Leeds is a city with around 750,000 residents, making it the third-most populated city in the UK. It’s the biggest centre outside of London for business and financial services. With world-class entertainment, culture and dining, our charming collections of houses in Leeds are perfectly located to take advantage of this Northern powerhouse.
Affectionately referred to as the capital of Yorkshire, Leeds has grown into a lively and modern city. It’s a hive of energy and activity that draws people in from across the country. With industrial roots, a rich heritage, a thriving nightlife and plenty of green spaces, Leeds is a hub of culture and diversity – and that makes it the perfect location to call home.
What are the highlights of living in Leeds?
Leeds is adored by many, from visitors to new home owners. One of the most important cities in the North of England, Leeds has so much to offer, from its brilliantly located airport to charming Leeds homes and highly rated schools – and there’s plenty to do for culture vultures and music lovers.
With five universities dotted across the city and more within easy commuting distance, academics will flourish here and have no trouble finding their feet
Independent homeowners seek out Leeds for a fresh take on city life, and families can feel safe and settled with plenty of green open spaces. There are plenty of new build homes in Leeds’ leafy suburbs like Horsforth, boasting a high standard of living.
There is always something happening in Leeds. Enjoy everything from world-class sporting events at Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground and Elland Road football stadium to concerts from the world’s biggest superstars at the monumental First Direct Arena.
Leeds Bradford Airport is only a 30 minute drive from Leeds city centre, with a dedicated airport bus service which makes international travel and holiday planning hassle-free.
Where to look for a new home in Leeds?
Leeds isn’t just a bustling metropolis – head out of the centre and you’ll quickly find well-connected suburbs and villages with their own distinct personalities, boasting charming new build homes in Leeds that are ideal for families and young professionals.
When searching for houses in Leeds, first time buyers and professionals are sure to enjoy the smart suburb of Horsforth, where our urban development Entice can be found - an ideal spot for anyone looking for new homes in Leeds. Horsforth is home to an array of contemporary bars and restaurants, gorgeous parks and plenty of local entertainment.
This thriving spot is tempting for many, because of its rich community feel and wonderful local offering. Residents will never be far from a shop, an independent café, or a calming nature reserve.
There’s excellent infrastructure around Leeds, with lots of smaller train stations in satellite suburbs offering easy access into the city centre. Horsforth train station provides routes to the likes of Leeds city centre, Harrogate and York, and other stations can be found in popular areas like Burley and Headingley, making travel easy for commuters.
Find a new home in Leeds close to the city centre
For anyone looking for Leeds homes with easy access to the city centre, East Leeds makes a perfect pick. Just 15 minutes away from the bustling city centre, spots like Seacroft and Cross Gates boast great connectivity – Cross Gates has its own train station, and a regular bus service heading to and from the centre of Leeds.
With our development of new homes in Leeds at Kudos and Identity, you’re also a stone’s throw from beautiful Roundhay Park. Covering more than 700 acres, it’s one of the biggest city parks in Europe with woodland walks, lakes and gardens. Roundhay is a beloved local nature spot, and probably the most popular picnic spot in Leeds during summer.
Areas like Cross Gates boast plenty of local amenities– so while you can pop into the city centre to enjoy brilliant bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, you can also stick close to home, with plenty of local independent stores and bars on the lively high street.
"I’ve moved from a smaller village where there’s not much to do, so it’s fantastic to live so much closer to the centre. I’d describe Leeds as a vibrant and busy city with something for everyone."
Kate - A resident on our Ambition development in Leeds.