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The top 5 cheapest places to live in Yorkshire

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by Lisa-Marie Voneshen
Last updated Monday, December 11, 2023

Looking to move to northern England but have a tight budget? Yorkshire may be worth considering.

While the average price for property in Yorkshire is £242,124, you can find homes for significantly less at around £100,000.

Depending on where you buy, some major cities only require a short commute, so you may be able to get to Manchester by train within one to two hours.

Where are the cheapest places to buy in Yorkshire?

Rightmove has crunched the data to discover the lowest average asking prices as of May 2023.

AreaAverage asking price
Hull City Centre£126,445
Sheffield City Centre£128,718

Bransholme tops the list with an average asking price of £101,977.

According to the Index of Multiple Deprivation in 2019, Bransholme was one of the most deprived areas of Hull, which could explain why prices are so low compared to other areas in Yorkshire.

It takes up to two hours by public transport to get to major cities such as Sheffield, York and Leeds but it’s only half an hour away from Hull, which is also among the most affordable areas.


Ovenden in West Yorkshire is also among the cheapest places to buy in Yorkshire, with an average asking price of £111,910.

The nearest city to Ovenden is Bradford, which is an hour away by public transport – and is among the unhappiest places to live in Yorkshire according to Rightmove’s latest Happy at Home study.

Hull City Centre

Hull, in East Yorkshire, has an average asking price of £126,445.

While the area is relatively cheap, a huge regeneration project on Albion Square in the city centre has recently been greenlit, which should offer a boost to the local area.

Sheffield City Centre

Average asking prices in Sheffield City Centre are comparatively low at £128,718.

Sheffield is undergoing huge changes thanks to the ‘Heart of the City’ development, which hopes to reinvigorate the area.

There are plenty of attractions in the city centre, including theatres, galleries, shops and restaurants.  


Stainforth, a town in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with around over 200 residents, has an average asking price of £129,694.

The nearest cities are Bradford, Leeds and York, which are around two hours away by public transport.

Finding a property that fits in with your budget is vital, but price isn’t everything. Before you decide on where you want to live, it’s worth thinking about what you want in a new home.

So, it’s a good idea to look at the local area, including green areas and schools, as well as transport links and nearby attractions.

If you’re looking for a mortgage, you should talk to a mortgage broker who will look at your personal circumstances to find the best deal for you.

See also:

The most expensive places to live in Yorkshire

The cheapest places to live in London

The cheapest places to live in the West Midlands

The cheapest places to live in the South East

The cheapest places to live in the South West

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Lisa-Marie Voneshen
Lisa-Marie Voneshen is a Senior Content Writer at Unbiased. She is an award-winning journalist with nearly a decade of experience writing and editing content across various areas, including personal finance and investing.