Village ideally placed for commuting close to the Aire valley and the countryside.
From canal warehouses to nature reserves, the village of Rodley oozes with character.
Closest primary school: Valley View
Distance: 900m, 9 min drive
Ofsted rating: Good
Closest secondary school: Leeds West Academy
Distance: 1.2km, 10 mins drive
Ofsted rating: Good
Family rating: 62% (Good)
According to Property Detective, this area is an ideal place to settle and raise a family, with a score of 62 out of a possible 100, Rodley receives a ‘Good’ rating on family friendliness.
Situated inside the Leeds Outer Ring Road, the village has developed over the years to become a sought after area for commuters travelling to nearby Leeds and Bradford. Mixed with retirees and families, Rodley even boasts a famous past resident, Lorraine Chase, who played Steph Forsythe in Emmerdale. The Soap star actually lived in a canal side cottage in Rodley and it’s not difficult to discover why.
“Rodley is an attractive and conveniently located village,” says Martin Waite, senior partner at HomeBuyers. “It has the benefits of good access to Pudsey, Farsley and Horsforth amenities and there are local cafes, pubs and restaurants, cricket and rugby clubs, parks and golf courses.”
Its prime location means there are also good transport links to Leeds and Bradford business centres.
The properties in Rodley range dramatically in styles and size as it develops itself as an up and coming commuters village.
“From converted Victorian stone built canal warehouses, modern semis, townhouses and apartments to large detached houses,” explains Martin. “Prices ranging from £50,000 for a studio flat to over £500,000 for a character detached residence.”
The canal side is the heart of the community however.
“Rodley is a charming village whose close proximity to the Aire valley and the Leeds/Liverpool canal means you are never far from the delightful country walks and beautiful valley views,” adds Martin.
“That’s what makes this friendly village such a special place to live.”
The Aire Valley, canal side and Rodley Nature Reserve allow both bird watchers and child explorers alike the opportunity to embrace the great outdoors.
Hear a hooting owl, feed a flock of ducks or have a summer’s day picnic around the canal which runs right through the village.
If a pint in the sun is more your idea of fun, explore the canal side to discover some fantastic real ale pubs.