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Moving to York, England

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 07, 2023

Summary: Moving to York, UK: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to York.

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What do I need to know before moving to York?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to York, they said:

"Before moving to York, expats should know that the city is rich in history and culture, with a well-preserved medieval city center. The cost of living in York is generally lower than in London, but it can still be relatively high compared to other UK cities. Housing options range from modern apartments to historic homes, and it is essential to research the different neighborhoods to find the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. Public transportation in York is reliable, with buses being the primary mode of transport within the city. However, the city center is compact and walkable, making it easy to get around on foot or by bicycle. Expats should also be aware that York is well-connected to other major cities in the UK by train, making it easy to travel for work or leisure. The job market in York is diverse, with opportunities in sectors such as tourism, education, healthcare, and technology. Expats should research job opportunities and consider networking with local professionals to increase their chances of finding employment. York has a range of educational options for expat families, including state-funded schools, private schools, and international schools. It is important to research the different schools and their admission processes well in advance of moving to the city. Healthcare in the UK is provided through the National Health Service (NHS), which offers free healthcare to residents. Expats should ensure they are eligible for NHS services and register with a local GP (General Practitioner) upon arrival in York. The weather in York can be unpredictable, with mild summers and cold, wet winters. Expats should be prepared for rain and invest in appropriate clothing and footwear for the local climate. Finally, it is essential for expats to familiarize themselves with UK customs, laws, and etiquette to ensure a smooth transition to life in York. This includes understanding the local currency (British Pound Sterling), driving on the left side of the road, and being aware of any visa or residency requirements," said one expat in York.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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