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Wakefield Property Hotspot

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If you are thinking of moving to Wakefield in West Yorkshire, then here is a quick overview of what you need to know.

House Prices 🏠

Property Investment 🏠 🏠

  • Overall sold prices in Wakefield over the last year (2016) were 6% up on the previous year
  • Residential property prices in the Yorks and Humber region are forecast to increase by 10% by 2021
  • The areas has undergone massive regeneration in the last, making it attractive to investors and homemakers alike.

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Location and Transport 🚌           

  • Three of the country’s main road networks meet just outside Wakefield, as well as a main train line to London
  • Wakefield is on the West-European Economic Corridor linking directly to the continent by air and sea
  • Five major airports are located nearby.

Education 🎓

  • There are a mix of state funded, independent and other schools in the area primarily a mix of Church of England, Methodist and Catholic
  • Wakefield College is the major provider of 6th form and further education in the area, with around 3,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and campuses in the city and surrounding towns.

Environment 🌷

  • Wakefield has a rich history, with castles, museums and art galleries.
  • The district has 9 country parks, many of which are reclaimed former colliery/ mineral extraction sites, as well as plenty of other green spaces.
  • Wakefield Cathedral is a beautiful place for the religious and the non-religious.

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know …

  • The famous nursery rhyme The Grand Old Duke of York originates from the city (referring to the Battle of Wakefield in 1460 when the Duke of York was killed)?
  • In the Middle Ages it was known as the “Merrie City”?
  • In 1906, the Scottish/American businessman Andrew Carnegie gave a grant of £8,000 for the Wakefield Library on Drury Lane?

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