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Discover Leeds

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.

Our beautiful homes in Leeds

Entice strata development
Two bedroom homes in Horsforth, LS16
Ambition Development Strata
Two to four bedroom homes in East Leeds, LS14
identity new homes strata
Two to four bedroom homes in East Leeds, LS14
Kudos development strata
Two to four bedroom homes in East Leeds, LS14
Lavish development strata
Four to five bedroom homes in Micklefield, East Leeds, LS25
Finesse development strata
Two to five bedroom homes in East Leeds, LS14

Make It Yours

Our new homes in Leeds are the perfect canvas for you to make your own. You can customise the choices in your new home, from a range high quality kitchens, wardrobes and tiles, to the fine details such as lighting and flooring; you can make it yours.
Our new homes in Leeds are the perfect canvas for you to make your own.
Living in Leeds
ThingsToDo -

Already home to the BBC’s Yorkshire headquarters, Leeds College of Music, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Northern Ballet, the newly rebuilt and renamed Leeds Playhouse is also located in Quarry Hill.
Head along Eastgate towards The Headrow and you’ll find The Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House on New Briggate. It remains one of Leeds’ most culturally significant buildings, with Gothic and Victorian features, and has a year-round programme of events. It is home to the Howard Assembly Room, a beautifully restored, 300-capacity performance venue and rehearsal space for Opera North’s award-winning orchestra.
The Royal Armouries at Leeds Dock, on the River Aire, is a short walk from the city centre and is free to enter. As the UK’s national museum of arms and armour, it has an impressive collection of more than 75,000 items with live jousting and re-enactments. It’s also a popular conference and events space. 

Hyde Park Picture House on Brudenell Road is a cinema with a difference, 1.8 miles outside the city centre. It will give you a real taste of times gone by – not only is it the last surviving gas-lit cinema in the UK, it has original features like an outside ticket booth and decorative balcony, with big plans to improve the facilities and accessibility in the coming years. Catch one of the latest films or something more unusual.

If you’re looking for houses for sale in Leeds that promise culture on your doorstep and room for all the family, Strata’s new housing developments – KudosAmbition and Finesse - are the perfect choice.

Transport -

Getting to other towns and cities throughout the UK is made easy by Leeds’ excellent road network and public transport links. The M1 runs close to the city and will transport you straight into the centre of Sheffield. The A1 (M) is your main connection to Doncaster in the south and Darlington in the north.

"There are excellent bus routes into Leeds from Seacroft. I work in the city centre and my bus picks me up outside home and drops me right outside work."- Kate, a resdient on our Ambition development in Leeds

Leeds was home to the first commercial railway, so it comes as no surprise rail travel remains important to the city. It is home to the third-busiest station in the UK outside London, with an estimated 29.7 million rail passengers last year according to the Office of Rail and Road. A train to London King’s Cross takes just over two hours, while other destinations include Manchester Piccadilly, Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street making some of the UK’s biggest and most vibrant cities easily accessible from your new home in Leeds.

Alternative ways to get around

The city is on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal with a free water taxi service between Granary Wharf and Leeds Dock every 20 minutes. It’s an unusual but fun way to travel!

Leeds Bradford International Airport is 8 miles north-west of the city centre. It’s easy to access if you live in the city and its suburbs, with plenty of houses for sale in Strata’s Kudos and Ambition developments within its reach. There’s a regular bus service to the departure terminal from outside the city’s train station. The journey takes around 35 minutes. 

Once you’re at the airport, there are flights to destinations including Budapest, Alicante and Gdansk. If you get chance to relax before your flight, grab a bite to eat at The Saltaire, located just after the airport’s Yorkshire Premier Lounge. They have a great breakfast menu.

With great road, rail and airport access, our new homes in Leeds are a great option for anyone on the lookout for houses for sale in the West Yorkshire area.

Shopping -

Leeds has a compact city centre with a great selection of boutique and designer stores, high street brands and retailers, and many excellent independents. 

"Trinity is amazing for shopping and eating out, as is Victoria Gate. Leeds is defintely my favourite city!" - Kate, a resdient on our Ambition development in Leeds

There are four arcades, each with its own personality. There’s Queens Arcade on Briggate, the Grade II listed Grand Arcade on Merrion Street and the glass-roofed Thornton’s Arcade on Lands Lane. The Victoria Quarter is part of Victoria Leeds, with designers including Vivienne Westwood and the first Harvey Nichols outside London.

Victoria Leeds also includes the new Victoria Gate shopping centre, home to the city’s first John Lewis department store. It’s the place to go for boutique shops, as well as Anthropologie and Australian tea brand T2. Meanwhile Trinity Leeds is where you’ll find 120 big-name shops, including high street favourites Mango, Pandora and Topshop.
For a range of independents (and a fine example of Victorian architecture) The Corn Exchange is a Grade I listed domed building on Call Lane. It’s a good stop for local fashion, gifts, records and jewellery, or to just sit and stare at the amazing ceiling. 

For fresh produce, fashion and hardware, there’s Kirkgate Market. Not only is it one of Europe’s biggest indoor markets, it was also named Britain’s Favourite Market at the 2017 Great British Market Awards for the second year running. It’s located in a Grade I listed building with the main entrance on Vicar Lane.

To top it off, there’s a farmers’ market on Briggate in the city centre, scheduled for the first and third Sunday of the month. All of this is just a short distance from our selection of new housing developments.

Out of town, Otley Farmers’ Market is popular and is held on the last Sunday of the month. If you’re there during the week, head to independent wine dealer Chez Vin, and grab yourself a treat from Bondgate Bakery. The half-hour drive to Otley takes you through some stunning countryside. 

"Definitely take a look at Victoria Leeds; it’s brought loads of new stores to the city, including John Lewis and Anthropologie. You’re also just around the corner from Headrow House, a great place for enjoying a cocktail once you’ve finished shopping!” - Rachel McManus, Leeds Metropolitan University graduate and a resident in Leeds for 8 years

From the designer boutiques of the high street to the hustle and bustle of a rural town market, you can rest assured that all of your retail needs will be catered for within a stone’s throw of your new home in Leeds.

Food -

As well as shopping, Leeds is famous for its selection of independent bars, restaurants, cafés and nightclubs. 

Around the train station you’ll find Tapped Leeds on Boar Lane with 27 different craft beers – many of which are brewed on site – and beer dough stone-baked pizzas. Bibis Italianissimo is on Sovereign Street, a family-owned restaurant that’s been open for 40 years with an impressive food and cocktail menu. The 1920s-style dining room will transport you back to the Great Gatsby era. 

From Sovereign Street, make your way to Granary Wharf, a lively part of town that’s home to Livin’ Italy, an Italian restaurant and wine bar, and Fazenda, a Brazilian dining experience and paradise for meat eaters. 

You can catch some of the best views of Leeds from the Sky Lounge at Granary Wharf located on the 13th floor of the DoubleTree Hilton. While you’re there why not enjoy a drink on the balcony when the sun goes down – and don’t worry, warm blankets are provided! 

The Calls is one of Leeds’ trendiest areas. It’s packed with bars and restaurants, including Ambiente Tapas and Brasserie Forty 4, both of which have great views over the River Aire. Head up Call Lane towards the city centre and take a look at the quirky Art’s Café Bar and Restaurant. Local artists can display their work on the walls and because it’s quite small, the service is generally excellent. 

At the top of Vicar Lane, close to the Grand Arcade, you’ll find Zaap, a Thai street food experience in the heart of Leeds. Park yourself in a tuk tuk while you’re served tasty and authentic dishes. The Pad Thai gets good reviews, or for something out of the ordinary, the Guay Tiew Phed Toon (rice noodles with stewed duck in broth) is popular with regulars. 

Trinity Leeds has a good selection of places to eat and drink, including Trinity Kitchen where the selection of street food vans change every six weeks. It’s home to The Alchemist and The Botanist, both famous for their unorthodox yet delightful range of cocktails.

"Friends of Ham is my favourite place in the world! It serves great beer and wine, as well as cured meats and cheeses – what’s not to love?” - Jamie Richards, Leeds resident for 3 years

Whether you’re something of a foodie or prefer to keep it simple, choosing to move into one of our new homes in Leeds promises a world-class dining scene and the kind of social life you enjoy right on your doorstep.

Local -

Head beyond Leeds city centre and you’ll see some of the country’s best scenery and attractions.

Our new build homes in Leeds are ideally located for easy access to surrounding towns and villages, which include the likes of Victorian spa town Harrogate and the village of Harewood, with its grand stately home and surrounding estate.

“There are so many great walks you can do in and around Leeds. One of my favourites is a stroll along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, heading out towards Bradford. I’d recommend going as far as Apperley Bridge and catching the train back to Leeds city centre.” - Elaine Peters, Senior Operator at BBC Yorkshire and a resident in Leeds for 6 years

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 homes 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 close to Leeds 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.  

New homes in Leeds

We understand the importance of location, which is why all our communities are in areas with great commuter links, and a range of local schools and amenities to suit everyone’s lifestyles. 
"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.
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