Local area guide

Living in Bradford (BD)

Bradford's vibrant atmosphere celebrates a medley of traditions, cuisines and customs, enriching daily life with excitement and togetherness.

Your guide to moving to Bradford

Why Bradford is a good place to live

Living in Bradford comes with a dynamic energy underpinned by community and cross-cultural understanding. The city's rich heritage is enhanced by unique traditions, perspectives and history, from the literary legacy of the Brontë sisters to its world-renowned curry culture.

Bradford is a great place to live if you're excited by the idea of opportunity and culture on your doorstep. Despite its reputation in recent years, the city has a strong commitment to safety which is powered by its inclusive community.

The city centre buzzes with shops, restaurants and cultural treasures which reflect the city's diverse character. Families find comfort in Bradford's excellent schools while convenient travel connections to nearby cities like Leeds and Manchester make commuting a breeze.

What is Bradford famous for?

Bradford is renowned for its exceptional contribution to the world of film. The city is recognised for its rich cinematic heritage and ongoing commitment to supporting and promoting the art of film, making it a celebrated destination for film enthusiasts and filmmakers alike.

Things to do in Bradford

With many serene parks and family-friendly activities set over a small area, Bradford is easy to explore and a great day out.

Immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural scene with a visit to the National Science and Media Museum, Alhambra Theatre or Cartwright Hall Art Gallery. City Park, known for its mirror pool and striking architecture, is an ideal spot for a relaxing break or a family picnic.

Delve into the famous Curry Capital of the UK and indulge in a delectable curry at one of the city's many award-winning restaurants, which offer a diverse range of flavours and spices.

Average asking prices in Bradford today

We update our average asking prices every day with data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£150,000

304 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£330,000

259 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£200,000

302 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£73,500

138 properties for sale

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Local pubs in Bradford

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  • Visage

    Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1

    We position ourselves as a premuim brand offering an excellent range of craft and draught beers, selection of premium spirits and wines from around the world and seasonally changing yet mouthwatering international street food.

  • Drum Winder

    Bradford, BD1

    The Drum Winder in Bradford, fantastic sports viewing, cocktails and a great selection of Gins.

  • Lord Clyde

    Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1

    The Lord Clyde is one of the oldest traditional real ale pub in Bradford.

  • City Vaults

    Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1

    Bradford's Best Modern Gastropub. Serving delicious food from 10am - 9pm, 7 days a week.

  • Brass Owl

    Bradford, BD1

    Funky little independent bar serving a range of premium beers and ciders, as well as spirits, shooters and cocktails.

Transport in Bradford

Trains

Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square provide frequent services to nearby urban centres. It takes around 30 minutes to reach Leeds while journeys to Manchester and York take approximately 1 hour.

Buses

Bradford has a comprehensive bus network, with routes serving the city, surrounding areas and towns like Leeds, Huddersfield and Keighley.

Park and Ride

Park and Ride services run from Elland Road and Thornbury, making it easy to reach the city centre without thinking about parking.

Car

Bradford is close to the M62 and M606 motorways, ensuring smooth connections to cities like Leeds (around 30 minutes) and Manchester (approximately 1 hour). The city's road network is well set-up for travel within West Yorkshire and the wider region.

Airports

Leeds Bradford Airport is 8 miles from the city centre and serves as the nearest major airport with both domestic and international flights. Manchester Airport is within an hour's drive, giving even more flight options for your summer holiday.

Transport connections in Bradford

Bradford Forster Square
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Bradford Interchange
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Frizinghall
National Rail
1.8 miles / 2.9 km
Shipley (Yorks)
National Rail
2.8 miles / 4.5 km
Low Moor
National Rail
3 miles / 4.8 km
New Pudsey
National Rail
3.2 miles / 5.1 km

Schools in Bradford

Bradford's schools provide a solid foundation for children, with both state-funded and independent primary and secondary schools. Meanwhile, colleges like Bradford College and Shipley College offer a wide array of vocational and academic courses for learners aged 16 to 18.

The University of Bradford is known for its research excellence and diverse student body. It creates a vibrant student population which contributes to the city's dynamic atmosphere and cultural diversity.

Schools in Bradford

Bradford College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
New College Bradford
Ages: 16 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Rainbow Primary Leadership Academy
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Dixons Trinity Academy
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)
Dixons Music Primary
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2022)
Dixons McMillan Academy
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)