Revealed: the most popular postcodes in Yorkshire
PUBLISHED: 16:22 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:22 06 March 2017
Royal Mail analysed over a million UK redirection applications from the last 12 months to reveal the nation's home moving habits. We look at some of the movers and shakers in Yorkshire.
The city of York is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the UK, so it is natural that people are looking to move into the area for the lifestyle. Most of the York postcodes are fairly stable, with roughly the same amount of people moving in to replace those leaving the area.
The standout postcode in the immediate area surrounding York is the YO26 postcode which covers villages such as Green Hammerton and Nether Popperton. The proximity to the A59 makes commuting to either Harrogate and York and is a short drive from the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.
Harrogate is hot property at the moment, in 2016, a staggering 1100 moves were made in the HG1 and HG2 districts which cover the centre of the town and include famous green spaces such as The Stray and Harrogate Valley Gardens, .
The average relocation distance is 43 miles but there have been instances of households moving there from 300 miles away, which suggests that Harrogate has a universal appeal. As with York, the proximity to the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors is a huge draw.
Whether the Northern Powerhouse is happening or not, Leeds is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK right now. All the districts with the LS prefix saw a large amount of property sales in 2016, but one notable area was Roundhay, located to the north-east of the city centre.
Roundhay has a wide variety of housing. There is a mixture of Victorian through terraces, villas and 20th century detached and semi detached housing. It is home to Roundhay Park, the second largest city park in Europe after the ‘Englischer Garten’ in Munich and a short distance from Harewood House, which is located in the adjacent LS17 district.
There are 15 different postcodes that cover the city of Sheffield and surroundings areas, and while the city has a large student population which contributes to the high moving rate, there are some notable areas where property is vey much in demand.
The south-west of the city has always been a popular spot due to its proximity to the Peak District, there 456 relocations into the area last year, which covers suburbs such as Fulwood and Ranmoor.
While all the attention is on Hull in 2017, the nearby market town of Beverley is proving to be a big draw for the area. Last year, 525 households moved into the area, while only 399 left.
The Beverley property market is very active in comparision to the other postcode districts with the HU prefix, the largest amount of moves in the Hull area was in the HU5 district in the north-west of the city, this is home to the iconic Avenues district and saw 245 households move in.
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