Situated 11 miles northwest of Bradford in West Yorkshire, Keighley (population 75,000) is probably best known for its connection with the Bronte sisters, who lived in the region most their lives.
Reasonable property prices attract professionals in West Yorkshire looking for deals. It's convenient to get around town and commute elsewhere in the region, with an excellent local bus service and frequent rail services to Leeds and Bradford.
The Guardian has paid homage to some of Keighley's 'great pubs', such as The Boltmakers on East Parade, and residents are proud of Keighley's Victorian main street and number of independent shops. When it comes to dining, residents of Keighley are spoilt for choice of outstanding Asian cuisine.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Light Railway is a unique way to see the surrounding area: on a fully-functioning steam engine that travels to six nearby stations. East Riddlesden Hall, located a mile outside of Keighley, is a 17th-century merchant's house complete with well-kept gardens; it's also rumoured to be haunted. Nearby Haworth was home to Anne, Charlotte, and Emily Bronte, iconic 19th century English novelists, whose books are considered classics and still read all over the world.