About Hyde Park
Right in the centre of the student area of Leeds, Hyde Park appeals to a number of groups. Young professionals who work in the nearby city centre, couples seeking their first property and young families looking for somewhere reasonably priced all call Hyde Park home. The rows of terraces, coupled with intriguing cultural venues help to make this place unique.
Where is Hyde Park?
Hyde Park is around a mile north-west of Leeds City Centre and is to the north of Burley. It’s just south of Headingley and west of Woodhouse, while Bradford is 10 miles west. Harrogate is 15 miles north, while York is 23 miles north-east of the area.
Why you should buy a property in Hyde Park
Properties in Hyde Park tend to offer great value for money. Despite being in the popular LS6 postal area, compared to the more well-to-do Headingley and Beckett Park, houses here retail at more affordable prices to first-time buyers. Meanwhile, Hyde Park is becoming a safer, cleaner and more family-friendly place to live, thanks in no small part to a close-knit community.
Area safety and security
Hyde Park is in the Inner North West policing area, which is overseen by West Yorkshire Police. Concerted efforts to tackle crime in the area, particularly burglary, have meant that incidents of burglary have gone down by nearly two-thirds in the year leading up to November 2015. Extensive CCTV cameras along the main roads here help to keep Hyde Park safe.
The local police station is Leeds Central Police Station on Westgate. It’s a mile or so east of Hyde Park. The local police have prioritised noise levels in the area of late.
Who is Hyde Park for?
Hyde Park is mainly for younger families and young professionals who want the convenience of living near Leeds City Centre but without the noise and traffic that some associate with that part of the city. It’s also for first-time buyers who want somewhere that has all of life’s essentials within a brisk walk of their home.
Property architecture in Hyde Park
The predominant type of housing in Hyde Park is Victorian-era red brick terraces, although there are a few exceptions. Most of them have been fitted with double glazing and security features to make sure they stay in good condition, while many have compact front or back gardens that don’t require much upkeep.
Benefits of buying in Hyde Park
In buying a property here, you won’t have to fork out as much as you might in other parts of Leeds. You’ll also be near the centre of Leeds too, which will come in handy for trips to museums with the kids, the commute to work or if you want a night out on the town. Hyde Park is also ideally located near other major suburbs including Headingley and has fantastic transport links to boot.
Amenities in Hyde Park
The local primary school in Hyde Park is Brudenell Primary; Leeds City Academy in Woodhouse is the nearest secondary. Shops and Hyde Park’s post office are mainly along Brudenell and Cardigan Roads, with a bank and more shops/cafes located on Woodsley Road. For shopping, Abu Bakr is the local supermarket.
Hyde Park Surgery is on Woodsley Road and is open on weekdays. Burley Park Train Station is technically in Hyde Park and provides half-hourly trains to and from Leeds. The most frequent bus services here are the 19/19A along Cardigan Road and the 56, which goes up Royal Park Road.
- Brudenell Primary School
- Hyde Park Surgery
- Burley Park Train Station - live departure times
- West Yorkshire Metro
Working in Hyde Park
Hyde Park’s most prominent industries are hospitality, healthcare, retail and education. Big employers here include Leeds City Council, while there are a number of small shops and restaurants who are usually on the lookout for locally-based staff. For freelancers and sole traders, Burley Lodge Centre is a good-value conference and training venue that’s close by.
Areas near Hyde Park
Right next to Hyde Park, Burley is a quiet residential area which has a series of safe green spaces for kids to play in, a smattering of local shops and some of the most understated properties in Leeds. This is a great place for homebuyers seeking somewhere to settle down with young kids in tow.
The retail and entertainment hub of north-west Leeds, Headingley is heaven on earth for people who want everything at their feet - shopping, nightlife, education, work. Headingley is also home to some of the most beautiful houses in all of Leeds, from massive 18th-century terraces to mid-20th century semis with spacious gardens.
On the edge of the city centre, Woodhouse is a popular part of Leeds with first-time buyers, particularly younger people who work in the city and want somewhere within walking distance of the office. Convenience, coupled with plenty of local amenities, only add to the area’s appeal.