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.

4.52
Average Location Score

Excellent

67%

Very Good

23%

Average

7%

Disappointing

1%

Very Poor

2%

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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Good place to live. Certain elements could be better

Review Date May 2022

The gym is a bit basic. Also the building I am in has no facilities, so always have to go to another building. Other than that, is quiet and comfortable

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The design is good and modern, however some components seem cheap. (Kitchen work tops)

The furnishings although may look nice, are not comfortable or homely. Comfort over design could have been considered on these items (sofa in particular)

The lamp above our table looks unfinished.

But apart from the above points it is a good looking flat

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

I wish I had known where the best places for dog walks are.

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

They have been very quick to respond and kind and courteous at all times

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Hi Steven

Thank you for your review, we’re so glad you’re happy here at Mustard Wharf.

I’d be interested in understanding where we could improve on the repairs and maintenance aspect, please feel free to come and speak to me or my Resident services team to discuss any issues further.

The team will also be happy to discuss places to walk your dog and maybe introduce you to other dog owners so you’ve got company.

Thanks
Johnathan

The property is maintained to a high standard at all times.

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Verified Resident
Review Date May 2022

Great place to live with a great team and great facilities.

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The development is put together well. The property is maintained to a high standard at all times. Any issues are fixed quickly. The property has great facilities such as gym, conceirge, 24 hr security, well maintained gardens and is pet friendly. Team are very helpful

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

There isn’t anything I needed to know all information was provided.

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

I didn’t have an issues but anything that needed fixing in the communal areas was fixed immediately.

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Highly rated development

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Review Date Apr 2022

Mustard Wharf is located in the most fantastic and convenient area of Leeds. It sits along the Leeds and Liverpool canal which is a beautiful path to walk, cycle or run along at any time of the day. It’s surrounded by the most amazing restaurants and bars which sit right on top of the canal, providing a beautiful view. There is a water taxi that takes you to Leeds Dock, just a 10-minute journey away which is filled with more restaurants and vibrancy. Not to mention the nearest supermarket is a 4-minute walk away, Leeds City Centre just a 10-minute walk away along with a 3-minute walk to the train station and bus stops at almost every corner. Mustard Wharf also has its own 90-degree coffee shop right at the doorstep of the residence. It’s the definition of convenience.

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The development itself is laid out really well and the space has been used extremely efficiently. The communal space is a great co-working space to catch a break from the apartment and do some work. Along with the 2 outdoor rooftop spaces which are provided with heaters, another great area to work which looks out onto the Leeds accompanied with the fresh air and great sun (when it’s a nice day of course!). The building itself is extremely new, modern, and up-to-date with its designs, layout, and features. The gym is fantastic, especially because it’s on a high floor and has a panoramic view that looks on for miles. It has the perfect amount of gym equipment and amazing natural lighting. There is an outdoor space where workouts can be done outside if you’d like. Not to mention the cleanliness of the buildings and their facilities. I’d highly rate the development overall.

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Prior to moving in, I wish that there was more of a highlight on the additional bills that you will need to pay such as electricity, heating, water, and utilities on top of the monthly rent.

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

The building management always responds immediately to any problems or issues that are raised. Right from the beginning, they have been extremely supportive, kind, and very helpful.

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Hi Valentina

Thank you for your review, we love having you as a resident and part of the community.

We are working on expanding our recycling options so watch this space!

As always, if you need anything please come to any of the resident services team.

Thank you

Very cool spaces around the building

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Review Date Apr 2022

-Very close to city centre where there is a number of top quality Bars and restaurants.
-Parking can be a problem but only at certain times of the day.

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-Very cool spaces around the building and I look forward to the cafe opening or coffee space
– The building is well looked after by management.
-Not sure about furniture at entrance of building colours questionable.
-Gym is great but strange to have a book shelf in the corner of the gym.

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Great place to live.

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

They always go over and beyond very friendly helpful people always have a smile on there faces.

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