new to wakefield:-/

(11 Posts)
JemaPeee Thu 13-Mar-14 02:20:20

Hi ladies....don't suppose anyone lives in or around the Portobello/sandal area of wakefield do you? Im in the process of buying a lovely new house and need to find out what the area is really like.x.

Thanks for your time Jemma:-)

LocalEditorWakefield Thu 27-Mar-14 10:25:54

Hello Jemma.

Unfortunately I don't like in this area as I live in Horbury but hopefully you will soon find someone who does.

I can however, give you this link.

Hope it helps!

miaow123 Mon 31-Mar-14 12:09:19

What area exactly are you looking at? I'm from that areaso I can be brutally honest! X

LocalEditorWakefield Mon 31-Mar-14 13:01:55

miaow123 I was just about to ask you where on earth "areaso" was gringrin until I realised what it was!

KnickersOnOnesHead Wed 02-Apr-14 12:52:30

Sandal is lovely, Portobello, not so much apparently!

Mamafas Wed 02-Apr-14 14:17:33

Hey, have you decided on this place yet? It depends where you are looking, if it's towards to Hepworth gallery, that's nice. Portobello is quite a diverse estate which I'm sure can come with positives and negatives!

LocalEditorWakefield Wed 02-Apr-14 14:24:40

Mhm.. I agree, it depends which side of Portobello you choose.

Ceilingfish Wed 02-Apr-14 14:30:52

Hi JemaPee,
We live in that area, specifically the small estate the other side of Barnsley road, near the graveyard.

As mentioned, Portobello is a bit dodgy, but anywhere south of Manygates college is quite nice (going up the hill toward Sandal castle). The houses around sandal castle are good, and there's a decent volume of interesting things going on at Manygates.

Agbrigg is reasonably friendly (despite the appearances), however, in the evening it does tend to have some idiots haring around in cars driving too fast.

Walton and the estates south of Sandal & Agbrigg train station are nice too, and Walton has a cracking pub.

Stay away from Bell Vue though, which is the estate around Doncaster road, unless you have a burning desire to have your car, teeth and children stolen.

I've lived around here for 4 years and I've never witnessed any crime, however a couple of people on our street have had various bits of metal nicked off their property. Not sure why wakefield has such a propensity for nicking bits of metal but it is kinda famous for it. Just don't buy a house that's made out of copper.

(yes I'm not a woman - my wife hates the internet)

LocalEditorWakefield Wed 02-Apr-14 14:33:03

Oh my hahahahah Tom.

"Stay away from Bell Vue though, which is the estate around Doncaster road, unless you have a burning desire to have your car, teeth and children stolen."

This is the most hilarious review of Bell Vue I have ever heard!

Ceilingfish Wed 02-Apr-14 20:36:40

My apologies to any readers from bell vue. You do have a decent (and remarkably cheap) gym.

LocalEditorWakefield Wed 02-Apr-14 20:48:39

Ceilingfish what gym are you talking about?

I lived in Bell Vue for a short amount of time in my teenage years when I was a rebellious young soul!

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