17 March 2016

“Horsforth has always been a sought-after place to live - that's why we launched our first office here - but its popularity has grown year-on-year at an unprecedented rate and faster than many other areas,” said David Mear, Branch Manager.

“Those people who also put down their own roots here - and that includes many of our staff - are taken at first sight with what it has to offer and tend to stay in their properties for much longer than the national average.

“It is a magnet particularly for families, thanks to the unrivalled schools - such as Featherbank and Newlaithes, where Ed Miliband spent his early years - that serve the community, as well as the ever-improving Trinity and All Saints’ College.”

Other attractions singled out by Linley & Simpson staff that have helped Horsforth propel itself to the top of the popularity league include:

  • Huge swathes of green spaces and parks - there is no shortage of areas to go for a leisurely family strolls, with Horsforth Hall Park the jewel in the crown
  • Fine eateries - the resurgence of Horsforth has been matched by the launch of a raft of new and independent restaurants, with Il Forno serving its famed giant pizzas and Bar 166 offering a touch of class. Wedded to this, how many other places can boast the diversity of being home to an Indian restaurant overlooking a crown green bowling green?
  • Award-winning pubs and bars - there are ever-increasing places to sip a cold beer or a long cocktail for hours on end, many within an easy stroll of each other. Each one offers something different to the last – with many locals surprised by the exotic beer garden at Mavericks on Town Street
  • Child-friendly community - the Kids’ Club House offers parents a great option for children to let off some steam
  • Sandwich shops – one of the biggest debates for Horsfordians is who holds the title for the best sandwich shop as there is so much competition. With a slight bias, Linley & Simpson would recommend Little Italy or Number 9 (they are both just on our doorstep!)
  • Cultural richness – Food and drink festivals, beer festivals, galas, walks of art and much more - there is always something going on throughout the year
  • Travel and transport - with the burgeoning airport just five minutes away, the city centre just ten minutes away, and now with three local train stations - Kirkstall, Apperley Bridge and Horsforth - serving the community, it fully deserves its place amongst the very best places to live.

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