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The Housing Market in York

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If you’re wondering what the average house prices in York are like, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the housing market in York. We’ve surveyed the latest data from Zoopla to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about property prices in York, from the most affordable areas in the city to those that are a little more expensive.

Average Property Prices in York

According to data from Zoopla (March 2021), the average house price in York over the last 12 months was £295,339. Get an idea of how far your money will stretch with our breakdown of York house prices by property type:

  • Detached house: £401,970
  • Semi-detached: £258,645
  • Terraced house: £284,962
  • Flat: £226,112


Most Expensive Areas in York

Sheriff Hutton is a historic village located roughly 10 miles northeast of York. It’s a picturesque place to live, with the remains of an ancient castle dominating the skyline, as well as lots of green space and a pretty village green. Houses here are among the most expensive in York, with the average property costing £360,625.

The YO23 postcode area is another expensive part of the city if you’re thinking of buying a house in York. That includes South Bank, Bishopthorpe, Copmanthorpe and Rufforth. These sought-after areas lie to the southwest of the city, and they’re popular with young families thanks to the open green spaces in the region, close-knit communities and good schools. The average house price in these areas is £402,980.

Easingwold is another pretty village on the outskirts of York, just 12 miles north of York. It’s perfect for those looking to buy a house in a rural setting, whilst having easy access to all the amenities the city has to offer. Surrounded by rolling hills, it’s a haven for walkers, as well as horse riders who can enjoy the network of paths and bridleways in the area. There are regular buses to York, which take roughly 40 minutes, and there are excellent public schools in the area. Houses here average £343,939, making it one of the most expensive areas in York.

The YO19 postcode area is another of the more expensive places in the city, covering Dunnington, Escrick, Wheldrake, Riccall, Stillingfleet and Warthill. These villages lie to the southeast of York, and they’re all popular with young professionals and families. There are good transport links to York, with regular buses passing through the villages, and a range of housing types to choose from, including detached family homes and cosy bungalows. The average house cost in YO19 is £360,686.

Boroughbridge lies 16 miles northwest of York, in the Harrogate district. A small town of just over 3,000 residents, it has a thriving community, highly-rated independents shops, cafes and restaurants, and a primary and secondary school, making it popular with growing families. You can expect to pay roughly £295,607 for a house here.

Cheapest Areas to Buy a House in York

The YO16 postcode district is one of the cheapest areas in which to buy a house, and includes several small towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, namely Bridlington, Bessingby, Boynton, Buckton, Carnady, Grindale and Sewerby. All of these villages enjoy a scenic location near the coast, and are popular with those looking to live a little further outside the city. Houses here average just £145,623.

The YO11 postal district is another of the most affordable areas to buy a house in Yorkshire. This covers the pretty seaside resort of Scarborough; Eastfield, which is often considered to be a suburb of Scarborough; and Cayton, which lies 4 miles to the south. Perfect for those who want a life by the sea, houses here are more affordable than in the city of York, averaging £170,289.

YO12 also covers Scarborough, as well as Seamer, both of which have a mixture of old and new builds. Choose from traditional stone houses, or modern new build family homes, in a location that’s close to the sea, with historic charm. Houses in this postcode area average £149,119.

YO15, which covers Bridlington, Bempton, Buckton, Flamborough, Fraisthorpe, Sewerby and Wilsthorpe, is another of the region’s cheapest areas in which to buy a house. These pretty towns and villages are located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, close to the North Sea coast. Flamborough in particular is noted for its scenic location, with the village surrounded by rugged white cliffs and a nature reserve. If you’re a nature lover looking to settle down somewhere you and your family can enjoy the great outdoors, then YO15 is the perfect choice to grab a bargain, with house prices averaging £155,261.

Finally, Filey located between Scarborough and Bridlington is another affordable area to buy a house. The lovely old town centre has a choice of Victorian townhouses and terraces, as well as 1930s semi-detached houses, and flats, meaning there’s something for everyone here. House prices average £184,729.

Up and Coming Areas in York

If you’re looking to make an investment, think about buying a house in one of these suburbs of York. Prices in these areas have increased over the last 5 years, and they’re set to become more popular.

YO21 is an up and coming postcode area, covering the pretty coastal town of Whitby which is famous for its associations with Dracula, and the tiny village of Westerdale, home to roughly 150 residents. House prices in both of these locations average £190,240 which has increased by 11% over the past 5 years.

The YO7 postal district is another area to look out for, covering the small villages of Dalton, Topcliffe and Hambleton, as well as the market town of Thirsk. In these areas, you can expect to pay roughly £258,787 for a house, which is an increase of 11.8% over the last 5 years.

You could also choose to buy a house in the YO62 postal district. This covers the charming market town of Helmsley; Kirkbymoorside, which lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park; and the tiny village of Nawton. Here, you can expect to pay roughly £364,070 for a house, which is a 13% increase in prices from 5 years ago.

How Far Will Your Money Go in York?

The type of house and the number of bedrooms you can get for your money really varies depending on where in Yorkshire you decide to buy a house. For example, you could expect to pay upwards of £360,000 for a four-bedroom detached house in Sheriff Hutton, one of the most expensive areas of York. On the other hand, you could get the same type of house in Sewerby for £249,000.

York Housing Market: Conclusion

If you want to live in the heart of historic York, you’ll pay a premium, and the pretty villages surrounding the city are also some of the more expensive areas in the region to buy. However, if you’d like to live in the heart of rural Yorkshire, or on the coast, consider buying a house slightly further outside of the city, and you’ll get more for your money.

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