Area Guide

May 5, 2023 | Guides

Righthaus believes West Yorkshire is a great place to live, and our county provides our residents with an abundance of commodities. Our team possesses a variety of regional knowledge and can introduce you to the perfect place to set down roots. 

Bailiff Bridge

With a high rate of homeowners, Bailiff bridge is considered to be one of the more affluent areas in West Yorkshire. This suburban village is suited to people of all ages, and those who look to hamper down at home and enjoy the quiet life but still have access to busier towns and cities will be pleased to learn they are just a short drive away. 

The Memorial Park is at the centre of the community which accommodates a cenotaph carved from Portland Stone that’s surrounded by beautiful gardens. Bailiff Bridge is known for its attractive outdoor spaces, having achieved a Green Flag Award in 2014/15.  


If you’re looking for a thriving community on the outskirts of Bradford, Wibsey may be an ideal location. This busy village boasts a range of local amenities, including: shops, restaurants, pubs, sporting facilities and schools. With a variety of green spaces available on your doorstep, residents can make the most of the outdoors, whether it’s a family picnic in Wibsey Park or a peaceful walk in the woods. 

Bradford, Halifax and Haworth town centres are easy to access via Wibsey’s great bus and train links.


Brighouse is a popular residential town on the river Calder that’s within close proximity to Huddersfield, Halifax and Bradford. Amongst its many conveniences are shops, restaurants, banks and building societies, all within easy reach. The town centre regularly holds events and market weekends throughout the year which are popular with residents and bring many visitors. The residents are particularly proud of their Victorian Christmas, 1940’s weekend and annual music festival. 

This attractive town with many impressive old buildings is home to a variety of industries, and Brighouse train station and bus station make it easy to commute to and visit other nearby towns and cities.  


Huddersfield is one of the largest towns in West Yorkshire, and is home to many small towns and villages. As well as housing a relatively large population, Huddersfield maintains the balance between residential areas and scenic green spaces, with parts of the Peak District and Marsden Moor Estate contributing to Huddersfield’s attractive leisure areas. 

The town has a thriving student population with the recent addition of Huddersfield University, and with a wealth of local conveniences and interesting things to do, it’s popular with families and young people too.


Halifax is a large town in West Yorkshire that has seen much growth over the years. There is a very traditional feel to Halifax and many shops and markets can be found at its centre. Halifax is an attractive place to live for a range of people, with many amenities available that suit family life including a beautiful park with boating lake and children’s museum. Local bus and train services provide routes in and around the town, as well as to surrounding towns and cities, including: Bradford, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Leeds, Rochdale, Greater Manchester and Burnley. 


9 miles west of Leeds is Bradford – the second largest city in West Yorkshire. Around two centuries ago Bradford was a small market town which has rapidly expanded and now boasts numerous villages within. With a diverse community, Bradford is very welcoming and provides its communities with a range of conveniences and lots interesting things to see and do. Families can enjoy Bradford’s National Science Museum and Media Museum, as well as the Millennium Way – a 45 mile circular walk which features some of the best scenery in Bradford. Bradford Interchange station is located in the city centre, connecting this diverse city with other nearby towns, villages and Leeds.  

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