or Morley branches to find out more about the properties we have available in Leeds today.

Sheffield, in South Yorkshire, is one of the largest cities in the UK, highly acclaimed for its music scene and throng of independent cafes and bars. It has a deep heritage in steel and art, is home to two fantastic universities and is the sixth greenest city in the UK. We have serveral branches in Sheffield: HillsbroughWoodseats and Sheffield City Living.

Cost of living

It’s a well known phenomenon that the cost of living in the UK varies significantly dependant on where abouts you live, and the type of accommodation.

However, it seems to be the case that you can expect to pay a LOT more for things in London than you would in Yorkshire. For example, the Yorkshire Post conducted some research in 2016 (albeit not the most scientific and thorough) and found that for a curry (consisting of a vegetable snack, basic chicken dish with rice and poppadum’s) from a high rated curry house on Trip Advisor, you could expect to pay £18.65 in London.

However, for the same meal in York you could expect to pay £11.80, and in Hull £10.10, and just £10.00 in Leeds.

Does Yorkshire life sound like your cup of tea?

If our piece on why Yorkshire is so great has made you want to look at some Yorkshire properties there then take a look at the links below to our branch pages:

Hebden Bridge
Sheffield City

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