Leeds is a city that is constantly growing and changing with the times. This northern powerhouse has moved on from being an industrial juggernaut for centuries right up until the end of the industrial revolution and has since embraced the financial and tech worlds to bring itself into a new age of prosperity.
All this means a great deal more than financial success. It has meant development, leading to more houses, more culture, more gigs, shows, restaurants, bars, opportunities and things to do. Leeds is a city of progress and that constant sense of moving forward has made it one of the best cities in the country to live in.
As a Leeds letting agent, we know that a big part of that is the amount of options you have when it comes to choosing where to live. One of the advantages that Leeds has over somewhere like London is that you get all the benefits of living in a large, metropolitan city – from jobs to culture – but without the extravagant living and rental costs. You have plenty of options when it comes to factors such as location and cost. In fact, with house share options, living in Leeds – even in the city centre – can be much more affordable than you might realise.
This is of course thanks to ever improving development in the city. Just because Leeds has already come an awfully long way, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still getting bigger and better. One such example of how Leeds is improving is the 180-million-pound investment into new buy to rent homes on the South Bank.
These new homes, alongside other developments planned in the city, ensure that there are properties at all economic levels and suitable for everyone’s needs. Even if you have no interest in living in these new areas, these extra options drive prices down elsewhere, helping make properties more affordable across the city. It’s a simple case of supply and demand and all these developments help, directly or indirectly, make Leeds a better place to live now and in the future.
Of course, it’s not just new homes being built. We might be a letting agent in Leeds, but we know there’s more to your decision to live here than just house prices. Other exciting changes for Leeds are also on the horizon. Joining the changes and improvements made in the city in recent years, such as the fantastic Trinity shopping and leisure centre, is the Leeds Digital Festival, which this year is upping its two weeks extravaganza to 100 different events.
There’s also the Leeds 2023 Act II. The plans for Leeds to become the European capital of culture was dashed by Brexit, but that won’t stop the city from celebrating all it has to offer with a 35-million-pound investment. Details of what this ‘celebration of Leeds’ will entail have not all been released yet, however, with so much to celebrate, we’re sure it’s going to be spectacular.
On top of that there’s also development plans on Wade Lane, Bridge Street and plans to improve the iconic West Yorkshire Playhouse with a multi-million investment further improving Leeds’ incredible theatrical legacy, alongside transport investment and, of course, much more in a city that thrives on an entrepreneurial spirit. Leeds is one of the finest places to live in the UK, and it’s only just getting started.