Moved to York - Help Needed!

Moved to York - Help Needed!

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garyhun

Original Poster:

29,949 posts

187 months

Friday 2nd August 2019
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Pedro Raynard said:
Just stumbled across the thread.

I do believe you've hit the sweet spot. Well done.

Bishopthorpe offers a village location without any through traffic, good road links and whilst not quite walking distance into York, jump on bicycle and you're there in 10 minutes.

Great location, enjoy.

Pedro
Cheers Pedro - that’s exactly how we feel!

DaveyBoyWonder

813 posts

133 months

Tuesday 19th May
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Dredging this thread up as I didn't see the point in making another.

We're looking at moving back to York having grown up there but moved away in our early 20s. Now we're 40 with kids approaching secondary school age we're looking at returning.

Therefore, location for schools is a massive factor on location and I'll be commuting to Leeds a couple of times a week by car. Looking at south west, similar kind of areas the OP was looking at Copmanthorpe keeps popping up. Any input on that as an area? Other areas we're considering are off Tadcaster Road and parts of Fulford. Think whilst Bolton Percy etc look great, they're just that little bit too far out (although Askham Bryan looks like a village location that could be close enough to work).

Any other areas we should be looking at?? Copmanthorpe in terms of access to the A64 looks like a winner - anyone know what the A64 is like on a morning/evening? I'm used to sitting at a standstill on the M62 or on a packed commuter train so anything has to be better than that!?

Ruskie

3,042 posts

159 months

Tuesday 19th May
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DaveyBoyWonder said:
Dredging this thread up as I didn't see the point in making another.

We're looking at moving back to York having grown up there but moved away in our early 20s. Now we're 40 with kids approaching secondary school age we're looking at returning.

Therefore, location for schools is a massive factor on location and I'll be commuting to Leeds a couple of times a week by car. Looking at south west, similar kind of areas the OP was looking at Copmanthorpe keeps popping up. Any input on that as an area? Other areas we're considering are off Tadcaster Road and parts of Fulford. Think whilst Bolton Percy etc look great, they're just that little bit too far out (although Askham Bryan looks like a village location that could be close enough to work).

Any other areas we should be looking at?? Copmanthorpe in terms of access to the A64 looks like a winner - anyone know what the A64 is like on a morning/evening? I'm used to sitting at a standstill on the M62 or on a packed commuter train so anything has to be better than that!?
You have answered your own questions! All that area of villages are lovely and well appointed. Askham Bryan has nice houses and a good pub,but just be aware that there are lots of holiday chalets in that area. A bit further into York, off Tadcaster road there are some nice estates that back onto the Knavesmire. Bit further out Escrick is nice and has bonus of a gym, garage, nice pubs. Your commute to Leeds would add about 15 mins each way. Wheldrake is a lovely village. Riccall is lovey but I am biased!

Traffic is nothing like the M62 just typical commuter traffic but it keeps flowing generally.

DaveyBoyWonder

813 posts

133 months

Tuesday 19th May
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Good, glad it sounds we're looking in the right areas. Been told to avoid the single carriageway parts of the ring road up towards Acomb and Clifton Moor etc. Both our parents live up that way and even on a weekend it can be a nightmare.

Now to find a house!

Nyloc20

214 posts

22 months

Tuesday 19th May
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We've lived in Copmanthorpe in the same house for 32 years, kids grew up here and went to the village school and Tadcaster Grammar. We've been very happy here, originally moved from the east coast because I got a job in Leeds with a company car. Easy run into Leeds at the time and under an hour back to the coast to see family. Reasonably regular buses or nearby Park and Ride into York.
As you'll know you're 2 minutes onto the A64, other villages mentioned will take a bit longer. I don't think Copmanthorpe is a particularly picturesque village but it's reasonably quiet and there's a few local walks and great backroads for driving. Many people in our cul de sac and the village generally have been here longer than us so that's probably a good measure.
A64 traffic isn't bad in my experience. I only work part time now but leaving home around 7.30am I'm usually at Morley/Gildersome in around 40 minutes. The A1/M1 link sometimes tails back around Garforth.

Edited by Nyloc20 on Tuesday 19th May 13:40

DaveyBoyWonder

813 posts

133 months

Tuesday 19th May
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Cheers - worth knowing. Walks are also important - got a dog and he'll get real annoyed if he just gets to walk around streets. Looking on the map it looks like you can cross the railway line and head out across fields towards Bishopthorpe etc.

Ruskie

3,042 posts

159 months

Tuesday 19th May
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DaveyBoyWonder said:
Cheers - worth knowing. Walks are also important - got a dog and he'll get real annoyed if he just gets to walk around streets. Looking on the map it looks like you can cross the railway line and head out across fields towards Bishopthorpe etc.
Have a look at Askham bog, 1/2 mile from Copmanthorpe and dog friendly as long as on the lead.

garyhun

Original Poster:

29,949 posts

187 months

Tuesday 19th May
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As the OP, I can’t believe that I’ve been in Bishopthorpe for 9 months already.

Absolutely love it here.

soofsayer

1,423 posts

94 months

Tuesday 19th May
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I live in Copmanthorpe. Been here nearly 4 years. Not the most picturesque village centre but has absolutely everything you could need. Pub, coop, barbers, post office, indian, cafes etc. You can walk for miles if you head west out of the village towards Colton, lots of footpaths and bridleways. A64 access is great. Cycle routes into and around York start from the village, and the P&R is just up the road. Also not too much new housing planned for the village unlike many other areas around York.

You might want to check on your choice of schools, friends who have kids going into middle/secondary state schools in the area say they are very oversubscribed and even siblings can’t always get in now. I wouldn’t make assumptions its a guarantee to get any of the decent ones.

Askham Bryan is all very nice but not a lot of houses, and very expensive for the name, there isn’t much there. Never understood the fuss.

Bilborough would be another option if you can live without being able to walk to the shops.

Bolton Percy is ok but you are a drive to get anywhere. Appleton Roebuck is bigger and slightly better positioned.

Escrick, no. The A19 junction (and tailbacks on the A64) at rush hour, on weekends or during the Christmas season are bad due to the retail outlet (bonkers why anyone would queue for hours on a dual carriageway to get to an already full shopping centre?). The new Germany Beck development seems to have made things worse. We have friends over that way and it impacts their ability to get about.

Happy to help!

Edited by soofsayer on Tuesday 19th May 16:29

Nyloc20

214 posts

22 months

Wednesday 20th May
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soofsayer said:
I live in Copmanthorpe. Been here nearly 4 years. Not the most picturesque village centre but has absolutely everything you could need. Pub, coop, barbers, post office, indian, cafes etc. You can walk for miles if you head west out of the village towards Colton, lots of footpaths and bridleways. A64 access is great. Cycle routes into and around York start from the village, and the P&R is just up the road. Also not too much new housing planned for the village unlike many other areas around York.

You might want to check on your choice of schools, friends who have kids going into middle/secondary state schools in the area say they are very oversubscribed and even siblings can’t always get in now. I wouldn’t make assumptions its a guarantee to get any of the decent ones.

Askham Bryan is all very nice but not a lot of houses, and very expensive for the name, there isn’t much there. Never understood the fuss.

Bilborough would be another option if you can live without being able to walk to the shops.

Bolton Percy is ok but you are a drive to get anywhere. Appleton Roebuck is bigger and slightly better positioned.

Escrick, no. The A19 junction (and tailbacks on the A64) at rush hour, on weekends or during the Christmas season are bad due to the retail outlet (bonkers why anyone would queue for hours on a dual carriageway to get to an already full shopping centre?). The new Germany Beck development seems to have made things worse. We have friends over that way and it impacts their ability to get about.

Happy to help!

Edited by soofsayer on Tuesday 19th May 16:29
Yes pretty much agree with all this as I posted earlier.
I've not had to bother with schools for many years so totally out of touch on that.
Just a point on villages south of York...the A19 is a pain coming into York in a morning but if you can work your commute times to suit it's ok. I quite like Escrick, we often drive that way on the back roads to my son in Cliffe, another nice village but 20 mins to York outskirts.
My daughter's in-laws have lived in Riccall for many years and are very settled there, nice village.
I would imagine you'd get more for your money in any of those if that's important. We toyed with moving to Riccall when the kids left school but glad we stayed in Cop.

DaveyBoyWonder

813 posts

133 months

Thursday 21st May
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Done more research and it looks like Copmanthorpe and the Copmanthorpe end of Tadcaster Road are the preferred locations (one of the roads off Taddy Road towards the racecourse would be ideal).

We'll see... got school things happening where we are at the minute and the result of that could determine whether the move to York is worth it or not...

DaveyBoyWonder

813 posts

133 months

Thursday 27th August
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Update - should be moving just off Taddy Road in the next few weeks. Really excited to be moving back smile

Rick101

6,127 posts

109 months

Thursday 27th August
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Nice area. Not too far away from me.

Ged Bell's butchers has a great rep
Good roads in all directions smile

northernmedia

1,746 posts

97 months

Wednesday 2nd September
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Best of luck with the move and welcome to York!

Nyloc20

214 posts

22 months

Wednesday 2nd September
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Likewise, another welcome! Watch out for the speedy home carer in a white Focus ST. My wife's main districts are Acomb and Dringhouses

garyhun

Original Poster:

29,949 posts

187 months

Wednesday 2nd September
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And a warm welcome from another York newbie.

darkyoung1000

1,437 posts

155 months

Wednesday 2nd September
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Another welcome from a York resident here - if you see something elderly in maroon and black holding up the traffic, give me a wave!

DaveyBoyWonder

813 posts

133 months

Monday 14th September
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Cheers all. Still waiting - daily virtual nudging of solicitors...

Rick101 said:
Ged Bell's butchers has a great rep
Just realised this weekend when we had a drive past but Ged Bells is on the road next to the new house! Will be straight in there!

northernmedia

1,746 posts

97 months

Wednesday 16th September
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A pal owns the butchers.
Top notch produce.

detee

532 posts

108 months

Wednesday 16th September
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We need a York branch of piston heads, welcome to York. Naburn here.