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.

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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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The team go out of their way for you

Review Date Dec 2021

Love this place.
Great experience so far. Spacious apartment with huge balcony, friendly neighbours, close to city centre, affordable city centre living.

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Design is really good.
Great facilities- onsite gym, parcel room. The residents hub area is a added bonus.
The team go out of their way for you- Jay, Georgia, Julia & Simon so lovely and friendly, warm and welcoming people.
There is also a maintenance team that helpful.
Management has been very good. Jay is helpful and understanding.

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The team put on events often which I didn’t realise but is another added extra.

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Yes Jay responds and always helped and got problems sorted.

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10 mins walk for all your needs & hustle bustle of the city life.

Review Date Dec 2021

10 mins walk to Crown Point Shopping centre for all needs. A walk up the street takes you to some lively local pubs and restaurants. Mustard wharf itself host a coffee shop in the building if you need a place to hangout outside. City centre is also within a 10 min walk

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Facilities are wonderful, with a 24 hour concierge service and maintenance. Any issues they are just a call away to always assist you. This facility is a Pet lovers paradise in Leeds. There are not many apartments that allow pets in the building.
Quiet surroundings and building for people working from home. Also hosts a club house (common spaces) for people to comfortably work from.

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You might need to buy additional storage furniture as their apartments are designed for minimalistic lifestyle.

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Yes, they have attended all our calls regarding any issues or assistance with the facilities within the hour.

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Review Date Dec 2021

Great location close to the train station and a 5 minute walk away from the city center. The wind does pick up close to the complex but it’s a minor issue. There are lots of bars, restaurants and services just around the corner so you don’t need to walk to the city center. The city center of Leeds with lots of bars, restaurants and shops is a 5 minute walk.

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The building is easy accessible but is very secure, everyone that works at Mustard Wharf is incredibly friendly and have been so helpful. The apartments themselves are well made, very well insulated and there are lots of spaces to work from throughout the complex if you work from home. The rooftop will be lovely in summer and there are great views throughout the building. Mustard Wharf’s facilities are all really well made, the gym is brand new, there is a coffee bar and the location is excellent if you want to live in the city.

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The furniture, particularly the sofa is quite small for 2 people.

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We have not had any issues so far but the building staff are excellent and very friendly.

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Great for a metropolitan lifestyle

Review Date Dec 2021

Mustard Wharf is located right in the heart of Leeds. It couldn’t be closer to the railway station and by car it doesn’t take long to access the main roads out of the city. It’s very quiet so I haven’t seen or heard any antisocial behaviour. The shops are a short walk away including access to restaurants, nightlife and the city’s LGBT village.

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Mustard Wharf and the adjacent apartment blocks are very innovative in design, with flexible work areas in communal facilities which is great if you work from home like me and want a change of scene. Also the use of a private kitchen and dinning room is really handy for larger dinner parties. I would definitely recommend this development if you are looking for modern, flexible and centrally located metropolitan living.

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All questions responded to within a few hours and with helpful advice.

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