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Where is nice to live in Leeds/Bradford?

I have recently been offered a job in Halifax and I am looking to move to the Leeds/Bradford area. I will be driving to work and don't want to have to drive much longer than 40 mins (including traffic). My boyfriend works in Leeds and he will be relying on public transport to get into work so somewhere with train or good bus links is crucial.

Asked on Feb 1 2014, Renting in Leeds | Report content

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  • All depends what your definition of nice is. If you want middle class areas that are safe with good schools, housing and a pleasant environment look to the north of the city. Alwoodley, Bramhope, Shadwell, Horsforth. Roundhay is nice, with a beautiful park and closer to the city centre. Chapel Allerton is also closer with a younger trendy vibe. Headingley is studentville but Far Headingly has some lovely housing stock and is very accessible for the city centre. Seacroft,Bramley,Armley, Beeston,Hunslet ,Belle Isle(all south Leeds) are dominated by rows of poor terrace housing and otherwise drab housing and poor shopping centres, higher crime rates and bad schooling there are always exceptions within these areas and they are very cheap. As Leeds doesn't have good transport infrastructure (i.e. no tram or metro) most of the described good areas apart from Chapel Allerton or Roundhay are likely to take you to the edge/or slightly over your 40 minute commute. Easiest would be to rent in the city centre whereby you can catch a train to Halifax which takes about 20 mins. and spend a few months checking out the various areas of Leeds Bradford.

    Answered on Dec 22 2014, Report content

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