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Huddersfield Area Guide

St George's Square, Huddersfield Image courtesy of Flickr user Tim Green

Spirited, diverse and with more than its share of beautiful Victorian buildings, Huddersfield was recently declared the third happiest place to live in the country.

The university is thriving, the local community is strong, liberal and welcoming, the cultural scene is rich, particularly when it comes to music, and the shopping is some of the best around. Beyond the city limits, you're spoilt for choice with the Pennines and the Peak District on your doorstep. And, to top it all, property is excellent value.

Huddersfield is the largest market town in West Yorkshire. It's 10 miles from Bradford, and Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield are all easy and quick to get to on the excellent rail services. Unlike many of its contemporaries, Huddersfield has kept the buildings of its proud industrial past in great condition: including the railway station, Victoria Tower on Castle Hill which looms magnificently, and the town has the third highest number of listed buildings of anywhere in the UK.

Although the University is Huddersfield's biggest employer today, the town hangs on to its history as a centre of manufacture, particularly textiles. The town is built up, but there are a few lovely green spaces to relax in, including the sizeable Greenhead Park located a short distance west of the centre.

There are lots of pleasant, homely settlements a couple of miles out of the city centre: Almondbury, Golcar and Milnsbridge are great examples.

Demographics

Huddersfield has a population of about 150,000, making it one of the largest towns in the UK. It's ethnically diverse, like many former textile hubs, and this is reflected in the vibrant communities that are scattered across the area. Much of the population is made up of students because of the growing University.

Transport

The M1 and M62 motorways, together with several ring roads, keep Huddersfield well connected into the UK's road system. Congestion isn't too much of a problem in the city centre. The rail connections are also good, with travelling to London requires a change in Manchester, Leeds or Wakefield. The town has the busiest bus station in West Yorkshire with great local services out to neighbouring towns and villages.

Education

The recommended primary schools within the area are Lindley, Newsome, Linthwaite Clough, Rowley Lane and Spring Grove. Well thought off secondary's include Moor End, Rawthorpe, Royds Hall, Salendine Nook, King James's and Almondbury. The local independent Huddersfield Grammar also has a good reputation. The University of Huddersfield is a rapidly upcoming location for further education.

Amenities and Shopping

Huddersfield is known for its shopping facilities, and rightly so, particularly when you compare to other towns of similar size. Kingsgate, the Packhorse Precinct and the Piazza are the three main retail areas. The Piazza has an outdoor shopping mall and a grassy space that's used for entertainment, markets and ice-skating. As well as the familiar high street names, the town centre has lots of independent shops.

There's a strong local food growing community and the cafes and restaurants to match. According to local legend, there are more takeaways per head than anywhere else. There's also a strong and lively music scene, both traditional and contemporary.

Football gets a lot of attention because of the local Championship team, and there are plenty of good pubs to watch a game in (the oldest pub, The Fleece, started pouring pints in 1720 and is well worth a stop). The Tokyo night club is popular, partly because it's in a 19th century Grade II building.

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