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Why Wakefield is one of the best places to live in the UK

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While Wakefield has never been without its charms, over the last decade or so, it’s really transformed into the full package for those looking for the perfect destination to buy a new home.

This city is often best known for its rich history from the middle ages and through the War of the Roses – most ironically for its part in the game-changing battle of Wakefield – along with its close proximity and connections with its better-known neighbour, Leeds.

However, a look at the modern and cultured city of Wakefield shows that it’s more than ready to stand on its own two feet as one of the finest places to live in the country.

What you might not know is that Wakefield has gone through something of a cultural renaissance in recent years, with The Hepworth Wakefield showing off the best of the local artistic scene.

There’s the incomparable Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which is not only one of the highlights of the city but one of the best attractions in Yorkshire as a whole.

On top of that, there’s Wakefield and the National Coal Mining Museum, because even though Wakefield might be looking to the future, it’s also never forgotten its past.

This is not just true in the hallways of its museums but in the makeup of the city itself. Blending a love and respect for its history and its forward-thinking endeavours have made Wakefield a unique melting pot architecturally, and a strikingly lovely one at that.

These good looks are punctuated by Wakefield’s many beautiful natural assets, including plenty of luscious parks that make it perfect for families and anyone who just loves being around the sights and sounds of nature.

This mixture of the old and the new is perhaps summed up best by its shopping options, which are symbolised by places like the iconic Osset Market and the modern Trinity Walk.

These retail havens prove that, although Wakefield might not be the biggest city in the world, you’ll find everything you need right here.

However, if you do need to travel or if you work outside of the city for example, then Wakefield’s excellent transport links will make getting around feel like a breeze.

And all this is without even mentioning wonderful attractions, such as the historic Theatre Royal Wakefield.

If you’re looking for something a little less cultural and a little more fun, there’s Yorkshire Flight Simulator, alongside paintballing, indoor karting, archery and, to keep the children entertained, the much loved Pugneys Light Railway.

These are of course all available alongside more bars, club, pubs and restaurant than you’re likely to get through in a lifetime.

Best of all though is that with so much to offer, Wakefield remains cheaper than much of the rest of the country in terms of property prices.

Many of the houses being sold here are large detached properties, meaning that in Wakefield, you can get more bang for your property buck.

But whatever type of property you choose to get, whether it be large or small, you can rest assured that furnishing your property has never been cheaper or easier.

There’s plenty of great retail outlets around Wakefield, meaning you won’t have to travel too far to pick up all the things that make a house a home.

Of course, for all your flooring and bedding needs, you can visit our 14,000-square foot showroom at Ings Road Retail park to find the perfect way to bring some personality to your new property.

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