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Meanwood Area Guide for Professionals

A suburban area with a countryside feel

Professional accommodation to rent in the Meanwood LS6, LS7 area of Leeds includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats, houses and apartments. To determine whether Meanwood is the ideal location for your professional rented accommodation, read on...

Meanwood is a residential area about 1.5 miles outside of Leeds that has enjoyed some rejuvenation in recent years. Meanwood is a suburban area with a countryside feel. There are many terraced houses as well as some new housing developments, which have appeared in the last 5-10 years. It is still an affordable area of Leeds so an ideal place for a professional home in Leeds, particularly as Headingley and Hyde Park are a very short distance away.

Living in Meanwood

Nestled amongst more famous parts of Leeds such as Headingley and Chapel Allerton, Meanwood is fast gaining a reputation for being a vibrant and fun place to live. Its’ wide range of shops, cafes and bars make it one of the best parts of Leeds to go for a night out after a challenging day at work or to celebrate something special.

Why professionals choose Meanwood

Close enough to the city centre to make for a quick commute to work, Meanwood also has many employers closer to its boundaries, both in the area itself and in neighbouring areas like Chapel Allerton. Its properties tend to offer great value for money too, despite being in the glamorous LS6 postal area, as well as being close by to local amenities.

Where is Meanwood?

Meanwood is two miles north north-west of Leeds City Centre. Headingley is to the west and to the east, you’ll find Chapel Allerton. Harrogate is 13 miles north of Meanwood; Bradford is close to eight miles west of the area and Manchester is around 36 miles away in a southwesterly direction.

Restaurants and cafes in Meanwood

Where restaurants and cafes in Meanwood are concerned, you’re faced with many different options. For a relaxing coffee, Fanoos will more than do the trick; they offer a mega breakfast alongside your cuppa. More refined dining is available at East of Arcadia and Zucco, which are just down the road.

The Alfred, a bar which is part of the same chain as the North Bar in the city centre, has a menu comprised of top dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients. Meanwhile, Via Verde on Green Road is a cozy little Italian which has proved popular with families and couples in Meanwood and beyond.

Best industries fro professional work in Meanwood

The main industries in Meanwood include education, retail, healthcare and hospitality. Retail is the largest, owing to the shops in the centre of Meanwood itself at Northside Retail Park and in the three supermarkets - Asda, Aldi and Waitrose.

Aside from the supermarkets, major employers include the NHS, who run two health centres in Meanwood, and Leeds City Council. They run Meanwood Park and the Meanwood Valley Trail, as well as the local schools.

Amenities in Meanwood

Meanwood is full to the brim with shops and bars. Aldi, Asda and Waitrose all have branches there, while other local retailers of note include household goods store QLM, Poundstretcher and Majestic Wine. There are no banks in Meanwood, but major high street names are in neighbouring Headingley and Chapel Allerton. The local post office is on Green Road.

Stainbeck Police Station is just shy of a mile west of Meanwood and is open to general enquiries from the public. Health centres in the area are Meanwood Health Centre on Meanwood Road and Green Road Surgery on Green Road.

Professional Housing in Meanwood

Meanwood has a wide range of professional properties worth looking at. Along Meanwood Road, you’ll find converted mills containing modern and stylish flats, while towards the district centre, there are modern flats, Victorian terraces, mid-20th century semis and new build semis and detached properties, all of which have gardens.

Transport in Meanwood

Meanwood has a handful of regular bus routes going along its main roads - Green Road, Meanwood Road and Stainbeck Road. The most regular bus routes in Meanwood are the 51 and 52, which go to Leeds and Moortown every 10-15 minutes in either direction on Meanwood Road. The 38 and 39 are every hour or so during peak times.

By train, Headingley is the nearest station, being just under a mile and a half away from Meanwood’s centre. Trains to Leeds from there take 12 minutes’ ride and are on every half hour or so.

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