Huddersfield is in West Yorkshire and lies between Leeds and Manchester, nearly 200 miles from London. Bradford, the nearest city, is just ten miles away.
Predominately a manufacturing town renowned for the production of textiles, Huddersfield still produces huge amounts of woollen goods. Due to technological advances, however, this production is mainly automated and the University of Huddersfield is actually the main employer. There are a number of additional large companies based in Huddersfield in industries such as chemicals, engineering, plastics and metalworking.
The area is well served with transport links and connected to the motorway network via the M1 and M62 motorways. Huddersfield railway station has a comprehensive service both local and regional but does not currently have a direct line to London and travellers have to change at Manchester Piccadilly, Leeds or Wakefield Westgate. Buses also service the area quite comprehensively from Huddersfield bus station which is the busiest station in West Yorkshire.
Property-wise, Huddersfield is a town full of Victorian architecture that testifies to its place at the heart of the industrial revolution. Housing stock varies greatly from town-based to semi-rural in Colne Valley, Holme Valley, and Kirkburton which are now deemed to be part of Huddersfield. Depending on where you look, there is a full choice from small town flats to terraces, semi's and detached substantial semi-rural properties.