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Unsung Areas to Live in Leeds

As we continue our celebration of the city of Leeds in our 150th year serving the area as a removals company, we are revisiting some unsung areas to live. In our general guide to the city we featured the Leeds-List website’s best places to live in Leeds in accordance with local estate agent Linley & Simpson. We wanted to go into this in more detail and provide a bit of a background to the four area unsung areas mentioned.


The location of Oakwood could not be more diverse. Situated between the areas of Roundhay and Harehills, has led to a mixed standing for the area. But Oakwood does call upon some of the good aspects of each area. Oakwood has some large, classic housing that is often priced at an affordable rate than nearby Roundhay and Chapel Allerton. This coupled the convenient locations to Leeds city centre and Roundhay Park and a selection of bars and eateries has led to Oakwood becoming a popular area to live.

The Northern Quarter

The area has seen a lot of regeneration in the past decade. The most notable investment is the Victoria Gate Shopping Centre which has won multiple awards and attracted many shoppers to that area of the city centre. But there has also been a lot of investment to attract permanent residents to the area with quirky housing and flats. Not only are these new flats but they are also period and original buildings that have been renovated into modern accommodation.

Rodley & Calverley

These two suburbs are a few miles from the city centre but provide a more rural feel despite being close to the city centre. Both are well stocked with cafes and shops as well as being nearby to larger more well stocked areas like Kirkstall and Horsforth. Calverley has a village feel with its own village green and rural commutes towards Leeds and Bradford city centre. Rodley is situated right on the canal-side and is popular for dog walkers and cyclists with some impressive pubs along the way. The Leeds Ring Road is also easily accessible from both.


Meanwood is very close to our headquarters and is an area we know and love. Not only is it well stocked for schools, shops and affordable housing, it has also benefited from what Linley & Simpson call the “Waitrose effect” with a brand new shop opening on Meanwood Road nearby to other shops, bars and restaurants. There is also a popular David Lloyd Sports Centre on your doorstep.

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