Part of the world-famous Bronte Country is the town of Keighley. It’s both a popular residential and tourist area, with visitors attracted to the history of the town. It is situated around 11 miles northwest of Bradford and, despite being an easy commute to both Leeds and Bradford, there are rolling hills, woodland, and moorland as far as the eye can see.
Just 18 minutes from Keighley 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 Keighley
Keighley offers a wide range of different types of property, meaning prices in the area range from the very bottom to the very top of the market. It is very much a family place, with a multitude of great schools, and large four-bed detached homes vary between £360,000 and £900,000 for six bedrooms. Humbler detached homes of family size start at around £160,000, with three-bed semis upwards of £70,000. Two bed terraces are fantastic for those wanting to get their foot on the property ladder, with asking prices just over £30,000. Flats tend to be more expensive; £40,000 for a one-bed, and £80,000 for two bedrooms.
If wishing to rent in Keighley, look to have a minimum, budget of £250 pcm for a one bedroomed flat, or £425 pcm for two bedrooms. Smaller terraces come in at £350 pcm, rising to just shy of £800 pcm as a minimum for townhouse style terraced homes. Three bed semis vary between £495 pcm and £850 pcm. Large detached homes tend to fetch between £920 pcm and £1000 pcm.
Schools in Keighley
Keighley is a quintessential English town and has a number of preschools, playgroups, and nurseries for those under four to attend. Once of primary school age, parents are spoilt for choice when it comes to ‘outstanding’ primary schools. These include Kildwick CofE Primary School, Lothersdale Community Primary, Oakworth Primary, and Parkwood Primary.
The Holy Family Catholic School is the only secondary school in Keighley itself and is ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted. Parkside School (‘good’) and Oakbank School (‘good’) in Cullingworth are both popular options for secondary education, as is University Academy Keighley in Utley.
For students requiring further education, the local campus of Leeds City College (Keighley College) is located near the railway station.
Transport Links Keighley
Keighley is conveniently located on the A650, meaning that Bradford is a 30-minute drive away and Leeds, just under one hour. As well as great road links, there are also a variety of local and regional busses to get commuters, school pupils, and residents from A to B.
Keighley railway station may only have two platforms, but it is well served. There are trains to Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, Leeds, Carlisle, Morecambe, and London Kings Cross.
Just 40 minutes from Keighley is Leeds Bradford Airport. Ideal for holidaymakers and business flyers alike, there are regular flights to UK destinations, Europe, America, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean.