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.

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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!

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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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Great development and team

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2021

Great development in a brilliant location. The flats are spacious, modern and finished to a high standard. The balcony is much larger than the typical city centre balcony – great addition.

The on-site gym and events for residents are a great touch. The customer service team are brilliant and go above and beyond to resolve any issue, especially Simon and Julia who are always helpful and friendly and go above and beyond.

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Modern, spacious and furnished development – reasonably priced for Leeds city centre. 10 minute walk to the train station.

Great team and facilities such as the gym and additional events such as exercise classes and themed events.

Reliable and fast WiFi is included in the rent.

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

There is a bike store in the car park.

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

We had an issue with our washer when we first moved in – fixed quickly and professionally by the team.

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Amazing place to live

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2021

I love living here. The customer service has been outstanding. I live in Aaron block and have really lovely neighbours. The premises are really clean and I have got to know the housekeeper Kerri who consistently does a great job, whilst being friendly, professional and polite.

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Staff are available 24/7 which is great and gives a sense of security. The gym and conference room are fab. The apartment is well designed and the full length balcony is a great bonus. There are many organised events that make you feel part of the community.

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All good. Our property manager Umair showed us around a number of available properties and let us take out time is deciding.

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

No issues raised. Happy with everything and importantly I know if I had issues they would be sorted.

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Manager Response

Hello Katie,

What a fantastic review, thank you for such amazing feedback – the team are delighted!

We’re very happy you’re enjoying life at Leodis Square and hope to see you at one of our resident’s events very soon.

Best wishes
Jay

Sweet as chocolate

Review Date Oct 2021

Sweeter than 1000 bags of chocolate milk.

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Sweeter than 1000 bags of chocolate milk. The concierge are amazing in every way. I wish I was born in this flat. Gym. Balcony. Pubs. Transport. Facilities. Maintainece and cleaners, splendid and faultless.

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How wonderful, beautiful and intelligent the staff are. Class acts.

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The staff are sweeter than 1000 bags of chocolate milk

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Hello BC,

Thank you for your very sweet review – we’re so pleased that you’re happy at Leodis Square and the team have been able to help you.

Best wishes
Jay.

Thank you for everyone who is making this a lovely experience living here!!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2021

everything is perfect. it is the perfect place, close to the city centre. It is just a 10 minute walk.

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the design is very modern and clean. very cozy yet spacious at the same time. My favorite part is the balcony, it is a big balcony perfect for gatherings. I love the gym and the garden. As well as, the fact that it feels like a close community in the facility:)

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

I feel like I was informed about everything before hand. One comment I would have is the fact that it is so hard to find my mail since it is mixed with everyone else’s in the building.

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

So far I have not experienced any issues but I am sure they would be very helpful.

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Manager Response

Hi Rahaf,

I’m so pleased to read that you’ve been enjoying balcony and the communal gardens, and have been making the most of the gym.

On behalf of the whole team, thank you very much for your feedback and taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review.

Many thanks
Jay.

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