Little-Known Yorkshire Town Named One Of The Best ‘Up & Coming Areas’ In UK

Little-Known Yorkshire Town Named One Of The Best ‘Up & Coming Areas’ In UK

If you’re looking to buy a new home in Yorkshire, it might be time to cast aside everything you thought you knew about the market and cast your net a little wider.

Released last year Selby was featured in the list of the best up-and-coming spots to live in the UK. The team at The Sunday Times dubbed its ongoing transformation as worthy enough to grace the list, hailing its array of independent shops, its town hall – which doubles as a theatre – and lively community.

Credit: Selby Abbey/Tim Green/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

The Sunday Times said: “Historic, down-to-earth and surprisingly convenient, Selby has miraculously remained under the radar while much of Yorkshire has been buckling under the weight of people looking for a place to lay down their laptops.

“This riverside town, dominated by its abbey, has direct trains to London (about two hours) and is within daily driving range of Leeds, York and Sheffield.

“It doesn’t yet have the all-round appeal of Ilkley, but few places can match that old spa town, which was chosen as this year’s overall best place to live.

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Selby is known for its historic market and stunning Abbey founded under William the Conqueror by Royal Charter.

There is also Selby Park which is a five acre space right in the heart of the town where you can play a quick round of mini golf, or while away an afternoon in the pavilion and sample the local ice cream.

Credit: Kelham Island Museum/Mick Knapton/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0

In addition to Selby, research revealed Otley, Pudsey, Farsley and Sheffield as a whole as ones to watch, citing house prices and the number of new businesses opening in these areas as great reasons to invest.

Unsurprisingly to us Yorkshire lovers, no other regions featured for the North/North East – with Yorkshire’s towns and cities, in general, facing plenty of under-the-radar rejuvenation in recent years.

[Featured image: Photo © David Ward (cc-by-sa/2.0)]

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