About Far Headingley?

Famous for its bars and restaurants, Far Headingley is one of Leeds’ more upmarket areas, popular with families, middle-aged couples and people approaching retirement who want to settle down. The range of properties on show here, from 17th and 18th century terraces along Otley Road to sprawling new builds in cul-de-sacs, add to the area’s appeal.

Where is Far Headingley?

Far Headingley is just north of Headingley, around three miles north-west of Leeds City Centre. Meanwood is to the east, Adel is to the north and Horsforth is to the west. Harrogate is around 12 miles away, while Bradford is nine miles south-west and York is 24 miles north-east.

Why you should buy a property in Far Headingley

If you’re after somewhere to settle down with a partner and the kids, few places in Leeds tick as many boxes as Far Headingley. It’s a safe area, with a police station practically on the doorstep, while there are numerous green spaces for the kids to play and go walkabout. Properties here tend to hold their value well due to its well-kept nature too.

Area safety and security

Far Headingley falls within the Inner North West policing area, controlled by West Yorkshire Police. In November 2015, a total of 862 crimes were recorded in the wider area, with around 30 reported in Far Headingley itself. The crime rate dropped by more than 10% on the previous month.

Far Headingley is less than a mile from Weetwood Police Station, which serves vast swathes of North Leeds. It’s just past the roundabout on Otley Road, where it meets the Ring Road.

Who is Far Headingley for?

This part of Leeds is highly suited to families and older couples who want a quiet home and working life. Larger, three- and four-bedroom properties line the streets of Far Headingley and, as such, are well worth a look for anyone who wants to raise their children in a comfortable, green and clean environment.

Far Headingley is also for people who want everything on their doorstep without having to head into the busy city centre. To that end, you’ll find plenty of shops and bars on Otley Road, with neighbouring Headingley having more than its fair share of places to pick up the essentials too.

Property architecture in Far Headingley

Along Otley Road and to the east side of Far Headingley, the properties are mainly terraced houses, built in the 17th and 18th century with some alluring brickwork. These usually come with two to three bedrooms and have back gardens.

On the other side of Otley Road, there is a mixture of early 20th century semis and detached properties with new-build red brick detached houses. Typically, they have both front and back gardens, with many having their own garages and/or driveways.

Benefits of buying in Far Headingley

In buying a property in Far Headingley, you have somewhere that will prove to be enjoyable and comfortable to live. While you’re not too far from the countryside, there’s also the convenience of being near Headingley’s shops and the ring road, which will take you to other popular parts of Leeds.

Far Headingley also happens to be close by to a series of major local employers, ranging from hospitality and healthcare to education and creative. If you want to live close by to your workplace in any of these sectors, you’ll save yourself a long, stressful commute.

Amenities in Far Headingley

Far Headingley has two primary schools: Weetwood Primary and St Chad’s C of E Primary, as well as Lawnswood School, a local secondary. Shops are mainly located on Otley Road, including a petrol station with a Spar convenience store. The nearest banks are in Headingley, while the local post office is further down Otley Road.

Holly Bank Surgery in Headingley is around half a mile south of the centre of Far Headingley. As for transport, buses go along Otley Road at least every 10 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays from 7am to 6pm. The main routes are 1, 6, 97 and X84.

Working in Far Headingley

Far Headingley has a sizeable student population, which can be attributed to the nearby Headingley Campus of Leeds Beckett University that hires lecturers, researchers and admin staff. Other employers of note here include Leeds City Council and Village Hotels, who run the Village Urban Resort.

Areas near Far Headingley

Chapel Allerton

A town within a city, Chapel Allerton is as welcoming as it is peaceful. From large detached properties to cozy terraces, there’s a property for all kinds of buyers, not to mention all the essentials including public transport links and a supermarket.


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An up-and-coming suburb, Meanwood is a convenient, welcoming place to live, particularly for families and professional couples with their hearts set on buying their first home. Green space and excellent road links, coupled with a number of significant local employers make this a good place to live near to the office.