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Scarborough sits on the coast in North Yorkshire. It is a popular seaside town and has been a pilgrimage for many holidaymakers for decades. With the beautiful Scarborough Castle and Historic Old Town, Scarborough is steeped in history and home to some hidden treasures. South Bay Beach is located just off of the pretty harbour and is a sandy stretch loved by families, particularly in the summer. However, Scarborough isn’t just a holiday destination, it is a wonderful place to live too.
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Moving to Scarborough
The best residential areas of Scarborough tend to depend on what the buyer or renter is after. Families seeking a large four-bed detached home will require a minimum budget of approximately £170,000 or over £250,000 for a period home. Smaller detached homes start at £130,000 and three bed semis are upwards of £85,000.
If you would prefer to rent in Scarborough, terraced homes with two bedrooms start at £474 pcm and one-bed flats can be snapped up for £250 pcm. Family sized semis fall between £650 pcm and £750 pcm, whereas large detached homes are upwards of £800 pcm.
Schools in Scarborough
You cannot move for Ofsted ranked ‘good’ schools in Scarborough and some of the local favourites include Brompton and Sawndon Primary School, Lindhead School, Hertford Vale CofE, Hackness CofE, and Seamer and Irton Primary. St Peter’s RC is ‘good with some outstanding features’.
Secondary schools are by no means as strong in Scarborough. George Pindar and St Augustine’s ‘require improvement’ whereas Graham School Science College is ‘inadequate’. However, all three schools are following the information laid out in their latest Ofsted inspections and are improving rapidly. Traditional terraces having asking prices of £70,000 and over and flats start at £38,000.
Children who will be going on to further education can attend Scarborough Sixth Form College, which is ‘good’.
Transport Links Scarborough
If you want to travel around Scarborough and the local areas by car, there is no problem, with a number of A roads providing the main arteries. However, those wishing to travel further afield will find that the A1(M) is an hour away. Therefore, the nearest city of York is well over an hour’s drive away.
However, Scarborough does have an ample railway station with direct services to Leeds (1 hour 14 mins), York (48 mins), Manchester Piccadilly (2 hours 15 mins), Liverpool Lime Street (3 hours 9 mins), Hull (1 hours 28 mins), and Sheffield (2 hours 52 mins).