Living in West Yorkshire
Discover a county that’s packed with history
With three major cities, dozens of charming towns and villages and the whole of the Peak District waiting to be explored, West Yorkshire's an ideal location for any active retiree. Our retirement properties in West Yorkshire provide you with the perfect blend, allowing your golden years to be as active or as relaxing as you like.
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A cultural hub, filled with art, museums, galleries, a famous rock festival and a vibrant independent retail and food scene as well as prestigious national restaurant brands.
Lifestyle in West Yorkshire
With top theatres, city centre shopping and a calendar full of spectacular festivals and events, it's no wonder so many people are choosing retirement properties in West Yorkshire for their golden years. You can catch ballroom dancing and touring musicals at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, see opera and ballet at the 1,500-capacity Leeds Grand Theatre, or take part in one of the many festivals held throughout the year, such as the VW Festival at Harewood House, or the Saltaire Festival in Bradford.
When you feel like treating yourself, you'll find more than 70 upmarket stores in the arcades of the Victoria Quarter in Leeds, over 90 leading brands at the Junction 32 outlet centre near Castleford, and a huge range of craft items and locally produced goods at the various markets around the area, such as the Todmorden Markets or the Halifax Borough Market.
Whether you're looking for picturesque parks or fascinating nature reserves, there's lots of natural beauty to discover close to our retirement properties in West Yorkshire. You can wander through one of the biggest city parks in Europe at the 700-acre Roundhay Park in Leeds, explore the lake and woodland of Newmillerdam Country Park in Wakefield, or do your best to see every corner of the 500-square-mile Peak District National Park.
You'll find meerkats, crocodiles and exotic birds at Tropical World in Leeds, 200 different species of birds and plants at the Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve near Brighouse, and a collection of more than 60 birds of prey at SMJ Falconry in Oxenhope.
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“Because we purchased off-plan, we were lucky to choose the pick of the best plots, with stunning views over the communal gardens. I was most impressed with McCarthy Stone’s flexibility and willingness to help. McCarthy Stone were incredibly supportive, and made the whole process seem easy.”