Top 5 Places to Rent in Wakefield

Are you thinking of moving to Wakefield?

Wakefield is fast becoming one of the most popular areas in Yorkshire to rent, for its vast number of amenities and great properties. With rental prices starting from as low as £364pcm for a 1 bedroom house and the overall average rent being £519pcm, it’s no surprise that it’s an attractive place to live for tenants.

With many great places on offer across the city, it can be daunting deciding where to live, this is why we’ve put together a list of our top 5 places to rent in Wakefield!

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Average Rental Price | £586pcmGreat for families, Sandal provides an abundance of natural terrain, amenities, award winning schools and great homes. Situated on the outskirts of Wakefield, Sandal Castle boasts stunning scenery and is steeped in history, making the perfect picturesque walk. Sandal Village has an array of local shops and restaurants, so venturing into the city for the essentials isn’t necessary. The village is also home to an award-winning primary school and is within driving distance to local high schools, making the village ideal for family life.


Average Rental | £726pcmOssett has something for everyone. It’s a busy market town that sits just an 11-minute drive from Wakefield city centre. Conveniently located just off junction 40 of the M1 with excellent transport links to and from the surrounding areas, Ossett has become very popular with commuters. What’s more, families are also attracted to the area, with its list of great performing schools and excellent family homes to rent. There is also a great selection of local amenities including independent bars, restaurants and local shops.


Average Rent | £793pcmThe old pit village of Outwood has seen a flurry of rental homes and tenants. The district has excellent transport links, with its own train station connecting residents to Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster and Sheffield, it’s easy to see the appeal. Outwood is home to Outwood Grange Academy, one of the largest secondary schools in the UK, which caters to over 2000 students, alongside Outwood Primary Academy and Rooks Nest Academy, making it an ideal choice for family residents.


Average Rent | £653pcmHorbury is a busy town with a diverse variety of local businesses, things to do and great community spirit. The town is located 2 miles west of Wakefield and has superb transport links. Close to the M1, with extensive bus routes and a main trainline, it’s extremely convenient for those who want access to city life but live away from the hustle and bustle. With a wealth of local community groups and annual events to get involved with, it’s a great place to live.


Average Rent | £409pcmLocation is everything and Stanley gives you just that, situated in the heart of the rhubarb triangle, and located just 3.2 miles away from Wakefield city centre, it’s become a popular spot for tenants. Although close to the city, Stanley creates its own buzz when it comes to local amenities and things to do. Ranging from stunning walks at Stanley Marsh nature reserve, to a night out in the local pubs and restaurants, it’s easy to see how the area attracts many tenants.Whether you’re looking to make Wakefield your new home or relocating within the area, there are plenty of great places to choose from. For more information, or to view properties available to rent click here. Alternatively, you can contact our South Leeds Lettings branch branch here, who would be happy to help with your search! *All information based on data from Zoopla 2021