New homes in Wakefield
Located in the green hills of , not far from lively cities like and , Wakefield offers easy access to both rural and urban areas of the wider region. Whether you want to get to , , or the M62 motorway, new homes in Wakefield are well connected.
Sitting on the banks of the River Calder, Pugneys Watersports Centre could be great for the kids. Closer to the heart of town you’ll find Thornes Park which offers sporting opportunities on dry land, as well as a range of local castles and cathedrals. Don’t miss our latest developments near Wakefield below.
Living in Wakefield
A cathedral city which offers a pleasant atmosphere and superb location within Yorkshire, there are sure to be lots of reasons why you’re thinking about buying a new home in Wakefield. You can add one more to your list when you browse our latest offers. Initiatives like our Part Exchange scheme, for example, are perfect if you have a home to sell as part of your move.
Things to see and do in Wakefield
The city centre has plenty of landmarks and attractions to explore, including the Gothic cathedral which has a history dating back many centuries. Wakefield Museum is only a short stroll from there, and likewise the Gissing Centre where you can learn more about the city’s famous novelist.
From Sandal Castle to contemporary art galleries like the Hepworth, there are also lots of open spaces to enjoy in and around town. Thornes Park, Holmfield Park and Clarence Park are all just south of the city centre, while Pugneys Watersports Centre and Country Park is on the south bank of the Calder. Don’t miss Stanley Marsh, the Southern Washlands and Walton Colliery Nature Park either.
Wakefield and its surrounding area have plenty of excellent schools for your children to attend. Top primaries include Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane, Rook’s Nest Academy and Wrenthorpe’s Jerry Clay Academy, which are all classed as outstanding by Ofsted. If you’re looking for the best local secondaries, Outwood Academy City Fields and Castleford Academy should come into consideration. They too are both rated as outstanding by the education board.
Transport links in Wakefield
Getting around central areas of Wakefield is easy, thanks to a free city bus which can be used by visitors and locals alike. There are lots of other bus routes crossing the area, as well as rail services from Wakefield Westgate. Services to Leeds from here take just 15 minutes. The drive to the neighbouring city takes a similar amount of time, while Wakefield is connected to a wide range of places by the M1 and M62 motorways which both pass close to town.
The Wakefield property market
There’s a thriving property market in Wakefield, making it perfect for both short and long-term investment. Families can also find their forever home in this area, which often has new developments springing up on the outskirts of town. And thanks to programmes like the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme in Yorkshire and the Humber, buying your dream home in Wakefield could be even closer than you thought.