Living and working in the district
From the buzzing city life of Bradford to the tranquil Yorkshire Dales that are just minutes away; Bradford and Craven District offer something for everyone. ‘Up North’ is the perfect place to live and work.
Bradford, the youngest city in the UK, is diverse, creative and cultural. It’s a city known for being extraordinary, energetic and enterprising. The district has 17,000 businesses including more FTSE 100 companies than any other North of England city.
Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven is rural with stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, iconic landmarks including the Three Peaks and Skipton Castle and welcomes outdoor enthusiasts to explore. Over 60 per cent of the Bradford District is rural.
The area offers a high standard of living at an affordable price, with good schools in attractive areas. There are fantastic educational links with Bradford University and Bradford College to develop skills for the future and exploit digital technologies.
The city is within easy reach of major motorways, rail routes and Leeds Bradford airport.
The area has a strong service sector and community ethos that works together to make it a great place to live and work.
Partners across the area, including our Trust, have signed up to work together and encourage people who live in the district to work in the district and encourage others to do the same.