22 June 2016

WITH its breathtaking view overlooking the Aire Valley, it is not just Rawdon’s appeal as a place to live and work that is growing – so too are its property prices.

WITH its breathtaking view overlooking the Aire Valley, it is not just Rawdon’s appeal as a place to live and work that is growing – so too are its property prices.

Our analysis of independent data has shown that overall sold prices increased by over 6% in the last 12 months.*

The majority of sales in Rawdon during this past year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £223,362. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £240,864, with detached properties fetching £334,897.*

Boasting an overall average price of £241,840, Rawdon was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Horsforth (£243,805), but was more expensive than Yeadon (£176,179) and Apperley Bridge (£182,017).*

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It remains one of the most sought-after places to live in West Yorkshire, retaining a strong community with a friendly – and increasingly trendy – village feel that appeals to our cross section of buyers.

With excellent schools and its very own conservation area, this leafy Leeds suburb with Rawdon Billing – a landmark that can be seen for miles around - on its doorstep is a great location for families to live.

It benefits from arguably the best transport links in Yorkshire – the county’s very own ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ location. It is next door to Leeds-Bradford International Airport and its gateway to the world; railway stations at both Horsforth and the brand new Apperley Bridge; and excellent commuter links by road to Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate.

It also gets A* for its educational facilities with two primary schools and a secondary school, Benton Park.


As the birthplace of cricketing legends Brian Close and Hedley Verity, it retains its sporting links with its own golf course and a cricket club that also hosts an annual Beer and Music Festival.


Its conservation area, called Little London, lies to the westernmost area of Rawdon. It is unique in that the historic area covered by the designation straddles the boundaries of both Leeds and Bradford.

Rawdon Billing, sometimes referred to as Billing Hill, is a tree-topped hill reaching an elevation of 231 metres (758 ft). It is possible to see many Yorkshire landmarks on a clear day, including York Minster, with a very good view of aircraft entering and leaving the airport. 

Not surprisingly, population research we have carried out shows that demand for homes in Rawdon is likely to increase further in the future.

The population served by our Horsforth office stands at nearly 59,000. By 2018, this area’s population is expected to have risen by almost 6%. Most of its residents fall into the Under 15 age group, or the Over 65s.

Our analysis revealed that the most typical buyers attracted to this area are established families, living upmarket lifestyles, looking to buy in large detached homes; elderly couples, with assets, wishing to enjoy a comfortable retirement; and thriving families pursuing career paths and bringing up young children.

To find out how much your property is worth why not try our instant valuation  , or to request your full market appraisal please click here

Or alternatively, call the Horsforth branch on 0113 239 0663 to discuss your requirements in detail.

*Data sourced from Land Registry, last updated 29th April 2016. Demographic information taken from Experian report Oct 2015.

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