Living in Horsforth
A town within a city, Horsforth has a charming, close-knit feel about it. This makes it the ideal place to live if you want somewhere to commute from that helps you to take your mind off the stresses and strains of work, all without having to brave those rush hour traffic jams.
Why professionals choose Horsforth
Despite being around three miles from the centre of Leeds, Horsforth is a well-connected place, with the city’s outer ring road running along the south of the area. It combines the relaxed nature of a rural market town with all of the urban conveniences - supermarkets, car parks, banks and surgeries.
Where is Horsforth?
Horsforth is a little under five miles north-west of Leeds City Centre and is just to the west of Adel and north of Kirkstall. It’s 11 miles south south-west of Harrogate, 5.5 miles north-east of Bradford and around 36 miles north-east of Manchester.
Restaurants and cafes in Horsforth
Horsforth has two main areas for restaurants and cafes - the town centre along Town Street and New Road Side. On Town Street, Truly Scrummy and The Courtyard Cafe are the places to be for a quiet lunch away from the office, while top restaurants here include the Old Kings Arms, which serves good, old-fashioned grub at a reasonable price.
On New Road Side, Pooky and Grumps is a famous deli that attracts customers from all over northern Leeds. Cafes of note include a branch of Costa and Oakwood Cafe Deli.
Best industries for professionals in Horsforth
Horsforth is home to many employers in a variety of industries, but the most common here are education, law, retail, manufacturing and technology. Most offices are in the town centre and near to the train station.
The most notable employers in Horsforth are Leeds Trinity University, Morrisons and Leeds City Council. There are a few manufacturing and tech firms based in the town, while most of Horsforth’s law firms are along Town Street.
Amenities in Horsforth
Most of the main shops are along Town Street, Station Road and on New Road Side in the south of the town. High street chains such as Morrisons, Costa Coffee and Tesco are next to a wide range of charity shops and independent chains - Ideas Unlimited and The Gift Gallery are two popular examples.
Most of the major banks are on Town Street, with the odd building society located on New Road Side. As for Post Offices, Horsforth has two - one in the town centre and the other in the Cragg Hill area.
For emergency and health services, Weetwood Police Station is nearly two miles away, with Chapel Allerton Hospital being close to three miles from Horsforth’s centre. As for health centres, The New Croft Surgery and Fieldhead Surgery are in town.
Professional Housing in Horsforth
There is a good mix of properties in the area. Around Horsforth town centre, you’ll find large terraces dating back to the 19th century and a smattering of spacious flats. Out towards the edges, you’ll find sizeable semi-detached and detached properties which fit the bill for professional couples with kids in tow.
Commuting in Horsforth
Horsforth benefits from being on the end of some major bus routes and from having its own train station. By bus, the 50/50A will take you to the centre of Leeds every 10 minutes between 8am and 6.30pm on Monday to Saturday, while the 33/33A, 97 and 757 run along New Road Side.
By train, journeys to and from Leeds Station stop at Horsforth every half hour during peak times (7am to 7pm), with Leeds being 16 minutes away. Northbound trains terminate at Knaresborough via Harrogate.
Parking in Horsforth is less of a stress in the town centre; there are small car parks just off Town Street and a large one behind Morrisons. There’s also one near the park.
Popular areas near Horsforth
This large residential area of Leeds is close by to some major transport routes, massive local parks and has plenty of places to kick back and relax after a hard day’s work. Properties in Adel are typically large, safe and have sizeable gardens and driveways.
Further up the road from Kirkstall, this historic area of Leeds enjoys some amazing views of surrounding areas, while it’s also home to a wide range of employers large and small. Horsforth also happens to be within easy reach of the city centre too.
Just south of Adel and north of Headingley, you’ll find some delightful places to live, from the terraces of Otley Road to the spacious semis lining the avenues and cul de sacs. It’s also closer than you might think to major employers, in and out of the city centre.