West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is a county in the north of England. It borders Greater Manchester to the south, Lancashire to the west and the East Riding of Yorkshire to the east. Made up of seven districts, Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford, Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield Hallam and York, it is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and towns in the entire country. The administrative centre for West Yorkshire is Leeds,  one of Britain’s leading business centres outside London, but there are other important towns such as Wakefield, Huddersfield and Bradford which all have their own strong economic bases. 

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Best places to live in West Yorkshire

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Where is West Yorkshire? 

West Yorkshire is located in the North of England and is bordered by the counties of Derbyshire andGreater Manchester to the south, Lancashire and North Yorkshire to the north, and South Yorkshire to the south-east.

Areas in West Yorkshire 

The metropolitan and ceremonial county of West Yorkshire is made up of five boroughs: City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

The city of Leeds functions as the main commercial centre of the county, whereas Bradford is the largest borough both geographically and second largest in terms of population.

West Yorkshire universities

West Yorkshire has some of the best universities in the UK located in its larger cities, with the University of Leeds, University of Bradford, and the University of Huddersfield being standout examples.

The University of Leeds

The University of Leeds was established more than 100 years ago with over 33,000 students enrolled for courses each year. The university offers a wide range of degrees across many subject areas including medicine, law and engineering.

The University of Bradford

The University of Bradford is a research-led institution that offers courses in the arts, humanities and social sciences as well as science and technology disciplines such as computer programming, mathematics, physics, chemistry.

The University of Huddersfield

A public university that was founded in 1825, The University of Huddersfield has over 12,000 students enrolled each year. It provides courses for aspiring managers, IT professionals, engineers and language specialists among others.

Caldercot Lock in West Yorkshire

Top schools in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire plays host to some excellent schools that are recognised for their academic excellence. Here are some of the top schools in West Yorkshire that prospective home buyers should consider if they have school-aged children who will be moving with them to a new property purchase:

The Grammar School at Leeds

Founded in the early 16th century, The Grammar School at Leeds is a selective school that educates both boys and girls between 11 and 18 years of age at their senior school. The senior school has a constantly excellent pass rate for both GCSE and A-Level exams.

York High School

A mixed secondary school and  academy, York High School  is one of the largest secondary education facilities in West Yorkshire, but still consistently archives excellent Ofsted reports and GCSE and A-Level results

South Hunsley Secondary Academy

A co-educational secondary school, South Hunsley Secondary Academy teaches students aged 11 to 16 years. This academy is located in Melton and was established back in 1956.

Now a specialised technology college, South Hunsley Secondary Academy is recognised as one of the best state schools in West Yorkshire.

The River Calder

Population of West Yorkshire

The population of West Yorkshire has grown by 18% since 2001 according to the latest census data available online from 2011. The county has a total population of approximately two million, with the vast majority living in Leeds and Bradford.

Reviews in West Yorkshire

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Modern quiet flats right outside the city centre

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Review Date Feb 2024

Great location right outside of the city center to avoid traffic, but able to walk across the street and have all the amenities of the city centre.

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Moda has a nice modern, design of facilities and utilities. The apartments do well to minimize noise, I rarely heard any of my neighbors. The staff was always very friendly and professional with me. The management was always very responsive and professional to any issues I had.

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Honestly, nothing comes up that I wish I had known before. This place was exactly as advertised online and during the tour which was great.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes. I had only 1 minor maintenance issue and they were very prompt and professional with their response.

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Hi James H

Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5* review, we really appreciate it. We love that you are loving the Moda life as much as we are.

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Life can be so good in the junction!

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Review Date Feb 2024

Close to train station and centre.
car park nearby
Parcel room for deliveries
High security level

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Very clean environment, patient and helpful reception, timely maintenance, hold multi social event everyday, nice common area with free hot chocolate!
Close to train station and centre, car park nearby, Parcel room for deliveries, High security level

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If you need a parking space you make need to book in advance

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Always Quick and effective, maintenance team are all lovely people

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10/10 on all aspects

Review Date Feb 2024

Amazing location; close to town and other main areas of Leeds. Easy access to moda , convenient living

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Great management. Reception team are awesome especially shari- always got a smile on her face. Great building design and nice to have a local Sainsbury’s makes shopping and having food super easy and convenient. Thanks to the team for always being on hand for any issues

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Kept getting fined in the car park and the parking for 3 vehicles is quite expensive

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Great no issues at all all is fantastic and not encountered any issues

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Hi Hussein

Thanks for leaving us a 5* review, we really appreciate it.

I’m sorry to hear you got fined in the car park, I’m assuming you weren’t parked in your allocated space. If that’s no t the case though please let the front desk team know & we can investigate the reason for the fines.

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Amazing place to live

Review Date Feb 2024

Good is the building is amazing
Bad is the organisation
Also some of the tenants could treat the building with more respect

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The only place the development falls down on is the behind the scenes team I find a bit frustrating but the reception staff and amazing so helpful in every way I think my is needed to make sure the residents treat each other and the building with respect

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There could be a much slicker moving in process things like communication around replies and everything been ready on time

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes they have been very responsive to my questions and needs

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Hi Pwar1985

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it.

I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t had a very easy journey with us, I’d be more than happy to chat this through with you. If you would like to meet up please let me know either on email (louise@nysquare.moda) or let the front desk know & they will pass a message on to me.

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