Area Guide - Headingley and Far Headingley
Lively, trendy, cosmopolitan, quaint, and just a short commute to the city: it’s hardly surprising that the tree-lined streets of Headingley and Far Headingley are a huge hit amongst professionals looking for a stylish and characterful place to live on the edge of a major city. If you are looking for flats and houses to rent, Headingley offers a great lifestyle for professionals.
In Headingley, it’s easy to relax!
Being a predominantly young and vibrant suburb of Leeds, Headingley and Far Headingley, located just beyond central Headingley on the way to West Park, are scattered with stylish and lively bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants. If you are house renting in Headingley, relaxing with a drink after work is all too easy!
For residents in private houses to rent in Headingley who know a thing or two about beer, Bar Arcadia in the Arndale Centre is the place to go. Well stocked with beers from around the world, the friendly bar staff will be able to find you the perfect brew. Or if smoothies are more your thing, then check out the popular smoothie bar known as ‘Luv Juice’.
In an article describing Headingley as a “smashing place to live”, The Guardian raved about Café Lento on North Lane. With quality coffee and home cooked food using only local, fair-trade ingredients, Café Lento is a fabulous place to relax if you’re letting a property in Headingley.
Leisure and cultural activities in Headingley
Of course there’s much more to do for those privately renting in Headingley than sitting in stylish drinking holes all day!
The vast and verdurous expanse on Beckett Park with tennis courts is a great place to relax and unwind at the weekend. As is the nearby Meanwood Nature Reserve, a wetland riverside nature reserve rich in bird life and wildlife.
For sports enthusiasts privately renting in Leeds, Headingley and Far Headingley are a great choice of location. The large sporting complex of Headingley Carnegie Stadium is home to Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union and Leeds Rhinos Rugby League teams.
Movie fans in professional house shares in Far Headingley will be pleased to learn that Cottage Road Cinema is close by. Hosting regular film screenings since 1912, Cottage Road Cinema is the oldest cinema in Leeds and one of the oldest in Britain.
An easy commute to the city
For those looking for professional properties lettings, Headingley provides an easy commute into Leeds’ city centre. Bus links can be found right along Otley Road, which (due to recent development) now has its own bus lane. Buses from Headingley into the City Centre run frequently both day and night.
Those in properties for rent in Headingley can also take advantage of the town’s own train station just off Kirkstall Lane. Trains run regularly into Leeds and to Ilkley, meaning those in property for professionals in Far Headingley and Headingley can enjoy an easy commute to work.
Being situated just several miles to the North West of Leeds, the city centre is also accessible by foot or by bike from Headingley and Far Headingley.
The history of Headingley
For professionals with an interest in local history in property to let, Headingley boasts a long and rich history, having been mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086! During the Viking era Headingley was an important area of the ‘wapentake of Skyrack’, which is believed to refer to a ‘Shire’ oak tree that stood at St Michael’s Church until 1941.
During the Industrial Revolution when Leeds began to prosper and develop, Headingley became a popular city suburb for the more affluent of families to reside.
If you are looking for property letting agents in Headingley and Far Headingley to help you find the perfect accommodation, get in touch with Pickard Properties, experts in rental properties in Leeds.