Something we’ve known all along has been officially confirmed this week: Selby is one of the best places to live in England!

A survey by the Halifax has named Selby as the top spot in Yorkshire when it comes to quality of life. Ranking sixth on the list overall, Selby was rated on factors such as employment, earnings, affordability of housing, traffic, crime, education and health.

The Halifax Quality of Life survey found that the Selby district was particularly attractive for people looking for a stress-free life, affordable housing and low rainfall.

Here at Gateforth Park, located in Thorpe Willoughby just down the road from Selby, we couldn’t agree more with the survey’s findings. Nestled in the pretty Vale of York, this historic market town on the River Ouse is a great place to enjoy life’s pleasures. From getting out and about in the lovely countryside, to visiting the stunning medieval Abbey, there’s lots to enjoy in Selby.

The town is also well-connected, with easy access to the hustle and bustle of cities such as Leeds and York, lovely market towns like Harrogate and Knaresborough, and the stunning landscape of the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales.

Gateforth Park’s location next to Selby Golf Club, therefore, is ideal for anyone looking for an easy-to-maintain home with access to all that the Selby district and beyond has to offer.

As a brand new residential park home for the over 50s, Gateforth Park offers the perfect lifestyle. Choose from our range of stylish, high spec and affordable homes, and enjoy all the benefits that park home living has to offer. The 45-acre site offers a peaceful and friendly gated community of 168 residential park homes, and facilities including a meeting / activity hall, village green, shop, extensive open space including a nature area, and on-site fishing.

Find out more about the location of Gateforth Park and the great places you can visit from there.

The Halifax Quality of Life survey used the findings from a YouGov consumer survey carried out in December 2019 to give each local authority in England a score out of ten for 26 variables. These were then averaged out into eight broad groups and added up to reveal an overall score and position as one of the best places to live in England.

Read more about the survey in this Yorkshire Post article.