Local area guide

Living in Huddersfield (HD1-9)

Experience the warmth of Huddersfield, a town rich in heritage and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Enjoy a friendly community, excellent schools and a diverse range of cultural events. Huddersfield offers a fulfilling lifestyle.

Why Huddersfield is a good place to live

Halfway between Leeds and Manchester sits the attractive market town of Huddersfield.

Known for its industrial heritage and canals, popular with boaters and walkers, Huddersfield boasts a thriving arts scene, with several galleries, theatres and arts venues, including the Lawrence Batley Theatre.

The town is also home to several museums and one of the largest indoor markets in the UK.

There’s a great range of shops in town, from independent boutiques to high street favourites. Check out the Byram arcade for unique finds and artisan designers.

For foodies, Huddersfield has over 75 restaurants to choose from serving a range of international cuisines - and even more pubs.

Surrounded by countryside, Huddersfield also offers easy access to chocolate box villages and the beautiful Peak District National Park.

What’s Huddersfield famous for?

Huddersfield is actually the home of rugby league! The town invented the sport in 1895 when there was a dispute over payments to players.  

Today, the local team: Huddersfield Giants, play at The John Smith’s Stadium. 

The town was once renowned as an epicentre for textile manufacturing, specialising in the weaving of fine wool. 

Hundreds of mills and weavers’ cottages can still be found scattered all over Huddersfield and there are over 3,000 listed buildings dating back to the 1800s.

It also has links with James Bond’s favourite car. Aston Martin wasn’t founded in Huddersfield, but its success as a luxury sports car manufacturer can be traced back to one Huddersfield man. 

David Brown, who had a successful tractor business, bought Aston Martin in 1947 and was key in designing the first in the line of iconic luxury DB models. The range still bears his initials to this day.

Things to do in Huddersfield

Huddersfield has some lovely walks along its picturesque canals and beautiful parks, including Greenhead Park and Beaumont Park. 

Residents can take in a show at the Lawrence Batley Theatre or soak up some culture at the Huddersfield Art Gallery. 

The Peak District National Park is a half hour drive away and the Yorkshire Dales can be reached in around two hours. 

Nearby towns such as Holmfirth, made famous by the TV series ‘Last of the Summer Wine,’ offer a lovely afternoon out.

In short, with its blend of industrial heritage, cultural diversity, access to natural beauty and a buzzing atmosphere, Huddersfield is a great place to call home.

Average asking prices in Huddersfield today

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

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£175,000

220 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£385,000

223 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£245,000

173 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£110,000

54 properties for sale

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  • Hart

    Newsome, Huddersfield, HD1

    Friendly town centre pub. Cheap food, Cheap drinks.

  • Arcade Beers

    Newsome, Huddersfield, HD1

    Craft beer in central Huddersfield.

Transport in Huddersfield

Trains

Huddersfield train station is in the centre of town and operates regular services to London (3 hrs), Manchester (44 mins), Leeds (35 mins), Bradford (37 mins), Sheffield (1 hr 10 mins) and Newcastle (1 hr 44 mins).

Buses

A regular network of buses link Huddersfield town centre to the surrounding areas, travelling to Marsden, Hepworth, Meltham, Halifax, Bradford and beyond.

Car

The A629 road is an inter-Yorkshire road that runs through North, West and South Yorkshire, connecting Huddersfield to Skipton, Rotherham, Keighley, Halifax and Chapeltown.

The M62 connects Huddersfield with Liverpool, Hull, Manchester, Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield.

The M1, which runs from London to Leeds, connects Huddersfield to Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton and Luton.

Parking is possible in Huddersfield town centre, but the roads can get congested and there isn't a Park & Ride scheme available at the moment.

Airports

The nearest airport to Huddersfield is Leeds Bradford Airport which is 16.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Manchester (28.3 miles) and Liverpool (49.3 miles).

All airports offer flights to Europe and beyond.

Transport connections

Huddersfield
National Rail
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Lockwood
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
Berry Brow
National Rail
1.7 miles / 2.7 km
Deighton
National Rail
2.1 miles / 3.4 km
Honley
National Rail
2.6 miles / 4.2 km
Brockholes
National Rail
3.4 miles / 5.5 km

Schools in Huddersfield

Huddersfield offers a range of outstanding and good schools.

For primary-aged children, Castle Hill and Spring Grove are both outstanding, while All Hallows, Beaumont, Brambles, Berry Brow and Birkby are all good.

For secondary students, Castle Hill, Moor End Academy and Greenhead 6th form College are all outstanding.

For further education, Huddersfield University specialises in biomedical sciences, engineering, physical sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.

Schools in Huddersfield

ES Independent School Kirklees
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Spring Grove Junior Infant and Nursery School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2015)
Kirklees College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Greenhead College
Ages: 16 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2022)
Brambles Primary Academy
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Birkby Infant and Nursery School
Ages: 3 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2018)