“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.