Tucked away in the borough of Harrogate, Ripon is a cathedral city in North Yorkshire, edging on the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's history can be traced back to over 1300 years ago, and it's beautiful historic buildings such as the cathedral have stood the test of time, continuously adding to the grandeur of the area. With a population of just under 17,000 Ripon is the kind of city in which you can know as may or as few of your neighbours as you like. It's picturesque setting is perfect for families and professionals alike, with fantastic schools and short commutes to York, Leeds and Middlesbrough.
Homes in the area are available from less than £100,000, and gradually increase in price to just under £800,000 at which point you can expect to find expansive homes with jaw dropping gardens. Even the most modest of properties are easily turned into idyllic first homes, and families looking for 3 bedroomed properties homes can expect to find a multitude of options for less than £250,000. Renters are also able to find a good number of homes in the area, with one bedroomed apartments from under £400pcm and 4 bedroomed detached homes from just over £1300 pcm.
Beyond the indescribable splendor of Ripon Cathedral, if you're planning on living in, or visiting, Ripon, then you simply must visit the National Trust sites which border our beautiful city. For those wanting to explore the pastoral landscape, you can wander through Newby Hall and its immaculate gardens. Or you can wonder at the marvel of the Druids Temple, or if you're looking for something more active you can immerse yourself at Talon Falconry. For a leisurely afternoon there's nothing quite like the Workhouse, Court, Prison and Police museums, and when you're done with all of that, circle back to the city centre to try some of the amazing local cuisine.
Foodies can rejoice in Ripon, with a wide selection of locations which cater to ever palate. Whether you're looking for fresh fish, or something more Mediterranean, or an establishment entirely devoted to ice cream you'll be certain to find your food heaven in Ripon. When you're finally full and sated, there's still plenty to do in the city. For retail relief you have the choice between independent boutiques and markets, or branded favourites along the high street. Whatever you choose to do in Ripon, you can be sure that you'll find something for every member of the family, no matter their tastes or desires.
Whether you're looking to make Ripon your first home, or your forever home, Hunters Ripon are here to get you there. Our fully trained agents are local area experts with a real passion for the area they represent. When you're ready to move, the team get moving; and don't stop until our customers are completely satisfied with our service. So whatever your property dreams are, the team are here to help you. Get in touch today, we can't wait to hear from you.