Area Guide - Halifax
The characterful market town of Halifax is home to some of the best-preserved Victorian and Georgian architecture in Yorkshire. With a strong cultural and historical presence and a bustling town centre within easy commuting distance from Leeds, it is hardly surprising that more and more professionals are looking for houses in rent in Halifax.
Gig-goers, theatre-enthusiasts, history-seekers: apartments for rent in Halifax are surrounded by lots of culture, entertainment and history.
Spend a lazy Saturday soaking up the area’s enjoyable art scene in Halifax’s Square Chapel Centre for the Arts. Set in a Grade II listed building, the arts centre attracts more than 40,000 people through its doors each year - the perfect afternoon out for professionals in private rented accommodation in Halifax.
For football and rugby-loving professionals living in private rents in Halifax, The Shay Stadium is just a short walk from Halifax town centre. The Shay Stadium plays Rugby League and football fixtures. With quality conference facilities, the stadium is also a popular venue for conferences, meeting and other events such as parties and weddings.
Some retail therapy
Professionals privately renting in Halifax can also take advantage of the town’s great retail scene. Halifax Shopping Centre is home to more than 160 fine retailers and services. After a busy week at work, why not spend some time in Harveys of Halifax, a long-established, family-run department store which offers everything from cookware to fashion, all under the splendid confines of one of best-preserved examples of Victorian architecture Halifax has to offer.
Wining and dining in Halifax
Talking about relaxing after a busy week at work, if you are looking for property to rent in Halifax, you might be pleased to learn that Halifax has a number of quality bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
If you fancy a tasty Sunday lunch, head to the 17th Century Shibden Mill Inn. This award-winning pub serves delicious dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients where you can wine and dine in a cosy, candle-lit ambience.
Those in rental properties in Halifax also have the choice of visiting Holdsworth House. Serving mouth-watering fresh local food, Holdsworth House has, for over 13 years, held two AA rosettes.
Transport links in Halifax
For professionals renting property in Halifax and its vicinity and working in the city centre, travelling to and from work is easy as the town is home to a great transport network.
Halifax Bus Station is located on Winding Road where a regular network of buses connect the city and the surrounding areas.
Halifax Train Station also connects the town of Halifax with Bradford, Leeds and Manchester, meaning professionals can enjoy discovering the many delights Yorkshire and its neighbouring counties have on offer.
A little Halifax history
Halifax is steeped in history. The town rose in prominence during the 12th century when it had become the religious centre of the vast parish of Halifax. From the 15th century onwards, Halifax became well-known as being the centre of England’s woollen manufacture. However, it was during the 19th century when the town enjoyed a surge in wealth when wool, cotton and carpet trades began to take off in many Yorkshire towns, paving the way for a number of weaving mills to be built.
The town’s unique character of ancient weavers’ cottages and strong industrial heritage augments the appeal of renting property in Halifax.
Today Halifax has a population of approximately 90,000.
Whether you’re looking for cheap houses to rent in Halifax or an apartment for professionals, Halifax in West Yorkshire has a great range of properties to cater for the town’s rising professional population.
Pickard Properties, a letting agency in Halifax, can help you find quality rental accommodation in the characterful town of Halifax.