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Thursday 12, 2021 By Coxall

The best places to live when moving up to the North of England

The best places to live when moving up to the North of England

Don’t get in a pickle picking where to live in the North of England, Moovstuff have made it simple for you to pick the best place by telling you the five best cities and towns to live in.

When you’re looking to move to a part of the country that is brand new to you, it’s hard to know where to start. It shouldn’t have to be a challenge to find a neighbourhood to live in that has; friendly neighbours, access to local shops, fun local events, and a place a bit of charm. Other key factors are low crime rates, access to schools, and good public transport. You don’t have to live in a fantasy world, or compromise in getting any of these. It takes a bit of research to find the perfect place… so that’s why we’ve done it for you! At Moovstuff we want to make every step of your moving process simpler, so here’s our list of the five best places to live up North:


Ilkley, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Average house price: £448,089

On the outskirts of West Yorkshire, this charming town is an idyllic location. It is just a short journey to the panoramic and beautiful views of the Yorkshire Dales for perfect weekend adventure trips or mid-week escapism. The town itself has quaint and historic buildings, and landmarks, of which some date back as far as the Bronze age, but most of the architecture is Victorian. There is a variety of; retail shops, clubs, and community groups (including eco-conscious ones), meaning there is always a buzz of community atmosphere around the town. There are also good public transport links, schools, and Ilkley is in a good geographical position to cities such as Leeds and York.


Alnmouth, Alnwick, Northumberland

Average house price: £360,499

If you like sea food, you’ll be in with a fishy delight: Alnmouth is notorious for its local fish and seafood. This costal village is ideal for seaside lovers. Brightly coloured houses, a busy port, sandy beaches, and holiday air; will be sure to make you feel grateful to live in a costal resort. At the edge of the North Sea, Alnmouth is a small village but it is anything but isolated. Public transport is readily available with bus routes through the town and its very own Alnmouth railway station. Just be prepared to experience tourists in the summer months.


City of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Average house price: £238,198

Living in a city has its positives, you have access to literally everything from shops to schools to transport. Jobs are readily available, the culture, arts, museums, indie shops and nightlife are undeniable extraordinary, and everything is on your doorstep… so why wouldn’t you want to live in the city of Leeds? This largely populated city is full of life throughout night and day, but if you ever need a bit of fresh air you can escape to the astonishing Yorkshire Dales for an adventure only 30km/20 miles away from the city. With endless activities, Leeds is a great place to have a busy and active lifestyle.


Saltburn-by-the-sea, Saltburn, North Yorkshire

Average house price: £192, 042

This seaside Victorian-esq town is full of great attractions making it an exciting location to live. Its seaside town buzz, is mellowed out by the costal cliff paths that is popular with walkers. Saltburn has its own pier, cliff tramway, heritage centres, Italian gardens, beach, miniature railway, surf school, and more; perfect for those with young families or those who like activates a short walk from their front door. In 2017, it was even listed as one of the best places in the entire country to live.


Rugby, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Average house price: £264,196

This once small town has grown in size with the flourishment of its grounding in football. If you’re a lover of football and wanting to support a local team, this move might be a no brainer. Football aside, this well-established town has a range of opportunities for home buyers. The retail is booming and there are lots of; schools, clubs, and attractions such as museums, county parks, theatres, and gardens.


Whichever place you choose, we hope you’re excited for your new home up north. These are all beautiful locations and we are sure that whichever you choose you’ll have a wonderful time settling into your new abode up north. If you need help moving, please do get in touch. We specialise in house moves and will be able to help you every step of the way throughout your moving process at a very reasonable price. Get a free instant quote at Moovtsuff.com today