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Headingley Train Station


The University of Leeds


The Original Oak


The Bear Pit




Headingley Train Station


The University of Leeds


About student living in Headingley


With a student population of over 60%, Headingley is one of the go-to areas for student lets in Leeds. Most students flock to the area thanks to its close proximity to Leeds and excellent public transport links. It’s just two miles from Leeds city centre and takes just over ten minutes to travel via public transport. Headingley has its own train station and plenty of bus stops running through the suburb. Leeds Beckett University is located in Headingley, and the other Leeds Universities are a short journey or leisurely stroll away.


For those who value green space and the great outdoors, Headingley is just minutes away from Beckett Park, Meanwood Beck and Hyde Park. Beckett Park is right next to Leeds Beckett University and the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco lunch and catch up with your friends.

Food and Drink

Headingley has some great options that rival Leeds city centre’s eclectic array of bars and eateries. For budget-friendly pints and great vibes - make sure you visit the Head of Steam, or enjoy some fancy cocktails at Manahatta. When it comes to food, as well as some popular fast-food chains like Nando's, Headingley also has a strong collection of independent restaurants. Some firm favourites among locals include Salvo’s Italian and Zaap Thai Street Food.


If live sporting events are right up your street - Headingley’s also home to Headingley Stadium - the base for Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos rugby league and Leeds Tykes rugby union clubs. Even if rugby’s not your thing, it’s a must to experience the buzzing atmosphere of a local rugby match while you live here. On the other hand, if you prefer to partake rather than spectate, you’ll find an abundance of gyms and sports centres in the surrounding area, including The Gym Group, Village Gym Leeds North and the Carnegie Sports Centre - located within Leeds Beckett University’s Headingley Campus.


You’re also sure to find a host of independent fashion boutiques and charity shops with some great bargains if you fancy doing some shopping closer to home. Not to mention, there’s a great selection of supermarkets and food retailers within walking distance to most student houses in Headingley.

Student Housing

Last but not least - there’s an abundance of student housing in Headingley to suit all tastes and budgets. Have a browse of our student properties in Headingley and see what takes your fancy!

FAQs about student accommodation in Headingley

Is Headingley a student area?

It’s one of the most popular areas for students to live in Leeds, with plenty of options for student accommodation in Headingley.

Is Headingley a nice place to live?

Headingley is a desirable place to live for students, families and young professionals due to its close proximity to Leeds and friendly, vibrant atmosphere.

What is Headingley famous for?

Headingley is well known for its sporting links. The area is home to the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos rugby league and Leeds Tykes rugby union clubs.

Is Headingley affordable for students?

There are student houses in Headingley to suit every budget, and lots of student friendly places to eat and drink which offer student discounts during the week.

Is Headingley safe?

Headingley is a very safe place for students to live - according to former students and residents in the area.

Is Headingley good for students?

Yes, you’ll find that Headingley is a great place to live for students attending university in Leeds.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student properties in Headingley are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks’ rent per person, so if your own portion of the rent is £100 per week, the maximum deposit would be £500. It is more common however for student deposits to be in the £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student housing in Headingley can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51 week fixed term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52 week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Headingley are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Leeds.

Latest student property news in Leeds

Planning approved for Tri7 and Fusion Group’s Leeds PBSA
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Joint venture gets green light for city centre purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Leeds.
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