What I learned moving to West Yorkshire

When I originally move to West Yorkshire, I wasn’t entirely sure about it. I was dubious about the area, although one thing that really tempted me was the obvious awesome areas that would be available for astronomy. A decade after moving here, it’s probably one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. And here’s why.

Hebden Bridge

Although I live just outside of Hebden Bridge, it’s one of the nicest places that you’ll ever have the fortune of visiting. All you have to do is go and check out their (very dated) website¬†and see what kind of place it is. It’s the kind of place where everyone is friends with each other and you don’t need to worry about any sort of drama – a massive change for me from living in the city.

So, one of the best things about moving to West Yorkshire has been the village itself. But what else has been great since moving here?

Rent prices

One of the best things about moving to West Yorkshire has been the massive decrease in rent prices and house costs. Whilst I’ve been living here, I’ve actually managed to save enough to buy a house – something which was impossible whilst I was living in Birmingham City! So, this is definitely another major bonus of moving to West Yorkshire. Generally, the rent prices are about 40% lower than Birmingham, and they’re probably considerably cheaper than other cities like London.

National Parks

As I said, I knew when I was moving to West Yorkshire that I’d love the scenery in the area, especially moving there from the inner city. However, this has had more of an effect on my life than I’d anticipated, and it’s definitely ended up being one of the best moves I’ve made. There’s a ton of different national parks in the area, which are awesome for just spending the day walking around.


So, these are just a couple of the reasons why I loved, and am still loving, my move to West Yorkshire. So, if you’re thinking of making the move (or you’re in the area!), pop by the Astronomy club and say hi.

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