Living in Chapel Allerton
One of the most sophisticated areas of Leeds, Chapel Allerton is a suburb which has a smart, professional yet slightly offbeat character. Home to many a top-notch cafe and restaurant, Chapel Allerton has a huge amount of local amenities and plentiful job opportunities in the area, not to mention a mix of old and new properties.
Why professionals choose Chapel Allerton
Chapel Allerton is one of the best-connected areas to other parts of Leeds by public transport. It’s home to quite a few major employers and close by to others in neighbouring Moortown, Chapeltown and Roundhay, while it also has a variety of one, two and three-bedroom professional properties to choose from.
Where is Chapel Allerton?
Chapel Allerton is situated two miles north of Leeds City Centre and lies between Meanwood to the west and Roundhay to the east. Moortown is to the north, as is Harrogate which lies around 12 miles north of the main shopping area. Bradford is just over seven miles south-west, while Manchester is 36 miles away in the same direction.
Restaurants and cafes near Chappel Allerton
Most of Chapel Allerton’s restaurants are along Harrogate Road and Stainbeck Lane, although there are a handful on Potternewton Lane. The Mustard Pot, a traditional pub in the heart of the area, is popular with locals who want somewhere relaxing to enjoy a three-course meal or quiet pint.
Casa Mia on Stainbeck Lane is a famous Italian restaurant which is open at lunchtimes and on evenings. A recent addition to the dining scene - Mexican restaurant Pinche Pinche, has received rave reviews. For cafe-style dining, Crust & Crumb is a popular sandwich bar, while there are branches of Greggs and Caffe Nero if you’re in a rush.
Best industries for professionals in Chapel Allerton
Chapel Allerton’s most prevalent industries are healthcare, retail, education, technology and the arts. There are also a few banks and restaurants which are actively recruiting, as well as some digital marketing firms.
The biggest employer in the area is the NHS, who run Chapel Allerton Hospital and a local surgery. Retailers including Lidl and the Co-Operative hire locals as well, while West Yorkshire Police have a nearby station on Stainbeck Lane. Some law firms have bases in the area too.
Amenities in Chapel Allerton
There are two major supermarkets in the area - Lidl and the Co-Operative, while there’s also a branch of Tesco Express which adjoins a petrol station. Shops worth visiting in Chapel Allerton include The Pink Banana for books and Chirpy, a design store. Banks in the area are Yorkshire Bank, Natwest, Barclays and HSBC, while the post office is on Harrogate Road.
Stainbeck Police Station is around half a mile from the main shopping area and serves the whole of north-east Leeds. Chapel Allerton Hospital is just south of the crossroads of Harrogate Road and Harehills Lane and is open seven days a week. The local surgery, Allerton Health Centre, is on Montreal Avenue, just off Harrogate Road.
Housing in Chapel Allerton
In Chapel Allerton, you’ll find modern flats along the main road and a few art deco-era semis along Stainbeck Lane. Other properties you’ll come across here include large semis with front and back gardens and a few terraces as you head south towards neighbouring Potternewton.
Transport in Chapel Allerton
Chapel Allerton is served well by local buses. The main routes that go along Harrogate Road are the 2 and 3/3A, both of which run every 10 minutes during peak times. The 48 and 91 also stop on this road, while the 7A and 7S go along Scott Hall Road en route to Moor Allerton and Alwoodley.
The nearest train station is Headingley, although it’s over two miles away. Leeds station is only marginally further away and is easier to get to. As for parking, spaces are available near the two supermarkets, while street parking is limited around the shops.
Popular areas near Chapel Allerton
One of Leeds’ most popular suburbs with professionals, Moortown is a very laid-back kind of place. It benefits from being served by major regular bus routes, being close by to major shopping areas and from its closeness to the countryside.
Home to the park of the same name, Roundhay is the place to be for professionals who want to live somewhere that’s within reasonable commuting distance from working in the city centre or on the edge of Leeds. It has a number of shops and restaurants to its name, as well as a wide range of top-class employers.
An emerging area of Leeds, Meanwood offers a great mix of unassuming properties, upmarket bars and secluded green space. It has a handful of employers with bases there and is within easy commuting distance to the city centre as well.