Yorkshire and the Humber

Sitting directly north of the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber has a history strongly connected to the steel, coal and farming industries. Although still a major player in the UK’s energy industry, the region is still adjusting to the move towards cleaner fuels and cheap steel imports. However, Leeds is a thriving finance and business hub, while Sheffield has enjoyed a strong resurgence in recent years as a centre for the creative arts and music. Grimsby is the centre of the UK’s fishing industry, with agriculture and food processing also providing a major source of income for the region.

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11%

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3%

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The city of Sheffield

Where is Yorkshire and the Humber?

Yorkshire and the Humber sits directly above the East Midlands, and below the North East England region. Along with North East and North West England regions, Yorkshire and the Humber falls within the larger area known as the north of England.

What areas are in Yorkshire and the Humber?

The large county of North Yorkshire forms the northern section of Yorkshire and the Humber. Below this sits West Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire, along with York. The south of the region constitutes the counties of South Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Yorkshire and the Humber counties

South Yorkshire

Formed of the districts of Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster, South Yorkshire is the southernmost area within Yorkshire and the Humber. The Pennines dominate the county’s landscape, with part of the Peak District National Park lying within South Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire constitutes five metropolitan boroughs: City of Bradford, City of Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and City of Wakefield. Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield were strongly connected to England’s wool industry, with much of their history and architecture dictated by it, while Leeds and the south of the county are more connected to heavy engineering industries.

East Riding of Yorkshire

The East Riding’s name comes from the traditional titles for three of Yorkshire’s smaller regions: the East, West and South Ridings. The East Riding retains the name and is bounded to the south by the Humber Estuary and to the east by the North Sea.

North Yorkshire

England’s largest non-metropolitan county, North Yorkshire is famous for the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Middlesbrough and York are its two largest urban settlements, while other key towns include Harrogate and Scarborough.

Leeds from above

North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire falls within the Yorkshire and the Humber region, and within the Lincolnshire county. Key towns include Scunthorpe and Epworth.

North East Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire is a Unitary Authority Area and falls within the Yorkshire and the Humber region. This area was formed from the boroughs of Cleethorpes and Great Grimsby in 1996.

Yorkshire and the Humber cities

The five cities in Yorkshire and the Humber are Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Hull, and York. Leeds is the largest, with almost 800,000 inhabitants in 2019.

Reviews in Yorkshire and the Humber

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Expensive, but worth it.

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Review Date Nov 2021

There’s a lot of restaurants and other businesses nearby. The location is also less than 10 minutes away from the city centre, so everything is really close by.

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The development is really modern and rather gorgeous. It is a bit pricey overall, but there are a lot of amenities and benefits to renting here. Access to a free gym is great and the common workspaces are all quite beautiful and relaxing. I feel really secure living here, as the area is relatively well lit, there are a lot of cameras around, and there’s reception assistance 24/7. The staff is really helpful and do their best to help you as fast as possible. I also appreciate that all packages are first received by reception, that way I never miss a delivery.

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Council tax cost.

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There were some issues with my apartment when I moved in. However, staff moved fast and immediately did their best to fix the problem.

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Hi Evangelia,

Thank you for your review and comments, its must appreciated.

I’m always open to listening to my residents feedback so I’m happy to arrange a get together over coffee so I can further understand your ratings and why they are 4’s across the board when you’ve given such lovely commentary.

Nevertheless, thank you for your review and as always, if you need anything please reach out to me directly and or my wonderful on site team anytime.

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Johnathan.

Great place to live in the city center

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Review Date Nov 2021

This is an amazing location to be in Leeds because it’s very close to the city center and I can walk pretty much everywhere to the main restaurants, bars, theaters, and shops. Still it’s sufficiently far from the main crowded areas in town and very close to the canal. A 10 minutes walk away from the building takes you to a very calm and relaxing area. To me it’s a great combination of both worlds. Only caveat is the proximity to the train station, which makes it handy, but also means train noise all day long. The door provides a good noise isolation, but it’s not a complete silence environment if that is an issue for you.

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This is a brand new building, with nicely decorated apartments and good shared facilities. I live in a one bedroom with a balcony. The living room has a decent size for a one bed flat. The kitchen is equipped with really good quality home appliances. The furniture is of good design and makes it very easy to decorate and make the space look like a home. The only downsides for me are: the space in the living area is not properly used, as I have a lot of space left in the kitchen area while the living is a bit crowded, which annoys me. This makes a difference when you live in a small flat. I also enjoy cooking a lot and feel like doing it less that I’d normally do because there is really few space for cooking (maybe a 60cm2 piece of bench between the hob and the sink). None of those things are actually big issues and do not prevent me having a good time here. Apart from that, the building is very well located, the staff is really friendly and supportive, the building is well organized and looked after, there is a nice atmosphere around. If you are looking for a good place to live in the city center, I really recommend Mustard Wharf.

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The constant noise of the train station. I have to keep the door closed for most of the time when I’m home to keep the noise controlled as my flat is literally facing the train line. I’m positively surprised with how nicely warm the flat is.

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The staff is really friendly, supportive and effective. I had great and very quick responses every time I needed.

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Hello Antonio,

Thank you for your review, I’m really pleased that you love living at Mustard Wharf so much.

I’m sorry to hear that you don’t feel there is enough room for you to cook, our kitchens are quite spacious but don’t for get that you you access to the private dining room for those times you want to really spread out and impress!

As always, its a pleasure having you as a Mustard Wharf resident and I hope to see you at more of our resident events in the future that we’ll be hosting.

If you need anything you know where we are, thanks again and see you soon.

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Johnathan

Inside is nice and well planned out.

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Review Date Nov 2021

Love living up here, its very out the way and very scenic. We moved from an old barn converted into town houses that had an amazing view out over holmfirth. So to come up here and still have the landscape aspect was brill.

Living on the street is nice. Theres a lovely community feel from everyone par one weedy boy racer from the council lettings on the street whos always driving like an idiot up and down the street and fighting in the middle of it (hey suppose it gives an entertainment aspect but not what i paid nearly 300k for a tiny house for). (And i also Wouldn’t mind but the kurbs are still 2m high (overexagereat slightly, however it felt 2m when my alloy caught them) and pot holes all over the place as jones homes haven’t come back to finish the road (even though all homes are now occupied). It also would have been nicer if they’d have planned something like a pond or a residents park for the children.

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The weather is harsh and i fear that my home isnt really built to last the weather up here and that aspect wasnt thought through very well.

Inside is nice and well planned out. Options where good when picking.

Site lads and ladies have always been amazing! Always willing to help if ever we needed anything doing.

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Dont buy a house near the council lettings. You might get a weedy boy racer move in

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Yes, took sometime when gone througj the official channels but they eventually got done

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Great place to live, would recommend to anyone

Review Date Nov 2021

Positives:
Really good location i.e. right next to the train station so great transport links and 10 minute walk into town
A nice collection of restaurants and bars right next to the development
Feel extremely safe here which is important to me
Designated area in building to put all the waste. Very easy
Negatives:
Can hear building works all through the day Monday-Friday. No chance of a lie in without wearing ear plugs or headphones unfortunately. I also choose not to open my blinds because there are constantly builders outside
Could not use the building car park as is full so have had to buy a permit elsewhere

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Amazing staff. Very friendly and welcoming. Nothing is too much
Lots of amenities. Gym is perfect, often very quiet and has everything you need. Communal area spaces perfect for work and are aesthetically pleasing
Flats are the perfect size and have very good appliances
Option to have flats cleaned at an extra cost

Only downside is that the sofa and bed are very hard. At the start of my tenancy, I felt like I was lying on a plank of wood when on my bed so I had to get another mattress topper as well as using the one they provided when I first arrived. I am used to it now so is fine

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Ongoing building works not ideal. Pets are allowed which is a great advantage

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Problem with dishwasher. Dealt with quite slowly but think it was due to supplier. Other than that everything dealt with quickly. Would constantly phone the reception asking questions at the beginning of my stay and they dealt with all my queries.

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Hi Tabby,

Thanks for your comments, I’m so pleased that you love living at Mustard wharf and that everything is working for you.

As always, if you ever need anything please give me or the on site team a shout.

Regards
Johnathan