Since the recent economic downturn, more and more people are moving into rented accommodation rather than jumping in at the deep end with mortgages. Leeds offers a variety of flats and houses to suit almost every taste, from student through to families. LeedsCity centre apartment rentals are also available for young professionals.
Leeds, the “London of the North”, as it commonly referred to, is the commercial heart of West Yorkshire, with some of the largest legal and financial sectors north of London.
The Yorkshire Dales are located around 20 miles from the edge of the city, 65% of which is covered with beautiful green belt. For families, Leeds offers recreational space and safety, but at the same time, a modest commute into the centre, of around 50 minutes during rush hour, or a 20 minute drive from some outskirts at off peak times.
Transport in Leeds is very plentiful and reliable. West Yorkshire Metro offer free inner city bus services, and First Yorkshire offer further services stretching across the region. Rail services feed the city centre and suburban stations, with direct lines to Birmingham, London and further north.
Leeds can trace its roots back to before the 5th century, when it was heavily forested. The settlement developed during the Industrial Revolution for its production of Wool, and has been expanding since. The M1 motorway feeds commuter traffic to the city along with other excellent road networks such as the M62 and the M621 inner city ring road. In more recent times, the city has also established itself as one of the top academic cities in Britain with over 5 University campuses, of which the largest and Leeds University, and Leeds Metropolitan University – feeding the highly competitive yet exciting city centre jobs and growth.
The city offers many attractions, some of the most famous being the Headingley Cricket Stadium as well as the cultural museums of the city centre. The City Museum and Art Museum are free to browse. The Royal Armories museum is located near a newer housing development named Clarence Dock – a regenerated dockland area now popular with students and young professionals.
Further attractions may be the Leeds International Film festival, Yorkshire County Cricket Club, City Centre shopping and nightlife or Tetley’s; found in Brewery Wharf.
Finding property to rent is easy; it’s in abundance. Searching for property to rent in Leeds online may be a start for those who are not already located in the Yorkshire region. Many companies offer online Student Property in Leeds