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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Management boldly lie and the place is very noisy.

Review Date Jun 2022

Proximity to town centre is nice. It is very noisy at night..thumping from the neighbours above and other screaming across the courtyard during parties.

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Develop is fine but undisturbed sleep at night would be better.

Proximity to town centre is nice. It is very noisy at night..thumping from the neighbours above and other screaming across the courtyard during parties.

I’ve had to make several noise complaints about the tenant living about me. After speaking with the tenant myself it is clear that Jay from Managent is saying 1 thing to her and another to me. Management have asked me to prove the noise complaint on several occasions by allowing security in my room to hear the noise which I have had to do at 12pm at night. Still no resolution…

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How poor management would be.

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

By saying they would send emails to the person making the noise. I’ve Checked with the person making the noise and they’ve said management has never reached out with a warning.

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Mustard Wharf Really Cuts It

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Review Date Jun 2022

Lovely location by the canal. Close to pubs, restaurants, shopping centre, car parks and train station. The market & supermarket are only a 15 minute walk away.

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The apartments are lovely with great design & finish. I love the balcony where I can sit with a glass of wine in the arm weather. The king sized bed is very comfortable with tables & a trendy sofa also supplied. The lifts and hallways remind me of a 5 star hotel. The rooftop garden is very pleasant too.

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Excellent WiFi & SKY plumbed in is fantastic.

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A pipe burst inside my wall & my apartmentwas flooded. I was given another apartment while mine was fixed.

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Manager Response

Hi Stevie,

Thank you for your review, I’m so happy that you love Mustard Wharf and that you’re home is so comfortable. I’m also happy that everything went to plan when we had to rehome you for a short period of time, (shorter than planned) thank you for your patience and understanding during that time, its very much appreciated.

Thanks again
Johnathan

Good place to live. Certain elements could be better

Review Date May 2022

The gym is a bit basic. Also the building I am in has no facilities, so always have to go to another building. Other than that, is quiet and comfortable

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The design is good and modern, however some components seem cheap. (Kitchen work tops)

The furnishings although may look nice, are not comfortable or homely. Comfort over design could have been considered on these items (sofa in particular)

The lamp above our table looks unfinished.

But apart from the above points it is a good looking flat

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I wish I had known where the best places for dog walks are.

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They have been very quick to respond and kind and courteous at all times

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Hi Steven

Thank you for your review, we’re so glad you’re happy here at Mustard Wharf.

I’d be interested in understanding where we could improve on the repairs and maintenance aspect, please feel free to come and speak to me or my Resident services team to discuss any issues further.

The team will also be happy to discuss places to walk your dog and maybe introduce you to other dog owners so you’ve got company.

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Johnathan

The property is maintained to a high standard at all times.

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Review Date May 2022

Great place to live with a great team and great facilities.

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The development is put together well. The property is maintained to a high standard at all times. Any issues are fixed quickly. The property has great facilities such as gym, conceirge, 24 hr security, well maintained gardens and is pet friendly. Team are very helpful

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There isn’t anything I needed to know all information was provided.

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

I didn’t have an issues but anything that needed fixing in the communal areas was fixed immediately.

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