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    Which are nice villages to live in North/West Yorkshire?

    We currently live in West Yorkshire but we're wanting to move house and have a change of surroundings.
    My in-laws live in the village of Alne in North Yorkshire (which is gorgeous but you need deep pockets to live there!).

    Can anyone recommend some nice villages to live, either in the North or West Yorkshire area.

    Just for info, our budget is 250k-280k and after a minimum 3 bed detached.

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    maybe search just outside thi area then. have a look on rightmove and type alne is and however far out of that area you wish to go. surprising what £ difference a few streets can make. x

    Assuming you're still working where do you have to commute to and how long a commute do you want?

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    gari189

    Assuming you're still working where do you have to commute to and how … Assuming you're still working where do you have to commute to and how long a commute do you want?


    I'm self employed so work onsite where ever required or from home so location from work isn't really a problem. I've worked in a range of areas such as Sheffield, Halifax, Bradford, York among others.

    So we're free to go anywhere nice really:)

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    superskilly

    maybe search just outside thi area then. have a look on rightmove and … maybe search just outside thi area then. have a look on rightmove and type alne is and however far out of that area you wish to go. surprising what £ difference a few streets can make. x


    Have done recently, noticed however you get a lot more house for your money in East Yorkshire, only trouble is there's a greater flood risk over there.

    ..ooh York, I love York. Really wish I could go back there, but it is expensive.

    ..Is there no, 'Check out Yorkshire' type sites, that you can browse locations? (Sounds odd).
    I guess it depends if you want a town/city, hustle and bustle or a quiet country type area.

    Which towns would you most like to live near or close to major link roads? ie M62 etc..

    Im from W Yorks, and know a few nice places..
    Edited by: "RickT" 13th Aug 2010

    Castleford is nice if tha helps.

    idle, otley, appleby bridge, skipton all used to be nice in west yorkshire when i used to live there

    Malton is very nice

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    markone

    Malton is very nice



    Was just going to put this.

    Harrogate is lovely

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    MissRoo

    ..ooh York, I love York. Really wish I could go back there, but it is … ..ooh York, I love York. Really wish I could go back there, but it is expensive...Is there no, 'Check out Yorkshire' type sites, that you can browse locations? (Sounds odd).I guess it depends if you want a town/city, hustle and bustle or a quiet country type area.



    I'd love York as my main town centre. We're after a quiet countryside location with nearby fields for dog walks.

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    RickT

    Which towns would you most like to live near or close to major link … Which towns would you most like to live near or close to major link roads? ie M62 etc..Im from W Yorks, and know a few nice places..



    M1 or m62 links would be great so I can still get to Wakefield fairly quickly to visit family.
    I like Pontefract Town Centre, feel Wakefield town centre has been ruined by council, I love York as a town centre.

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    Shellywelly

    idle, otley, appleby bridge, skipton all used to be nice in west … idle, otley, appleby bridge, skipton all used to be nice in west yorkshire when i used to live there


    We may end going for a mystery tour drive and see what these are like, have been to Otley town centre but was a long time ago so can't remember what it was like!

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    dcx_badass

    Otley's pretty awful now, bit run down, lots of chavs/fights.Nice places … Otley's pretty awful now, bit run down, lots of chavs/fights.Nice places nearby though, have a look at:Menston/Burley in Wharfedale/Ben Rhydding/Ilkley/Addingham/Skipton or a bit further out and more villagey are Grassington/Kettlewell.All on the A65 so straight to Leeds and onto the M1. Most have a train to Leeds aswell.


    Thanks for the info, going to look on right move and see what properties are in those areas.:)

    Alne is OK to stop and look at but it has 'nothing' apart from that you would die of boredom.
    I live in Easingwold a couple of miles away and you have best of both worlds with country life with a small market town style life. Well looked after and nice local community.
    There is also a range of properties which your budget would cover.

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    markone

    Malton is very nice



    Big up the Malton massif! Seriously, it is quite nice, moved there recently (from York) and its a pleasant place to live, decent property for the money too (compared to York anyway!). The smaller villages around Ryedale are absolutely gorgeous but pretty expensive to live in...

    braytons really nice,only 20mins from york,close to the a19 and m62.
    loadsa lovely river walks for dogs or bike rides. HTH

    I am considering a move to West Yorkshire. I will be renting to begin with. Which are the best areas for housing, jobs ( I work in the NHS). Nightlife? Cinema, Eating out, Gigs etc?

    Edved61

    I am considering a move to West Yorkshire. I will be renting to begin … I am considering a move to West Yorkshire. I will be renting to begin with. Which are the best areas for housing, jobs ( I work in the NHS). Nightlife? Cinema, Eating out, Gigs etc?



    Leeds would be your best bet.

    Avoid:
    Gipton
    Halton Moor
    Holbeck
    Chapeltown
    Belle Isle
    Beeston
    Seacroft
    Osmondthorpe
    East End Park
    Richmond Hill
    Armley
    Bramley
    Middleton

    Consider

    Alwoodley
    Moortown
    Shadwell
    Gledhow
    Adel
    Chapel Allerton
    Horsforth
    Pudsey
    Wortley
    Rodley
    Colton
    Otley

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