4 Of The Best Places To Live In The North Of England

4 Of The Best Places To Live In The North Of England

4 Of The Best Places To Live In The North Of England

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The divide between the north and south of the country tends to be played upon in a tongue-in-cheek manner, however, there genuinely are a number of pros and cons to living in many areas across England. People mention differences in friendliness, community spirit, and most notably the cost of living. It’s well known that the further away you move from London, the cheaper it gets to buy everything from groceries to houses. This is based on the now-dated mentality that the capital city is the best place to be when it comes to having a career. We’ve put together some of the top picks, especially for those that have the ability to live wherever they wish, due to remote working.

Barnard Castle, County Durham
With people turning away from the extortionate London lifestyle many are even considering working outside of the busy city areas in the north too. South of Newcastle and Sunderland lies County Durham. This place is filled with rolling hills, lush woodland and quaint towns, such as the wonderful Barnard Castle. Visiting this town, you’ll experience the great hospitality of the north, with friendly faces and a welcoming atmosphere. You won’t need good eyesight to see how beautiful this town and its surrounding area is either. Barnard Castle is orbited by a number of peaceful villages and the entire area is perfect for those looking for a quieter life, away from the hustle and bustle.

Wrose, Bradford
The city of Bradford is a fantastically diverse place, boasting both a young population and great multi-culturalism. While it’s had an unfairly bad reputation over the years, the city itself is improving constantly, bringing in young professionals from all around the country, especially those looking for cheaper housing opportunities. Surrounding the city, there are countless wonderful villages and towns such as the village of Wrose, which has an even more affordable housing market than the city. If you’re looking for houses to rent in Wrose, or even if you’re looking to get on the property market yourself, visit for-sale.com.

Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Technically still within the borders of Bradford, you’ll find this town 12 miles north of the city centre, separated by miles of countryside. This gorgeous town has all the hallmarks of a northern town, complete with stunning Victorian architecture and well-kept floral displays throughout the town centre. The town itself is incredibly welcoming, although towns such as Ilkley have become so incredibly popular that, combined with how beautiful the homes are, it’s quite expensive to buy property here. However, you can find a number of homes that have been converted into luxury apartments for rent or purchase.

Alnmouth, Northumberland
If you’re looking for a blissful English coastal town to help you focus on your work, or enjoy your retirement, look no further than Alnmouth. Voted as one of the best places to live in the north, alongside Barnard Castle, this cute village that resides alongside the river Aln is perfect for seaside-lovers and those looking to get away from the stresses of the modern world. With some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, Alnmouth is a great choice if you’re looking for that staycation lifestyle with spectacular views right on your doorstep.

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