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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Love the area but wish they spend more time in building properly, so people can enjoy living with out stressing.

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Review Date Nov 2022

Transport link is good, parking car is poor we brought 4 bed rooms home we only can managed to park 2 car, we have 3 cars it’s difficult to park, the lighting in the st is very bad, no st light.
Like the area very quiet.

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Very poor building management, we have lots of problems since we moved in, it’s taking so long to get it sorted. We have been calling and emailing with problem Al most every day.
Finishing work both in and outside is very bad, bedrooms are good size.

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Time it took to build and the quality of the building.

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We have raised so many issues some have been done other still outstanding, not sure when will they be done.

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My experience at The Headline so far

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Review Date Oct 2022

The Headline is quite central and convenient, with supermarkets and cafes nearby. The train station and city centre are also a short walk away.

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The Headline is definitely one of the most modern apartment buildings in Leeds. The facilities are excellent, with an apartment gym, wellness studio, a large reception area, as well as the bright and lovely Sky Lounge.
The management and the reception team are very quick to help out with any issues that residents face.

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If facing the canal area, there may construction going on every now and then.

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I had an issue with my kitchen sink when I first moved in, and on informing the reception team they quickly contacted the maintenance men who fixed the problem as soon as possible.

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The building management team are always nice, and respond pretty quickly to any issues.

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Review Date Oct 2022

Well located in the centre of Leeds, with good access to small shops in a 5 minute walk, and the centre only 15 minutes walk away. Located in a quiet area of Leeds with good bus links to the outer areas of Leeds and the airport.

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The flats are well designed, spacious, and come with in built fast Internet. The gym downstairs is nice, albeit a bit small. The building management team are always nice, and respond pretty quickly to any issues.

The land owner however is a bit annoying, parking is a bit of a pain and it is very easy for visitors to get fined, pets are not allowed as the land owner doesn’t want them (something that will seemingly not change). However none of this is the fault of the residential team, who are great.

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I wish I’d known that the flats were never going to be pet friendly.

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They have always responded quite promptly to any issues that I’ve had.

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Houses get mouldy way to quick

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Review Date Oct 2022

Area has been looked after and clean at start around 2018/2019, however not now as the area is not clean and there are bins all over the place

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Houses get mouldy way to quick (black moulds) and no matter what advice we have received from the agency, none worked, although have seen our next door and other neighbours which they seem to be in alot worse situation, needs maintenaning alot and it seems like something which cant get rid off, also drains have been extremely smelly since start

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Looked after area only 2018/19 however now seem forgotten as maybe all houses are full

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They respond back quick, however faults reappear back fairly quick

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