New homes in West Yorkshire: 10 best developments

Are you searching for the perfect new home in West Yorkshire? Whether you intend to rent or buy, we can help you find the development that will suit your lifestyle. Don’t just take our word for it; all our ratings come from those who have already moved in. These verified residents have decided who deserves to be in the Top 10 – but before we discover which properties rank highly, we’ll share some key facts about this beautiful county.

Where is West Yorkshire?

Nestled in the Pennines and its foothills, West Yorkshire is an English inland metropolitan county adjoining the Nidderdale AONB to the north and the Peak District National Park to the south. The county is home to the cities of Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield, and the boroughs of Calderdale and Kirklees. Derbyshire borders West Yorkshire to the south, with Great Manchester to the south-west. Find Lancashire to the west and north-west, North Yorkshire to the north and east, and South Yorkshire to the south and south-east.

Living in West Yorkshire

Once an industrial heartland, West Yorkshire wears its past with pride in its buildings and architecture. Interspersed with large areas of green belt land, you’re never far from dramatic viewpoints or country rambles. From the cultural centre of Leeds and Wakefield’s picturesque landscapes to Bradford’s famous curry houses and delightful market towns, it’s no wonder the area attracts renowned artists and filmmakers.

Despite its rural surroundings, West Yorkshire is very well connected by the M62, M1 and the A1(M), and the internal urban motorways in Leeds and Bradford. And with two mainline railway stations and Yorkshire’s largest airport, it’s ideally located for commuters and holidaymakers alike. When you need to escape a little further, cross the county border to roam National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

West Yorkshire property prices

West Yorkshire property prices have fallen slightly in the past 12 months, according to recent figures from Zoopla (November 2021). The average price for a house in the county is currently £205,141. Terraced homes came in on the cheaper end, averaging about £140,650. Flats went for around £157,557, while semi-detached houses achieved £192,309 and detached properties averaged £359,653.

As of November 2021, the average rental price for a West Yorkshire home was £1,013 PCM. This is higher than the average rental price (outside of London), which currently stands at £888 PCM. Prices ranged from £584 PCM for a one-bedroom property to £1,494 for a five-bedroom house.

New build homes in West Yorkshire: Top 10 developments

Our ranking system focuses on facilities, design, location, value and management – all essential factors that affect how our verified residents feel about their homes. Who made the Top 10? Read on to find out.

In at number one, Mustard Wharf is a new development located a few minutes’ walk from Leeds train station. It consists of 247 pet friendly rental apartments in total. In addition, residents are able to enjoy various facilities, including a lounge and gym, and access to a 24-hour front of house team.

Read reviews and details of Mustard Wharf, LS1

4.74 (103 reviews)
4.74 (103 reviews)

Leodis Square by Dandara Living is located in central Leeds and takes the second spot on our list. Offering studio to three-bedroom apartments, it also provides an on-site gym, a pet friendly policy and community events. To top it all off, the development is just 5 minutes from Leeds’ business and retail districts.

Read reviews and details of Leodis Square, LS11

The CQ, The Court and The Gardens, developed by Aberdeen Standard, sits in third position. The development provides 263 modern studio flats to rent close to central Leeds.

The CQ’s range of studio sizes provides plenty of choice. In addition, residents benefit from facilities such as a state-of-the-art gym, laundry facilities and a club lounge on every floor. The flats also have great views across the city.

Read reviews and details of The CQ, The Court and The Gardens, LS3

4.30 (47 reviews)
4.30 (47 reviews)

At number four, you’ll find Waterside Apartments in Leeds City Centre, very close to the Victoria Quarter (known for its vast range of shopping amenities) and the Corn Exchange – a Grade 1 listed building known for its aesthetic and alternative cafés and independent businesses. Residents have access to balconies, a concierge and private parking.

Read reviews and details of Waterside Apartments, LS12

4.24 (19 reviews)
4.24 (19 reviews)

Saxton, by Urban Splash, in Leeds City Centre, sits midway in our Top 10. Its two regenerated council blocks now contain 410 new apartments, all a short walk from the Victoria centre and Call Lane. Residents here enjoy communal gardens, allotments and city views.

Read reviews and details of Saxton, LS9

Located in the neighbourhood of Apperley Bridge, Brompton Fold is a development of two, three and four-bedroom homes. Our residents have voted the development into sixth place.

Read reviews and details of Brompton Fold, BD10

In seventh place, Timeless by Keepmoat Homes, lies in the popular area of East Leeds. The development features two, three and four-bedroom properties, with excellent access to all amenities.

Read reviews and details of Timeless, LS14

4.01 (41 reviews)
4.01 (41 reviews)

Surrounded by Yorkshire countryside, our eighth most highly rated development – Elegance by Strata – is located in the village of Ackworth, eight miles from the city of Wakefield.

Read reviews and details of Elegance, WF7

3.88 (11 reviews)
3.88 (11 reviews)

Nabbing the second to last position on our list, Ambition – a new development by Strata – is located in the village of Seacroft. Four miles east of Leeds, it also boasts fast links to the M1 and M62.

Read reviews and details of Ambition, LS14

Out final contender, The City Fields, is a new 375 hectare, high-quality living development to the east of Wakefield, located alongside the River Calder, the Aire, and the Calder Canal.

It’s also just 20 minutes walking distance from Wakefield City Centre and a 5 minutes’ drive to the M1 motorway. Around 2,500 homes will be built and there are plans for new and enhanced school provision and a commercial park.

Read reviews and details of Miller Homes at City Fields, WF3

So, should you buy or rent a new home in West Yorkshire? Check out our guide below to explore more developments in the region.

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