The centre of town is perfect for anyone looking to be close to the Leeds action.
Leeds is the third biggest city in the UK so it’s no wonder that the city centre is hot property for young professionals and students alike.
Featured area: LS1
Closest primary school: Blenheim Primary School
Distance: 700m, 9 min walk
Ofsted rating: Good
Closest secondary school: Leeds City College
Distance: 500m, 8 min walk
Ofsted rating: Not available
Family rating: 64% (Good)
Property detective rates the city centre as a ‘good’ place to raise a family due to the wide range of facilities and services nearby.
“Leeds city centre is a vibrant, fast moving and continuously growing area for business, leisure and residential properties,” explains Kate Richardson, director at Martin and Co estate agents.
So it comes as no surprise that Leeds was voted the best place to live in England according to Money Supermarket’s 2015 quality of life index.
“Leeds City offers all the exciting experiences of a vivacious urban district while keeping costs to a reasonable low,” Kate adds.
The average price for a two-bedroom apartment in the City is £200,000. Small Studios start from £50,000 while Penthouse apartments achieve in excess of £800,000.
The city centre is a modern space with new developments springing up for contemporary living too.
“The city has approximately 11,000 apartments most of which are modern purpose-built developments,” Kate explains.
“And a further 300 new city homes are currently being built. Leeds also has fabulously converted mills and warehouses with period features, located on the riverside with stunning views.”
Leeds city centre has everything you’ll need on your doorstep from work to education. “Everything is comfortably within walking distance, so there is no need to spend lots of time and money in taxis or on public transport.”
The city is dedicated to its eco-friendly status too and is ranked sixth in the list of Britain’s ‘greenest’ cities.
Loiners are the life and soul of the city too and there are plenty of events on too to get you involved with the community spirit.
Living in the city it’s easy to take advantage of the shopping. “And the fabulous nightlife with brilliant restaurants.” Kate boasts.
From fine dining to street food, city living can be ideal for foodies compared with areas dedicated primarily to housing.
Featured property (pictured)
- St Georges Building, 60 Great George Street LS1
- Martin and Co 0113 245 7174 www.martinco.com