Choosing the right area of a city to live in can be difficult. If want to move to one of the most popular area of Leeds but don’t know where they are, look no further. We’ve put together a list of the most sought-after parts of the city, but be warned – if you want to live here you’ll have to be prepared to pay the higher prices for the privilege.
If you’ve got the money to spare then take a look at Alwoodley. This incredibly popular area of Leeds is also one of the most affluent and boasts a range of beautiful houses – from big Tudor properties to more contemporary buildings. Not only does Alwoodley have some of the biggest and most expensive houses in the city, but it’s also got great schools, the beautiful Eccup Reservoir, two golf courses and fantastic access to the outer ring road.
Bustling Chapel Allerton is the place to move if you’re looking for somewhere with a lot going on. Its centre offers a huge range of independent shops, cafes and delis, along with a number of popular bars and restaurants. Despite the amount of activity in Chapel Allerton there’s actually less traffic here than you’d expect, and is just a 5 minute walk to Leeds city centre.
Most people choose to live on the east side of the suburb, with Victoria Street, North Brook Street and The Pastures all proving the most popular. There is a good variety of properties available to rent, whether you’re moving on your own, as a couple or as a family.
Consistently popular with university attendees, Headingley has everything you’d expect from a student centre: it’s full of a huge variety of great bars, shops, cafes and restaurants. There’s something for everyone’s tastes – whether you’re looking for an old school pub or Thai cuisine.
Headingley is in a great location to get to the city centre, Harrogate and York thanks to its two train stations (Headingley and Burley Park). But if you don’t want to travel, that’s no problem. Everything you need is right here.
Another very well connected part of Leeds is Hosforth. The suburb’s train station makes it really easy to get to Leeds, Harrogate or York, and is a huge draw for people wanting to move out of the city centre.
But the transport isn’t the only reason so many young independents are moving to Hosforth. There’s also a great mix of parks, bars, shops and restaurants, as well as excellent schools that make the suburb popular with families.
The most in-demand part of the city centre, Leeds Waterfront not only offers what you’d expect from the middle of a city – a large variety of pubs, restaurants and excellent transport and commuting options – but it comes with the added benefit of scenic views over the River Aire.
The most popular part of Leeds Waterfront is the docklands, with rental properties being snapped up almost as soon as they come on the market. Any buildings with character are also incredibly sought-after, including Dye Works, the Engine House and Roberts Wharf with their exposed brickwork and beams.
With its beautiful park, it’s no wonder people are flocking to Roundhay. Who wouldn’t want so much open space to enjoy right on your doorstep? It’s unsurprising then, that properties overlooking the park are most popular, with Old Park Road featuring some beautiful converted old buildings complete with modern interiors.
Roundhay isn’t without its great range of independent shops, delis, pubs and restaurants either. If you want somewhere with everything you need, but that’s less busy than Chapel Allerton and Hosforth, then Roundhay is for you.