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The top 5 most expensive places to live in Yorkshire

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

If you’re considering buying a house in northern England, Yorkshire may be worth considering, as it features beautiful villages, coastal walks and stunning countryside.

Several areas in Yorkshire have been featured in The Times’ Best Places to Live in the UK list, including Holmfirth, Leeds, Sheffield, Thirsk and Ilkley.

According to Rightmove, sold property prices in Yorkshire are up 6% over the last year, with an average price of £242,124.

If you have a bigger budget, you may be curious about where the most expensive areas in Yorkshire are.

Where are the most expensive places to live in Yorkshire?

Rightmove has revealed the highest average asking prices as of May 2023.

West Yorkshire is the most expensive part of Yorkshire, with four out of five areas featuring in the table below.

AreaAverage asking price
Ben Rhydding£556,844
Boston Spa£500,122

Bramhope, a village in West Yorkshire, is the most expensive area, as the average asking price is £609,627. It has easy access to the countryside, woodlands, and good schools.

It’s also less than a half hour drive to Leeds.


In second place is Dore, a village in Sheffield, with an average asking price of £558,000.

In 2020, Rightmove said Dore was one of the most sought after places to buy in Yorkshire due to its shops and restaurants, as well as good transport links and proximity to the Peak District.

Ben Rhydding

Ben Rhydding, a village in Bradford, is also among the priciest areas in Yorkshire, possibly due to its proximity to Ilkley Moor and Leeds.

The average asking price is £556,844.


Ilkley, which appears in the number four spot, features on The Times’ Best Places to Live in the UK list this year. It has an average asking price of £555,139.

The spa town in Bradford has a good mix of shops, schools and beautiful countryside, including the Yorkshire Dales.

Boston Spa

Last on the list is Boston Spa, a village in Leeds, with an average asking price of £500,122.

Boston Spa is located along the River Wharfe, so it’s ideal for scenic walks.

The village regularly hosts family friendly events and is 15 minutes away from market town Wetherby, which has many shops.

While the price you pay is one of the biggest considerations when buying a house, it’s not the only factor you should consider.

It’s worth considering what you want your ideal home to include, whether it’s a garden, access to green spaces, good transport links or reputable schools, as well as enough space.

If you’re considering buying a property, a mortgage broker can help by looking at your circumstances and scanning the market for the best deals.

See also:

The cheapest places to live in Yorkshire

The most expensive places to live in London

The most expensive places to live in the West Midlands

The most expensive places to live in the South East

The most expensive 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.