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York house buying guide

If you’re looking for houses for sale in York but you’re struggling to find the right area, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn more about where to live in York. To work out your budget and find out how you could boost your borrowing potential, create a free Tembo plan today — or try out our Mortgage Calculator.

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Where should I buy in York?

Famous for its stunning period buildings, historical city walls and iconic cathedral, we can’t blame you for looking at houses for sale in York. This picturesque northern city wins the hearts of history-lovers and Harry Potter fans alike for its magical streets and cobbled alleyways.

A thriving, compact city home to annual events, festivals and markets, York offers everything you could want from a city, while still having a quaint town feel. With the beautiful North Yorkshire moors and Yorkshire Dales not too far away, it's ideally situated for those who want the best of both rural and urban living.

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Located just two miles south of York city centre, Fulford is a leafy suburb nestled between green spaces, the River Ouse and University of York. If you dream of a peaceful life in the North Yorkshire countryside but you don’t want to sacrifice the convenience of living close to a city, Fulford offers the best of both worlds. Fulford Ings, Danesmead Wood, and Walmgate Stray are just a few places to spend your spare time, whether you’re walking the dog, going for a jog or meeting friends for a picnic. 

You’ll find a selection of pubs, cafes and supermarkets around Fulford Road, but you’ll probably find yourself heading into the city centre or surrounding towns quite often.


York’s city centre is just a 10 minute drive or 40 minute walk away. There’s also the 26 bus which will take you right into the centre of town, meaning it couldn’t be easier to get around.

Property price growth

Over the last year, property prices in Fulford were 10% up on the previous year.


The area of Fulford has been occupied since Neolithic times, indicated by finds of worked flints in the area. The woodlands in the area were largely cleared from the Anglian, Saxon and Norse period right through to the later medieval period, showing evidence of the land being occupied and used.

Fulford was also the scene of the first battle in the year 1066! The English were under threat from a Norse army from the north, and lost the battle of Fulford on 20th September!

Historically, Fulford was once two townships - Gate Fulford (also known as Over Fulford) in the north and Water Fulford (also known as Nether Fulford) to the south. Fulford is mentioned in the Doomsday Book 1086, with the Manor at Gate Fulford being owned by the Earl of Northumbria.

Eventually the land was given to St. Mary’s Abbey in York, and in the 15th century the boundaries between the city and abbey were drawn, marked by the Franchise Cross, which you can see today on Fulford Road.

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Data sourced from Zoopla's June 2023 House Price Index and Rightmove property prices. Accurate as of 18/08/2023.