Harrogate is the jewel in the Yorkshire crown and is a location that has caused many to aspire to a Harrogate home search. As a Spa town, it has always had the attraction of its Spa water, which is famous for its supposed healing qualities. With its 200 acres of open grassland, known locally as The Stray, which surround the main old town, it is a town that is unlike any other.
For many, a Harrogate home search involves looking for that ideal town centre apartment with either Beach Grove or York Place, being in walking distance of the centre, being the most popular. Town houses are also popular and the historic listed Parades, Park Parade, Regents Parade and Queen Parade, all offer either a Victorian and Georgian style that is preserved by both their listed status and conservation area location.
Many considering investing in the area will opt for a Harrogate home search as it provides excellent commuting facilities to both Leeds and Bradford and is only 10 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport for national and international travel. The town is very popular with tourists who flock to the town to trial the spa water, shop at Hoopers, eat at Betty’s tea rooms or visit the Royal Hall Theatre.
Some people will focus their Harrogate home search on the Duchy Estate where there are individual houses set in larger than average gardens on tree lined roads such as Duchy Road and Kent Road which are within walking distance of the Valley gardens, Harlow Carr gardens and the town centre. The Duchy Estate is also a location for some of Harrogate’s private schools which include Harrogate Ladies College, Brakenfield School and Highfield and Bankfield prep schools.
Some carrying out a Harrogate home search will concentrate on the south side of the town as it offers particularly convenient commuting to Leeds. Fulwith Mill Lane and Stone Rings provide some of Yorkshire’s most exclusive addresses in reasonably close proximity to the Leeds Road shops which provide a local hub for this side of town.