I wish to buy a house for my daughter who will be studying at Bardford university how is the crime rate around the university and which areas are safe
Asked on Sep 3 2011,
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Check out Upmystreet this site will give you a good idea about the area of Bradford and its crime statistics etc. Really I would find out the location post code for the university and go from there. Leeds is also a 20 minute train ride away hope this helps
Answered on Sep 4 2011,
I would suggest that you look at the local authorities’ website or police.gov to see what the crime statistics etc for this area are. You can also look at the local tourist board website which gives you an up to date overview of the area. I would also visit the area and ask some locals.
Answered on Sep 6 2011,
Dear Sir or Madam
I happen to have an excellent 2 bedroom apartment for sale which is situated in the city centre. A 10 minute walking distance to the University and which is very close to many shops in the area. Please get in touch via replying through the Zoopla website.
Answered on Sep 23 2011,
Don't live in Bradford it is very rough
Answered on Apr 27 2012,
I am a teacher who has returned to Bradford after 16 years based in London and Manchester. I live 2 minutes away from the university and as a parent I understand your concerns as this is an inner city area and comes with all the issues prevalent in such an area.
It is no different from Manchester (where I lived as a student) or London. Your daughter must adhere to the obvious safety precautions of course; no wandering the streets alone at 2am in the morning for example.
There is the ever-present threat of burglaries which appears to have risen somewhat in the midst of the recession. On the positive side, we have a strong sense of community and students have always been seen as a part of the area and are welcomed as they general economic value.
May I suggest that you do not buy a flat as the flat rental market has collapsed in Bradford and you will find it quite hard to rent following your daughters graduation.
Depending on your budget their are homes available for sale at about the same price as a good flat, they tend to be terraced homes but the areas are quite safe. This would also allow your daughter to rent out one or more of the additional rooms and so she would not be alone. I hope this helps and my thoughts are only suggestions if you are keen on a flat their are a number of developments fro sale near the university it self. I would stay away from the legrams lane end of The university as this is the red light district. The more expensive flats are somewhere like lister mills, teh majority are owner occupied by middle class singles or young couples, however they are a 10 minute drive from the university.
Answered on Jun 1 2012,
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