About Bradford

There are many reasons to make your next move in the North and consider Bradford’s many beautiful homes for sale. From the city’s plentiful new developments and thriving business and industry sectors to the affordability of living in the North, there’s so much that can appeal to people looking for a new build house. As the fourth largest metropolitan district in the UK and a population of more than 530,000, this is an exciting, city to live, work, and grow up in.

For those thinking about getting on the ladder for the first time, there are many affordable houses for sale in Bradford in fantastic neighbourhoods and within easy reach of central amenities. One of the biggest attractions to note is The Broadway Shopping Centre, a £260m development and one of the biggest shopping complexes in the country. In addition to being a top destination for shopping, Bradford is also considered one of the real ale capitals in Europe, as well as being recognised for its rich heritage in film production. It is the world's first UNESCO listed ‘City of Film’, and there are many local film festivals that take place throughout the year.

Culturally, Bradford is a place that offers an enriched and diverse lifestyle. Over the years, it has been the birthplace of many famous people, including the Brontë sisters, artist David Hockney, the composer Frederick Delius and JB Priestley – not to mention stars such as Zayn Malik from One Direction. Whether you are looking for houses for sale in Thornton, Bradford (the iconic ‘Bronte Country’) or other affordable neighbourhoods, our brand new Keepmoat developments are perfect for starting a new chapter in the North of England.

Keepmoat Homes in Yorkshire

Affinity, Leeds

Affinity, Leeds

South Parkway, Leeds, , LS14 6ER

2-3 bedroom homes

Prices from £185,995

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Aurora, Castleford

Aurora, Castleford

Premier Way, Castleford, , WF10 5XR

2-4 bedroom homes

Prices from £172,995

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Fusion, Leeds

Fusion, Leeds

Wykebeck Mount, Leeds, , LS9 0HN

2-3 bedroom homes

Prices from £78,450

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Things to do

There’s no shortage of things to do in this multicultural West Yorkshire city so, if you’re looking for houses for sale in Bradford, you won’t be disappointed with the attractions on your doorstep. With a rich heritage created by the textile trade in the 19th Century and with a long history in manufacturing, the area is home to a number of beautiful listed buildings. Features such as the old wool churches, textile mills, the majestic City Hall and the Wool Exchange with its Gothic revival all add to the city’s unique architectural charm.

Of course, newcomers to the city will want to explore the literary past around the Haworth and Thornton areas where the Brontë sisters grew up and found most of their inspiration. The Brontë Parsonage Museum is not to be missed, and other museums to visit include the National Media Museum, Bradford Industrial Museum, Bolling Hall Manor & Museum, Cartwright Hall and Civic Gallery and the nearby Bagshaw Museum.

Living in Bradford, you can also enjoy days out in Shipley, Harrogate, Leeds, and Ilkley, as well as having easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland. Keepmoat’s incredible range of cheap houses for sale in Bradford will open up a world of opportunity, helping you experience the best of both city and country life. Not only that but owning your own home at a much lower cost compared to other major cities is a very real prospect.


Public transport is very convenient for Bradford residents, with regular buses running through the city and its suburbs. There are 17 bus routes to help you commute during the week or get out and about at weekends. A National Express coach service also makes it easy to get to neighbouring towns and cities, such as Manchester, Leeds, and Sheffield. Trains run daily from Bradford Interchange to various UK destinations, including London King’s Cross, Huddersfield, York, Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North. 

There are also a vast number of taxi firms you can call upon when you need door to door transport, and the Uber service also operates here. For international travel, there is Leeds / Bradford Airport which is less than 30 minutes from the city; from there, you can fly to over 70 destinations across the world.


Home to the University of Bradford and within close reach to the University of Manchester, University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, residents are perfectly placed for higher education. There are also a number of colleges located within or around the city, including Bradford College, Grange Technology College, Keighley College and Craven College – all with great reputations.

There is a great selection of primary and secondary schools in the metropolitan district of Bradford. As the city grows, there will be continued expansion projects to help build a better schooling environment for children, as well as ongoing initiatives designed to constantly improve education in the area, making Bradford a fantastic place to move for families. If you’re looking for new build homes, Bradford catchment zones offer plenty of choice with fantastic primary and secondary school links.

My Sales Adviser, Sarah Jane, explained the time lines and when I would have to sort everything out on my side.

Miss Gillian Barr, Cooperfield, Hamilton

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