The best places to live in Leeds
The city centre is full of apartments that are popular with young professionals, especially around the docks and canals on the south side of the city, but Leeds is also home to many charming suburbs that make great places to live, catering to a wide range of budgets.
Horsforth is regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in Leeds. A little further out, Horsforth is nonetheless well connected, with a train station allowing commuters to get to Leeds, York or Harrogate easily. Some of the best schools in the region are in Horsforth, which makes it a popular pick for families. With an average house price of £290,004 it’s one of the more expensive areas in Leeds. It makes up for it with a great nightlife and plenty of shops, combined with the quiet lifestyle and community spirit of a suburb.
The go-to spot for young professionals and cool creatives, Chapel Allerton is well known for having a great community buzz, with plenty of bars and restaurants and lots of events like regular live music, art shows, and markets. House prices sit at around £264,123, and if you want a bustling and friendly spot, you can’t do better.
Roundhay is one of the nicest spots in Leeds, based around the sprawling 700 acres of Roundhay Park. The city centre is just 10 minutes away, but Roundhay still feels peaceful and quiet, with a huge range of stunning houses. Expect to pay a premium here, with average house prices around £306,765.
Vibrant, quirky, and full of convenient amenities, Headingley is a large suburb that’s primarily a student district, but also home to plenty of young professionals. With its own train station and great bus links, it’s very easy to commute into town or to any of the three universities in Leeds. As it’s a large area, there are also plenty of bigger houses perfect for families here, but you can still find some reasonably priced homes here, with an average house price of £244,589.
Meanwood has become one of the most popular spots for young professionals and people looking to start a family. With very easy access to the city centre, good local schools, and plenty of open green areas, there’s a lot to recommend about Meanwood. House prices are on the higher side here, at an average of £237,980.