New Homes in West Yorkshire
Located in northern England, West Yorkshire shares a border with Derbyshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire, in addition to North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. Whether you want to be surrounded by the rolling hills of the Pennines or in a bustling city like Leeds or Bradford, new builds in West Yorkshire offer lots of variety.
From taking the kids for a ride on Kirklees Light Railway or to the Eureka! children’s museum, to exploring open spaces such as Ilkley Moor and Roundhay Park, or visiting cultural draws like Leeds Art Gallery and the National Science and Media Museum; there’s loads to do. Other attractions include Snozone Yorkshire, Pontefract Castle and Harewood House – so don’t miss our latest developments in West Yorkshire below.
Living in West Yorkshire
Whether you’re attracted to some of the UK’s liveliest cities or the allure of the Yorkshire countryside which has earned the nickname of ‘God’s Own Country’, there are lots of different ways to enjoy life in West Yorkshire. You can also enjoy making a great saving when you buy a new home through us, thanks to brilliant offers such as our Movemaker scheme.
Things to see and do in West Yorkshire
This is a fantastic place to live if you love spending a lot of time exploring the great outdoors. The Yorkshire Dales is the ideal place to go for long walks and bike rides, while you can also enjoy superb access to the Peak District, the Forest of Bowland, Nidderdale and the Pennines, depending on where you live.
You can also make the most of top cultural draws ranging from interesting museums to captivating galleries, leisure complexes and entertainment centres in places such as Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford. From the National Science and Media Museum to Leeds Art Gallery and Xscape Yorkshire, your kids will love a trip to Halifax’s Eureka! The National Children’s Museum.
There are lots of great schools the length and breadth of West Yorkshire, including Tranmere Park Primary. With a catchment area just to the north of Leeds and Bradford, it’s ranked as outstanding by Ofsted. Mirfield has a great location within the county and a strong school in Crowlees CofE, while Crossley Street Primary in Wetherby is another good choice.
At secondary level, there are a number of options in Ofsted’s outstanding category. They include Bradford’s Dixons City Academy, Crossley Heath School in Halifax and Allerton High School, while the Grammar School at Leeds is rated as one of the UK’s best independents.
Transport links in West Yorkshire
The Metro transport network operates a wide range of services across West Yorkshire, including buses, trains and park and rides. The county has a good international airport, Leeds Bradford, as well as excellent road links. The M62 runs through the heart of the county on its way east to Hull and west to Manchester and Liverpool. The A1(M) and M1 also pass through West Yorkshire, providing easy access to the Midlands as well as the North East and London.
The West Yorkshire property market
Although some parts of West Yorkshire have a booming property market, others are much more affordable. Indeed, the county as a whole has lower house prices than the national average. You can take advantage of this in places like Birkenshaw which offers superb access to both Bradford and Leeds, and where you’ll find a collection of excellent 3 and 4 bedroom homes.
Perhaps you’d rather be on the edge of open countryside in the Cullingworth area of Bradford, or in Flockton with its great access to Wakefield, Dewsbury and Huddersfield. Wherever you decide to live, don’t miss the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme for some additional support with your purchase.