The Best Locations To Rent A Property In Leeds

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The Best Locations To Rent A Property In Leeds

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March 19, 2018 1:40 pm Published by

Looking for a property to rent in Leeds can be an overwhelming process. Where do you start? Which area is the best? Leeds is a big city and the different areas all offer something different depending on what you’re looking for. Here’s a breakdown of the different areas in Leeds and hopefully it will make the decision of where to rent a property in Leeds a lot easier.

 

Families

 

Horsforth

Horsforth is consistently named as one of the top places for families to live when looking to rent a property in Leeds. With a train station that connects to Leeds City Centre in around 15 minutes, it’s a desirable place for families to be based. There are also great schools in this area along with a spacious park, shops, restaurants and cafes.

Roundhay

If you like outdoor space and have young kids, Roundhay is the perfect place to rent a property in Leeds. Its stand out feature is Roundhay Park but this suburb also features a selection of family-friendly independent shops and cosy pubs.

Roundhay Park in the sun - property for sale

Meanwood

Meanwood might be overshadowed by its neighbour Chapel Allerton, but it’s certainly not a place that should be overlooked. With schools that are consistently highly rated, Meanwood also benefits from a new Waitrose, a David Lloyd Sports Centre, and Meanwood Valley Trail which is perfect for weekend walks. It’s an upcoming area which, in a few years, will be a much sought after Leeds location. So why not get in there before everyone else finds out how good Meanwood is…

 

For Couples

 

Brewery Wharf

Brewery Wharf is the perfect place for couples who want to be in the middle of city centre action. There’s a Sainsbury’s on your doorstep, along with a tapas restaurant, bar, coffee shops, and an Italian restaurant – Brewery Wharf is city convenience at its best. The flats in Brewery Wharf are also very modern and some even benefit from river views.

Leeds Dock

In the last 24 months, Leeds Dock has gone through a huge revival thanks to the addition of new Sky offices, North Star Coffee Shop, and Yoga Hero. It’s a ten minute walk away from town but has a community feel that you don’t get from many other apartment complexes in town. There’s a gym, a Pizza Express, The Royal Armouries, Dock 29, Mumtaz, Tesco, and even a free water taxi that will take you to the train station if you don’t fancy the walk. Couples will find there’s plenty to do here while being able to enjoy a quieter space to rent a property.

Leeds Dock at dusk

Oakwood

When you want to live near Roundhay Park but don’t want to pay the price, Oakwood is the place to be. With a high street full of cool cafes and restaurants, you’re never short of places for cute dates. Plus, you’re within walking distance of Roundhay Park so romantic walks are always a possibility…

 

For Nature Fanatics

 

Rodley

Not only does Rodley have a beautiful canal which is great for walking, cycling, and running, but this area of Leeds also has its own nature reserve which is great for those interested in birds and nature. Take your binoculars down because you’ll definitely see something of interest while you’re here.

The Leeds Liverpool Canal

Alwoodley

Located next to Eccup Reservoir and some of Leeds’ most beautiful countryside, Alwoodley is the ideal place to live in Leeds if you like to be outdoors. A circuit of the reservoir takes around 2 hours at a distance of 5.2miles and is often very quiet. Red Kites have been spotted around this area too so keep your eyes open to see some of Britain’s native wildlife!

A red kite bird in Leeds

For Village Life

 

Horsforth

Yes, we’ve already mentioned Horsforth but this place really does have a village feel to it. With Horsforth Hall Park providing green space and running trails, and a high street that’s always bustling with activity, Horsforth has a big village feel to it that you won’t find in many places around Leeds. Get your super local food fix too by visiting the farmer’s market every 1st Saturday of the month…

 

For Professionals

 

City Centre

If you’re working in the city, it makes sense to live in the city too. From the Northern Quarter to Leeds Dock and from South Bank to Santorini Island, if you live in any of these place, you’re within walking distance of the city centre. That means you won’t have to worry about getting a taxi anywhere after post-work socialising and the city is only a short distance away when you want to go out and have some fun at the weekend.

Where’s your favourite place to rent in Leeds? Let us know over on Twitter and if you’re looking for somewhere to rent, you can find your perfect property on Parklane Properties today!

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