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Huddersfield Area Guide

Huddersfield is a large market town and the largest settlement in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees. It is the 11th largest town in the UK and offers a vibrant town centre. It is renowned for its university as well as some of the country’s most picturesque and rural settings. Standing on the M62 corridor the town also offers excellent access to all the major surrounding towns and cities.

Huddersfield offers a variety of property choice ranging from traditional period cottages hundreds of years old to more contemporary new builds. Prices range from affordable terraced housing, ideal for first time buyers and leads through to property in some of the most select locations achieve over a million pounds. The local market also offers competitive investment opportunities with a thriving and growing rental market, ideal for investment opportunities. The town includes a range and mixture of ages and backgrounds due to the size and variety of settings.

Huddersfield is near the confluence of the river Colne and the river Holme. Located within the historic county boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is the largest urban area in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and the administrative centre of the borough. The town is known for its role in the industrial revolution, and for being the birthplaces of rugby league, British Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and the international film star James Mason.

Huddersfield is known for sport and is home to the rugby league team and Huddersfield Giants which were founded in 1895 and play in the European Super League and Football League Championship football team Huddersfield Town F.C. The town is home to the University of Huddersfield and the sixth form colleges Greenhead College, Kirklees College and Huddersfield New College.

The manager of Reeds Rains, Huddersfield office, Liam Doran says: "One of the best things about living and working within Huddersfield is the variety of people and property. Every day will be different."

Huddersfield is a town of Victorian architecture and includes some stunning period buildings. The town also includes numerous villages, offering some stunning settings with an array or period and listed cottages and contemporary conversions. Standing on the edge of the Peak District, Huddersfield offers some of the some most stunning countryside in the UK. A few miles out of the town centre will lead to some beautiful settings with wonderful walks available.

As one of Huddersfield's busiest agents, Reeds Rains are well placed to offer help and assistance in finding the ideal property for you. We offer a variety of property types from traditional period homes to more modern developments and conversions. The town centre is often favoured by a younger market local for the convenience of amenities. Many local villages include excellent well regarded schools, motorway links and access to some of Yorkshire's most stunning settings.

The town offers a variety of locations providing buyers a healthy choice to meet their individual requirements. The prime locations tend to include well regarded schools, good amenities and blend village settings with commutable access to the neighbouring motor way links for the M62 and M1. We see locations including HD3, HD7, HD8 and HD9 continue to grow in their popularity and demand.

Huddersfield offers a good selection of rental property types and values ranging from individual room lets to larger executive detached homes. The town centre will mainly provide affordable homes, ideal for a younger market with the surrounding villages of Huddersfield offering accommodation and facilities more suitable to the family market. Prices generally range from £250/300 per calendar month up to and exceeding £1,000 per calendar month.

Huddersfield offers a variety of all types of eatery with excellent choices available within the town centre or neighbouring villages of Holmfirth, The Colne Valley and surrounding areas. There are numerous restaurants and take-aways in the town centre, as well as cafes and bars further afield. Some stunning village settings also offer an excellent selection of locally sourced pub food. The Kingsgate Shopping Development in the centre of the town offers a superb selection of local and national brand names.

Huddersfield offers a good range of culture and leisure activities which will appeal to many different people. Including the Lawrence Batley Theatre, a brand new leisure/sports centre due to open in Summer 2015 as well as pleasant local parks, greens and museums.