Initially a market town in the Middle Ages, it soon became a key city in England's textile industry, drawing a wealth of people into the city.
There are still plenty of reminders of our industrial past, such as the Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, Tower Works in Holbeck and the White Cloth Hall in Kirkgate.
Alongside these former working sites - many of which are being redeveloped - there are also plenty of residential homes across the city that date back several hundred years.
From Armley to Weetwood, more than 3,300 properties are either either Grade I or Grade II listed because they carry such historical significance.
We took a look on property website Zoopla for the best Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian properties currently on the market in Leeds.
5. Rare to market
Estate agents Manning Stainton have described this Edwardian property as 'rare to the market'. Located in Spen Road in West Park, the semi-detached property has a wealth of wealth of period features including picture rails, high ceilings and large bay windows.On the ground floor is an elegant reception room leading through to the luxurious open plan kitchen diner. The hallway provides access to the cellar which has useful rooms such as the utility room. An original Edwardian staircase leads upstairs to the three generous bedrooms and family bathroom, with another staircase leading to two further bedrooms on the second floor. It is on the market for £625,000 with Manning Stainton.
Photo: Manning Stainton
6. Victorian clocktower
This exquisite penthouse apartment in Menston is set within the grandeur of a Victorian Clock Tower which formed part of the original hospital buildings. The homes within this historic building have been painstakingly transformed during the restoration process but still maintain many unique and original features such as the tall windows and high corniced ceilings. The apartment itself is set over two floors and has been modernised by the current owner to include handmade handmade with bespoke island units, Siemens appliances, and a living living feature TV wall with bespoke Dekton wall hanging unit with integrated Sky box, Sonos sound bar and TV. The property is set within grounds of approximately 200 acres of park and woodland. It is on the market with Dacre, Son & Hartley for £499,950.
Photo: Dacre, Son & Hartley
7. 'Piece of local history'
Described as a "chance to buy a piece of local history", this large Victorian property in Gildersome was built in the late 19th Century as the manse for Gildersome Baptist Church, which occupies the adjoining plot. The Old Manse, which is the main house, has five bedrooms but the property also comes with a detached two bedroom annex, complete with large kitchen diner, lounge and is own bathroom. The main house provides three floors of spacious accommodation plus has converted cellar rooms providing a gym & sauna. It is on the market with Reeds Rain for £750,000.
Photo: Reeds Rain