07 Nov, 2019
As one of the largest student cities in the country, Leeds can be a daunting place to try and find accommodation. We have compiled a portfolio of over 3000 properties in Leeds for you to search through, but if you have any more questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The University of Leeds is one of the most popular universities in the country, receiving the second highest number of applications per year. It also has one of the largest single campuses in the UK (98 acres) just one mile from the city centre. There have also been huge investments in the facilities on campus, such as their £12m fitness centre and pool; their £12.5m Energy Research building and their £42m Enterprise and Innovation Centre.
Leeds Beckett University's historic Headingley campus is located among woodland just a few miles outside of the city, whilst its impressive Broadcasting Tower in the city centre was judged the best tall building in the world by a council of global architects in 2010. Contributing an amazing £477 million to the economy, the University is renowned for its work with local businesses and employers, and boasts a 95% graduate employment rate.
An inner city area of Leeds, Burley is situated north-east of the city centre. It is a very popular area amongst students and boasts a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars to keep everyone fed and entertained. Many of the properties in the area are red brick Victorian terraces and small back-to-backs. There are larger properties to be found though, particularly around Burley Wood and Kirkstall. There are also a few private student halls in the area for students with a larger budget.
As the name suggests, Harehills is set on a south-facing slope in the north east of the city. It is densely packed with terraced houses and offers many cheaper accommodation options to students on a lower budget. The area is well serviced by the 'Leeds Overground' bus system, making it a solid option for students who have to commute across the city to campus.
Headingley is a suburb of the city that is notable as being the home of Headingley stadium as well as the home of Leeds BeckettÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Beckett Park campus. Due to this Headingley is one of the most student-dense areas of the city and receives quite a bit of investment as a result. Public transport to and from the area is some of the best in the city. The suburb is also one of the oldest in the city with a diverse array of historical buildings, some of which are now renowned restaurants and pubs.
Hyde Park is an inner city area sandwiched between the city centre and Headingley, the boundaries of which are rather vague. If you're searching for property near Victoria/Alexandra/Burley or Cardigan Road it's likely youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re searching within the Hyde Park area. Expect to find a large density of students as well as a strong multi-cultural vibe. The area is constantly in a process of renovation as much of the local infrastructure and property was built in Victorian times, although there are plenty of modern accommodation options on offer.
On the eastern side of the River Aire, Kirkstall is a pretty self-contained suburb about 2 miles from the city centre that is close to both major universities. Of the many notable historical sites in the area, Kirkstall Abbey is the most famous. An annual music, arts and crafts festival is held in its grounds every July.
A largely residential area, Woodhouse is also home of the University of Leeds, making it an extremely convenient place of residence. The area offers a selection of accommodation ranging from older terraces and back-to-backs up to modern purpose-built student digs.
If you're unsure about where to start, try Headingley, the main student area of Leeds, packed with shops, bars and those all important takeaways. Other specific areas include Hyde Park, Burley, and Woodhouse, all of which are easily commutable to both universities.