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.

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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.

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Review Date May 2021

These made a stressful move feel like a bliss! Couldn’t do enough and still cant really recommend, like a little community!

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Absolutely stunning, high quality hotel feel.
Beautiful use of colours.
Safe feeling through ( I have a young child)
Amazing attention to detail not just in apartment but in common areas.
Stunning rooftop areas.
Amazing Hireable dinning/ socializing room
Great management always available.
Forever growing community feel.

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not the best signal throughout although this will be why free WIFI included.

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quick and effectively! no question too hard for this team

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Manager Response - This reply is pending HomeViews approval

Hi Jade

Thank you for your review and comments, its so rewarding to know that you and your daughter feel safe and at home with us.

If ever you need anything of course you can always contact me directly or any of the Mustard Wharf team who are all happy to help.

We can’t wait to start meeting all our neighbours in person very soon and start our resident events in our amazing resident amenity spaces!

Thank you again!
Johnathan

Amazing

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

As my first ever rental I couldn’t have wished for a better apartment block
It’s in a good location with ideal amenities and a short walk to Leeds city centre
The staff from management reception maintenance and cleaning are always smiling and can’t do enough to make you feel you are the only concern
So glad I moved with a view of the canal and being pet friendly is amazing

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Amazing decor abd layout and facilities
It’s been nice to see the work taking place and once finished be amazing with on site gym
The building is well maintained and be nice once plants etc be outside
Commercial units to let so exciting

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None

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

Rectified straight away and if something needs ordering done in a few day

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Anton

I am so happy your a resident here in Mustard Wharf, you have been a dream resident since you moved in and we all love Lula!

If ever you need anything please give me a shout.

Can’t wait to start mixing in person and getting to know all the neighbours!!

Take care and see you soon!

Thanks
Johnathan

Brilliant development

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

Very good location just minutes from the city centre. Parking is available both within the development, on the street and there is a large private car park across the road too. Very quiet location.

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Building is fantastically well maintained, the facilities are brilliant. On site gym is great with lots of machines. The team are always available to handle any issues or requests and are happy to do so. The cleaners maintain the communal areas very well and I’ve never noticed anything wrong at all.

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I wish I had known about the extra facilities such as the baking clubs, book clubs etc

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Wouldve preferred the balcony was already usable for a small dog rather than having to fence in ourselves

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Good facilities, good location.

Review Date May 2021

5 minute walk to train station with good access to bus routes.
Private on premise parking available.
Traffic noise minimal.

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Spacious apartment including large balcony with ample space for table, chairs etc.
Good on-site facilities such as gym and bookable private dining room included.
General site management good, with issues resolved shortly after them being identified.
Secured delivery room for any parcels.

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

Proximity to the train station / other public transport options really handy for trips (even more so post COVID).

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Location of sockets in the living room. All sockets located on a single wall meant that getting power to the other side of the room was more difficult without cables crossing the doorway onto the balcony.

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