Village ideally placed in close proximity to the countryside and boasts a mix of period and modern homes.
Period cottages, spacious gardens, green countryside and an easy commute makes the village of Rawdon one of the most desirable places to live in West Yorkshire..
Closest primary school: Rawdon Littlemoor
Distance: 250m, 5 min drive
Ofsted rating: Good
Closest secondary school: Benton Park School
Distance: 350m, 6 min walk
Ofsted rating: Good
Family rating: 63% (Good)
According to Property Detective, this area is an ideal place to settle and raise a family, with a score of 63 out of a possible 100, Rawdon receives a ‘Good’ rating on family friendliness.
Eat, drink or explore the countryside — Rawdon has a wealth of amenities on its door step. Ideal for commuters, it is only an eight mile drive into Leeds and a short six-minute drive to Leeds Bradford International Airport.
“The area really appeals to people wanting to be within touching distance of Leeds but also to have open countryside on their doorstep,” David Simms, Branch Manager of the Guiseley office at Dale Eddison estate agents explains.
“Rawdon has a fantastic mix of architecture due to the varying ages of the properties too. There are traditional stone cottages to be found in the Little London conservation area, to more recently-built and modern-styled properties such as those found on Keelham Drive. Rawdon really does have house styles for every taste,” David says.
Period properties line the streets of Rawdon but Little London conservation area is especially one of the most sought-after areas to live within the village.
This charming section of the village boasts long rows of former weavers’ cottages and narrow streets. It is especially quaint and really offers something special for buyers after a property bursting with character.
From families to retirees, the village has got a real mix of residents who have “a wonderful community spirit,” says David.
According to Dale Eddison the average house price in Rawdon is around £265,000 but houses do start from around £160,000 for a two-bedroom terrace property.
“For the active folks, Rawdon is a great place to ride your bike, Rawdon Billing is perfect for walkers, the Leeds-and-Liverpool canal is just down the road and there is also a golf and tennis club,” David explains.
If you’d prefer to keep those shoes clean, “There’re a number of cafes, restaurants and pubs to socialise in,” says David.
And, not forgetting the little ones;“There’s even The Barn activity center on Warm Lane for the kids too!”