Huddersfield is home to Southdene, a development offering 36 retirement apartments and bungalows for over 55s. The properties enjoy use of an on-site laundry and are handy for local shops, amenities and bus routes. An Access bus service also visits weekly offering transport to the local supermarket.
An on-site manager looks after the daily upkeep of the buildings and attractive gardens, plus they can assist you with accessing further help and support if required. Other benefits include a conservatory lounge, dining room serving hot lunches, laundry and car park. Organised social events take place, should you wish to join in with these.
Local area information
There are three shopping areas: Kingsgate, the Packhorse Precinct and the Piazza. There is a distinctive market hall at Queensgate, a Victorian town hall and a 1930s public library. An open market is located next to Tesco, on the opposite side of the town centre. Football and rugby league are the main spectator sports in Huddersfield. The town was the birthplace of rugby league, and is home to the Huddersfield Giants team.
For pleasant walks Beaumont Park is a fine area to visit with water cascades, bandstand and woodland.
History, art and culture
Huddersfield has much Victorian architecture, with the third highest number of listed buildings in the UK. The railway station is well known in architectural circles for its classical-style façade.
The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is held every November. It offers a range of musical performances, along with film, dance and music theatre. Other popular annual events include the Festival of Light and the Caribbean Carnival.
How to find us
Huddersfield is a large market town in West Yorkshire, halfway between Leeds and Manchester. Southdene is located adjacent to Ravensknowle Park, close to Wakefield Road. The estate is easily accessible from both the M62 (junction 23) and the M1 (junction 38). There is a bus stop near to the estate for routes to Huddersfield town centre.
The nearest mainline railway station is at Huddersfield, which offers a variety of services including Manchester, Leeds, York, Newcastle and the seaside town of Scarborough. The FreeCityBus connects the railway station with the bus station, as well as other areas of the town centre.
Distance to GP: 0.11 miles
Distance to shop: 0.39 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.11 miles
Distance to Post Office: 0.25 miles