Oi - come over here and tell me - what's the best thing about living in Kirklees?

(19 Posts)
LocalEditorKirklees Mon 24-Feb-14 15:08:35

Hello - I've just taken over as the editor for our lovely (if somewhat sparsely populated) local site! So I wondered if you wouldn't mind sharing with me your thoughts on what's great about living here. Here's some of mine:

Beautiful rugged landscapes
Friendly people
Lots of nearby cities

Please add your thoughts!

MimmeeBack Mon 24-Feb-14 15:47:39

I love living in Huddersfield, but I don't really know why!

Hoppinggreen Mon 24-Feb-14 15:49:28

Location location location!!!
Close to both Leeds and Manchester , not many places you can say that about .

Bucketofstars Mon 24-Feb-14 16:00:08

I love being so central to so many places. Leeds, Manchester, York etc if you want big city shopping. 20 minutes in any direction and we can be in rolling countryside, hills and moors etc.

I also love being 5 minutes drive from Ikea!

Naptimeneeded Mon 24-Feb-14 17:31:47

Erm Dixons ice cream?

LocalEditorKirklees Mon 24-Feb-14 20:22:22

Yes yes yes to Ikea and Dixons!

Hoppinggreen Mon 24-Feb-14 20:38:40

Maybe it's because I didn't move here until my late 20's but I really don't "get" the Dixons thing.

Hoppinggreen Mon 24-Feb-14 20:39:15

We do need a GAP and a Starbucks though - although I suppose the Ikea ones aren't too far.

LocalEditorKirklees Mon 24-Feb-14 20:49:07

Ooh Hoppinggreen I bring you glad tidings - there is a brand new Starbucks where the Little Chef used to be on Leeds Road, Mirfield - not exactly town centre I know, but it's a start ...

BikeRunSki Mon 24-Feb-14 20:49:40

I moved to Kirklees nearly 14 years ago and don't see myself leaving. Although I cheated a bit ad both dc were born in Barnsley as that is our nearest hospital. What is not to like? Lovely countryside, brilliant road links, several big cities nearby (that Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester), ok house prices, good schools (round our end, and who didn't love Educating Yorkshire?), plenty going on, and Hell my tap water gets bottled and sold in supermarkets.

BikeRunSki Mon 24-Feb-14 20:51:32

There used to be a Gap in the Kirkgate Centre. For about 2 mins.

tintintin Mon 24-Feb-14 20:55:19

Ooo,I'm 2 mins away from Ikea.
Am taking the kids to run wild and free at oakwell hall tomorrow.Hope its as nice as it has been today.
Love where I live.

Bucketofstars Mon 24-Feb-14 21:00:35

We're going to the streetbikes thing at Princess Mary playing fields tomorrow, its supposed to be good weather all day.

There's a starbucks and a gap up at Jcn 27 in Birstall - starbucks is on the cinema side attached to Krispy Kreme and Gap is on the ikea side near Toys R Us.

FlatcapsandFerrets Mon 24-Feb-14 21:25:54

tintintin, Oakwell have a family activity day on Weds if you are able to change your plans to then - listing for it here - local.mumsnet.com/kirklees/half-term/163688-family-activity-day

tintintin Mon 24-Feb-14 22:14:02

Thanks Flatcaps,am only up the road and no plans for wed so will go then too.We are there alot,its on the doorstep and my dc love trawling through the woods,collectng sticks for some reason I can't fathom!

Naptimeneeded Tue 25-Feb-14 16:47:38

Hoppinggreen, I moved here in my 20's and love Dixons you obviously just haven't enough to acquire a taste for it. Try harder!! The infused flavours they do now are amazing.

Naptimeneeded Tue 25-Feb-14 16:48:14

Ooh I've never been to oakwell hall.

BinarySolo Mon 17-Mar-14 11:42:33

Congratulations on your new role.

The people here have been very kind and friendly to me. Love the countryside and dog walking right from the door. Plenty to do with children too.

Oh and the hospital was fab and so much nicer than giving birth at Leicester - tho technically Halifax is Calderdale.

<waves at BikeRunSki>

emmelinelucas Mon 17-Mar-14 12:08:26

Dixons Milk Ices were started by a relative of mine ! <preens>
I like the green spaces, they are mostly on Public transport routes.
The local Greenway is a muggers paradise, though.
I like shopping in Mirfield, the Oxfam shop is my preferred boutique.
The library services are fab, with social activities for adults/oldies as well as storytimes for children.
All in all, I think we get good value for our taxes.

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