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If you’re looking to live in a location that’s brimming with history and culture, then Selby is the place for you. Known for its majestic Norman Abby, its performing arts offering and its many nature reserves, this little market town has huge potential for homebuyers. It’s ideal for commuters and families looking for a pleasant community to become part of. Buying a home here with Persimmon will put you on the doorstep of that sleepy town life.

New builds in Selby

Selby is Leeds’ neighbour, but it certainly isn’t overshadowed by the city - despite it often being described as a hidden gem. The town has overseen a fantastic history dating back to the Anglo-Saxons, with royal births, a marine landscape and a leading agricultural scene all featured in its timeline. If you want to buy a house in a location that has a proud spirit and hard-working history, then look no further than Selby.

Living in Selby

Green pockets

Selby offers respite from booming Yorkshire county, despite its proximity to major cities. Colourful parks and gardens can be found throughout the town, perfect for taking a lazy stroll or having a summer party. Favourites include five-acre Selby park, located right at the heart of the town and a stone’s throw away from the cathedral, and the Amphitheatre and Waterfront Gardens, offering you a chance to sit and watch the flowing River Ouse.

The market town also has a strong green mission, which can be felt through its ancient streets. The Our Zero Selby campaign encourages use of these natural environments for better wellbeing and environmental credentials, as well as greening up the town. Spending time outdoors helps maintain that better quality of life, and buying a new build in Selby ensures that you can experience just that.

Career and commuting

Selby is perfect for those looking for that sleepy town life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also strive for the top in terms of your career. The strong network links to frontrunners Leeds, York, Hull and Manchester means that you can make the most of the opportunities in these locations when buying a home here.

The town is also bypassed by the A63, which then links to the A19, the A1(M) and the M62, also putting you in reach of Bradford, Teesside and Newcastle, so you won’t need to limit your career to the area you live in.

But Selby also has opportunities of its own - especially if you’re looking to start your own business. There are support hubs, such as the Small Business Startup Centre, which are designed to help business owners find their feet, adding your business to the mix of charming independents that line Selby’s streets. If you’re keen to take your passion and turn it into something more, then Persimmon can help you find the right home as your base.

New housing developments in Selby

Selby may be lesser known than other North Yorkshire towns, but it’s still its own force to be reckoned with. This little market town is perfect for those wanting to enjoy a quieter life without sacrificing the benefits of city living. Persimmon offers a number of new houses, which you can explore above, or get in touch to tell us more about our dream home.