Leeds

Leeds is a vibrant and modern city with a reputation for its distinctive culture, vibrant nightlife as well as shops, music and celebrated restaurants. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Leeds. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Leeds.

4.67
Average Location Score

Excellent

75%

Very Good

19%

Average

4%

Disappointing

1%

Very Poor

1%

Best places to live in Leeds

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

Leeds high street

Leeds Culture

Leeds is the unofficial capital of Yorkshire and easily reached by road rail or air. Visitors and tourists flock to Leeds for the culture, history, buzzing atmosphere. Or as a gateway to walking in the Yorkshire moors. Experian named Leeds as one of the top five cities in the UK for ‘vibrancy’. This could be due to the large student population; visiting for the eclectic music scene, first class shopping, numerous theatres, as well as major international sporting events.

Whilst 750,000 people live in Leeds a further 100,000 commute into Leeds for business and work every day. As a popular tourist destination thousands more visit and make the most of Leeds fantastic shops, restaurants and range of attractions on a daily basis.

Leeds from above

The City Centre

Leeds City centre is a popular place to live. It has recently received large investment by Leeds property investors and developers, taking advantage of newly built or converted penthouse apartments with views of the River Aire.

The fact that Harvey Nichols opened their first out-of-London store in Leeds is a testament to the spending power of the residents. With over 1000 stores Leeds takes shopping seriously and deserves its ‘Knightsbridge of the North’ reputation.

The Victoria Quarter, a stunning Grade II listed building, that houses some of the major high end brands and stores. The Corn Exchange sits nearby, a beautifully converted building that houses unique or independent boutiques. This stunning domed structure is an iconic image often associated with Leeds. Only a few steps away you will discover the Kirkgate Market, a huge open air market which is the largest in the country. With over 800 specialist traders you can find almost every food in the world!

Street in Leeds

The best rated places to live in Leeds

Leeds has a reputation as one of the hippest cities in the UK. The city centre overflows with quirky cafés, stores and bars and everything is easily accessible on foot. From the train station you can walk within 5 minutes to The Victoria Quarter, The Corn Exchange and Kirkgate Market. Near the station you will find a number of developments including Waterside Apartments and Whitehall Quarter. Both of which are rated as great places to rent in Leeds.

“Handy for walking to work. Very accessible, but bit close to main road.” – Alex, Verified Resident of Waterside Apartments

Headingley and Hyde Park are north of the city centre and easily accessible. There is a large student population in this area as it is conveniently located between the city centre and greener areas beyond the city limits. With the younger population has come an injection of craft beer bars and shops catering to vegans/ vegetarians as well as some of the coolest bars in the city.

Holbeck Urban Village is one of the up-and-coming locations in Leeds. Dubbed the home of the creative and media businesses operating out of the city. With the increase of businesses moving into the area there are new residents discovering the area and staying beyond the 9-5.

Not far from Headingley is the suburb of Chapel Allerton. Filled with independent shops, cafés and bars it is one of the nicest areas of Leeds. More up-market than its neighbouring areas, Chapel Allerton has been referred to as the Notting Hill of the North. Just inside the ring road, between Chapel Allerton and Headingley is Meanwood. With a village-like atmosphere with many parks it offers a greener lifestyle on the outskirts of the city.

You can find out more about living in the Leeds by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Leeds. Moreover, If there’s a Leeds property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Leeds

Write a Review

Love living here

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2024

Great area close to city centre and headingley centre, on the main road but surprisingly quiet in the complex

Please review your development:

Lovely property, modern design, well kept and friendly building management.

Appliances come built in which is super convenient for moving and made it so much easier to settle in. The external property is well kept and the grounds are always cleaned.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The price increases each year were a shock, the rent prices increased a lot

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Really fast and friendly responses to any issues that I’ve had

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
3
Value
5
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Parking expensive

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2024

In city centre
Noise minimal
Reception staff friendly
Parking expensive at the headline, which is not good

Please review your development:

Expensive parking is the only negative but it is large enough to not continue living here

Facilities and management nice

Negative is also removing all doormats, especially without notice. Do not think this is a fire hazard at all and is a very harsh rule

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Parking has a wait list and also increase in price every year, major deterrent to living in the headline

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes
Although not many problems raised due to new build

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
4
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Perfect place

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2024

Good local shops. Transport links very close, several buses, train station 20 minute walk away. Very quiet and nice views.

Please review your development:

Very nice neutral designs throughout. Facilities such as shared areas and gym is very convenient. Games room with pool table and darts! 24/7 security and parcel collection service. Management very friendly and approachable. Nice garden area that is always well kept.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

That the hobs switch off after 15 minutes to know for when you are cooking

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Always on hand to help and resolve any issues arised.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
4
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Love love love ❤️

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2024

The development is excellent, staff are attentive & friendly. Location is great – 10 minutes to the train station & 5 minutes the heart of the city.
Common spaces are lovely – gym, cinema, roof terraces, work spaces

Please review your development:

You can tell a lot of thought has gone in to the design in the apartments & shared spaces.

The staff are super helpful but if you don’t want to talk to them you can do everything you need to do on the app which also has loads of discounts in the city

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Good – how friendly everyone is & all the great offers & exclusives available on the app.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

No issues but I’m sure they would respond quickly.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
Read all Read less

Was this review helpful?

Report

Report

Discover surrounding areas