Scarborough Area Guide

Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Scarborough, North YorkshireLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire. It has a population of around 61,000 and is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast. It is a well known tourist destination and is close to the beautiful and rugged North York Moors National Park. The town also has an expanding digital and creative economy. 

Scarborough is a town located in North Yorkshire which hugs the North Sea. Popular with North Yorkshire locals and tourists Scarborough is constantly regenerating itself and is a great place to live. Scarborough's 11th century castle ruins separates the seafront into two bays, the north and south bay. The south bay offers the harbour, sandy beach, amusements and the historical Spa complex. The north bay has traditionally been the more peaceful bay and offers a sandy beach, Peasholm Park, the Sea Life Centre, Miniature Railway and the recently re-opened Open Air Theatre (which hosts some well known names). The north and south bays are linked by the marine drive, an extensive Victorian promenade. 

Scarborough is well known for the dramatist Alan Ayckbourn who is based in Scarborough. He has produced 75 plays and was the artistic director of the famous Steven Joseph Theatre where almost all his plays have their first performance. 

The manager of Reeds Rains Scarborough, Dionne Rawlings has lived and worked in the town for over 30 years: "I love being close to the sea, beaches and harbour but also enjoy walking the Cleveland Way and the Moors. The scenery is spectacular and the people are very friendly." 

The housing market is busy all year round with a range of buyers from first time buyers through to the retirement market. Traditionally Scarborough has always been a popular area to retire. The housing market prices seem to see a steady increase with no major industry effecting house prices/drops. Scarborough has a large retirement market but there is also a busy first time buyer and buyers/sellers moving up due to family size. 

There are a vast range of property types in Scarborough from apartments with stunning sea views, guest house/hotels, bungalows and family houses. As one of Scarborough's busiest estate agents we offer properties in Scarborough and the surrounding areas from Newby to Cloughton on the Northside, Osgodby to Hunmanby towards the South, Ayton to Snainton towards the west.

There are many sought after locations but the Esplanade with its historic buildings with superb sea views is always popular with the villages of West Ayton, Hutton Buscel and Scalby equally as popular. 

Property prices start at around £90,000 for a terraced house up to around £500,000. An average price for a 3 bedroomed semi would be around £170,000. 

The price to rent a property in Scarborough would range from about £300-£550 per calendar month for flats and apartments whiles houses range from £450-£800 per month. 

Scarborough offers a wide range of shops from large chain stores to individual boutiques. There is an indoor shopping centre which opens 7 days a week offering something for everyone. The main street has a mixture of individual shops and places to eat and drink. There is also the historic indoor market which is not to be missed. The foreshore offers a range of fresh produce caught by local trawlers including fish, scallops, crabs and mussels. You will be spoilt for choice with local fish and chips which is an experience not to be missed. 

Scarborough is well served by Scarborough Railway Station on the Yorkshire Coast Line that runs to York with connections to further main lines. The town is well served with buses serving local areas and further a field.