Richmond is a pretty special place to live
A cohesive and vibrant community spirit forms the background of Richmond life - as a resident you can't walk across the Market Place without running into people you know!
The town has a varied selection of housing, ranging from beautiful stone cottages clustered around the centre of town, with modern developments slightly further out, but still within easy walking distance of the centre (there are also regular buses). The town centre also has a number of flats, both newly built and converted from historic buildings.
Richmond has lots of green space: Friary Gardens, dominated by the tower of the old Friary, and Ronaldshay Park, with a playground and skate park. By the river is a wide, green area called The Batts and the famous waterfall, an inviting place in summer for picnics and paddling in the River Swale. Above the town is the former Georgian racecourse, which gives great views for miles in all directions.
Beautiful walks start in the town centre, following the river downstream to Easby Abbey, upstream through the beautiful Billybanks Woods, or along the ridge of Willance’s Leap, with expansive views over Lower Swaledale.
Richmond has several respected schools, catering for primary education through to A-levels.