Are you searching for the perfect new build home in West Yorkshire? Whether you intend to rent or buy, we can help you find the development that will suit your lifestyle. Don’t just take our word for it; all our ratings come from those who have already moved in. These verified residents have decided who deserves to be in the Top 10 – but before we discover which properties rank highly, we’ll share some key facts about this beautiful county.
Where is West Yorkshire?
Nestled in the Pennines and its foothills, West Yorkshire is an English inland metropolitan county adjoining the Nidderdale AONB to the north and the Peak District National Park to the south. The county is home to the cities of Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield, and the boroughs of Calderdale and Kirklees. Derbyshire borders West Yorkshire to the south, with Great Manchester to the south-west. Find Lancashire to the west and north-west, North Yorkshire to the north and east, and South Yorkshire to the south and south-east.
Living in West Yorkshire
Once an industrial heartland, West Yorkshire wears its past with pride in its buildings and architecture. Interspersed with large areas of green belt land, you’re never far from dramatic viewpoints or country rambles. From the cultural centre of Leeds and Wakefield’s picturesque landscapes to Bradford’s famous curry houses and delightful market towns, it’s no wonder the area attracts renowned artists and filmmakers.
Despite its rural surroundings, West Yorkshire is very well connected by the M62, M1 and the A1(M), and the internal urban motorways in Leeds and Bradford. And with two mainline railway stations and Yorkshire’s largest airport, it’s ideally located for commuters and holidaymakers alike. When you need to escape a little further, cross the county border to roam National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
West Yorkshire property prices
West Yorkshire property prices have risen slightly in the past 12 months, according to recent figures from Zoopla (June 2022). The average price for a house in the county is currently £219,967. Terraced homes came in on the cheaper end, averaging about £161,641. Flats went for around £148,487, while semi-detached houses achieved £211,856 and detached properties averaged £373,761.
New build homes in West Yorkshire: Top 10 developments
Our ranking system focuses on facilities, design, location, value and management – all essential factors that affect how our verified residents feel about their homes. Who made the Top 10? Read on to find out.
Leodis Square by Dandara Living is located in central Leeds and takes the top spot on our list. Offering studio to three-bedroom apartments, it also provides an on-site gym, a pet friendly policy and community events. To top it all off, the development is just 5 minutes from Leeds’ business and retail districts.
In second place, Mustard Wharf is a new development located a few minutes’ walk from Leeds train station. It consists of 247 pet friendly rental apartments in total. In addition, residents are able to enjoy various facilities, including a lounge and gym, and access to a 24-hour front of house team.
Welcome to Moda, New York Square. A collection of 515 pet friendly apartments, designed to form an exciting next generation neighbourhood in Leeds’ cultural district. A community rich with amenities, from co-working and meeting spaces to a media room, private dining and a roof terraces with panoramic views of Leeds City Centre and beyond. Providing […] Read reviews and details of New York Square, LS2
At number four, you’ll find Waterside Apartments in Leeds City Centre, very close to the Victoria Quarter (known for its vast range of shopping amenities) and the Corn Exchange – a Grade 1 listed building known for its aesthetic and alternative cafés and independent businesses. Residents have access to balconies, a concierge and private parking.
The City Fields is a new 375 hectare, high-quality living development to the east of Wakefield, located alongside the River Calder, the Aire, and the Calder Canal. It’s also just 20 minutes walking distance from Wakefield City Centre and a 5 minutes’ drive to the M1 motorway. Around 2,500 homes will be built and there are plans for new and enhanced school provision and a commercial park.
Affinity is a development by Keepmoat, situated in the popular area of East Leeds and close to local amenities. It sits a ten minute drive from the leisure and shopping facilities of Leeds city centre and M1 Junction 46 is less than 4 miles away. Read reviews and details of Affinity, LS14
The City Fields is a new 375 hectare high-quality living development to the east of Wakefield located alongside the River Calder and the Aire and the Calder Canal. Conveniently located 20 minutes walking distance from Wakefield City Centre and a 5 minutes’ drive to the M1 motorway. Around 2,500 homes will be built and there […] Read reviews and details of Bellway Homes at City Fields, WF3
The CQ, The Court and The Gardens, developed by Aberdeen Standard, sits in Leeds. The development provides 263 modern studio flats to rent in close to central Leeds. The CQ offers a range of studio sizes provide a range of choice. In addition, residents benefit from facilities such as a state-of-the-art gym, laundry facilities and […] Read reviews and details of The CQ, The Court and The Gardens, LS3
Located on the outskirts of Wakefield, and within easy reach of a full range of amenities, Elm Tree Park offers 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes. Wakefield city centre is less than 2 miles away. Read reviews and details of Elm Tree Park, WF2
Saxton, by Urban Splash, sits in Leeds City Centre. Comprising of 410 apartments in 2 newly regenerated 1960’s council blocks, this development is a short walk from the Victoria centre and Call Lane. As well as this, residents here benefit from communal gardens, residents’ allotments and city views. Read reviews and details of Saxton, LS9
So, should you buy or rent a new home in West Yorkshire? Check out our guide below to explore more developments in the region.
West Yorkshire is a county in the north of England. It borders Greater Manchester to the south, Lancashire to the west and the East Riding of Yorkshire to the east. Made up of seven districts, Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford, Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield Hallam and York, it Read more about West Yorkshire
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