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Where to live

Whether you’re moving to Huddersfield to work, study or just for a change of scenery, you’ll need to do some research on where you want to live. The information below will help you to think about the type of area you might like to live in.

Town centre apartments

In recent years, a number of mills and grand buildings have been transformed into contemporary apartments in the heart of Huddersfield, including 1535 Melting Point which became the UK's fastest selling development when its apartments came on the market a few years ago.

And, to cater for Huddersfield’s growing creative professionals sector, Creative Lofts live-work apartments are attached to the town's Media Centre in a sympathetically restored Grade II listed building.

Huddersfield suburbs

Many of Huddersfield’s suburbs are within easy reach of the town centre, offering affordable and attractive terraced and semi-detached homes with good schools and amenities on the doorstep.

Areas such as Lindley and Mirfield are popular with commuters due to their handy locations to the M62 and, in the case of Mirfield, a direct rail link into Leeds in 20 minutes.

A number of brand new housing developments are also underway, offering homes in areas such as Birkby and Lindley.

Market towns

Bordering Huddersfield are rural market towns and villages, popular with those looking for a quieter pace of life. Places such as Holmfirth, Marsden and Slaithwaite offer a sense of country living, with rolling hills and moors on the doorstep as well as bustling centres with cafés, restaurants and shops. Thanks to their location, these are also great to commute to Manchester from – offering residents a leafy retreat just over 30 minutes drive from the big city.

Rural living

The villages dotted around the countryside offer a mix of housing from cosy cottages to more contemporary detached properties. Honley, Hepworth and Kirkburton are just a few of these hidden gems.

Students

If you are moving to Huddersfield to study you'll be impressed by the range of accommodation. University of Huddersfield recommended and approved halls of residence are Storthes Hall Park and Ashenhurst Houses which are operated by DIGS. The Student’s Union can give advice and guidance on alternative options such as private renting.