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Ripon Property Hotspot


If you are thinking of moving to Ripon in North Yorkshire, whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here are some reasons why Ripon may be right for you … 

House Prices🏠 

Property Investment🏠🏠 

  • House prices in the region (Yorkshire and Humber) are forecast to rise by 14.2% by 2020, outperforming the North East, the North West and Scotland
  • Although the full-time resident population was less than 17,000 at the last census in 2011, it attracts many tourists and second-home owners

Location and Transport🚌

  • Ripon lies in the very heart of Yorkshire, making it accessible from many of the major cities in the region, including Leeds and York
  • More locally, it is 12 miles north of the major conference centre in the spa town of Harrogate and 11 miles southwest of Thirsk
  • The City is well connected to important road networks – accessible via the A1(M) for north and south bound travellers and by the A61 east and west.

Education 🎓  

  • Ripon Grammar School is an historic and very highly rated selective state secondary school, with a long list of famous past pupils and a current student roll of around 800 and rated “outstanding” or “good” by ofsted
  • Neighbouring the Grammar School is the non-selective secondary school Outwood Academy Ripon – it has a school roll of just under 500 pupils and recent results suggest an encouraging improvement in performance 
  • Where the old racecourse once stood, there is the Cathedral Choir School, an independent co-educational preparatory school, established in 1960.


  • Ripon boasts its fair share of architecturally notable buildings – including the cathedral and the grammar school
  • It is also set in the scenic beauty at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Its attraction as a tourist destination and place for second home owners also lies in the proximity of the World Heritage sites of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park.


Finally, did you know …

  • The City’s cathedral dates way back to 672 and was made the very first chartered city in Britain in 886
  • Ripon is the third smallest city in England
  • Just a stone’s throw from the city itself is the folly now called the Forbidden Corner, comprising a labyrinth of tunnels, secret passages and surprises – fittingly billed as “the strangest place in the world”.