Leeds recommends: Coolest places to live in the city

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This week we asked the #Leedsrecommends community for their favourite Leeds suburb, village or neighbourhood. From lively Horsforth to peaceful Bramhope, there’s plenty of postcode loyalty.

Joanne Coleman. LS16 - we are in the middle of everything. Horsforth Park is a five-minute drive, and so is Golden Acre Park. We have an Asda and also Horsforth Morrisons down the road. It’s not a busy place so is usually quiet. We have a fire station who have lots of open days. There are schools, a couple of pubs and a doctor’s surgery. Finally we have the enormous field at the top of Tinshill Lane for picnics and football.

Martin Walker. Personally, I enjoy Horsforth - it has so much. But love the walk to neighbouring Kirkstall for the Abbey, especially along the canal.

Bev Martin. Horsforth has it all! Great schools, lovely park, university, restaurants, pubs, town street, golf course, train station and airport. Best thing we ever did moving here.

Graham Watson. LS7, there’s a real buzz in Meanwood and an amazing new art gallery on Meanwood Close. It used to be a dull, boring, white open space, but the owners have decorated it and put some fantastic artwork in.

Julia Trifunovic. Roundhay and Chapel Allerton for nice bars, restaurants and charity shops. Chapeltown for its vibrancy, and growth, also for the Dutch Pot!

Danny Morris. After living, working and studying there, Horsforth wins. Now in Meanwood, which is by default ok. But yeah, I wanna move back to Horsforth!

Dan Gire. Barwick in Elmet, the urban village. It’s a proper village surrounded by fields but only 15 minutes from town. Three pubs, a post office and a shop, plus a baker, chippy and pizza parlour. 1,000 years of history and fantastic road links. Plus a great primary school. Everything you could want from a village.

Alison Ogle. Farsley of course! Art galleries at Sunnybank Mills, great independent restaurants, local bars, live theatre at Trouble at Mill, live music venues and everything from the butchers, florist, greengrocer to clothing and accessories!

Scott Fulton. Beeston. Five minutes from town, Leeds United, John Charles Stadium, White Rose on the doorstep, motorway access. Callum Cowley. Scholes! It’s quiet and a really nice area.

Michelle Cook. I love Woodlesford, unassuming, a fantastic place to live, while being affordable.

Rachel Dunn. Bramhope for definite. I live here and built my business here too.

Jill Sowden. I live in Bramley, which is improving tremendously. However I think Chapel Allerton is the coolest suburb/village.

Philippa Mancini-Warcup. Bramley feels like it’s bursting with such optimism and potential...the shopping centre is being improved, the historic Bramley Baths are iconic, good quality housing is springing up around and about, Bramley in Bloom is re-forming, the park is a great hub of activity. It’s become a place that I am proud to live in, and I’m looking forward to my future here.

Rick Poppa. Chaple Allerton easily. This place has put itself firmly on the map. There is something for all ages.

Shirley Robertson. Otley of course. Great river and park, also used for Hotten in Emmerdale.