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New homes in Wakefield

From museums to country parks, art galleries and shopping centres, there’s lots to see and do in and around the city of Wakefield. If you’re looking for a place to live with good commuter routes to Leeds and surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, a new home in Wakefield could be the right choice for you.

A quick history

Settlements around Wakefield date back to the Iron Age, while the Romans constructed roads through the town. The modern day town was established by the Angles around a hilltop church, and after the Vikings invaded the area in the 9th century, the Danes settled in Wakefield. The town became the most important town in the West Riding.

After the Norman invasion, the Harrying of the North saw widespread violence, and Wakefield was largely destroyed. By the 13th century, two charters had been granted for annual fairs, and a regular market was held. Wakefield was soon one of the wealthiest places in the area.

During the English Civil War, Wakefield’s church was badly damaged by the Parliamentarians, but it was repaired and became a cathedral in the late 19th century, making Wakefield a city. Industries included agriculture, wool making, brickmaking and pottery, while the cattle market was opened in 1765 and became one of the biggest in the region.

The railways came to Wakefield in the mid-1800s, and electric trams were introduced in the early 20th century.

Business and industry

The head office of clothing retailer Bonmarche is located Wakefield, while there are a number of major employers in Leeds nearby, including Asda, Leeds Building Society, First Direct, Yorkshire Bank and Jet2.com.

Things to do in the area

If you enjoy a spot of retail therapy, Wakefield is home to Ridings Shopping Centre and Trinity Walk, where you’ll find a range of high street and independent shops. Cultural attractions in the city include Wakefield Museum and The Hepworth Wakefield modern art gallery, while the National Coal Mining Museum is located in Overton nearby.

To discover more about the city and local area in times gone by, historic places of interest include Wakefield Cathedral, Nostell Priory and Parkland and Sandal Castle. There are lots of places to explore the great outdoors just a short drive from Wakefield, including Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Newmillerdam Country Park and Angler’s Country Park. The Peak District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park are also close enough for day trips.

If you want to practice your swing, the City of Wakefield Golf Club and Low Laithes Golf Club are nearby. The Theatre Royal Wakefield hosts performances throughout the year. 

Travel and commuting

Wakefield has good transport links by road and rail, located just a short drive from the M1 and with train services to Leeds and London.

The journey from Wakefield to Leeds takes just 15 minutes by train or 20 minutes by car, making it a popular commuter route. Halifax can be reached in 30 minutes by car, while Bradford can also be reached in 30 minutes and Huddersfield in 35 minutes.

To get to London, the most convenient way to travel is by train, with the journey from Wakefield Westgate to King’s Cross taking just two hours 15 minutes. When it’s time to get away from it all, Leeds Bradford Airport is only a 40-minute drive away. 

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Chapel Lea, Flockton

Barnsley Road, Flockton, WAKEFIELD, WF4 4AA
  • £ £249,995 To £339,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 5.9 miles from your search location
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The Paddocks, Skelmanthorpe

Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe, HUDDERSFIELD, HD8 9DS
  • £ £259,995 To £364,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 8 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 4.20% - 5.10%

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Oaklands, Pontefract

Ackworth Road, Pontefract, WEST YORKSHIRE, WF8 4NH

<br> ALL HOMES SOLD! <br> <br> A collection of luxury four bedroom detached homes, located between the highly sought-after village of Ackworth and Pontefract. These beautiful homes sit on the fringe of open countryside, offering semi-rural living with the convenience of everyday amenities just under a mile away. This desirable location makes it ideal for families and professionals.

  • 8.1 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 3.35% - 4.56%

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Emmet's Reach, Birkenshaw

Heathfield Lane, Birkenshaw, BRADFORD, BD11 2HW
  • £ £83,600 To £392,995
  • 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 8.8 miles from your search location

St John's Walk, Hoylandswaine

Church Lane, Hoylandswaine, SHEFFIELD, S36 7LZ
  • £ From £559,995
  • 5 bedroom homes
  • 10 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 1.00% - 4.90%

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Bluebell Woods, Wyke

Huddersfield Road, Wyke, BRADFORD, BD12 8LJ

FINAL HOME REMAINING<BR>DON'T MISS OUT<BR>Situated just off Huddersfield Road in Wyke, Bluebell Woods is a development of beautiful 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes. Surrounded by green open space and trees, as well as being conveniently located close to the M62, Bluebell Woods is an ideal commuter base to Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield or further afield.<BR><BR>VIEWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - CALL 01422 200137

  • 11.5 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 0.00% - 3.09%

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The Grange, Lightcliffe

Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, HALIFAX, HX3 8TH

LAST HOUSE REMAINING<BR><BR>Welcome to The Grange, a delightful rural development of three and four bedroom homes in the sought-after village of Lightcliffe. These homes benefit from a delightful village atmosphere, with a range of shops, pubs, restaurants, and schools close by. The Grange is also located close to the M62, making it the ideal commuter base to Leeds, Bradford or Sheffield.

  • 11.9 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 3.10% - 3.60%

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Castle Vale, Pilley

New Road, Tankersley, BARNSLEY, S75 3BQ
  • £ £309,995 To £424,995
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 12.4 miles from your search location

Bodington Manor, Adel

Adel Lane, Adel, LEEDS, LS16 8FY
  • £ From £679,995
  • 5 bedroom homes
  • 12.9 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 4.30% - 4.60%

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Garnett Wharfe, Otley

Manor Street, Otley, WEST YORKSHIRE, LS21 1AX

HOMES NOW SOLD OUT<br><br> Garnett Wharfe is a collection of luxury apartments set along the banks of the River Wharfe. These final homes are placed just a short walk from Otley town centre and close to handy transport links. You'll have plenty of shops and cafes close by and Buon apps Italian restaurant is on site. <br><br> FIRST TIME BUYER? SPEAK TO OUR SALES TEAM FOR A DEAL TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS. <br><br> Our Sales Office has now moved to Manor Street/Mill Lane, Otley LS21 1AX. Please call 01943 468531 to speak to our Sales Adviser.

  • 17.6 miles from your search location
  • Gross rental yield: 2.80% - 4.50%

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