Hi, this is my first time posting but I have found reading other peoples threads on here helpful so far. My DH and I have recently relocated North from London. I'm originally from Sheffield so being back up north feels really good already! Dh has a job in Elland and we are renting in Hebden Bridge at the moment. Although it's pretty here, we've decided that it's not for us. We are thinking closer to Leeds but haven't got a clue as to where?! We love being close to open green spaces but, also love trendy pubs and cafes. I would love to be a little rural but dh likes leafy suburbs. As we don't know anyone yet I guess I can understand his thinking on being closer to the city. At the moment it's just the 2 of us but we're hoping that will change for us very soon, so I guess good schools a must too. Am I asking too much?
I agree that it would be a nightmare journey in the mornings for your DH (nice as Leeds is). Plus house prices are a lot higher that in placer like Huddersfield or Halifax. If you are going to look at Leeds, try looking in the areas to the West & South with access to the M62/M606. Pudsey is quite nice but i don't know what the schools are like.