Why Millennials are finding Bradford more and more appealing
A city like no other, with a surprise around every corner. We’re hardly surprised that more and more Millennials are upping roots to make Bradford their new home.
Perhaps the most obvious reason is cost. The average flat in Leeds will cost you around £750/800 PCM. Move to Bradford BD1 and expect to pay £475-525 PCM.
Named as one of 2018’s property hot spots, the city has everything to offer, and if you are worried about the commute into Leeds, fear not. Transport links are better than ever, with trains running into Leeds City Centre every half an hour with an average journey time of just 22 minutes.
Spend your days off exploring what the city has to offer. Film fanatics rejoice at Bradford Media Museum and find out what happens behind the scenes and enjoy the IMAX experience! Venture into Saltaire Village for a leisurely stroll around the independent shops. Budding artists should call into Salts Mill to admire David Hockney’s work, followed by a well-deserved break at the cafe for a slice of cake and a brew.
England’s most affordable city doesn’t stop there. Venture into Bradford City Centre for a multitude of restaurants and bars dishing up everything from traditional British cuisine, Chinese dishes and some of England’s best curry! Fancy a trip to the theatre? Bradford Alhambra hosts everything from international dance to some of the most well-renowned musicals!
Business is on the brains for a large proportion of Millennials, many with a dream of setting up their own business one day. Thankfully, Bradford has been voted as the best location to start a business in Barclay’s SME Growth Factor Index, due to high levels of business rate relief, robust infrastructure, and affordable commercial rent costs.
Yes, Bradford might not have the glitz and glam of Leeds just yet, but as the city becomes more and more popular with money smart Millennials, things are only going to get better. Nobody knows Bradford as well as the Locate Homes team, so if you’re apprehensive about taking the big leap to a new city, call into our office on North Parade for a brew and a chat.