Located to the North East of the city, Roundhay is one of the most popular suburbs of Leeds for many a good reason; whether you are a young professional, a small but growing family, or even looking to be tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac, Roundhay has something for everyone.
A main attraction to living in Roundhay is the vibrant Street Lane. Home to numerous independent bars, cafes, bakeries and delis and a diverse choice of restaurants, there is somewhere different to eat for every meal of the day, should you so choose! There are also plentiful independent retailers based along the length of Street Lane where you can find jewellers, clothing shops and book shops, not to mention a shop for golfers, wine aficionados and charity shops for those looking for a bargain whilst helping a worthy cause!
If you decide that you would like a change of scenery and fancy a trip into Leeds, or need access to rail links, the city centre is less than a 15 minute drive away and there are regular buses running into the city throughout the day and evening.
Another major attraction in Roundhay is Roundhay Park, one of the largest public parks in Europe. Not only is it a glorious green open space with numerous walks, a children’s play area, a boating lake and home to The Mansion, an 1800s listed venue, it is also a 100,000 person arena, famous for hosting major musicians such as Robbie Williams, Ed Sheran, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, U2 and Madonna to name but a few.
Across the road from Roundhay park you will find the Canal Gardens; a small, tranquil walled garden with lawns, colourful flower displays and a fine selection of mature trees. It is a very peaceful location where you can enjoy a picnic or simply sit in the sun and enjoy your senses being tickled by the sights, sounds and smells that surround you.
Next to the Canal Gardens you will find Tropical World; a firm family favourite where you can explore the flora and fauna of rainforest, mangrove and desert environments. Admission is free for under 5s and there is a lovely cafe with ample indoor and outdoor seating.
If you have school aged children, there are quite a few very popular schools surrounding Roundhay which include:
Talbot Primary School- Ofsted rated Good
Roundhay St. John’s Cof E- Ofsted rated Good
Roundhay School Primary Campus- Ofsted rated Outstanding
Roundhay School Secondary Campus- Ofsted rated Outstanding
Moor Allerton Hall Primary School- Ofsted rated Good
Allerton Grange Secondary School-Ofsted rated Good
Understandably, many of these school are often over-subscribed with long waiting lists, therefore it is always advisable to speak to the Local Authority School Admissions department to apply for a place as soon as you know where you are going to live (something I offer as part of the relocation package with Move to Yorkshire). There are, of course, a number of private schools across Leeds if this is your preference, which I can also help you find.
Homes in Roundhay can be described as stunning and diverse. As well as spectacular 19th century properties along tree lined avenues, you can also find contemporary apartments. With an average property value of £306,765, there is property available to suit different budgets. A 5 bedroom detached house can cost up to and beyond £1,400,000, whereas a 3 bedroom semi can cost a moderate £365,000 and a 2 bedroom apartment could cost from £150,000.
All information correct at the time of publishing. March 2021.