Best Places to Live in Leeds


Leeds is one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in the UK. From its rural hamlets to cosmopolitan suburbs; award winning gardens to excellent schools; Leeds is a diverse city with multiple options for every buyer.

If you are looking to move to this dynamic city or already live here and want to move to a different area then our list of our top places to live in Leeds will be a great helping hand. With 148 separate towns and villages, offering a variety of different lifestyles you will be spoilt for choice.

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1. Horsforth

 
Just a short ten minute drive from the City Centre this popular town is the dream location for professionals looking to live away from the bright lights and hustle of the centre itself. Horsforth is also a great commuter hotspot offering easy access to both Leeds city centre and other major neighbouring cities. It has its own station which takes you straight into the city centre and is only a 10 minute drive to Leeds Bradford Airport. Home to some of the best state primary schools in the region, Horsforth is also famed for its popularity with young families. Low crime rates, large open spaces and a host of local boutiques, pubs and restaurants have all contributed to the town popularity.

House Prices are typically higher than average in Horsforth because of the towns great reputation, location and schools. The average house price coming out at around £234,000.


2. Roundhay

 
Home to one of the largest parks in Europe, Roundhay is a great location for professionals looking for a more rural lifestyle whilst still been in close proximity to the city centre. Only a short five minutes away from the centre of Leeds, Roundhay has all the benefits of living in the city centre without being in the buzz of it all.
Roundhay Park is host to multiple events throughout the year including its famous firework display on 5th November and is a popular hotspot for music events.  Street Lane is famed for its collection of great restaurants and bars and offers inhabitants all the conveniences of the city centre just on a much more personable level. Roundhay is renowned as a location for the rich - with neighbouring town Alwoodley housing some of the most expensive properties in Yorkshire.

Roundhay is an affluent area of Leeds with an average house price of £245,000 and if you are looking for a detached property in the area, the average price is £416,000*.
 

3. Chapel Allerton- Best Places to Live in Britain- Sunday Times


Voted one of the best places to live in Britain by the Sunday Times in 2014, Chapel Allerton is renowned as one of the most cosmopolitan suburbs in the Leeds. Low crime rates, good school reports and fair house prices, make chapel Allerton stand out against other areas so close to the city centre. A thriving town centre with bars, restaurants, and boutique stores give Chapel Allerton a great community feel and has seen the town receive a plethora of culinary awards.

Chapel Allerton is a great spot for first time buyers, it is close enough to the city centre for work and despite being a well-regarded area has a lower average house price of £195,000.

 

4. Bramhope

 
Bramhope is well regarded as one of the best places to live in Leeds. A small picturesque village in North Leeds in the district of Adel and Wharfedale; the area is notorious for its agricultural and rural heritage. The area is predominately dominated by large private detached housing – many of which carry a substantial house price in the current market. Nine miles from the city centre, the village is a world away from high rise buildings and bustling traffic. The village has a strong community feel and is a great option for those looking to commute into the city or those looking to work from home or retire.

The highest of our top five, properties in Bramhope carry a large average asking price of £372,000 – although this is largely to do with the style and size of homes being sold in the area.
 

5. OtleyBest Places to Live in Britain- Sunday Times  

 
Nestled in the Wharfe Valley, this quaint market town is overlooked by acres of serene countryside known as the Otley Chevin Forest Park. From time forgotten nature trails to the bustle of the local market trading; Otley is a world away from the bright lights of Leeds City Centre. Appealing to families looking for a rural setting to their family homes, or those similarly looking for a more community fuelled lifestyle will love Otley. Equally located between Leeds and Harrogate, this is also a fab location for commuters to either major city. Otley has a close knit community feel and is host to a number of festivals and carnivals throughout the year. The town also has a number of award-winning local eateries and pubs.

The town of Otley has an average house price of £214,000.