It seems that the coronavirus pandemic and working from home becoming more the norm has made people reconsider where they live, and a lot of city folk have been looking for more rural locations. One market town in the Yorkshire Dales has seen its popularity skyrocket over recent months.
Sat along the meandering River Swale, the historic market town of Richmond has seen a huge leap in popularity, according to the latest official figures from the Land Registry. Property prices in the area have risen by 29 per cent in the area in the last year – which is nine per cent higher than any other increased record, according to Yorkshire Live.
Whilst houses usually take up to six months to sell. Gill Crlhier, from award-winning estate agents Carver Residential, said: “We are seeing a sea of sold properties in the office, houses are selling immediately after going on the market.”
The idyllic market town with its Georgian architecture and beautiful walks that surround it has coaxed people looking to move into more rural locations. You have most of the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep in this sleepy market town. So it’s perfectly located to venture out and explore.
Richmond is also home to Richmond castle, which overlooks the town. The Norman fortress has beautiful gardens to enjoy a peaceful stroll – perfect for all seasons.
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