Moving to Leeds: An Area Guide
Moving to Leeds
Part of the northern powerhouse Leeds is widely thought of as the financial, commercial and cultural heart of West Yorkshire. Sitting in the foothills of the Pennines on the River Aire the city has a growing tech industry and a number of big UK companies have based their head offices there. If you are moving to Leeds check out our area guide for our favourite places to move to in and around the city.
Only 5 minutes from the city centre is one of the most sort after area’s of Leeds. Roundhay’s biggest appeal isn’t just it’s large Victorian houses but the 700 acre park. Roundhay Park is the second largest city park in Europe and boasts lakes and woodland, scented gardens for the blind and a Tropical wildlife park. Bordering Roundhay are the equally affluent area’s of Alwoodley and Moortown, this whole area has plenty of large family homes and is in the sought after LS17 postcode.
If you are looking for some country appeal and are happier to venture further from the city, the pretty village of Bramhope is a quiet little place only 9 miles from the centre of Leeds. This semi rural lifestyle does come at a price with homes in Bramhope going for double the average asking price in the Leeds area.
Horsforth is another family friendly favourite with a good mix of independent shops, restaurants and cafes. For active families Horsforth Hall Park offer a mix of play areas, cricket pitches and a bowling green. The area has great transport links into the city as well as being close to Leeds Bradford Airport.
Holbeck Urban Village
Having recently undergone a substantial regeneration, Holbeck Urban Village is a trendy neighbourhood for young professionals close to Leeds Railway Station. Set on a former industrial estate Victorian factories and warehouses have been repurposed into energy efficient apartments and townhouses. With super cool tech start ups and independent bars, restaurants and breweries the area has a real mix of residential, business and leisure facilities. After Holbeck Urban Village was named the UK’s ‘Best Neighbourhood’ at the Urbanism Awards we aren’t surprised is it an area synonymous with hipsters.
A place popular with young professional and families a like, chapel Allerton really is unique. Often referred to as the ‘Notting Hill of the North’ this village-like suburb is only two miles from Leeds City Centre. The area has attractive Victorian homes, plenty of green space and lots of independent shops, boutiques and restaurants. Chapel Allerton has a quirky arts scene too with regular art shows, live music and local markets. If you are looking for an area full of individualism and charm, look no further!