The village enjoys a prime position between two exciting cities. In fact, it is so closely linked to both Leeds and Wakefield it can boast being part of the city of Leeds metropolitan borough and Wakefield WF3 postcode.
One of the oldest and historic pubs in East Ardsley is The Bay Horse but locals can also frequent The Nook and The Malt Shovel too and if you like the outdoors then the Ardsley reservoir boasts a lovely park and some impressive scenery which can be enjoyed all year round.
East Ardsley is located just 6 miles from Leeds city centre and only 4 miles from Wakefield centre.
The M1 and M62 motorways are within easy reach, just two miles from the village
For rail users, the nearest train station is Outwood Train Station just a five minute drive away. It provides regular services to Leeds and Doncaster.
East Ardsley Primary Academy is part of the Leodis Academies Trust and it has been Ofsted rated Good. Originally a separate infant and junior school, today the school enjoys a brand new, modern building combining the two. Other nearby primary schools include Thorpe Primary School and Blackgates Primary School.
For secondary education, there is also plenty of choice for parents in East Ardsley, with the Rodillian Academy, Outwood Grange Academy and QEGS all within easy reach.
Ardsley Reservoir has its own car park and provides a 2.5 kilometre loop for cyclists, runners and dog walkers alike to enjoy. The area is mostly flat and enjoys beautiful views out over the Yorkshire landscape towards Emley Moor.
The Hepworth Wakefield is an award winning art gallery sat right on the waterfront overlooking the River Calder. It hosts regular fairs and markets throughout the year and runs an award winning learning programme engaging and inspiring children and adults alike to get into art. The Hepworth Cafe serves hand-crafted coffee and fine food on a seasonally changing menu and the newly opened gardens make it the perfect place to enjoy a family day out.