Yorkshire is home to some of England’s most beloved natural scenery, and North Yorkshire is stunning from top to toe. This friendly, peaceable county has both a rich past and present, as people from across the UK look for a home and lifestyle that’s closer to nature. Come explore some of the best new homes in North Yorkshire, and see what the fuss is all about.
Where is North Yorkshire?
Yorkshire is such a vast slice of England that it is split into four separate counties. These are North, South, and West Yorkshire, and finally, the East Riding of Yorkshire.
North Yorkshire is by far the biggest of the four. It covers almost 9,000 square kilometres, extending from its North Sea coastline almost to the Irish Sea, though it stops short at the border of Lancashire. The counties of Cumbria and Durham are to the north.
Why live in North Yorkshire?
Yorkshire as a whole has a well-deserved reputation for its incredible natural beauty. North Yorkshire is home to some of the area’s most remarkable scenery, which is saying a lot! Almost 40% of the entire county is made up of national parks. These include the North York Moors and most of the Yorkshire Dales.
While this is one of the biggest plus points of North Yorkshire, there are many more. It is well supplied with idyllic countryside towns and market towns. Then there is the historic city of York itself, a magnet for tourism due to its undeniable charm and architectural beauty.
More generally, North Yorkshire repeatedly ranks among the most desirable places to live in the UK. Its friendly people, lower cost of living (including cheap pints!) and strong cultural and linguistic heritage make it a place that is both welcoming and characterful.
What are average property prices in North Yorkshire like?
Despite its appeal, Yorkshire still offers excellent value for money when it comes to property prices. In December 2021, Zoopla recorded the North Yorkshire average house price at nearly £263,000. This is almost exactly in line with the average UK house price of £264,000, recorded by the Office for National Statistics in August 2021. It’s also around £18,000 less than the average for England, which was £281,000.
This may not seem like a grand saving, but your money usually goes further in Yorkshire compared to southern England. At a time when spacious rooms and gardens are valued more, thanks to the ongoing pandemic, this is a significant factor to consider when house hunting.
New homes in North Yorkshire: 5 best developments
Now that you have a general idea of what to expect from this ever-popular county, it’s time to look at some particulars. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to property types and different settings, and our list is just the tip of the iceberg. The following are the top-ranked developments in the county, and represent some of the best new homes in North Yorkshire, according to residents who live there.
We hope you find something that sparks your interest. Be sure to check back regularly, as new reviews and new developments arrive.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
4.02 (13 reviews)
4.02 (13 reviews)
Our top-rated development for North Yorkshire is Brookland Park, located near Stainton, on the southern tip of Middlesbrough. Residents here love their energy-efficient 3-5-bedroom homes, with particularly high marks given for their design, and that of the estate. It is also less than a mile from the intersection of the A19 and A174, making it a perfect base for travel throughout Teeside and the wider region.
4.01 (11 reviews)
4.01 (11 reviews)
For the second spot on our list, we head south to Milby Grange, a development of 3-5-bedroom homes, situated just off the A1, half a mile from Boroughbridge, near Harrogate. Residents have plenty of praise for the layout and design of the homes, which come with plenty of usable storage. The location gets almost perfect marks from reviewers too, as it combines convenience and comfort in equal measure.
3.60 (10 reviews)
3.60 (10 reviews)
In 3rd, Sherwood Croft is a development of 2-5-bedroom homes in the attractive village of Thorpe Willoughby, close to Selby. Residents say that the development provides excellently designed and delivered homes, and that the management team are quick to respond to snagging issues and other problems.
Next up, Fry Court is a senior living development by Housing 21, situated in Great Ayton, a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire. One of the major strings to the bow of this development is that it is on the edge of the stunning North Yorkshire Moors, and also close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The development’s on-site facilities include a hair salon, assisted bathing suite and communal gardens.
For the final entry on our list, we’re headed back towards Middlesbrough. Millbrook offers a range of 3-5-bedroom new homes for sale in Nunthorpe village, which is around 6 miles from Middlesbrough itself. There’s a selection of local amenities here, including a post office, florist, chemist, and news agent.
If our top-ranked new homes in North Yorkshire have piqued your interest, then it’s time to expand your search! Our area guide below contains an expanding list of all the developments in the county that are registered with HomeViews. Be sure to check back as we add more.
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