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Far Headingley Area Guide for Professionals

All the amenities of Headingley yet the advantage of being set a little further back

Professional accommodation to rent in the Far Headingley LS5, LS6 area of Leeds includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats, houses and apartments. To determine whether Far Headingley is the ideal location for your professional rented accommodation, read on...

Far Headingley is a district of Leeds approximately 3 miles north of the city centre. It is situated beyond central Headingley, on the way to West Park and Weetwood along the A660 Otley Road. Like the rest of Headingley there are a large number of professional houses and flats to rent here. This location has the benefit of all the Headingley amenities but is set back from the student madness and there are many local residents living here, with students in the minority.

Living in Far Headingley

Running right along Otley Road before reaching the Arndale Centre, Far Headingley is more than just an extension of Headingley itself. In actual fact, it’s a suburb with its own character, being quieter and more relaxed than other parts of Leeds. Its tree-lined avenues and streets make living here a joy, especially after a hard day’s work.

Why professionals choose Far Headingley

Far Headingley is ideally positioned on Otley Road, one of the main routes into and out of Leeds. It has great transport links, being served by many regular bus services and a train station, while it also happens to be a reasonable commuting distance away from the city centre. There are also a handful of employers based here.

Where is Far Headingley?

Far Headingley is around a few hundred metres north of Headingley’s centre and two miles north north-west of Leeds City Centre. It’s 13 miles south of Harrogate, 24 miles south-west of York and 7.5 miles east of Bradford. Manchester is around 36 miles south-west of Far Headingley.

Restaurants and cafes around Far Headingley

The bulk of Far Headingley’s restaurants and cafes are located on Otley Road. For eating out, The Olive Tree is a well-respected Greek restaurant which has received many awards for its great food, while Salvo’s is very popular with couples who want a romantic dinner by themselves.

As for cafes, Sebby’s is worth a visit - it’s also a deli where you can take out what you order for lunch or for eating at home. They do a lot of community-based activities such as charity fundraisers. Also worth a look is Art & The Secret Garden Cafe, which happens to showcase art by locals.

Best industries for professionals in Far Headingley

Hospitality and retail are the two biggest sectors in Far Headingley, thanks mainly to the many bars, cafes and shops. However, there are a few employers in the healthcare and education sector; there are a few schools in the area.

In nearby West Park, Search Laboratory are a major employer, while Leeds Beckett University have a campus in nearby Headingley. The Village Hotel is another large employer in the area, being located just off Otley Road.

Amenities in Far Headingley

Far Headingley itself has a few shops, but only one convenience store - a branch of Spar which is at the BP petrol station on Otley Road. Shops of note include Audio Republic and PC Tech Ideas. The nearest post office is in Headingley, as are the nearest branches of major high street banks.

Weetwood Police Station is a mile from the Far Headingley shops, just past the roundabout on the Weetwood Ring Road. Holly Bank Surgery further down the road in Headingley is the nearest place to see your GP.

Professional Housing in Far Headingley

Far Headingley has terraces, detached and semi-detached properties dating back as far as the 17th century, although most of them are from the 19th century onwards. Most of them come with large, well-maintained gardens and sufficient space for parking, while they’re all in one of the safest areas in Leeds.

Transport in Far Headingley

Far Headingley benefits from being on the A660 - as many as 18 buses per hour go along the route on weekdays and Saturdays between 8am and 7pm. The 1, 6, 97 and X84 services go along this route, to the city centre in one direction and Guiseley, Otley, Ilkley and Skipton in the other.

Just over a mile south-west of the area, you’ll find Headingley Train Station, which is 11 minutes’ ride from Leeds. It goes past Burley Park Leeds-bound and to Horsforth northbound.

Popular areas near Far Headingley


This quiet northern suburb has plenty of space for you to walk and relax, providing the perfect environment to live in. It’s not too far from major employers in Leeds and has decent public transport links to boot.


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