Huddersfield House Removals
Nestled in the West Riding of Yorkshire is the historic town of Huddersfield. The tenth largest town in the UK, Huddersfield is renowned as an up and coming area that has a diverse cultural mix. Due to the University of Huddersfield gracing the town there is an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a buzzing night-life scene. With fantastic transport links and affordable housing prices, many are flocking to Huddersfield and laying down roots.
If you are looking for Huddersfield removals look no further than Britannia Appleyards. Located just an hour away from Huddersfield, Britannia Appleyards was established in the 1800’s and the great-great-grandsons of the owner are running the business now. The friendly teams at Britannia Appleyards are ready to help you move not only to or from Huddersfield, but the surroundings areas too.
Moving to Huddersfield
The majority of students and young professionals tend to live around the town centre, Hillhouse, Lockwood, Marsh and Paddock areas. Families, on the other hand, tend to stick to areas on the outskirts of Huddersfield such as Slaithwaite, Scapegoat Hill, Marsden, Linthwaite and Golcar. Wherever you are moving to in Huddersfield, there are a number of opportunities to buy or rent.
For first time buyers in Huddersfield, there are some fantastic two bedroomed terraced homes for sale. Prices often start around £40,000 but these can often need a bit of minor renovation. One bedroom flats start at £35,000, rising to £40,000 for two bedrooms. Semi-detached homes with three bedrooms are available for prices over £75,000. If a detached property is what you desire, look to have a minimum budget of £120,000.
Due to the amount of students in Huddersfield there are a lot of studio apartments and house share opportunities. However, if you require privacy, one bed flats start at £265 pcm or £300 for two beds. You will find that the majority of terraced homes are split into student apartments so it can be best to visit a lettings agent in the area to help you. Family sized semis start just shy of £500 pcm and detached homes with four bedrooms are upwards of £600 pcm.
Schools in Huddersfield
There are a number of fantastic schools in Huddersfield, including a number of pre-schools and nurseries. The area is rich with primary schools but there are four that stand out from the crowd with parents. Both Slaithwaite and Rowley Lane are ‘good’, whereas Scissett Middle School is ‘good with outstanding features’. However, Spring Grove is the best primary school in Huddersfield according to Ofsted, receiving ‘outstanding’ across the board.
The level of teaching in primary schools in echoed in the secondary facilities. Royds Hall High School is ‘good’, but Moor End Academy and Shelley College are both ‘outstanding’.
Transport Links Huddersfield
Just three miles from Huddersfield is the M62 and a little further still is the M1. Both motorways are easily accessible and provide links to other major cities and towns. However, the main arterial roads leading into the town centre are infamous for terrible congestion.
Many who live and work in Huddersfield opt to take one of the local regional buses to and from the town. There are extensive routes and due to dedicated bus lanes, there is rarely any sitting in never-ending traffic.
If you are travelling further afield, Huddersfield railway station is set in a magnificent building on St George’s Square. Direct services run to Manchester Piccadilly (33 mins), Manchester Airport (1 hour), Liverpool Lime Street (1 hour 29 mins), Sheffield (1 hour 22 mins), Leeds (23 mins), Newcastle Central (1 hour 55 mins), and York (45 mins).