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Discover  York

The beautiful cathedral city of York combines historical heritage with all the bustle and charm of a modern metropolis. From the world-famous Medieval shopping street of the Shambles to the impressive sight of York Minster overlooking the city, there’s so much to see and do. Our collections of new build homes in York are perfectly located to take advantage of all the riches York has to offer.

While York is well known as a great place to visit, the city and surrounding area has plenty to offer anyone looking for a new build home in York. York benefits from excellent schools and universities, with good connections to the rest of the UK by car and train, along with a strong economy. York might have a history dating back to the Romans in 71 AD, but it’s a city that’s always developing, with plenty of new restaurants, bars and shops to enjoy.

What are the highlights of living in York?

Set in the beautiful landscape of North Yorkshire and right at the edge of the North York Moors National Park, choosing a new home in York and the surrounding areas gives you access to the benefits of both city and country living. 

There’s tons to do in York city centre – from discovering the city’s rich history at one of dozens of award-winning museums to enjoying world-class cuisine in one of York’s many restaurants and cafes. 

And if you fancy a night out, you’re definitely in luck – in common legend, York is fabled to have 365 pubs and bars, one for every day of the year. The real number might not be quite that many, but York has a genuine wealth of independent bars, real ale pubs, and great spots for nightlife all across the city. 

York is also renowned for being a brilliant place to shop – you can expect to find all of your high street favourites, but the city has always had a strong culture of supporting independent shops and quirky little stores, especially on the Shambles. York’s also famous for holding markets and festivals, so if you’re a fan of live entertainment, delicious street food from across the globe, and artisan crafts, York might be the place to look for a new home. 



For anyone who commutes to a major city but wants to look for a new home in York, you’re in luck - York is one of the best-connected cities in the UK, with the A64 leading to major motorways like the A1 and M62. York also has a busy train station, a major point on the East Coast main line. You can expect to be in Leeds in around 30 minutes, and you can be in London in under two hours. 

Where to look for new homes in York

While York city centre is full of delights, there are plenty of well-connected villages and suburbs nearby with their own charm. With plenty of new build homes in York and the surrounding area, you don’t have to search high and low to find a dream home to suit your family. 

If life in a little North Yorkshire village sounds right for you, then there are plenty of picturesque spots with new build homes near York. For example, you’ll find our Adore development of new build homes in the charming Green Hammerton, just 20 minutes outside of York. Despite being so well connected, located just off the A59, Green Hammerton has retained a real village feel, with a village hall, post office and pub. 

Keen for weekend walks in the hills? Close to both York and Harrogate, Dishforth is a charming village that’s home to our Esteem development and right on the doorstep of the North York Moors. Surrounded by lush Yorkshire countryside but ideally situated for access to the A1, it really is the best of both worlds.