City living will always appeal to homebuyers who want to be close to work and a buoyant nightlife.
And while Leeds might seem like the obvious choice in West Yorkshire, neighbouring Wakefield is now giving it a run for its money, according to estate agent Richard Parker.
“It’s a combination of price and location that is making Wakefield an attractive option to many buyers,” he says. “You have the benefit of its great motorway connections, with the M1 and M62 right on your doorstep whichever way you go.
“And the prices are lower in Wakefield compared with Leeds - in general the price difference is around 10%.”
St John’s Mews offers the perfect development in Wakefield, with a selection of three and four-bedroom homes less than a mile from its city centre; and Wakefield Westgate railway station within walking distance offering frequent, fast services to Leeds.
Our townhouses are in one of the most prestigious areas of Wakefield too, with some of the best schools close by – including the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School for Boys directly opposite - and benefit from the addition of the new Snowhill Retail Park to the existing Trinity Shopping Centre, and a vibrant centre with lots of bars, clubs and restaurants.
“If you look at the four-bedroom townhouses at St John’s Mews, they average at around £315,000,” says Richard, branch manager and valuer for Bridgfords. “In the Adel area of Leeds you’d be paying £500,000!
“And it’s not just about cost. There's a lot more choice and Wakefield has some good areas, so it means that buyers can get more for their money. People are being more canny with their cash now too, first-time buyers especially. They are willing to spend up to £300,000 and new-build properties like those at St John’s Mews are increasingly appealing.”
These buyers can be catered for at St John’s Mews too, as we have some three-bedroom homes available from only £246,950.
Image: The Montpellier house type
For those seeking something larger, the popular four-bedroom Montpellier semi-detached home is priced from £314,950. It has a large kitchen and dining area on the ground floor, as well as a spacious lounge and cloakroom, providing room for growing families or ample space for entertaining. And that sense of space continues as you head upstairs.
Image: Interior of the popular Montpellier house type
On the first floor are two double bedrooms, the main with en-suite, and a family bathroom; while up another level are two further bedrooms and a second bathroom. Depending on how many bedrooms are needed for sleeping, these two floors offer versatility for different uses, such as a home office, games room or gym.
For those looking for a three-bedroom home, the Portman mid, priced from £279,950, offers exceptional space and value. On the ground floor is an open plan kitchen, dining and family area - ideal for entertaining – as well as a now-essential cloakroom, and on the first floor there’s a separate lounge and a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms on the top floor and, making this home extra desirable, every bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.
“St John’s Mews offers great value homes that offer so much more for your money, and the flexible living that is becoming ever more important,” says Steve Jackson, sales director for Redrow Yorkshire. “With more people continuing to work from home or shifting to a combination of home and office, having that specific area for work that they can come away from at the end of the day is vital.”
Our sales team are on hand seven days a week from 10am to 5.30pm to answer any questions on the homes available at St John’s Mews. To book an appointment visit: www.redrow.co.uk/stjohnsmews or call 01924 589480.