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Living in Bradford, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Bradford, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Bradford what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Bradford was once known for the illustrious wool industry, it was a rich and wonderful city. Sir Titus Salt has a statue erected in Saltaire, to commemorate his achievements. He built houses for his workers in the surrounding area and the streets are named after his children.

Catriona, says: 2020

Bradford has a lot of history, found both in the centre of city but also in the numerous towns and villages that surround the centre. In the city, there are several museums, and the show Peaky Blinders also used some of the historic sights and buildings to film. Travelling away from the centre, you will find the village of Saltaire built by Sir Titus Salt as a working village for his factory, which was converted to hold the David Hockney Art Gallery. If the countryside is of more interest, there are numerous walks available, and you would be able to visit the village the Bronte sisters grew up.

You can get a lot for your money if you buy property in Bradford. An average three bed semi-detached house costs around £120,000. Bradford used to be considered a rough area but the city has had a lot of investment in recent years and is now a much more desirable place.

The diversity mixed with the rich culture provides for an experience one can only hope for. The vibrant city-life and the peace from the accessible nature make each day different and inspiring to any and all who visit. Of the many aspects it is known for, Bradford is recognised internationally as the curry capital.

Natascha, says: 2020

Bradford is a proud multicultural city. Whilst outlying wards of Bradford consist of predominantly white populations, the central wards have concentrated British Asian populations residing there. The city demonstrates a vibrant mix of culture through a whole host of fantastic restaurants, markets and festivals. Bradford however also has some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country, concentrated largely in the city centre.

Mikaela, says: 2020

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