It is a fantastic time to be living in Bradford, it has a flourishing business centre, a £260 million revamped shopping district, and a multi-award winning city park. Many people tend to compare Bradford to neighbouring Leeds and Sheffield, but the city stands on its own two feet and has only blossomed since its thriving Victorian period. It is one of the most multicultural centres outside of London and championed for its diverse populations and mix of cultures.
Just 35 minutes from Bradford is Britannia Willis of Skipton. They were established in 1929 by Leonard Willis and have continued through to the present day as a family run business. Located in Skipton, Britannia Willis are able to help with removals and storage throughout Yorkshire and the surrounding counties.
Moving to Bradford
You can get your hands on any type of property in Bradford, from luxury apartments to grand manor houses. Families wanting to move to the city can secure a four-bed detached home for as little as £100,000. Up this budget to £190,000 and you could have a five-bedroom home with off-street parking and a large garden. Family sized semidetached homes vary between £45,000 and £450,000 – dependent upon location, number of bedrooms, and condition of the property. Terraced homes are a great option for first time buyers, on the market for upwards of £35,000. If you would prefer to get your hands on a flat or maisonette, set aside a minimum of £17,000 for a one-bed and £30,000 for a two-bed.
If renting would suit your circumstances better, flats vary from £225 pcm to £890 pcm. Due to a student population, there are a multitude of house shares and studio flats. Traditional two up two down terraced homes start at £300 pcm, rising to £420 pcm for three bedrooms. Family sized semis vary between £425 pcm and £800 pcm. Even the largest four-bed family detached homes do not stray over £1000 pcm.
Schools in Bradford
As a city, it is no surprise that there are well over 100 schools in Bradford serving the state and independent sectors, for all ages.
There are many fantastic primary schools in Bradford including Iqra Community Primary School, Newby Primary School, and St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School which are all ‘good’. However, Copthorne Primary School, St Stephen’s CofE Primary, and Allerton Primary are ‘outstanding’ across the board according to Ofsted. Some strong independent primary and preparatory schools include Crystal Gardens, Ghyll Royd School, Lady Lane Park School, and Westville House School.
Secondary schools in Bradford also perform well. Bradford Academy, Immanuel College, Dixons City Academy, and Grange Technology College are all ‘good’ whereas Feversham College is ‘outstanding’. Some popular senior and all-through independent schools include Wood House Grove, Bradford Christian School, The Fountain School, and Al-Markaz Academy.
Transport Links Bradford
Bradford city centre is small and compact which means you can pretty much get everywhere on foot or by bus. Traffic can be an issue, like any city, but securing a car parking space in the morning is usually hassle free.