Castleford is one of the best-connected towns in West Yorkshire – and it’s also the biggest in the City of Wakefield metropolitan borough. Living at Attitude, you’ll be within easy reach of great transport links, including Junction 31 of the M62 and Castleford train station.
Attitude’s location means you are perfectly placed to make the most of Castleford and its facilities, while also having plenty to see and do within easy reach of home.
Within a couple of miles you will find places to eat – such as The New Wheatsheaf and Palm Court Bar and Restaurant – as well as attractions like Diggerland and Whitwood Golf Club.
Doing your weekly shop is easy too, with three local supermarkets to choose from. Morrisons Castleford and Aldi are 1.6 miles away, while the Asda Glasshoughton Superstore is 1.8 miles. There’s also a 24-hour Shell petrol station less than a mile from home.
Finding great schools is easy when you’re living in Attitude, and several are a short distance from home.
Pre-schoolers can go to Harewood Centre Nursery School, 6 miles away. It’s open to children aged two to four and was rated good by Ofsted.
The primary schools close by include Ackton Pastures Primary School at 0.8 miles (a 17-minute walk) and Normanton Common Primary Academy at 1.1 miles. Another option is St. John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, rated good by Ofsted and 1.8 miles from Attitude.
St Wilfrid's Catholic High School and Sixth Form College, 2.1 miles away, is for students aged 11 to 18, offering A-levels and BTEC courses in a wide range of subjects. Airedale Academy is also close by and has a good rating from Ofsted. Students can gain qualifications in a range of subjects including business studies and the performing arts.
The University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University are all within 13 miles of the development.
Staying fit isn’t a problem when you’re living at Attitude. Take your pick from Fitness Zone at Normanton, 1.4 miles away, or Xercise4Less Castleford at 2.5 miles. Both facilities are open seven days a week.
Pontefract Swimming Pool has lessons and swim sessions available. The 25-metre pool is close to home at 4.6 miles away and is open seven days a week.
Whitwood Golf Club’s 18-hole golf course and nine-hole Footgolf facilities enable golfers of all abilities to enjoy the great outdoors. Snozone, Castleford’s indoor slopes, are ideal for ski and snowboarding and located 2.5 miles from Attitude.
For a choice of GP services nearby, Park View Surgery is 1.5 miles away and has a diabetes clinic, as well as offering minor surgery and vaccinations. Castleford Medical Practice is slightly further at 1.8 miles and is open four days a week.
If you need a pharmacy, M&A Pharmacies is a six-minute drive away, while there’s a Lloyds Pharmacy 2.2 miles from your new home in Castleford.
Your nearest hospital is Castleford, Normanton and District Hospital, which is 1.1 miles from home.
Attitude’s location on Whitwood Lane puts you within easy reach of some of the most convenient transport links in the region. Junction 31 of the M62 is less than a mile away, while both the M1 and A1 are a little over a mile from home.
When you want to catch the bus, the closest stop is a short 0.2 mile walk from home. The 189 service will take you into Leeds in 54 minutes, or you can be at Wakefield bus station in less than half an hour.
Travelling further afield
From Castleford train station, you can be in the centre of Leeds in around 20 minutes, where you’re able to change for services to key destinations, such as York, London, Manchester and Birmingham.
Your nearest airport is Leeds Bradford Airport, which is a 40-minute drive away. International destinations include Malaga and Alicante in Spain, Gdansk in Poland and the Hungarian capital, Budapest. You can also travel to other cities in the UK, such as Glasgow, Southampton and London Heathrow.
Living at Attitude will put you within reach of plenty of shops, both in Castleford and nearby Wakefield. Castleford Market Hall is where you’ll find more than 80 traders. It’s 1.9 miles from the development and offers everything from food to bespoke curtains. The open market runs on a Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, while the market hall itself is open from Monday to Saturday.
Out of town shopping
If you love a bargain, head to Junction 32 for outlet shopping. It’s an eight-minute drive from home, where you’ll find the likes of Gap, M&S and Zara. You can also take time out to enjoy a coffee at Thorntons Café.
A little further at 11.4 miles is The White Rose Shopping Centre with more than 120 different stores for you to explore. There’s also a food court with restaurants including Frankie and Benny’s, Prezzo and Nando’s.
In the centre of Wakefield, there’s a wealth of options when it comes to shopping. A 20- minute drive will take you to Trinity Walk Shopping Centre, home to high street favourites like H&M, Dorothy Perkins and River Island.
Wakefield Council is currently investing in various projects across the borough, including the Five Towns Regeneration scheme, which covers Castleford, Pontefract, Knottingley, Normanton and Featherstone. Its aim is to inspire and encourage new investment and development across the five towns.
Castleford is also benefiting from Wakefield Council’s Castleford Master Plan. This is pushing for the development of housing and employment land within the Castleford Housing Zone, which runs along the Aire River Corridor. With the support of government funding and private developers, it’s expected there will be an influx of new homes in Castleford.
Castleford has made a name for itself as a hub for retail and distribution over recent years, as well as an entertainment and shopping destination. This has largely been thanks to the Junction 32 complex and nearby Xscape.
Investment is continuing to benefit the town. Construction has recently finished on Europe’s largest processing and distribution centre for TJX Europe, which is expected to create 1,800 jobs. Plans are already underway for phase two of the development, which will include a 600,000 square foot warehouse.
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Whether you’re buying your first home or an existing homeowner looking for more space, we will guide you through the options available to help buy your new home.
The government backed Help to Buy scheme allows you to secure your new home with a 5% deposit.
With our Assisted Selling Plan, we will organise the sale of your existing home for the best possible price, allowing you to reserve your new home with us. In some cases we will offer to buy your existing home in part exchange.
The recent Stamp Duty reform has divided house prices into different tax bands to make buying a new home more affordable.
You can also personalise your home with an Optional Upgrade Package. Your Customer Experience Manager will advise on our range of standard and optional upgrades, including wardrobes, kitchen appliances and flooring packages.
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This scheme allows you to own 100% of your home and only pay 80% of the price upfront. You provide the 5% deposit and the government will lend you up to 20% as an equity loan. You can then apply for a mortgage based on the remaining 75% of the house price.
The equity loan is interest-free for five years and the scheme is available on new build homes up to the value of £600,000.
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