Uprooting your life and starting again in a new location is a big commitment with plentiful options, so we’re incredibly lucky to live in a country that benefits from a mass of landscapes to suit different tastes. It just so happens that one of the most picturesque and quintessentially British locations is our home. Keep your Costa Del Sol, Scarborough has a myriad of attractions and activities suitable for young families and older residents alike. From donkey rides to ice creams, from Peasholme park to the seafront arcades, there really is something for everybody. In fact, Visit Scarborough describe the town as ‘a perfect base from which to explore this most diverse region of Britain’, and we can’t argue with that!
Here’s our top 5 reasons why you should consider moving to Scarborough:
Scarborough’s Rich History
Scarborough is Britain’s oldest seaside town and is steeped in a range of architectural styles that date back to the 10th century when the Vikings used the town as a fishing settlement. Towards the end of the 18th century, bathing in seawater became fashionable after doctors suggested it was good for health, the town continued to flourish as a seaside resort well into the 19th century and today it still remains one of the most popular seaside towns in the northeast of England.
Famous Fish & Chips!
Cod or haddock? With or without vinegar? Us Brits love our fish suppers, and there really is no better place to get the freshest and tastiest fish & chips than Scarborough harbour (TripAdvisor recommend heading to North Bay Fisheries – the top-rated chippy in town). Pair this with the seafront location and you’ll be hard pushed to find a more scenic chippy opportunity in the country. Top tip: After you’ve finished your fish & chips, head to Harbour Bar – a quaint 1950’s style ice cream parlour which is almost unaltered since its opening in 1945.
Property Prices in Scarborough
With a range of landscapes including a seafront, town centre and greener, further afield locations, there really is something for everybody. The price of property is still extremely affordable, with Victorian terraced properties going for under £150,000* and flats with a beautiful sea view on the South Cliff and The North Bay available for under £200,000*.
When it comes to location, Scarborough really shines. The location itself is almost incomparable to any other coastal location – 2 sweeping bays both with their own distinct personalities (one tranquil and the other glitzy) both in the shadow of the ruins of a 12th-century castle. Not to mention, the beautiful city of York is around an hours’ drive away and even less on the train!
Schools in Scarborough
When looking to move to a new area, there are multiple factors to consider – if you have a young family, then the schooling options will play a large role in your decision making. Scarborough boasts a variety of schools ranging from infant to secondary, and independent to special. A total of 11 of
the schools and colleges are rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted, with Springhead School leading the way with it’s ‘outstanding’ rating.
If you’re looking for your dream home in Scarborough or if you’d like any advice on making the move, our property experts will be more than happy to help. You can get in touch with us here.
*Source – Rightmove, February 2020.