The best places to live in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the Yorkshire region of England.  A popular place to live, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite cities in West Yorkshire and why you should consider living there.

Living in Leeds

Leeds is a vibrant and diverse city in the north of England with a rich history and culture. One of the main reasons people choose to live in Leeds is due to the city's strong economy and job opportunities. Leeds is home to a number of major businesses and industries, making it an attractive location for professionals and entrepreneurs.

Another reason people choose to live in Leeds is the city's cultural heritage and vibrant art scenes. Leeds has a diverse range of museums, galleries, and theatres, as well as a thriving music and nightlife scene, offering something for everyone.

Leeds has some beautiful parks such as Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam and Golden Acre Park. The city also boasts a number of exciting restaurants, ranging from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants.

The city is also home to a number of excellent schools including the University of Leeds, which is ranked among the top universities in the UK. Leeds is also well connected to the other parts of the UK and the rest of Europe, with Leeds Railway Station offering direct services to London Kings Cross every 30 minutes.

If all of this sounds perfect to you, we have a number of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom new builds in Leeds at both our Strawberry Fields development and our Greenlock Place development.

Living in Wakefield

Wakefield is a charming and historic city in West Yorkshire, with a strong sense of community. 

One of the things that people love about Wakefield is its abundance of green spaces, including Pugneys Country Park, Sandal Castle and Anglers Country Park. These beautiful parks offer residents the opportunity to soak up nature, relax and participate in a number of outdoor sports. 

Wakefield also offers a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, with a variety of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as a number of theatres and cultural venues.

For young families, Wakefield has a number of excellent schools including a new Arts and Dance College. 

The city is also known for its rich history, with the city being home to a number of notable landmarks and museums including the Wakefield Cathedral and the National Coal Mining Museum.

Offering a great balance of city and country life due to its proximity to cities like Leeds and Sheffield, the city is a favourite amongst young families and we currently have a number of new builds available near Wakefield at our Strawberry Fields development.

Living in Huddersfield 

Huddersfield is a town known for its diverse culture and friendly community. One of the things that people love about Huddersfield is the town's unique architecture, with notable buildings including the Victorian Huddersfield Train Station, the Huddersfield Town Hall and Huddersfield University. 

Huddersfield also boasts a number of outdoor spaces including the beautiful Beaumont Park, the Castle Hill and the Colne Valley – all perfect for hiking or picnicking at.

The town also has great transport links via rail to other major cities like Leeds, Manchester, and London, if you fancy travelling further afield for a day out.

If this sounds like the perfect place for you, we have new homes available in Huddersfield at our Fitzwilliam Grange development, where we have a number of 4 bedroom properties. 

Living in Castleford

Castleford is a town with a tight-knit and welcoming atmosphere, with a number of community events, festivals and activities occurring throughout the year like its Roman heritage festival and its various food and beer festivals. 

The town has a number of beautiful natural spaces such as the Aire and Calder Navigation canal which is popular amongst keen anglers. 

If you’re a sports fan, Castleford is also famous for its rugby team - Castleford Tigers – whose home games are always a thrill to take in.

The town is also home to the Xscape Entertainment Complex with offers a number of popular activities including their laser zone, a bowling alley, 4D golf, cinema and gym. 

If you’re considering living here, why not take a look at our new builds in Castleford at our new Elliott Place development. 

If you are interested in arranging a viewing or want to find out more about our part exchange opportunities, please feel free to get in touch.

Or you can also explore our other Yorkshire and The Humber developments.