New Homes in Huddersfield
Welcome to Huddersfield
Whether you’re exploring local parks, visiting art galleries or going to a theatre show, there’s a huge range of things to do in and around the town of Huddersfield. Located in West Yorkshire just a short commute from Leeds and Manchester, a new home in Huddersfield could just be the right choice for you and your family.
A quick history
Huddersfield dates back to the Iron Age, when there was a hill fort in the local area. Evidence of Roman life has also been found in Huddersfield, and by the Anglo Saxon Era the town had a bustling market. By the time of the Industrial Revolution, there was unrest as the Luddites destroyed weaving machinery in protest against their employers.
Business and industry
Historically industry in Huddersfield has focused on manufacturing, but today there are a range of businesses in the town spanning retail, education and engineering. The University of Huddersfield is a major local employer, while other businesses in the town include the Mamas and Papas head office, Jones Pies and Brook Crompton.
Things to do in the area
If you’re moving to Huddersfield with children, there are lots of parks and green spaces to explore together including Greenhead Park, Beaumont Park and Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Kirklees Light Railway is popular with families, while Eureka! Children’s Museum is just a short drive away in Halifax.
For sports fans, you can scale the heights of Huddersfield Climbing Centre, get active at Huddersfield Leisure Centre, or watch the Huddersfield Giants play their home matches at the John Smith’s Stadium. Other places of interest in the local area include Huddersfield Art Gallery, Colne Valley Museum, Shibden Hall and the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
Travel and commuting
If good transport links are high on your list of priorities, it’s good to know that Huddersfield is well connected by road and rail. Leeds is just 20 minutes away by train or 30 minutes by car, while Halifax is a 25 minute drive away. Manchester is only a 35 minute train journey from the town, or 55 minutes by car, while the fastest way to get to London is by train, with a journey time of two hours 40 minutes changing at Manchester Piccadilly.
When you’re jetting off on holiday, both Leeds Bradford Airport and Manchester Airport are only a 50 minute drive away, so there’s plenty of choice for your next adventure overseas.