About the Parish
The Parish of Dunnington lies within the boundary of the City of York Council, a unitary local authority. Dunnington forms part of the Derwent and Osbaldwick ward and is in the York Outer parliamentary constituency. The 2011 Census showed that there were 3,230 residents living within the Parish boundary.
Dunnington is an attractive parish surrounded by fields situated in the Vale of York some five miles to the east of the main York conurbation within the City of York proposed Green Belt. The parish lies on the eastern side of the A64 mainly between the A166 to the north and the A1079 to the south and has views to the east of the Yorkshire Wolds.
The village has an attractive historic centre, part of which is a conservation area. The village has a good range of housing from one bedroom flats to five bedroomed houses. The village expanded substantially in the 60 and 70s when there were a number of major housing developments. The last major housing development was in the 90s.
The village is well served with a doctors’ surgery, a pharmacy, and a dentist. There are also two churches and a Church of England primary school.
In the centre of the village there is a range of shops including a convenience store, a bakery, a newsagent, a café, a flower shop, a pizza takeaway, two hairdressers, a beauty salon and an interior design shop. There is one public house.
On the outskirts of the village there is another public house, a fish and chip outlet, a petrol station, and two hand car washes.
The Dunnington Sports Club has some of the best facilities within the York area and caters for all age groups across many of the major sports.
Dunnington Industrial Estate on Common Road is a thriving business centre.
There is a regular bus service from the village to and from York and there is also a bus service on the A1079 to other destinations.