Bradford really is an area of surprises. The district offers comparatively low living and business set-up costs and a well balanced good quality of life.
The district has a wide variety of housing to suit all tastes, budgets and family sizes. House prices on average are one third less than London and half that of prices in the south east.
There are 228 schools across the district including 23 independent schools meaning there's plenty of choice. The district has some of the country's top leading schools including the highly sought after Bradford Grammar.
If you’re a city dweller, Bradford is one of the youngest, fastest growing energetic cities in the UK. Investment is pouring into the centre with new retail outlets, bars and restaurants being developed at an ever growing pace.
If fresh air and breathtaking scenery are more appealing, two thirds of Bradford’s district is rural with a number of Yorkshire’s residential hotspots. Towns and villages such as Haworth, Saltaire and Ilkley offer the very best in relaxed living and outdoor activities.
The proximity of Bradford city to the wider district and countryside means that you can have the best of both in just a short commute.
Think Wuthering Heights; this dramatic landscape provided the inspiration for the Bronte’s most famous literary works. This charming village and surrounding area is perfect for spectacular walks and its scenery has provided the backdrop for many films and television series. International tourists visit Haworth’s traditional Yorkshire village pubs, eat at AA rosette winning restaurants and ride the steam train. Locals enjoy the relaxed, more friendly way of life.
The village of Saltaire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its outstanding and well preserved Victorian architecture and industrial heritage. Tradition fuses with contemporary in this super cool highly sought after village. Salts Mill at its heart has a large art gallery with one of the world’s best Hockney collections (a home grown talent), shops and restaurants. The beautiful streets surrounding the Mill are lined with art and antiques shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Just a short distance from the world famous Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ilkley is one of Yorkshire's most sought after postcodes. The area offers beautiful countryside, West Yorkshire’s only Michelin starred restaurant, vintage craft shops and the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms. Ilkley offers an outstanding lifestyle choice with the community coming together at the numerous events such as the summer festival, the Ilkley Art Trail and literature festival.