New homes in Leeds rated UK’s best for location

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A development of new build homes in Leeds is the highest rated in the UK for its location, according to verified resident reviews on HomeViews [correct as of June 2020]. New homes in Leeds’ The Whitehall Quarters received a 5* rating for location from all its reviewers. Residents praised the building’s proximity to local amenities and mentioned how quiet the area was despite its central location.

New build homes in Leeds

When it comes to new builds, Leeds has its fair share of highly appealing properties. Developments like Echo Central and the Waterside Apartments have gained strong overall ratings on HomeViews. Reviewers rate their buildings on facilities, management, design and value as well as location, giving an average overall rating.

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Whitehall Quarter (right) and some of Leeds’ stunning new developments on the city’s canals and River Aire (left top and bottom)

However, The Whitehall Quarters is alone out of all the new homes in Leeds for enjoying a flawless 5* rating when it comes to its situation. The residential development sits on the River Aire, just to the west of the town centre. This gives it a quiet location but with very easy access into all the amenities of central Leeds.

Resident reviews

Resident reviews also say that The Whitehall Quarters offer excellent value considering its central location. Other reviewers comment on the quality of the building management and the social life offered by surrounding bars and restaurants:

It’s quite a quiet area compared to other developments surrounding it. It is clean and good value for money for the location.

– C, Private Tenant, Sept 2019 (Read more)

The management are really good and they make me feel safe. It is a quiet end of town so there are no issues with noise.

– Tariq, Private Tenant, September 2019 (Read more)

It is a nice area and i like how there is a lot going on, there is a lot of different restaurants and bars close by which is good for the social side of this particular building.

– Tom Brown, Private Tenant, September 2019 (Read more)

5 Leeds new builds with HomeViews ratings

Below we take a look at five of Leeds’ new build developments and the ratings their residents have given them. We’ve taken into account the number of reviews as well as overall ratings when listing them in order here.

1. Waterside Apartments, LS12

4.01 (based on 23 reviews) 4.01 (23 reviews)
Area guide to Leeds
Waterside Apartments, LS12

Waterside Aparments is located in Leeds City Centre, very close to the Victoria Quarter (known for its vast range of shopping amenities) and the Corn Exchange – a Grade 1 listed building known for its aesthetic and alternative cafés and independent businesses. Residents have access to balconies, a concierge and private parking.

Read reviews and details of Waterside Apartments, LS12

2. Echo Central, LS9

Barratt Homes
4.07 (based on 5 reviews) 4.07 (5 reviews)
Area guide to Leeds
Echo Central, LS9

Echo Central is a Barratt Homes development located in Cross Green. Residents benefit from balconies, a 24-hour concierge and a parking space. The development is just a 15-minute walk from Leeds City Centre and a 20-minute walk from Leeds station, which has links across the country.

Read reviews and details of Echo Central, LS9

3. Whitehall Quarter, LS1

Town Centre Securities Plc
3.95 (based on 16 reviews) 3.95 (16 reviews)
Area guide to Leeds
Whitehall Quarter, LS1

Whitehall Quarter is a Town Centre Securities Plc development located in Leeds City Centre. It is conveniently situated a 5-minute walk from Leeds station, also under 10-minutes from a huge range of amenities, including: Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds Cathedral and Leeds City Museum.

Read reviews and details of Whitehall Quarter, LS1

4. X1 Aire, LS2

X1 Developments Limited
3.71 (based on 9 reviews) 3.71 (9 reviews)
Area guide to Leeds
X1 Aire, LS2

X1 Aire is a residential development by X1 Developments located in Leeds. It features 147 apartments alongside five luxury penthouses and residents have access to an on-site gym and private car parking spaces. Located next to the River Aire in the heart of Leeds, the development overlooks the city’s cultural quarter, and benefits from various […]

Read reviews and details of X1 Aire, LS2

5. Whitehall Waterfront, LS1

4.60 (based on 1 review) 4.60 (1 review)
Area guide to Leeds
Whitehall Waterfront, LS1

Whitehall Waterfront is a KW Linfoot development, which has since been dissolved. It is located in Leeds City Centre and residents benefit from large balconies with canal views, underground parking and from being only a 5-minute walk from Leeds station and less than 10-minutes from a vast variety of amenities in the centre of Leeds.

Read reviews and details of Whitehall Waterfront, LS1

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