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What's it like to live in Goole?

Is there much greenery in the area? What are the local amenities like?

Asked on Mar 27 2008, General in Goole | Report content

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  • The town of Goole itself is quite industrial with a busy port area, but you are only 10 minutes drive from open countryside with various nature reserves (Blacktoft Sands for one). The local amenities are good with rail links to Hull, Doncaster and London and the town centre is only 5 minutes drive from Junction 36 of the M62 Motorway. There are two large supermarket chains with medium sized stores in the town and various smaller shops.

    Answered on Nov 22 2010, Report content
  • Goole is centrally located for easy travel, you can get to leeds, doncaster, hull, sheffield, york all within 45 mins by car or train. Goole did become run down with the demise of the docks, but has undergone significant regeneration, there is new build housing in abundance, Goole is constantly expanding. There is plenty of cheap houses available to buy, rental properties are hard to come by as there is huge waiting list for local authourity housing. The schools are pretty good, if you are catholic, theres an excellent secodary school towards selby with a free bus. Morrisons have just opened a brand new store, which seems to be triving after a slow start, Asdas are taking over the local nettos stores, there is a large tescos that is always busy, and a small sainsburys. There is a very good sports centre and swimming pool. Goole is very good for cycling, as it is all flat, indeed cycling is a popular form of local transport. I find the people of goole to be friendly and helpful, there is plenty of open countryside close by where pleasant days can be spent walking. If you need hospital care, theres an excellent minor injuries unit, where you are always seen quickly, although if you needed further treatment, you would be transfered to Scunthorpe, I have always managed to get a doctors appointment same day if needed. I'm afraid there is a shortage of NHS dentists, and the ones that exsist have long waiting lists, you can get emergency dental treatment at goole hosptal though. Dont get me wrong, there are a few run down spots, but that is the same in any town you could care to mention

    Answered on Feb 27 2011, Report content
  • I live in a local village near Goole and find it beautiful. We have a local nature reserve and some lovely walks too. Eastrington is a lovely village with easy links to the motorway, Goole, Howden, and further Hull, Doncaster, Leeds, York and on. We also have a fantastic local pub with now does amazing meals, a village shop and an award winning primary school too. Its all good - thats why when we sell our house we hope to buy another in the village

    Answered on Apr 15 2012, Report content
  • Goole is convenient for getting to places easily. With the m62 just 5 mins away you can get to hull, Leeds, Sheffield, Scunthorpe, Doncaster within 30-50 mins. There are lots of villages around goole offering the open greenery. Hope this helps.

    Answered on Apr 1 2013, Report content
  • Hi, We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area. You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Oct 1 2013, Report content
  • Hello Jamie, Also, if you Google "Property Wizza 2.0", "Property Detective", "Street Check", "Find a Hood" and "UK Local Area" you should find some useful information. For crime data, also check out "UK Crime Stats" and "Police UK". Thanks, Ruban

    Answered on Sep 10 2018, Report content

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