Haxby sits around 4 miles north of York on the Western banks of the River Foss. Upwards of 10,000 residents fill this lively Yorkshire town. The range of houses in the town offers the full selection of detached, semi-detached, terrace and bungalows.
THINGS TO DO
Any nature lovers will enjoy the range of big walks that can be taken through the green spaces surrounding the town. A whole host of animals can be spotted including deer, foxes, kingfishers, owls, yellowhammer, skylarks and lapwings. Further, Ethel Ward Playing Field has two full sized football pitches, two fences netball courts, a youth shelter and a sports pavilion which is so fully equipped that it has a functioning kitchen. Leagues and games are regularly organised for all ages on the facilities that are provided and the annual Haxby Carnival takes place across the field every July.
EATING & DRINKING
There are four pubs in Haxby: The Cottage Inn, Black Horse, Red Lion and The Tiger Inn. The town also has a number of takeaways including fish and chip shops, coffee shops, Indian and Chinese restaurants. Clifton Moor has further options in the shopping centre and York has a mix of international cuisine.
Haxby has a busy high street which includes charity shops, opticians, vaporiser store, interior design outlets, a cycle and small supermarkets like Sainsbury's and the Co-operative. Being just a few miles from York city centre, you can easily find the big high street brands too.
Primary education can be found at Ralph Butterfield School and Headlands Primary School. The town also falls within the Joseph Rowntree Secondary School catchment area.
Haxby is served by the number 1 and number 12 bus with links to York City centre. These buses run regularly into the evening and is a short journey. Being situated just off York’s outer ring road means that Haxby has easy access to the A64, A59 and A19.
Haxby finds its roots in the age of the Vikings and a 9th century settlement which was named Haxebi. Although, there is evidence of a more ancient occupation of the area in the form of a Roman villa that was discovered on Haxby Moor in 1966. It is believed to have been continuously occupied as it appears in the 1089 Domesday Book and today there is a great mix of ancient roots, 19th century architecture and modern developments.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Haxby Hall estate was built in 1790 and the grounds around the building were donated to the public in 1950.