Sitting on the edge of the Howardian Hills between York and the seaside town of Scarborough, Malton is a historic market town with a population of around 5,000. Known as the ‘Food Capital of Yorkshire’, it offers regular food markets and festivals, as well as events such as ‘Street Food Sunday’ which usually takes place in the summer. The area is also home to two microbreweries, Brass Castle and Bad Seed, who together host an annual festival called Beertown, usually held in May each year.
Malton has become increasingly popular with prospective buyers in recent years, with its transport links to Leeds, York and Scarborough making it an ideal location for families who want to live in a vibrant yet quiet location, while still being in easy commuting distance of their workplace. The local train station is a Grade II listed building, and was opened in 1845. For those who enjoy picturesque scenery, areas which are full of natural beauty such as the North Yorkshire Moors, as well as the delightful market towns and villages Helmsley, Pickering and Kirkbymoorside, are just a stone's throw away. If you’d rather spend your time on the seafront, then the coast is less than an hour away, with Whitby, Bridlington and Scarborough all popular coastal destinations.
The town itself has plenty of local amenities, including supermarkets, banks, a cinema and numerous takeaways, cafes and pubs. Its Town Hall was commissioned in 1749, and the building was first used as a butter market, with butter being the primary marketable product for many farmers of the day. The No. 46 Cafe Bar situated in the Market Place proves to be a popular eatery for local resident and tourists, with their Burger Night every Friday drawing quite a number of people through their doors. If you’re more one with a sweet tooth, then The Groovy Moo Fresh Artisan Gelato ice cream parlour is worth a visit. With a range of ice cream and sorbet flavours on offer, there’s something for everyone, and it will definitely be popular with children!
Local schools are of a high standard, with Primary education being provided by St Mary's RC Primary School, which has an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted, and Norton Community Primary School and Malton Community Primary School, which are both rated ‘Good’. The two local secondary schools, Malton School and Norton College, are also rated as ‘Good’.
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