Located 4 miles east of Leeds, Identity is perfect for those who work in the city. The journey can take as little as 14 minutes by car or there’s plenty of local transport options to choose from. Access to the M1 and M62 is a short distance away, ideal for those who work further afield, visiting relatives or days out.
Said to be one of the largest parks in Europe with more than 700 acres of woodland, lakes and gardens to explore, the nearest entrance to Roundhay Park is 0.7 miles from Identity, around a 15-minute walk. There’s a lakeside cafe and boating jetty, as well as a bowling green and children’s play area.
At the top of Roundhay Park you’ll find Tropical World, just 3.3 miles away. It’s a great day out for all the family with indoor topical gardens, a butterfly house, exotic birds meerkats and crocodiles.
Primrose Valley Park is also a short drive from Identity. With picnic benches a plenty and lots of green space to enjoy, the park is great for spending the day with friends. There’s a great view surrounding the area, a park and tennis courts available for use. The Wyke Beck Way cycle route which runs through Roundhay Park to Temple Newsam passes through Primrose Valley Park.
Providing care for under 5 years old, Kentmere Children’s Centre and Jumping Jack’s Day Nursery are just 5 minutes from home and are both rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
For students from 5-11 years, Manston St James Primary Academy is 9 minutes from home and is rated ‘Good’. Austhorpe Primary is another high rated school, just a short drive away.
Roundhay School Primary Campus was given an outstanding rating. The school is spread across two sites, with the primary campus 0.7 miles from the development and the secondary and sixth form 3.1 miles away.
For further education, Leeds Beckett University is located right in the centre of the vibrant city of Leeds just 13 minutes from home and offers an array of different courses.
Many local residents are members of the JD Gym in Leeds, which is just 1.6 miles away and boasts cardio, strength and resistance machines, weights, a range of classes and a relaxing sauna for after your workout. There’s no need to sign up for a long-term contract, as you can pay month to month.
Leeds Gymnastics Club is 1.4 miles from Identity. It’s home to a number of elite and Olympic athletes and offers sessions for all ages and abilities, from babies all the way up to professional level adult gymnastics.
Roundhay park is just 11 minutes away from home. One of the biggest parks in Europe, Roundhay has plenty of walking, running and cycling routes to offer.
Identity is next to the A58 Easterly Road, which provides a direct route into Leeds city centre to the south-west, 4 miles away.
The M1 is a short drive away, which gets you to Wakefield in around 30 minutes, Sheffield in slightly over an hour and places like Nottingham and Leicester if you continue south. The M62 is 10.6 miles from Identity, giving access to Bradford and Huddersfield in under an hour.
Seacroft Bus Station is 1.2 miles away, offering services throughout Yorkshire. The 4 and 4A go to Pudsey via Leeds city centre and the 770 and 771 run to Harrogate. The 50A bus service to Horsforth runs straight past our Identity development on Asket Drive, just a short walk away.
Just 8 minutes from home, on the edge of Roundhay Park in the leafy, north Leeds suburb of Oakwood, you’ll find Chophaus, a steak and wine restaurant. Serving prime cuts of locally sourced meats, inventive signature dishes and divine desserts, their restaurant offers a feast for all senses in beautifully stylish surroundings.
If you’re looking for a new vegetarian and vegan friendly breakfast spot, on your door step, then look no further than Gron Kafe. A Scandinavian inspired eatery in the heart of Oakwood where you can tuck into healthy eats. You can find Pancakes, Smoothie Bowls, French Toast and much more on the menu. Gron Kafe is just 8 minutes from home and is great weekend brunch spot.
Colours May Vary is a small, independent shop just 19 minutes away from home that stocks beautiful, useful and inspirational wares. Focussing mainly on graphic art and design, typography, illustration and product design, Colours May Vary stock books, journals, prints, cards, gifts, homeware and stationery. It’s sourced both locally and internationally from a mix of established and up and coming producers.