Hi Sarahbeth2 I moved to Harrogate a few years ago (before I had my son, now 2) and it's such a nice, safe environment to raise children in that I'm sure you'll be really happy that you made the move. There are plenty of parent/children groups that you can attend to help you make friends as well. Have you already had a look to see what part you want to move to? Let me know if you need any info and I'll see if I can be of any help :-)
Hi Sarahbeth2, I have lived in Harrogate since the age of 11 (now a ripe old 39!) and it's so lovely, I would be loathe to leave it! There are ups and downs of every location but it is really a very pretty town and mainly very safe too. I think you would find everybody friendly, my youngest has just gone to school and from memory primary school applications were in by January? When my twins went 2 years previously it was the October so it has changed recently. Worth looking on the North YOrkshire County Council website, that would give you the dates. Hope this helps!