In recent years there has been a strong vogue for town living with families wanting to be within walking distance of schools and shops and the retired enjoying the convenience of the town centre facilities. It is a fast moving market meaning if there is a house or flat for sale on a highly desirable road then it will not stay around for long. A common trend is emerging for many properties to be sold off market without the attendant costs of formal marketing because if they are in the right area then they will undoubtedly have a list of applicants ready to proceed to secure an efficient sale.
Some of the street names in Harrogate town centre attracting the most attention from buyers are Beech Grove; 2-4 bedroom apartments looking out over the 200 acre West Park Stray. Queens Road; 4-6 bedroom Victorian family homes within catchment for Harrogate Grammar School. And Park Parade; a mix of traditional period family homes/apartments with a Strayside outlook and a flat walk into the town centre. This list is of course not exhaustive but gives you a flavour of the different reasons homebuyers wish to purchase in central Harrogate.
Why live in central Harrogate then? It has been well publicised that Harrogate has been voted the happiest place to live by Rightmove three years running. It is one of the original English spa towns that has always kept to its roots tastefully through well preserved architecture and a protected 200 acre parkland.
The provisions found in the town centre have grown from strength to strength in recent years with Harrogate being firmly on the map for top restaurants, theatre performances, boutique shopping and top performing independent/state schools. It is safe to say there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Whether it is for business or leisure travel Harrogate is ideally located for connecting to bigger cities, there are direct connections to York and Leeds where you can be in London Kings Cross within two hours. Perhaps it is sunnier climes you are after? Leeds Bradford Airport is just a half an hour drive away with ever expanding destinations as far afield as New York. The A1 motorway is also a 20 minute drive away allowing efficient commuting times to major northern cities such as Leeds, Bradford and Manchester.
The Knight Frank Harrogate office has been established in the town centre for over 10 years now with a wealth of experience and knowledge of the ever buoyant town market. Our track record means our clients receive the best possible advice on a very important decision in a discreet and professional manner.
As a national agent we can provide as little or as much exposure as you would like with a strong PR team based at our head office in London and 370 offices worldwide meaning your property can be exposed to a very wide audience.