Living in Moortown

Situated just south of the outer ring road, Moortown is a part of Leeds associated with large, detached properties, excellent links to surrounding towns and suburbs and its employers in sectors such as law, education and healthcare. Moortown also has a number of fine local services on its doorstep too, making it a convenient place to live.

Why professionals choose Moortown

Moortown is popular with professionals in Leeds because it has all kinds of places to shop, eat and drink in, all in a fairly compact space. It’s close to two major roads - the A6120 ring road and the A61 to Harrogate, while the properties here range from new-build detached houses to large terraces dating back to the 19th century.

Where is Moortown?

Moortown is just over three miles north of Leeds City Centre. It’s just to the south of Alwoodley and Moor Allerton, to the north of Chapel Allerton and to the west of Roundhay. Harrogate is 11 miles north, Bradford is nearly eight miles west, York is 23 miles north-east and Manchester is close to 37 miles south-west.

Restaurants and cafes near Moortown

Moortown’s restaurants and cafes are largely based in the Moortown Corner area along Harrogate Road. The most famous cafe and sandwich shop here is Filmore and Union, an upmarket chain that’s open for lunch and on evenings. Also worth a look is Myers’ Famous Kosherie, serving Kosher cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A little further south of Moortown Corner, you’ll find G-Wu, a contemporary Chinese restaurant which offers a modern twist on Oriental classics. On Street Lane, Marlow’s Fish and Chips is one of the most popular chip shops in all of Leeds, attracting families and couples who want something simple to eat.

Best industries for professionals in Moortown

Moortown’s best industries are healthcare, education, banking and law. Other notable sectors in the area include retail and leisure, owing largely to major shopping areas such as Moortown Corner and the nearby Moor Allerton Centre.

The biggest employers in Moortown are Marks and Spencer, St Gemma’s Hospice, the NHS and Leeds City Council. There is a small handful of law firms with offices throughout Leeds and West Yorkshire with a base in Moortown.

Amenities in Moortown

Shops in Moortown of note include Marks and Spencer Simply Food, Cook - a frozen food shop selling gourmet meals and the Oxfam charity shop. Banks in Moortown are HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds, Halifax and Yorkshire Bank, while the nearest post office is located on Harrogate Road, inside the Co-Operative Food shop next to the petrol station.

The local health centre is North Leeds Medical Practice, which is opposite the shops on Moortown Corner. The nearest police station, meanwhile, is Stainbeck Police Station. It is around a mile away from Moortown itself and serves the whole area.

Professional housing in Moortown

Among the houses you can expect to see in Moortown are spacious semis, detached new builds, penthouses and ex-council properties. All properties here are within easy reach of the centre of Moortown, while many come with parking space and a front and/or back garden to boot.

Transport in Moortown

The main thoroughfares in Moortown - Harrogate Road, the outer ring road and the A61 Scott Hall Road - are all serviced by regular bus routes. The 7A and 7S go northbound towards Shadwell and Alwoodley, while the 2 goes south towards the city centre. The 38, somewhat less regular, goes to Gledhow via Moortown Corner.

By train, Leeds Station is the nearest, being over three miles away. There is a park and ride facility on King Lane in the Camp Town area of Moortown - it’s just off the ring road near the Allerton High School and has 157 spaces.

Popular areas near Moortown


Home to the sprawling Roundhay Park, this part of Leeds is also well-known for its significant number of resplendent terraced properties and the shops and bars on Street Lane. There are also many job opportunities in the legal, creative and tourism sectors here.

North Leeds

Spanning Cookridge, Alwoodley, Wigton Moor and Moor Allerton, North Leeds is hugely popular with professionals who want to live in luxury. Surrounded by parkland and well-connected by routes towards the city centre and Harrogate, it’s as convenient a place to live as anywhere else in Leeds.


Adjoining Roundhay and Chapel Allerton, Gledhow is an unassuming suburb where people who want a quiet home life will enjoy life. A smattering of local restaurants and shops mean that you won’t be cut off, while it happens to be close by to major employment hotspots, including Chapel Allerton and Chapeltown.