Focus on… Horsforth

Situated about 5 miles North West of Leeds city centre, Horsforth is an incredibly desirable area to live due to its excellent transport links, a large array of shops, a multitude of independent bars, cafes and restaurants and being extremely family friendly.

Close to the centre of Horsforth village you will find Horsforth Hall park; a fantastic open parkland for the little ones to run around, with a large play area and adventure playground, a sand pit, a cricket pitch and bowling green, a skate park and a bandstand. It is also home to the Japanese formal garden which was restored and reopened in 2014 following a £90,000 restoration project. The gardens celebrate traditional oriental features and materials that represent the mountains, woodland areas, lakes and grassland found in Japan. It provides a tranquil environment and is open to the public everyday of the year during daylight hours.

There are many walks you can access within a couple of miles of Horsforth. Some of the beautiful location you can visit include:

Kirkstall Abbey

Bramley Fall Park

Rodley Nature Reserve

Kirkstall Nature Reserve

Otley Chevin

Yeadon Tarn

Beautiful views from Otley Chevin

Other people are attracted to Horsforth due to its excellent transport links. Leeds city centre is only 15 minutes away on a direct train and there are also direct trains to York, Harrogate and Knaresborough from Horsforth. If you are looking to travel further afield, for business or pleasure, Leeds Bradford Airport is a 10 minute drive away with flights to London Heathrow, Newquay and many European destinations.

For those with school aged children, Horsforth is a popular choice due to its number of Good and Outstanding schools as well as its proximity to some excellent independent schools. These include:

Westbrook Lane Primary School – Outstanding

St Margaret’s Church of England School – Outstanding

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School – Outstanding

West End Primary School – Good

Broadgate Primary School – Good

Horsforth Featherbank Primary School – Outstanding

Horsforth Newlaithes Primary School – Good

Horsforth School (Science Specialist Secondary School) – Good

The Grammar School at Leeds Primary and Secondary – Independent

Woodhouse Grove School – Independent

Froebelian School, Primary Provision – Independent

You can also access Further Education in Horsforth as you will find Leeds Trinity University located within a beautiful campus. Once famous for teacher training courses, the University now offers foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a range of humanities and social sciences.

Average house prices in Horsforth are above the national average at £289,101, due to its popularity and proximity to Leeds city centre. You can find a 2 bedroom semi- with small garden and on road parking from about £160,000 whereas a 4 bedroom detached home can cost anything between £500,000- £1,000,000.

Published by movetoyorkshire

Mum of twins, passionate about making people happy by matching them with their ideal home in Yorkshire

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