Thinking of moving to Leeds? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Leeds has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: Currently stands at offers over £2m
- Average house price in Leeds: £178,116
- Cheapest property: A studio flat at £39,950
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- Leeds is currently home to four universities and a large variety of people and cultures
- More than 200,000 students live in Leeds every year, causing a high demand in quality rental properties.
- The city is thriving economically, being the largest legal centre in the UK - There are around 150 law firms operating in Leeds, employing over 6,700 people
- It has become a HQ for many large banks, positioning itself as a great and central transportation hub between London and Scotland.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Transport within Leeds consists of extensive road, bus and rail networks
- Leeds railway station is one of the busiest in Britain
- Leeds is connected to the national road network via the A1(M) motorway, and the M1 and M62 motorways
- The city is served by Leeds Bradford International Airport.
- Leeds has four universities, a college of music, contemporary dance, art and a college of building
- The city was voted the Best UK University Destination by a survey in The Independent newspaper
- Primary and secondary schools are a mix of non-religious, Roman Catholic, Jewish and Muslim schools.
- Leeds is a city in the English county of Yorkshire with the famous gritstone outcrop of Otley Chevin and the Fairburn Ings RSPB reserve
- Leeds Town Hall, Corn Exchange and Leeds City Museum were designed by the architect Cuthbert Brodrick
- Over two-thirds of the Leeds Metropolitan District is designated green belt land and the city centre is less than 20 miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park
- Leeds West Indian Carnival is the oldest Caribbean carnival in Europe.
Did you know …
- Cluedo was created in 1949 by Waddington’s, the master board game makers, based in Leeds?
- In 2014, 443 people in Leeds broke the Guinness World Record for the Most People Dressed as Sherlock Holmes
- Iconic children’s puppets Sooty and Sweep were invented by Leeds born Harry Corbett, nephew of fish and chip tycoon Harry Ramsden.