In the recent ‘Best Places to Live in the North’ report in The Times, Leeds city centre and nearby Ilkley both fared very well.
Obviously we’re not surprised, as a Leeds removals company for over 100 years. We’ve moved people to and from every area in the city over the decades and seen areas rise and fall in popularity.
Ilkley is a permanent favourite, with its bustling and thriving high street, vibrant social scene, outstanding schools, handy station – and yet the stunning Yorkshire Dales is just on its doorstep. No wonder then it was the overall winner of this year’s ‘Best Places to Live’, beating off stiff competition from across the country.
Leeds City Centre also got a mention as a great place to reside. With fantastic shopping, a lively range of entertainment, socialising, art and culture, all within an easily walkable centre with great transport links, we can certainly see the appeal.
But, of course, from our viewpoint as a removal company, Leeds has many, many more hidden gems which make a fantastic location to set up home. Purplebricks has done some analysis of the five most popular postcodes in Leeds so far this year when it comes to home buying, based on how many viewings of properties there have been.
Taking the top spot is LS7 – covering the ever-popular Chapel Allerton, with its thriving high street and wide selection of much-loved bars and restaurants. The postcode also covers sections of suburbs such as Meanwood, Potternewton, Chapeltown and Sheepscar.
In second place is LS25 in East Leeds, which incorporates Garforth, Kippax, Micklefield, Aberford, Ledsham, Monk Fryston and Sherburn-in-Elmet. South Milford is also in LS25 and is home to the Queen o’t’owd Thatch pub, which has been voted in the Observer Food Monthly as serving the best Sunday Roast in the country.
Third place goes to LS14 and is where you’ll find Thorner, Scarcroft, Killingbeck, Swarcliffe, Seacroft and Whinmoor. Scarcroft is home to two of Leeds most expensive streets in terms of property prices – and for good reason.
LS10 takes fourth place and covers the edge of the city centre as well as Middleton, Stourton, Hunslet and Belle Isle. Within the postcode is the popular Royal Armouries and Leeds Dock, which is home to many stylish apartments, coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
In West Leeds, LS12 takes the final spot in the top five. Armley, Wortley, Farnley and New Farnley fall into the postcode and are conveniently located for heading either into Leeds centre or towards Bradford.
If you’re looking for house removals in Leeds, whether you’re moving to or from the city, or anywhere in the country (or indeed the world), we can help. With over 10 decades of expertise under our belts, we know exactly how to get your belongings safely transported to your chosen destination. We take away as much of the hassle as we can, so you can concentrate on getting settled in your new home. If you want to find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always happy to answer any questions.