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Commuter haven Wakefield is a city full of heights. It’s the top location for the UK’s manufacturing industry, home to the tallest spire in Yorkshire and the largest sculpture park of its kind in Europe. Combine this with thriving infrastructure, a mouthwatering food scene and that proud Northern community spirit, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world when buying a home here.

New build homes in Wakefield

Wakefield is a close neighbour to Leeds, but it certainly doesn’t sit in its shadow. This is a city that people are proud to call home - and with a Persimmon new build, you too can immerse yourself in its rich heritage and culture. It’s known for many things, including historic architecture, one of the world’s oldest rugby clubs and the yearly Rhubarb festival.

Whether you’re looking to raise a family, move up in your career or slow down for retirement, Wakefield is the perfect place to buy a new home.

Living in Wakefield

Commuters’ network

Wakefield is just 10 miles from Leeds, making it ideal for those wanting to work or play in the big city without actually living there. You can drive there in around half an hour, take a twenty-minute train journey or even do an hour’s cycle.

It’s not just Leeds that sits right on your doorstep, however. The city is located at the crossroads of multiple motorways - the M1, M62 and A1 -, connecting you to various cities like Sheffield, Manchester and Durham. There are also direct trains to London throughout the week. All of this means that you can buy a home in Wakefield knowing that career opportunities and days out are not limited to just this location.

Arts and culture

Wakefield’s proximity and connections to the wider UK does not mean that it has nothing to offer in itself. The city is jam-packed with activities, attractions and entertainment, so you’ll certainly never be bored after buying a house here. We’ve already mentioned its towering cathedral and the 500-acre Yorkshire Sculpture Park, but there are also markets to visit, rugby and football clubs, the Theatre Royal and art exhibitions throughout the year. The city is the birthplace of Barabara Hepworth, one of the leading sculpturists of the 20th century, and her works are regularly displayed in the city’s galleries.

There are also two major shopping complexes, Trinity Walk and Ridings, offering a mix of independent and well-known retailers. There’s a handful of exquisite restaurants and bars with different cuisines to choose from. And we can’t ignore the Kings Arms, a Grade II-listed pub that sits on the edge of the city. All this means that you can fill your weekends with day trips and attractions before sipping on a pint, and then getting cosy in your new home.

New homes in Wakefield

Wakefield is a beautiful city that has certainly made its mark on the UK. Buy a house here and you can do the same. Browse our new housing developments or get in touch with our team if you have any questions.