A great range of generous properties, easy transport links and close to the huge Monks Cross Shopping Park, Huntington is one of York's best areas. On top of this, the village is home to two well regarded schools. Just right for your family?
THINGS TO DO
Huntington Stadium is a multi-purpose arena that is home to the York City Knights (rugby league) - it is currently being rebuilt and the new York Community Stadium will be home to them and the football team. Elsewhere there is the Huntington Sports and Social Club and Orchard Park Community Centre. Neighbouring New Earswick has a large sports club and there is Heworth Golf Club.
EATING & DRINKING
There are two pubs in Huntington: Flag & Whistle and the Blacksmith's Arms, both with food and drink. At Monks Cross Shopping Park there is a Farmhouse inn pub - Pear Tree Farm. The retail centre is also home to chains like Nando's, Giraffe and Prezzo with Huntington home to various takeaways for fast food options.
In the village there is a Spar, post office, newsagents, grocers, butchers and pharmacy as well as other businesses like car garages. Monks Cross Shopping Park is next door and filled with big name brands that range from River Island to John Lewis, The Range to Clinton Cards, Next to Sports Direct and also has Aldi and Asda superstores.
Huntington Primary School is a large, well respected school which almost all the children in the village attend and there is a mixed comprehensive secondary school called Huntington School.
There are frequent bus services from Huntington that take you all around the city of York and even out to Castle Howard. It is just three miles to York city centre but you are also close to the A1237 to head out in any direction. Leeds is around 50 minutes away and home to the nearest airport, Leeds Bradford International.
Huntington once included Towthorpe and Earswick and All Saints church has been in the village since 1086. Through the Middle Ages there was a royal hunting forest here before that was stopped in 1629. In 1901 there were only 630 residents but nearby construction and rehousing schemes in the 1930s prompted growth. There was a railway station between 1847 and 1965 and urbanisation of the area continues.
DID YOU KNOW?
Huntington is on low-lying land and the highest point is just 64 feet above sea level.