Area Guide - Burley

Being in close proximity to Leeds and with a great transport network, the bustling town of Burley is a popular spot for professionals looking for a house for rent in Leeds.  If you’re looking for privately rented accommodation in Leeds, with its award-wining restaurants, characterful pubs and bars, numerous leisure facilitates and adjoining the popular spots of Headingley and Hyde Park, Burley has everything professionals working in Leeds could crave.

Leisure activities in Burley

If you want to let off some steam after a hard day’s work, Burley is a great location for sports enthusiasts. Whether you are renting a 1 bed flat in Leeds, or 2 bed properties in Leeds or a professional Houseshares  or are living in any type of accommodation in this up-and-coming area, Burley has a wealth of sports and leisure facilities on its doorstep.

For example, Headingley Stadium, home to the Leeds Tykes Rugby Union Club and Leeds Rhino Rugby Club, is just round the corner. As is the world—famous Yorkshire Cricket Club, which, having been founded in 1863, is one of the most successful cricket clubs in the world.

Eating and drinking out in Burley

After an evening playing – or perhaps watching – rugby or cricket, those living in apartments for professionals in Leeds have a great range of bars, pubs and restaurants to unwind and relax in the vibrant area of Burley.

From tucking into a tasty burger at Frankie and Benny’s to enjoying a flame-grilled chicken in spicy chilli sauce at Nando’s, if you and your flatmates in your house to rent in Leeds do not feel like cooking, a diverse mix of bars, pubs and restaurants are on your doorstep in Burley.

For professionals’ in house lettings in Leeds wanting to soak up some of the area’s unique history and culture, Burley would be a great place to start. From spending a day off walking round the specular country house of Harewood House, to visiting the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds City Centre, houses for let in Leeds and Burley provide an exciting opportunity for professionals to get acquainted with the city’s unique arts and culture scene.

Within easy striking distance to the City Centre

One of the best parts about houseshare for professionals in Leeds is that you can live outside the city and commute with ease to your place of work in the city. And no more so than in Burley.

Being just a 15-minute walk from Leeds city centre, many professionals working in Leeds but living in Burley choose to walk or ride a bike to work.

However, if walking to work from your one bed flat in Leeds doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are plenty of regular buses that run from Burley into the city. With its own train station, professionals also have the choice of jumping on a train to get to work in the city.

The history of Burley

If you’re living in a private house to rent in Leeds you may be interested in finding out about Burley’s history. The first mention of Burley was in 1195, though it wasn’t until the late Industrial Revolution when the area really began to develop and expand. During the latter stages of the 19th century mills were erected in Burley, particularly along the River Aire. The development of housing subsequently followed, to house the many mill workers the region attracted.   

Today Burley and neighbouring Hyde Park and Headingley are popular places for professionals looking for private renting in Leeds.  

For a professional property letting agency in Leeds that can help find you quality accommodation in the Burley area so you can enjoy working and living in Leeds, get in touch with Pickard Properties.

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