Featherstone may be significantly bigger than Ackworth, but its status as a small town still means there’s still a close community feel that appeals to many home buyers. And while the idea of town-life might conjure up pictures of hustle and bustle, this isn’t something Lucy and Adam have experienced so far living on our Origin development.
“Even though Origin is more of a town area, it is quite set back. You don’t feel like you are living in a busy environment, because it’s pretty quiet here,” reveals Lucy.
While its facilities might be more diverse than Ackworth’s, Featherstone nevertheless offers similar benefits in terms of its proximity to other local towns and cities. The 7.1-mile drive to the centre of Wakefield takes around 21 minutes, or there’s a local train station with regular services that will get you there in around 15 minutes.
|Population (at 2011 census)
|Distance to Wakefield city centre
|Distance to Leeds 15.2 miles
|Distance to Doncaster 15.8 miles
Consideration for commuting
For both couples, commuting was a major factor when they were choosing where to live. They fell in love with their homes and the areas they had their hearts set on, and soon realised that their journeys to work would be simple.
“Getting to work is a lot quicker for my partner Adam who gets on the motorway at Normanton,” explains Lucy. Junction 31 of the M62 is just 6.2 miles from their home in Featherstone, giving easy access to other northern towns and cities such as Leeds, Bradford and Manchester.
Lucy, on the other hand, drives just 3.8 miles to Fitzwilliam train station, where there’s a direct link to both Wakefield and Leeds city centres.