Located just over a mile from York city centre, Clifton is a popular suburb. Consisting of rows of terraces and estates of semi and detached properties, it is ideal for families and city professionals looking for a comfortable commute. With a shopping park, cinema, leisure facilities and more within its boundary, is Clifton the right place for your next purchase?
THINGS TO DO
There is a Vue cinema, bowling alley and leisure centre in close proximity to the north of the suburb. The huge park and garden of Clifton Park is a popular recreation area in York and the beautiful managed garden of Homestead Park is maintained by the Joseph Rowntree Trust for public use. Clifton is also home to Botham Crescent, home of York City Football Club.
EATING & DRINKING
The Shopping Park is home to Burger King, Costa Coffee and KFC, while the cinema next door is next to a Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito. Pubs in the area include The Dormouse, Old Grey Mare and Burton Stone Inn. There are an abundance of takeaways and fine dining options can be found at restaurants like Jaipur Spice, The Piano and The Ivy Brasserie.
The area is known for its Clifton Moor Shopping Park which is home to shops such as Jysk, Boots, Harveys, Tesco and Wilko. On the high street, there is a bookmakers, charity shops, computer repair centre, tattoo place and you are just a few minutes from York's main city centre.
Primary schools in the area:
- Lakeside Primary School
- Clifton Green Primary School
- Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School
- St Wilfrid's, York, Roman Catholic Primary School
- Canon Lee School
- Joseph Rowntree School
- All Saints RC School
Thanks to being on the A19 and having the retail park, there are a number of bus routes that frequently pass through Clifton, making access to the city centre easy on public transport. This also makes for simple access to the A1237 ring road and getting out of York towards Leeds, the North York Moors or further afield. Clifton is close to the main York train station and Leeds Bradford International Airport is just 45 minutes away.
Excavations in the area and evidence of timber buildings have shown that Clifton was occupied during Roman times and there were roads built through the area to the fortress in York. This didn't lead to expansion of the area but a Clifton Windmill was built in the late 14th century and ran from here until 1852 and has since been demolished. The church in the village was built in the late 1800s.
DID YOU KNOW?
The old village has been a Conservation Area since 1968.