Four Up-and-Coming Areas in Leeds

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Who wouldn’t want to live in Leeds? With its vibrant culture and nightlife, fantastic job opportunities and growing economy it’s a great choice. If you want to save some money on rent but still have an amazing Leeds experience, take a look at four of the best up-and-coming areas of the city to live in.


With great connection links via the outer ring road and a huge variety of properties on offer, Meanwood is quickly becoming a popular place to live. Its two highly-rated schools (Cardinal Heenan and St. Urban’s Primary School) and close proximity to the local David Lloyd Sport Centre are generating particular demand in the Woodland area.

Meanwood also features some great independent businesses, including bars, restaurants and shops.

The Northern Quarter

There is a perception of the Northern Quarter being too far out of town for many people, but this is all about the change. There are numerous projects planned here, including Trinity Leeds and the regeneration of the market area and Victoria Gate, meaning there’ll be plenty to do in the area.

With beautiful apartment buildings such as Crispin Lofts and Merchants House, this part of Leeds is set to become a highly sought-after place to live.


Oakwood may have a bit of an undeserving reputation. Situated between Roundhay and Harehills, it has characteristics of both suburbs, including parts that are just like Roundhay but much cheaper. There are plenty of different property types here, from high end family houses to smaller flats, all close to Roundhay Park and its restaurants and bars.

Rodley and Calverly

These two neighbouring suburbs are further away from the city centre but still enjoy a great variety of shops, cafes and bars thanks to their proximity to Horsforth. The canal runs through Rodley and Calverly has some great gastropubs. Both suburbs have a village feel while still being in Leeds, so you get the best of both worlds.

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