5 things to look for in flats for sale in York

There’s currently an abundance of beautiful flats for sale in York, but freedom of choice can be both a blessing and a curse. The difference between the two? Knowing what to look out for. As such, here’s a handy checklist that relates specifically to our Hungate apartments.

1. Proximity to public transport

York boasts everything from numerous First bus routes around the city, to super-fast coach services to Leeds Bradford as well as trains to Newcastle as often as 6 times per hour. Walking from the city centre to the local train station takes around 17 minutes, and since Hungate features some of the most centrally placed flats for sale in York, the exact same journey time applies from residents’ very own front doors.


2. Proximity to nature

Having easy access to green spaces to relax in should not be undervalued. In fact, in August 2019, a University of Warwick study found a definite correlation between green space and mental wellbeing at an individual level. 
Published in the August issue of Applied Geography, it concluded that an increase of 1 hectare within 300m of residents was associated with an 8% rise in life satisfaction. Our Hungate flats for sale in York border the beautiful River Foss along with a lush, private nature reserve. 


3. Proximity to schools

Buying property is a milestone that can signify the beginning. York’s stunning 3-bed flats for sale could provide ample room for starting a family, for example, while also allowing for the possibility of study space for higher education. 

Living in a catchment area near the top 10% of local primary schools is said to increase property value. York also boasts two universities, the University of York being within the world’s top 150 in the THES World University rankings

York St John University rose 21 places in the 2020 league table, placing it 27th out of 122 institutions in the country on the Sunday Times’ list.


4. Market statistics

Buying property is an investment, so it’s important to know the market before you buy. For a regularly updated UK house price index, Land Registry provides a helpful overview of how prices measure up. 

However, other statistics such as sustainability are also important. Lendlease is an industry leader in this regard, providing some of the greenest Castlefield flats for sale. 


5. Nearby cultural landmarks

The City of York has been identified as a historic area, meaning its historic architecture is here to stay. The part that York has played in much of England’s history far outweighs the city’s modest size, and remnants of its influence are all around. From the Roman wall that surrounds the city, to William’s the Conqueror’s twice-burned Clifford’s Tower, Culture Trip can provide more information on York’s most beloved historic sites.