Landlord Location Guide: Heworth

Finding the right rental property is never easy when you’re a landlord. That’s why, as a letting agents in the York area, we’re assembling a new line of location guides. 

In this article we’ll be taking a look at Heworth, a suburban area of York with a long history.

Heworth Background

row of houses in Heworth
East Parade in Heworth. Image attributed to Gordon Hatton via Wikimedia

Heworth began life as a Roman village and appears in the Domesday Book, which was completed in 1086. The area is famous for being the site of the “Battle of Heworth”, a skirmish between two noble families that preceded the Wars of the Roses. Heworth was also famously visited by King Charles I in the 17th century. 

Romans (and later the Victorians) chose Heworth as an area to build their villas, and it’s known for its charming mix of properties alongside charming leafy lanes. 

The Holy Trinity Church was added in 1869. Heworth has a modern claim to fame, as it’s the birthplace of the legendary actress Dame Judi Dench. She was born on Heworth Green, the main road of the area. 

Other notable areas of Heworth include the East Parade (where most of the retail hustle and bustle takes place) Malton Road (home to Heworth Golf Course) and Melrosegate, which leads to another popular York area—Tang Hall. 

Today, Heworth is popular with families and young professionals due to its location northeast of the city centre. If you ever need to visit York, you can reach it in about 10 minutes by car.

The mix of charming terraced properties and characterful Victorian villas, combined with the open spaces and overall community spirit, makes it another fantastic area of York. 

Average Property Prices

· 2 bed apartments to rent in this area: £800 pcm

Expect rent to be between £675 and £995

· 2 bed apartment to buy in this area: £195,000

Expect property prices to be between £165,000 and £225,000 

· Houses to rent in this area: £1,050 pcm

(3-bed house) Expect rent to be between £950 and £1,200 pcm *

At the time, no 2-bed houses for rent. 

· Houses to buy in this area: £202,100

(2-bed house) Expect property prices to be between £185,000 and £260,000

Please note these are averages taken from the time of writing this guide. To get the latest information, call our team on 01904 631 631 today.


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School days in York

Heworth offers several different schools for its residents.

Heworth Church of England Primary School prioritises forgiveness, trust, compassion and endurance. It aims to provide a rich learning environment for all its pupils, and ensure all the children who attend are highly motivated and independent. The school’s FLOURISH curriculum includes specialist teaching in music, art, sports and French, while before and after-school clubs are also available.

Hempland Primary School boasts many outside facilities including sports fields, gardens, and play areas. There is also a library, ICT suite with networked PCs, interactive whiteboard and even a purpose-built teaching kitchen. The school encourages its pupils to develop their confidence and self-esteem, learn and abide to strong morals, and accept responsibility for their own actions.

Archbishop Holgate’s School was founded in 1546, and judged Outstanding by Ofsted in its most recent evaluation. They recognise that achievement takes many different shapes, and so they offer a range of subjects at Key Stage 4, including BTECs in Engineering and Business. They also offer many creative subjects like Music and Drama. An expert in the relevant field teaches each subject.

The nearby Tang Hall Primary School offers education for children aged 3 and up. The school encourages a love of learning in all its pupils, and helps them set targets to develop their skills. As well as the usual topics (like English, maths and science) the school also provides many different extra-curricular activities, including dancing, cooking, woodwork and fencing.

Applefields School is a secondary school for students with a wide range of learning difficulties. With a range of specialist facilities and a professional, dedicated teaching team, the school was rated Good in its most recent Ofsted report. Post 16 provision is available, and transport to and from the school is provided by the local authority as well. The Community Base Day Service allows students to develop various skills, such as making meals, growing vegetables and performing music.

Heworth additionally has a few private nurseries and playgroups, which contribute to the overall family-orientation of the area. 

Kindercare York Heworth on Heworth Green is part of the Busy Bees Nursery Group. Children aged 3 months to 5 years are welcome at Kindercare, and the aim of the nursery is to provide preschool education for its children. Its convenient location makes the commute for many parents into the city centre very easy with many choosing to walk there.

The Daisy Chain Day Nursery on Cinder Lane (near Mill Lane) has space for 50 children aged 3 months to 5 years. It promises to develop children’s social, literacy, mathematical and concentration skills in a homely environment.

Straylands Private Day Nursery on Malton Road has been in business for 27 years and offers a happy environment for children to develop to the best of their abilities. The nursery purposefully limits the amount of children per day to ensure staff to offer each child a good amount of attention.

Stockton Lane Play Group is located in Heworth Christ Church on Stockton Lane. It’s been supporting local children since 1964, and offers spaces for children aged 2 to 5 years. The management is a committee of parents who hire qualified staff to fulfill the childcare during the playgroup hours.

Local Amenities

Below is a selection of some of the most popular local amenities of Heworth.


For your weekly shop, you can find an Asda on Layerthorpe, and a Morrisons on Foss Islands Road. There is also a Sainsbury’s just across the river on Foss Bank.

If you just need the essentials, you can find a Spar on Huntington Road, a Co-op Food and post office on Eastern Terrace and a CostCutter on Heworth Road. There are also several other shops on East Parade, including an interior designer and a hairdresser.

The East Parade Post Office is known for being the heart of this busy line of shops.

Places to Eat

There are several places to eat out in the Heworth area. Mair’s Delicatessen on Heworth Village has a comprehensive breakfast and lunch menu, as well as several vegetarian options. The nearby Nag’s Head, on Heworth Road, offers a traditional pub setting and a great selection of food.

Another pub option is the Walnut Tree on Heworth Village. They have a range of full meals and light bites, comprehensive wine and gin menus, live sports, specialist food evenings and—of course—a quiz night.

If you just want a bite to eat, Heworth Coffee House on East Parade comes highly recommended. The nearby Heworth Chinese takeaway is also ideal if you don’t have time to cook one evening.


If you need a GP, you can attend East Parade Medical Practice on East Parade, or Victoria Way Surgery on Victoria Way. There is also a Living Care Pharmacy on Monkton Road, and a dentist, Clock House Dental, on Heworth Village.

Tenants with animal friends can go to the Tower Veterinary Group if their pets have any medical issues.


Heworth has several different options for sports fans. There are clubs for cricket, hockey and amateur rugby near Elmpark Way.

There is also Heworth Golf Club on Muncastergate, which—unusually—boasts 11 holes rather than 9 or 18. The clubhouse can also be used for private functions. If you’d like to get your feet wet instead, you can visit Yearsley Swimming Pool on Haxby Road.

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Golf, anyone?

Glen Gardens on East Parade has some sports facilities to enjoy; there’s a bowling green, basketball court and two tennis courts managed by Heworth Tennis Club.

Bike racks are available onsite as well, though if you prefer to stop and smell the flowers, the rose gardens in the park are perfect.


Heworth has two community centres available for hire. Heworth Without Community Centre can be found on Applecroft Road, and is used for various activities including dancing, kickboxing and drama. It’s also very popular for parties. The other venue, 68 Youth & Community Centre, can be found on Monkton Road.

A notable community event in Heworth is the annual Scarecrow Trail. Eagle-eyed visitors can walk around Heworth and spot scarecrows created by local residents. Trail maps are available from Glen Gardens; proceeds from map sales will go towards the park’s upkeep, and you can vote for your favourite scarecrow as well! For the latest details on the scarecrow trail, you can visit the Glen Gardens website.

Green Spaces

As previously mentioned, Glen Gardens is a notable destination for community events, but it’s also a charming green area to explore.

When you want to get away from it all, Heworth has several other green spaces to choose from.

Monk Stray offers an open area of mown grass, as well as several trees. It’s ideal for ball games and other outdoor activities.

If you want to buy some seeds for your own garden, Hempland Lane Allotments runs a shop every Sunday.

You can also take a pleasant walk along Tang Hall Beck, a stream that winds its way through the Heworth area.

Transport Links

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Source: Dr Neil Clifton via Wikimedia

If you need to use Heworth’s bus services, there are several to choose from.

The 9 bus service runs from Heworth Green to York every 10 minutes, stopping at Peasholme Green and Rougier Street in York itself. Buses are a little less frequent on weekends.

The 840, 843 and 845 stop at Stockton Lane in Heworth approximately every 30 minutes, before terminating at Malton bus station. Other stops include Stockton-on-the-Forest and Barton Hill. You can get a complete breakdown of bus timetables for these services here.

The 11 bus service runs from Keble Park, every 30 minutes, stopping at Heworth Church and terminating at Hempland Lane. It also stops at Bishopthorpe post office, York railway station and Ashley Park bridge.

The 181 bus service runs from York Station Avenue and passes through Woodlands Grove approximately every two hours. From Woodlands Grove it passes through Vangarde Shopping Park, before travelling through places like Claxton, Flaxton and Bulmer. It terminates at Malton bus station. You can use the First Group Journey Planner to plan bus journeys ahead of time. 

From York railway station, you can catch direct trains to several major cities including Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh. For the latest train times, you can visit the National Rail website.

Upcoming Building Projects

York’s former gas works is due to be redeveloped over the next few years.

The redevelopment will see 450 rental homes built, along with 260 homes for purchase. New pedestrian and cycle links will also be introduced, ensuring the development is well connected with the surrounding area. 

With several sizes of apartments available, this new development is perfect for both families and young professionals.

York Council has also allocated £38m for improvements to York Outer Ring Road to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow in the area.

These improvements will take place over four years.

As you can see, Heworth has plenty to offer everyone who comes to live there. If you’d like to get the ball rolling on a new property, Quantum are the perfect letting agents in the York area.

Our team of professionals have a great understanding of York and its surroundings. We can support you at every step of the buying and letting process of your property.

Quantum also provides a managed letting service for landlords, which takes a lot of the stress out of the letting process. We can collect rent, inspect properties, discuss maintenance issues with tenants and resolve any post-tenancy issues in a civil, professional manner.

Learn more about our managed letting service, browse our properties for sale, or call us today on 01904 631 631.

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