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Living in Haxby: The Local Area Guide
Just five miles away from York's city centre on the Foss River, the town and civil parish of Haxby is a popular commuter community. Easily accessible off of the York Outer Ring Road, Haxby offers a rural setting with its open fields and farmland nearby. Its well-preserved historic town centre is a designated conservation area, which serves to ensure that its Victorian architecture remains intact.
The local authority took steps to declare Haxby's town centre a conservation area in 1976. Today, you'll find an attractive blend of churches and shopfronts dating back to the 18th century, making the high street well worth a wander. Green play areas also abound, including the Ethel Ward park with its clean, modern children's playground equipment. Culture and leisure buffs are also well served in Haxby, as there are estimated to be over 50 clubs and associations to choose from. Whether residents enjoy arts and crafts, drama, or a regular game of football, there's a club to suit most interests.
Due to its close proximity to York, one would expect Haxby to share the demographics of other dormitory suburbs. While there is a high percentage of young working professionals, Haxby's population is more diverse due to the large number of retirement complexes and families who have moved into the area. As of 2001, Haxby's total population was 8,754 according to Census figures. A large percentage of the population is comprised of senior citizens who enjoy the retirement complexes and leisure facilities, yet there has also been a steady influx of young families to create a good balance. This blend of senior citizens, residents under the age of 16, and working commuters keeps Haxby a thriving, lively community for all ages.
There are two primary schools serving the residents of Haxby. Ralph Butterfield School and Headlands Primary both offer a high standard of education. The latest Department of Education figures show that 82% of final-year students at Headlands were able to achieve Level 4 or above in reading, writing, and maths. Ralph Butterfield Primary, located in Station Road, had 91% of its students reach this same level of achievement last year. At the secondary level, students from Haxby attend Joseph Rowntree Secondary School. School league tables from 2014 show that 61% of Joseph Rowntree students earned five GCSEs grade A* to C.
Haxby is easily accessible via car or bus, with its extensive network of roads and location right off of the Outer Ring Road or A1237. It's a short drive from Haxby's city centre into central York or neighbouring cities. There are a number of bus services which run daily to and from York, most operated by First York. To access York City Centre, passengers can take either the 1 or 12 bus lines. For rail service, passengers may take the 1 or Blue line from Haxby to York Railway Station. From York, daily trains operate to most other notable cities throughout the UK. Another bus service is operated on the hour by Transdev York, transporting residents to the Monks Cross Shopping Centre.
Amenities & Shopping
Quiet, charming, and well-preserved, Haxby's town centre is a council-designed conservation area. Many of its buildings have changed little since the 18th and 19th centuries, and there's a thriving independent retail network within the town centre as a result. Residents can find many modern shops or typical service providers on offer, including estate agents, banks, and solicitors as needed. There's also a wide variety of high street retailers, cafes, and public houses to make the most of a day out. Big brand names like Next and Sainsbury's rub shoulders with a historic working men's club in this eclectic town centre. For more retail opportunities, Monks Cross Shopping Park is only a 10-minute drive away. Here you'll find a Marks and Spencer and Debenhams, along with a number of smaller shops and eateries. Naturally, all of the quirky vintage shops and designer boutiques of York are just a short ride away.
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