Thinking of moving to Bradford? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Bradford has to offer.
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- Bradford has a very diverse and cosmopolitan population
- The city is set in the middle of attractive Yorkshire countryside
- Average house prices are said to be up to a half of those in London and the Southeast
- Graduate employment rates are found to be the highest in the country, second only to Cambridge.
Bradford claims the fifth fastest growing economy outside of London:
- Its business services and finance sector currently generates some £13 billion annually and is expected to double in value by the year 2022
- It retains the UK’s largest manufacturing and engineering base, employing some 160,000 people
- By the end of 2016, Bradford is forecast to have an economy valued at more than £9.6 million.
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Bradford is located right in the middle of the UK:
- It is well connected to the motorway network – the M1, M62 and the West Yorkshire section of the A1;
- The international Leeds Bradford Airport is just 8.2 miles from the centre of Bradford;
- The national rail hubs of Bradford and Leeds are connected to the airport by the Flying Tiger bus services.
- The University of Bradford has a solid, worldwide reputation, especially for its undergraduate courses in business and business management
- Bradford College has an enrolment of some 21,000 students, making it the country’s largest provider of higher education outside of the university system
- Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College is one of the leading secondary schools in the east of the city
- There are 37 primary schools with Bradford in its catchment area, 18 secondary schools and 18 independent and faith schools.
- The city council is responsible for the upkeep and management of 36 public parks, more than 100 recreation grounds, over 140 children’s play areas and other open areas of woodland
- The Bradford Community Environment Project is a charitable organisation encouraging participation by the community at large and is especially keen on attracting youngsters into its ranks.
Finally, did you know …
- Love them or hate them, school dinners were the first in the country to be served to hungry mouths in Bradford in 1906
- One of the city’s grandest buildings, the Wool Exchange, is now a bookstore – of the building itself, TV personality Michael Palin once joked that it made the Sistine Chapel look like the bus station in Grimsby
- Bradford has been named the Curry Capital of the UK for three consecutive years.
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