Move to York with Us in 4 Easy Steps!
We feel it is important that you know exactly what your moving costs will be upfront with no nasty surprises.
Our surveyor will conduct a detailed pre-move survey to ascertain the volume of effects being moved.
The surveyor will either visit your home or conduct a video survey and note any items you want to transfer.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss any special requirements or questions you may have.
Once the consultation has been carried out, a free no obligation written quotation will follow within 48 hours.
Our quotation will outline exactly what is covered, as per your instructions and a price.
If you are not quite at the stage of wanting to receive a home visit you can still take advantage of our Guesstimate tool.
Just complete the quick estimate form on our website to get an approximate idea of the costs involved.
Having been specialists in removals for so long, we can assure you that there is nothing we have not moved before.
You can rest assured that your personal belongings will be well protected and safe throughout the transportation process.
When you choose the option of a full packing service, everything will be wrapped, packed and listed on a detailed inventory before being loaded onto the vehicle.
A copy of the inventory will follow shortly after.
4 Moving & Storage
White & Company is also able to provide flexible storage solutions for all your needs.
Whether that be storage while you have building works carried out on your new home or while you live in rented accommodation for a period of time.
Whatever your storage needs may be we can help. We offer a range of different sized units with competitive prices, easy access in safe, dry and secure personally dedicated storage containers.
Removals to York
Voted one of the best places to live in the UK by the Sunday Times, York is an ancient medieval city with largely traffic free cobbled streets and beautiful, yet affordable properties. Its no wonder therefore that it is fast becoming a highly sought-after relocation destination.
Once you’ve decided to throw down your roots in York one of the next things you will have to consider is how to transfer your personal belongings to your new home.
Preparing for relocation takes time and careful planning and can be a stressful business. Enlisting the services of a good removal company is imperative therefore.
White & Company have been moving families and businesses around Yorkshire and destinations across the UK for 145 years. With a whole host of removals services to choose from, including storage solutions and bespoke packaging materials, we have the skills and expertise to move just about any item there is.
For added reassurance we are also proud to be members of the industry’s regulators, BAR, OMNI & FIDI and so in the unlikely event that something goes wrong you have someone to turn to.
Do if you’re ready to start your new life in York don’t hesitate to give us a call today to discuss your options and receive a free no obligation survey.
Working in York
York’s current economic position is very different from the 1950s, when its prosperity was based on chocolate manufacturing and the railways. Today its economy is based on the service industry with the areas of retail and wholesale being the biggest employers.
Other service industries include public sector employment, health, education, finance, information technology (IT) and tourism.
The city’s workforce is highly educated, with over 40% holding a degree or the equivalent of. Many are employed in the public sector with the largest employer in York being the City of York Council, with over 7,500 employees.
Why Move to York
Recently voted Europe’s top international tourist destination among other accolades, York is a walled medieval metropolis, famous for its narrow winding streets and gothic cathedrals.
As part of the historic county of Yorkshire, the city is rooted in Roman tradition and enjoys a rich cultural heritage which has provided the backdrop to many major political events throughout the city’s two millennia existence.
Large enough to be cosmopolitan but small enough to feel homely, York combines the old-fashioned charm of boutique timber-frame shops with all the lustre of a forward thinking modern European city.
Movers to the area are attracted by the low crime rates, high salaries and affordable living costs, Nicknamed, the ‘city of festivals’ due to its extensive celebratory festival calendar.
The city centre is charmingly compact, and everything is within easy reach, with no shortage of restaurants, pubs, theatres, cinemas, parks, museums and galleries to keep you entertained. The glorious Yorkshire Dales are right on the doorstop also for an idyllic getaway.
Recently the city council has invested heavily in the maintenance and redevelopment of the city centre, including a £1.65 million investment in flood defences.
The Local Growth Fund money is part of a £14 million funding package for new housing and regeneration sites across the Leeds City Region and includes forward-looking proposals to create local jobs and help to boost the local economy.
The University of York is a first class institution which is also part of the prestigious Russell Group of research-led universities.
Situated half-way between London and Edinburgh the city maintains excellent train links with the rest of the UK with the former just over two hours away and the latter two and a half. York is also well placed for commuters with neighbouring Yorkshire jobs hub, Leeds and Harrogate accessible by rail and bus.
Schools & Education
There are 70 local council schools in the City of York Council area consisting mainly of nursery, primary and secondary schools. According to recent secondary school league tables for students in York, 100% of all pupils attending Bootham and Fulford School attained at least 3 A levels.
The city has three main universities, York St John University, the University of York and Hull York Medical School.
York also has several private schools. One of the oldest is St Peter’s School which was founded in 1627 and notes maverick, Guy Fawkes as a former pupil.
More information on researching and finding schools, colleges and universities in the York area is available here: https://www.york.gov
Property Prices in York
For an urban area with good employment rates, York has surprisingly low house prices, with the average property price in York currently £281,600. 3.25% down over the last twelve months. (As per Zoopla 6th September 2019
Rent is fairly average compared with the rest of the UK at around £959 pcm. The highest valued streets are in the areas of The Purey Cust, York YO1 at £1,119,102 & Brandsby, York YO61 valued at £983,106
Properties in the city range from period townhouses and new-build homes, to family houses and waterside apartments. The Bootham area boasts a wide selection of smart looking townhouses perfect for young professionals that want to combine cosmopolitan city living with spacious abodes.
Clementhorpe is an up and coming area which was recently ranked one of the coolest places to live in the UK and has proven a hit with families thanks to its proximity to the city centre, local amenities, and good quality schools.
The estate agent christened ‘Golden Triangle’, which describes the affluent area of West and North Yorkshire lying between Harrogate, York and North Leeds has recovered from the recession and has shown huge demand for high-end property. The area is home to stunning properties, excellent schools and Michelin star restaurants, all within close proximity to the North York Moors national park.
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What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
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