Bradford is one of England’s largest cities and districts, situated in the centre of northern England and the county of West Yorkshire. Built upon the demand for textiles in the 1800s, Bradford exploded into wealth and industry during the Industrial Revolution.
Today Bradford enjoys a booming tourism trade and benefits from its proximity to Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool. The city is also home to the University of Bradford, which is attended by over 16,000 full time students and which is currently one of the UK's fastest growing universities.
Leeds is just 10 miles away, whilst Manchester and Liverpool can both be reached by car in less than 90 minutes. The capital cities of Cardiff, Glasgow and London are all around 200 miles from Bradford – giving it an excellent position as a tourist base for exploring Britain. Leeds Bradford International Airport is just a 20 minute drive from Bradford and flies to most major European destinations, whilst the railway stations in the city centre run frequent trains to English, Welsh and Scottish cities.
Home to approximately half a million people, the city of Bradford is second only to London in being both the youngest and fastest growing population in the country. Racial and religious diversity is high in Bradford, with almost half of all Asians in Yorkshire living in Bradford. A White majority of 69.3% is one of the lowest in the country, with an Asian minority of 26.1% one of the highest. With a large student population of over 10,000, investors are attracted to student property investment in Bradford for the great returns they deliver, as well as the constant supply of student tenants.
Internationally, Bradford has most acclaim for being the very first UNESCO City of Film. A strong and historic connection to the arts has led to recognition of the city as a legendary producer and distributer of film. The Bradford International Film Festival and the National Media Museum both draw from this prestige and generate tourist numbers in the thousands. Bradford is also home to the head offices of some of the largest British companies, from Yorkshire Building Society and Hallmark Cards to Morrisons Supermarket.
We offer a wide range of properties for sale in Bradford city centre. With the prices of our properties in Bradford starting from as little as £55,000 for a studio apartment, it's easy to see why Bradford has proven one of the most popular destinations for investors so far in 2016.
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