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Harrogate sits on the edge of the North Yorkshire Dales and, in 2013, it was voted the happiest place to live in the UK. Over the last century, Harrogate has developed from a genteel spa town to a thriving cosmopolitan hub with great access to the cities of York and Leeds. However, it still retains the historical architecture and beautiful green spaces that make it so special.
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Moving to Harrogate
Families looking to buy in Harrogate can get their hands on a three-bed semi for a minimum of £180,000, or a four-bedroomed detached home for £300,000. If looking for a large period property, expect to pay well over £550,000. There are some quaint stone terraces and cottages (with two bedrooms) available for £140,000 and above. Flats start just under £100,000 for one bedroom, rising to £120,000 for two.
If renting is a better option for you, flats are on the market between £600 pcm and £1600 pcm dependent upon location, number of bedrooms, and condition of the property. Popular two-bed terraced homes hover around £625 pcm and three-bed semis start at £800 pcm. Families seeking large detached homes should have a minimum budget of £1100 pcm.
School in Harrogate
Families in Harrogate have a wonderful range of schools to consider (both at primary and secondary levels) in state and independent sectors. Primary schools are championed in Harrogate and Grove Road Community Primary School, All Saints CofE, and Birstwith CofE all received ‘good’ in their latest Ofsted inspections. St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Markington CofE, St Robert’s Catholic, and Dacre Braithwaite CofE are all ‘outstanding’.
Secondary schools are also extremely strong. Harrogate Grammar School, St Aidan’s CofE, St John Fisher Catholic High, Rossett School, and Springwater School are all deemed ‘outstanding’ in the eyes of Ofsted.
Transport Links Harrogate
Harrogate is served by a number of A roads and the A1(M) is just a short drive east. Leeds and York are under an hour’s drive and the town also has a multitude of local and regional bus services.
Harrogate train station has two platforms and direct services to York (38 mins), Knaresborough (11 mins), and Leeds (37 mins).