With a large student population and a growing number of businesses and industrial centres, Leeds is a bustling city full of life and opportunities. For a big city, property prices are reasonable for professionals wishing to purchase their own home, and for those studying in the city, there are an abundance of quality houses to rent. Leeds’ student population tends to have its focus around the Headingley, Burley and Hyde Park area, with the latter being the best if you’re looking for a balance between location, facilities and good value.
What has Hyde Park got to offer
If you’re heading to either of Leeds’ universities or any one of the many colleges, it’s definitely worth looking for student accommodation in Hyde Park. It’s an area with a diverse spread of nationalities, with churches, temples and mosques catering for a variety of religions. In response to its riots in 1995, these different communities have rallied together to create an annual event called ‘Unity Day, held at Woodhouse Moor. Run by a local committee and supported by a large network of volunteers, this festival celebrates the different creeds and cultures of Hyde Park through music, art and performance. Unity Day aims to promote the area and bring together its residents along with people from across Leeds as a whole and is a fantastic day out. The community organises fundraising events throughout the year in order to keep the festival free of charge and it’s a great way to get involved with the locals and make friends and contacts. While this is one of the biggest community run events in Leeds, the date is kept a closely guarded secret every year in order to limit numbers and avoid an uncontrollable overspill of revellers.
When you choose student accommodation in Estate Agents in Leeds bound to visit more than almost anywhere else is the Hyde Park Picture House; an independent art house cinema that shows everything from cult movies to modern classics. It’s popular with media students for obvious reasons and considered by many to be a real treasure of the city and something that locals are incredibly proud of. The area also has 2 fantastic music venues; The Royal Park and the Brudenell Social Club, which offer entertainment spanning most genres, ensuring that there’s truly something for everyone.
Everything you need to hand
For students living in the area there are plenty of Houses for Sale Leeds cafes and pubs. There are also several vintage clothes stores and even a launderette where you can keep those purchases clean! Many of the houses to rent in this area of Leeds are Victorian terraces, and previous students who have lived in the area include the Kaiser Chief’s Ricky Wilson and Chris Pine, from the 2009 remake of Star Trek – with many other famous residents both past and present having lived and worked in this part of Leeds too.
If you’re looking for student houses to rent, Leeds has plenty of letting agents who specialise in UNIPOL landlords and finding properties for students. Student accommodation in Hyde Park is often a little cheaper than comparative houses in Headingley, while still offering great transport links and a prime location for everything that the city has to offer. It’s an area that has everything you could possibly need and is definitely worth investigating when searching for a place to live while you study.