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Am going to be moving to West Yorks soon.

 

Any thoughts on nice place to live, not too quiet but good for young family.

 

Been told to consider Ossett, Horbury or Tingley. Any thoughts?

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Traffic and commuting are pretty crucial up here.

 

 

Where are you going to be working?

 

Do you have to travel as part of your job?

 

How much do you want to spend on a house?

 

 

How old are your children?

 

 

Does your partner have a job to come to?

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One child, 2

 

Working near Heckmondwike

 

House price up to £250k but maybe prefer £230k

 

No travelling other than the drive to work

 

She will need a job but hasn't got one waiting

 

Cheers

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you'll like Bramhall/Hazel Grove/Marple area.

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Maybe have a look at roberttown, scholes, hartshead moor area or maybe Clifton in Brighouse. Easy commute and bit of a semi rural feel.

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they'e in yorkshire, though.  He asked "Any thoughts on nice place to live" :tongue: 

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you'll like Bramhall/Hazel Grove/Marple area.

:)

There must be a workaround.

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Cleckheaton is a great little town, has good schools a large supermarket and rural aspects. The only drawback is that it's not on a railway line, but that's not a bother for you. Car-wise, it's the best commuter town in the county. Brighouse is good, and on the railway, but is much more expensive.

 

You'll get a 4 bedroomed detached house for £230k in Cleckheaton.

 

http://www.robertwatts.co.uk/08,-1.7257,53.7229,West%20Yorkshire,Cleckheaton,1,64542,00.htm?sstc=y&strmaxprice=249999&strbedrms=4&strradius=3&submitform=view%20list&la=53.7229&lo=-1.7257

 

http://www.whitegates.co.uk/property

 

 

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/find/Barkers-Estate-Agents/Cleckheaton.html?locationIdentifier=BRANCH^47376&includeSSTC=true&_includeSSTC=on

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Am going to be moving to West Yorks soon.

My sincere condolences.

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Hopton is very nice, on the edge of the moors, but handy for Heckmondwike, Mirfield, Dewsbury, Huddersfield.  The Calder and Hebbel Canal flows through Mirfield and Dewsbury, and there is the Spen Valley Greenway ( a cycle track on a former railway) at Ravensthorpe.

Don't know what your price range is, if I could afford it I'd buy it. A classic original art decco house with many of the original features ( I looked at it when it was last on the market 10 years ago)

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-37562590.html

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Anywhere west of liversedge IMO.... as you keep heading west toward hudds/halifax the scenery just keeps improving......someone already suggested brighouse I think

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Cheers. Think being nearer to Leeds rather than fax is likely. So anyone know what ossett and tingley are like?

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Cheers. Think being nearer to Leeds rather than fax is likely. So anyone know what ossett and tingley are like?

 

Ossett is a nice town. My wife comes from Ossett - it also has an amateur RL club - Ossett Trinity.  It's a bit of a dormitory for Wakey and Leeds, and has no large supermarket - the nearest is Morrisons at Lupset (outskirts of Wakey) 

Tingley is basically a former village dominated by the junction 28 roundabout of the M62.

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There seems to be a lot of traffic in and around Tingley. Very congested. 

 

Always have a look at the climate: in Ossett it rains on average 154 days a year, and average annual rainfall is 40 inches whereas for example, in Holmfirth, it rains on average 45 inches a year  but I can't find the rain days info.

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Roberttown/Norristhorpe/Drub/Gomersal

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Gomersal. Near cleckheaton and Heckmondwike, 15-30 mins into Leeds, next to M62. All the local amenities you could want.

Old housing bit more pricey, but if you wanted a modern house there's a big new estate with plenty of stock always for sale so prices ok.

Ossett/Horbury would be a slow commute to Heckmondwike.

Bear in mind that this part of west yorks is a great convenient place to be unless the M62 implodes at which point you need to have good knowledge of which roads to use and which to avoid.

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Apologies - forgot to mention as highlighted already this area doesn't have rail links anymore though, if that's important.

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One thing about Cleckheaton, and more especially Brighouse, is that they don't cop for anywhere near as much snow as the high ground of their surrounding areas.

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Cheers. I expect that commuting wise at 7am it wont be a major issue. Seen some well priced places in ossett tingley and horbury. Will check out the others you mention. Much appreciated

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u can get to heck from horbury in 15 mins, up hostingley lane, left towards shepards boy, and across dewsbury moor and u are there

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One thing about Cleckheaton, and more especially Brighouse, is that they don't cop for anywhere near as much snow as the high ground of their surrounding areas.

 

Best places for avoiding snow in West Yorkshire is Cas/Ponte - because of the surplus heat generated by Ferrybridge Power Station - i worked in Cas for ten years and don't remember seeing any real snow. Morley on the other hand (which includes Tingley) is where the snow line starts!

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Cleckheaton is a great little town, has good schools a large supermarket and rural aspects. The only drawback is that it's not on a railway line, but that's not a bother for you. Car-wise, it's the best commuter town in the county. Brighouse is good, and on the railway, but is much more expensive.

You'll get a 4 bedroomed detached house for £230k in Cleckheaton.

http://www.robertwatts.co.uk/08,-1.7257,53.7229,West%20Yorkshire,Cleckheaton,1,64542,00.htm?sstc=y&strmaxprice=249999&strbedrms=4&strradius=3&submitform=view%20list&la=53.7229&lo=-1.7257

http://www.whitegates.co.uk/property

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/find/Barkers-Estate-Agents/Cleckheaton.html?locationIdentifier=BRANCH^47376&includeSSTC=true&_includeSSTC=on

Oh Lordy, Yorkies must have some really low standards if you are recommending Cleckheaton and Brighouse. :lol:

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