New Homes in Harrogate
If you want to live in one of Yorkshire most desirable spots, houses in Harrogate could be perfect for you. Charming and quintessentially English, this North Yorkshire spa town is only half an hour’s drive from York and close to West Yorkshire hotspots such as Leeds and Bradford.
Whether you’re testing out the healing properties of the town’s famous spa waters at one of the historic baths, having a chat over a spot of afternoon tea or going for walks through RHS Garden Harlow Carr and up Almscliffe Crag, our new properties near Harrogate below also allow you to explore a selection of local museums and art galleries.
Living in Harrogate
A highly sought-after spot to call home, you can look forward to a wonderful way of life when you buy a new home in Harrogate. There’s plenty to look forward to when you buy a house through us too. Our money-saving offers are perfect for getting more out of your new home purchase, with incentives like our Movemaker scheme eliminating those costly estate agent fees for you.
Things to see and do in Harrogate
Harrogate is renowned for its historic spa waters, with local attractions including the Royal Pump Room Museum and the Tewit Well. Enjoy a soak at Turkish Baths Harrogate, before going for afternoon tea at one of the town’s famous tea rooms. Afterwards, you can go for a stroll around the Valley Gardens, visit the Crescent Gardens or let your dog loose at 200-acre parkland, the Stray.
Don’t miss the Mercer Art Gallery for a spot of culture, or the beautiful RHS Garden Harlow Carr for all things horticultural. Moving further away from the town centre reveals a whole host of natural beauty spots, including Almscliffe Crag, Nidd Gorge and the Plumpton Rocks. Lindley Wood Reservoir, Stainburn Forest, Staveley Nature Reserve and the sprawling Nidderdale are all close by too.
Harrogate is a very family-friendly town, thanks to its excellent selection of schools. Top options for younger children include Western Primary School, St Robert’s Catholic Primary and Oatlands Infant School, which are all rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Harrogate Grammar School, St Aidan’s CofE, St John Fisher Catholic High and Springwell Harrogate are all outstanding secondaries serving the town.
Transport links in Harrogate
With the A1(M) motorway passing not far east of town, Harrogate can boast good transport links. Leeds and York are both around half an hour’s drive away in good traffic, while it’s the same journey time to reach these cities by train. As well as a central station in the heart of town, there are also several other stations on the outskirts of Harrogate, including Hornbeam Park, Starbeck and Pannal.
The Harrogate property market
As such a desirable place to live, there’s a strong property market in Harrogate. Whether you want to buy an affordable apartment, a period terrace or a sprawling detached home set into landscaped grounds, there’s plenty to pick from nearby. Perfect for modern living, you may also be able to afford a bigger house than you thought due to the Help to Buy Yorkshire and the Humber scheme.