City demographics series: Bradford

Explore Bradford – why live in Bradford?

Are you a first time buyer priced out of cities like London and Manchester? If you need an affordable alternative, don’t let the low-key charms of Bradford city pass you by. Perhaps best known for its rich industrial history, Bradford is now a charming area with a village community vibe, gorgeous green spaces, and plenty of cultural attractions. Best of all, you can find a home here at a much lower cost than the most popular UK cities!

Why live in Bradford?

Located a short way from Leeds, Bradford might not be as well known, but there’s still plenty to love about this West Yorkshire city. For one, Bradford boasts plenty of gorgeous green surroundings, including spots like Yorkshire Dales National Park and Peak District National Park. Once you’re done taking in the natural sights, you’ll discover a wealth of entertainment options, historic cathedrals, and plenty of shopping centres.

With a great position at the heart of North England, travelling from Bradford is a piece of cake. There are two train stations – Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forester Square – located nearby, while Leeds Bradford Airport is just six miles away. What’s more, alongside a spontaneous and vibrant lifestyle, you’ll also be able to take advantage of much lower house prices. While the average detached house in Bradford cost £375,506 on June 22nd 2022, the average flat price in Bradford was £126,877.

How much does a home cost in Bradford?

– Average detached house price Bradford in the year ending June 22nd 2022: £375,506

– Average flat price in Bradford in the year ending June 22nd 2022: £126,877

– Average rent: £581

– The most common price band for property sales in Bradford is £100,000 – £150,000, which accounted for 30.3% of properties sold in 2022.

The best affordable properties in Bradford

Once you know you can afford a home in Bradford, it’s simply a case of finding the perfect home to move into. Here’s a look at some of the best affordable homes in Bradford:

Perfect for families

You might think that your dream of a family home is too expensive, but that won’t be the case if you buy in Bradford. These stunning three bedroom homes are designed with new families in mind, and only cost £95,198 for an initial 40% share through Shared Ownership!

Space is in abundance at Pinnacle, including a spacious kitchen/dining area and three stunning bedrooms. With the added bonus of a rear garden, you’ll have plenty of space for you and your children to explore!

Best for sleek design

Do you want a home to display proudly to friends and family? Look no further than this stylish two bedroom home at Westminster View, just £101,497 for a 50% share – that’s a full market value of £202,994! Perfect for first time buyers, this Shared Ownership home comes with stylish interiors that will save you the trouble of doing home decorating.

With a striking open-plan layout, the home features a neatly decorated modern kitchen and dining area alongside a spacious lounge that opens into a fully turfed garden. And if you or your partner need to work from home, you can easily customize your living area into a home working space!

Best for affordability

One of the first things you think about when buying a home is – how will you afford it? However, with this three bedroom house at Woodlands View, you won’t need to ponder this question for too long. Available from just £62,249 for a 25% share using Shared Ownership, the home-buying journey has rarely been so affordable.

As well as being more affordable than the average property, this home is full of space for people looking to move in with their partner or a small family. You’ll enjoy a roomy kitchen, three stunning bedrooms, and a big lounge and rear garden that is perfect for entertaining!

Image of a woman taping up a packing box. Start your property journey on Share to Buy!

Looking to climb the property ladder in Bradford? At Share to Buy, you can take advantage of affordable homeownership schemes like Shared Ownership and Deposit Unlock to locate the home of your dreams. Check out our property portal today to find out more!

Details correct at time of publishing on January 3rd, 2024.