It’s one of England’s quintessential ‘countryside escape’ locations, but with plenty of great cities and transport links to match. It’s also one of the most affordable property markets in the UK. If this sounds too good to be true, explore some of the best new homes in Yorkshire and the Humber with us, and see for yourself.
What areas are in Yorkshire and the Humber?
Yorkshire and the Humber is the formal name for one of the nine official ‘regions’ of England. It sits in between the ‘North East’ (to its north) and East Midlands (to its south).
In terms of specific counties, the Yorkshire and Humber region contains North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire. North Lincolnshire also falls within the region.
Why live in Yorkshire and the Humber?
Yorkshire and the Humber has some of the UK’s most starkly beautiful rural landscapes in the country. It has a well-deserved reputation for giving residents and visitors more stunning scenery than they know what to do with. From the Yorkshire Dales to the North York Moors National Park and East Yorkshire coastline, there is beauty all around.
Then there are the great cities to consider. York itself is a cultural icon, offering excellent quality of life, beautiful historic homes and streets, but with a pleasantly cosmopolitan vibe as well. Leeds and Sheffield are also dynamic and exciting cities to live in and explore, while staying true to their historic roots.
You might think that Yorkshire and the Humber is too tucked away to be a good commuter hub. However, you can get from York to London in under 2 hours by train. The Northern England hubs of Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle are also well within striking distance by car or train.
Finally, your money goes much further in Yorkshire and Humber than in most other parts of England. This applies not only to property but also to the regular costs of living.
What are average property prices in Yorkshire and The Humber like?
In November 2021, the average price for property in Yorkshire and The Humber stood at just £199,285, according to Zoopla. Even though this is a rise of around 2.4% over the past 12 months, it is still significantly lower than the England average of nearly £271,500. With a saving on average of around £72,000, this is one of the best-priced regions in the country for house hunting.
New homes in Yorkshire and the Humber: 10 best developments
There is so much choice to consider in Yorkshire and the Humber, your main obstacle is knowing where to start. While our top-ranked property developments focus mainly on the larger cities of the region, they are a useful yardstick.
As always, we determine this list purely by the review scores given by verified residents. This means you can trust their opinions, which are entirely informed from their experiences living there.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
As our number 1 development in the region, it definitely cuts the mustard, according to residents. Mustard Wharf is located just a few minutes’ walk from Leeds train station. It consists of 247 rental apartments in total, with all pet-friendly apartments furnished, with an option of 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. In addition, residents are able to enjoy various on-site facilities including a residents’ lounge, gym, and a 24-hour front of house team. Read reviews and details of Mustard Wharf, LS1
We’re staying in Leeds for number 2, which is Leodis Square by Dandara Living. Another central Leeds favourite, this development comprises an exciting range of studio to 3-bed apartments, and residents here benefit from an on-site gym, a pet-friendly policy and an expanding roster of community events. Residents also love being just 5 minutes’ walk from Leeds’ main business and retail districts. Read reviews and details of Leodis Square, LS11
Next we head over to neighbouring Sheffield to find Brook Place, which is located just 10 minutes from thew city centre. The developer and landlord for this build-to-rent development is Grainger PLC, who offer 237 new homes here, with a range of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments. There’s also an on-site service team and a sizeable range of amenities for residents to benefit from. Read reviews and details of Brook Place, S11
At number 4, it’s back to Leeds again for The CQ, The Court and The Gardens, developed by Aberdeen Standard. The development provides 263 modern studio flats to rent in an enviable location close to the city centre. Residents here appreciate the excellent facilities, such as a state-of-the-art gym, laundry facilities and a club lounge on every floor. As well as this, many of the flats offer a stunning range of cityscape views. Read reviews and details of The CQ, The Court and The Gardens, LS3
Number 5 offers a more suburban feel but with added convenience, as Prince’s Gardens is located just 2.5 miles away from Sheffield city centre. In addition, the site is close to Manor Top, a popular local shopping and amenity centre. Also, there’s a ready supply of good primary schools and nurseries nearby, making this development very appealing to young families. Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Prince’s Gardens, S2
Aptly named Waterside Apartments can be found on the waterfront of Leeds City Centre, very close to the Victoria Quarter (known for its vast range of shopping amenities) and the Corn Exchange – a Grade 1 listed building known for its aesthetic and alternative cafés and independent businesses. Residents have access to a concierge, private parking and balconies that make the most of the view. Read reviews and details of Waterside Apartments, LS12
At 7, Skylarks Grange is a dedicated development site on the edge of Brodsworth, northwest of Doncaster. It offers a selection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes within a peaceful countryside village setting, with easy access to all the local amenities plus some delightful woodlands. Read reviews and details of Skylarks Grange, DN6
Velocity Village by AddLiving is another favourite that can be found in the heart of Sheffield. Its central location makes it ideal for professionals, students or anyone who loves to be out and about in the middle of this vibrant city. The main station is also just a 10-minute walk away, opening up access to the rest of the region and country. In addition, Velocity Village is a secure environment, being self-contained, and offers a range of almost 300 1-2-bedroom apartments and studios. Read reviews and details of Velocity Village, S1
Now we head over to the outskirts of Bradford, where Brompton Fold can be found in the neighbourhood of Apperley Bridge. It’s a development of 2-4-bedroom homes, sited on an estate that residents claim is both beautiful and intelligently designed, with spacious streets and a small park that is popular with residents’ children. Read reviews and details of Brompton Fold, BD10
We end with a timeless classic at number 10! Timeless is located in the popular area of East Leeds, and offers 2-4-bedroom properties, all with excellent access to local amenities. There’s also various financing options available to prospective buyers here, plus optional extras for the home and garden. Read reviews and details of Timeless, LS14
If you’ve enjoyed exploring new homes in Yorkshire and the Humber, we urge you to take a look at our dedicated area guide. Here you’ll find more information about the geography of the region, and dozens more developments.
Sitting directly north of the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber has a history strongly connected to the steel, coal and farming industries. Although still a major player in the UK’s energy industry, the region is still adjusting to the move towards cleaner fuels Read more about Yorkshire and the Humber
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