Leeds is a dynamic and exciting place to live but if you’re looking for your first home in the city, choosing the best area to live can prove to be a little daunting!
Here at Dwell our portfolio of professional lets in Leeds covers a wide range of areas so we thought we’d offer an insight into just some of the best places to live for Leeds-newbies. Our next post will give more ideas on great places to live in Leeds for professional tenants.
Leeds City Centre
Living in the centre of Leeds is an obvious choice for professionals and is the ideal location for anyone who works in the city centre. Including a wide range of stylish options for city-centre living, our property portfolio covers stunning executive apartments and well-designed flats.
Leeds city centre boasts some of the best shopping opportunities outside London, alongside countless restaurants, bars and cafes. Leeds now enjoys a reputation for its distinctive cultural scene, thanks to the city’s wide range of museums, art galleries, theatres and music venues. If you like nothing more than being right at the heart of the action and within easy reach of the office, Leeds city centre will be right up your street!
Just north of the city centre, Headingley has become a firm favourite with young professionals and students alike. Offering an unbeatable selection of gorgeous period properties, many of which have been converted into elegant flats, Headingley’s tree-lined streets are within easy reach of the city centre.
Living in Headingly doesn’t mean that you’ll have to head into the city centre for entertainment though as this diverse area of Leeds boasts a great selection of independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and several cinemas. The perfect location for anyone who likes to maintain a hip and happening social life, we think Headingley is pretty hard to beat.
Whether you’re a young professional or a busy working family, we think you’ll find that Chapel Allerton ticks all the right boxes. This area of Leeds has a really relaxed feel to it, thanks to its mixture of stylish independent shops, laid-back cafes and bars. Properties in Chapel Allerton are as diverse as the area itself and include everything from spacious detached Victorian homes, through to contemporary new build apartments.
Chapel Allerton is within easy reach of Leeds city centre and because of its location to the north east, also makes a great place to live if you need to commute to towns such as Harrogate and Wetherby.
Cookridge offers the best of both worlds: a tranquil, leafy suburb, this lovely area of Leeds offers a great range of local amenities whilst being within easy commuting distance of the city centre.
Cookridge has its very own ‘village centre’ and thanks to its location in-between the areas of Headingley and Horsforth, a wide selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants are within easy reach. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the 18 hole course at Cookridge Hall but if golf isn’t your thing, Cookridge Hall also has a fantastic fitness centre and gym.
Cookridge offers a diverse choice of housing, ranging from spacious detached properties through to stylish flats. A superb location for professionals who want to live within easy reach of the office, Cookridge has a real cosy village feel; perfect for getting away from it all at the weekends and after work.
If you’re looking for a professional let in Leeds we hope this insight will help! This article covers just a few of the residential areas Leeds has to offer. Here at Dwell Leeds we’re specialists in helping professionals find their ideal home in Leeds and if you would like advice on the best area for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Don't forget to come back in a few weeks time for more suggestions on great locations for professional lets in Leeds.
To learn more about the best areas for professional lets in Leeds, check out our area guides by clicking on the links in the footers.