Living in Huddersfield
Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in North East, Yorkshire

Huddersfield, a rough, boring, chavvy, crap hole. All the following applies to West Yorkshire as a whole. It’s crap. West Yorkshire sucks. I’ll be moving to North Yorkshire shortly. I’ll be giving you a brief overview of what it’s like to live here and what each area is like. I’ve lived here for 13 years and watched it get worse, and worse and worse. Every street in the town has a group of chav’s in their cheap nike track suits. The retail in Huddersfield is even worse. There’s nothing but pound shops and a few coffee shops. It’s polluted, unclean and full of idiots. It’s a horrible place to live. I’m so glad I have an opportunity to move to a nice place. North Yorkshire is a great place. I’ll be moving to the Selby area. It has a few scallies here and there, but overall it’s a nicer place.

Let’s start with Almondbury. I currently live in this chav infested crap hole. The park is full of idiots trying to start a fight. They’re always with their little mates because they can’t fight alone. They follow you home, try to rob your house or deface it. It’s horrible. I live in the ‘nicer’ sector, right by the chav zone. I’ll be moving soon. Truly awful place to live. So many gangs. Knife crime, gun crime, anti social behavior, robbery and vandalism is the most common. Oh! Don’t forget arson. The same applies for Waterloo, Dalton, Kirkheaton (Some), Fartown, Birkby, Lowerhouses, Sheepridge, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett, Crossland Moor and don’t forget Paddock area.

The mediocre areas, Fenay Bridge, Bradley, South Crossland,Holmfirth, Lepton,Grange Moor,Honley, Salendine Nook, Linthwaite, Slaithwaite, Shelley, Kirkburton, Thongsbridge, Marsden, Meltham and a few others are lower in chavs in parts or walking around. I do warn you, Meltham is the worst of these.

The nice areas, Farnly Tyas, Denby Dale, Upperthong and a few other places are the only nice bits. Wow! These places are lower on chavs and are quieter. You get an odd chav, but not a lot. I still suggest you don’t live in Huddersfield in general. It’s crap.


  • anne Brook

    I was born in Hudds lived there till I was 27yrs old,I am now 62yrs old.The last time I was there was for my mum’s funeral. The day before we left my husband and I sat in Sainsbury’s cafe looking out of the window and due to me being upset my other half asked me “Are you sad that we will never come back,are you going to miss this” ? My answer was easy ‘No I’m going to miss the Huddersfield I remember growing up”. We have live all over due to my Hudds born husband being Royal navy.We now live in Beautiful British Columbia,Canada where we have no Chavs,no graffiti and 90% of peopel we meet are friendly and polite,it’s like going back tot he 50/60’s in UK. No I don’t miss Huddersfield as it is now and I am sure it’s going to get worse.

  • Huddslad79

    What an absolute load of crap! I’ve lived in the Huddersfield area my whole life (37 years) and unless I have a drastic change in circumstances in my work or personal life, I have no intention of leaving. This isn’t just home town pride, I honestly believe it is a great place to live, and I know lots of people who say the same, many of whom have come to live here from other parts of the country. Whatever problems it does have applies to just about every other town in the country. Yes it has rough and run-down areas, crime, chavs and general idiots, but the majority of people are honest, respectable, salt of the earth and friendly as can be. There’s stunning countryside nearby and some great architecture in the town centre, not least of which the amazing railway station. Yes the town centre has been ruined by the stupid bus gates and the increase of pound shops, but is by no means the ghost town that many say it has become. I’ve travelled all over the country and I’m not denying there are nicer places (most of which are more affluent or obvious tourist attraction places) but more importantly there are far worse. Just a few examples I can think of are Hartlepool, Consett, Newbiggin By The Sea, Millom, Frizington, Amlwch, Burnley, Blackburn,Accrington, Colne, Stoke-On-Trent, Mansfield, Oswestry, Oldham, Grimsby, Coventry, Wellingborough, Basildon, Stevenage, Sheerness, Chatham, Dover, Folkestone, Sittingbourne. I agree that North Yorkshire is generally nicer, but it’s unfair to suggest the whole of West Yorkshire is crap. I would say so for Bradford, Keighley, Dewsbury, Batley, and much of Calderdale, but there are areas as pleasant and affluent as much of North Yorkshire too. I would agree up to a point about the good, bad and mediocre areas listed, but cannot understand why Skelmanthorpe and Scissett are listed alongside Fartown and Crosland Moor. Also having lived in Birkby for some time, I don’t think it’s as bad as many believe it is. I’ve worked in the rough areas and although there are rundown parts, chavs and idiot boy racers I’ve never had any real trouble and never felt unsafe. Here is what I think are the good, bad and mediocre areas

    WORST
    Fartown, Hillhouse, Crosland Moor, Paddock, Lockwood, Thornton Lodge, Milnsbridge, Dalton, Moldgreen, Rawthorpe, Waterloo, Lowerhouses Deighton, Sheepridge, Brackenhall, Almondbury, Bradley (part), Cowlersley, Primrose Hill, Taylor Hill, Newsome

    MEDIOCRE
    Kirkheaton, Marsh, Edgerton, Salendine Nook, Oakes, Quarmby, Longwood, Birchencliffe, Golcar, Linthwaite, Slaithwaite, Marsden, Netherton, Berry Brow, Honley, Netherthong, Thongsbridge, Meltham, Grange Moor, Flockton, Holmfirth, New Mill, Skelmanthorpe, Scissett, Clayton West

    BEST
    Fixby, Ainley Top, Outlane, Lindley, Armitage Bridge, Farnley Tyas, Thurstonland, Stocksmoor, Fenay Bridge, Lepton, Kirkburton, Highburton, Shelley, Shepley, Emley, Birdsedge, Denby Dale, Cumberworth, Upper / Lower Denby, Brockholes, Hepworth, Jackson Bridge, Holmbridge, Upperthong

    So there we are, this is Huddersfield and district in my view. If anyone was thinking of moving here I would simply say that you could do a hell of a lot worse

    • Ireviewplaces

      I have to say, I disagree with what you’ve wrote. I`ve lived in both Skele and Scissett and I can say they’re awful areas. Scissett is probably more mediocre. Nobody in this town is honest or nice. I`ve had issues with a number of people in the town. Immigration is also shocking! I agree with the author of this post. I admit, the Holmfirth areas are a little nicer along with Denby Dale. I don`t see my self ever going into Huddersfield as I was followed by chavs on numerous occasions. Almondbury is a shambles as well. I`ve almost been robbed a vast amount of times. I fear for my life when I leave my own door. There are much worse places: Bradford, Keighley etc. If someone asked me “Hey, i’m thinking of moving to Huddersfield. Is it any good?” – I’d say “I would stay away, for sure.” I of course would exclude places like Denby Dale.