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In not wanting to move to Pickering?

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Brunocat Fri 12-Apr-13 19:37:37

I've been for a few hours and although it looked fine for a day trip it's in the middle of nowhere and there seems to be very little to do. Houses seem expensive and it's a drive to get anywhere. Am I totally wrong?

TigOldBitties Fri 12-Apr-13 19:42:18

Is it up north?

weblette Fri 12-Apr-13 19:45:02

It's a lovely town with a v friendly community. Depends what you're used to I guess.

SkinnybitchWannabe Fri 12-Apr-13 19:45:04

Its got a steam train!

Kasterborous Fri 12-Apr-13 19:47:33

I'd like to live in Pickering. My Auntie and Uncle used to live there.

Brunocat Fri 12-Apr-13 19:49:28

I'm used to be able to get to loads of musuems and hills within 45 minutes. I know York is an hour away but it's all on little roads. Not really bothered about community spirit as we keep ouraselves to ourselves and are not going to start being involved in loads of stuff. Steam train could lose it's appeal very quickly...

balia Fri 12-Apr-13 19:50:26

It's beautiful - but it is a bit isolated, specially in the winter if they shut Sutton Bank.

There are LOADS of places I don't want to move to. Are we starting a list?

Or do you need to relocate for some reason?

thermalsinapril Fri 12-Apr-13 19:52:47

It's a historic market town, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and not far from Scarborough. I'd love to live somewhere like that!

thermalsinapril Fri 12-Apr-13 19:53:42

(that was in reply to TigOldBitties who asked where it is)

TeacupTempest Fri 12-Apr-13 19:54:10

York is much closer than that! 30 mins maybe. Hills, moors, coast all on the doorstep. Not very cosmopolitan perhaps...

Indith Fri 12-Apr-13 19:55:42

Everyone likes different things. I like places like that and we live in a little village, I don;t like cities but my sister would go mad, she has to be in the city centre.

Indith Fri 12-Apr-13 19:56:23

so yanbu to not want to live there if it isn't for you. Just remember we all have different needs and desires.

TunipTheVegedude Fri 12-Apr-13 19:57:59

Surely it's on the edge of the moors OP? Or do you need hills to be bigger?

If what you're saying is that you don't want to live in a small community and would rather be near a city, fine, but otherwise the location's brilliant.

House prices there don't seem that bad - there are a lot of houses on the market that are stupidly overpriced but they're the ones that have been on the market for several years. The ones that sell go for more reasonable prices.

You might want to look closely at the secondary school. There are better ones in other nearby towns.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 12-Apr-13 20:07:42

i really love pickering - we're going on holiday there (again) this year

but i wouldn't want to live there for the same reasons you give - crap public transport, long shlep to a decent supermarket, stinking rush hour traffic on the wee little roads...

Brunocat Fri 12-Apr-13 20:11:10

Exactly Bronte. Also the primaries don't seem brilliant, son is currently at an outstanding school and I can't find one near to Pickering.

SwishSwoshSwoosh Fri 12-Apr-13 20:16:38

Bruno - if you don't want to move there, why are you even considering it?

Where do you need to be near?

umbrellahead Fri 12-Apr-13 20:35:53

Where is it you have to be near? Malton and Helmsley both nicer IMO, but it does depend where you have to be. Don't rule out the whole area though, it's not that grim up north wink

Dawndonna Fri 12-Apr-13 20:37:33

Funnily enough, just been looking at houses there on Rightmove. I'd like it, but I'm used to rural.

hwjm1945 Fri 12-Apr-13 20:38:19

The s . Small n Yorks market towns can be v insular. I wouldn't as I grew up in one and would not do it to ds

iseenodust Fri 12-Apr-13 20:46:11

Do you have to be in Pickering or would nearby for a commute do? Decent theatres in York & Scarborough. Plenty of museums & love Castle Howard which has plenty on.

EndoplasmicReticulum Fri 12-Apr-13 20:49:45

I like Pickering (steam train!) but tend to agree that it's one of those places that is possibly nicer to visit than live in, in terms of stuff going on and how far you have to drive to get to more stuff going on.

It's not far from Whitby. I reckon I could live in Whitby.

Pandemoniaa Fri 12-Apr-13 20:53:12

Not really bothered about community spirit as we keep ouraselves to ourselves and are not going to start being involved in loads of stuff.

It's up to you how you live your life obviously but I question whether anywhere other than the most anonymous of cities is really going to suit you if you are so unprepared to become part of the place.

I've only visited Pickering once but wouldn't completely rule it out as somewhere worth living. Although with Whitby up the road I'd probably opt for there!

marriedinwhiteagain Fri 12-Apr-13 20:56:36

It's too close to Whitby afaiac. We had a holiday near there and no, I couldn't do it. We have a tiny property in York and I could just about do that but not my choice in Yorkshire - that bloody one way system. My DH is from Yorkshire and we will relocate in due course but I think more likely Harrogate/North Leeds. There are better places than Pickering I think, Beverly, Wetherby, Helmsley, etc.. Can't stand bloody Whitby and Pickering is too close just too close. All those Moors and eventually bloody Whitby.

marriedinwhiteagain Fri 12-Apr-13 20:58:25

I'd prefer Ilkley and that would be too rural and isolated for me but at least it has cow n calf and not an abandoned castle.

Blindingobvs Fri 12-Apr-13 20:58:54

I lived in malton as a kid. Dull. I returned home when DD was small. These market towns are ok when the kids are small but deathly dull for teenagers. Don't do it. I know pickering well and unless you want your kids to work at flamingo land, there is little else for them to do. Apart from drink. And drive. And do weed.

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