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A check-list on what to look for in the area when buying a house

There are many factors that can influence where you choose to buy a house. Take a look at our guide to help make that decision slightly easier for you, so that you can choose the perfect North Leeds suburb for you.


When choosing which area to buy a home in, nearby schools are one of the main deciding factors for many families. Take a look at our top picks of primary and secondary schools, you can view our more in depth North Leeds School Guide here: https://bit.ly/3vlbgL9 

Primary Schools:

Roundhay Primary School

Manor Wood Primary School

Highfield Primary School

Alwoodley Primary School

Gledhow Primary School

Talbot Primary School

Alerton C of E Primary School

Chapel Allerton Primary School

Cookridge Holy Trinity C of E Primary School


Secondary Schools: 

Allerton High School

Gateways School

Boston Spa Academy

Horsforth School

Roundhay School

Wetherby High School

Cardinal Heenan

The Grammar School at Leeds

Allerton Grange

Outdoor Spaces

North Leeds is full of beautiful parks and outdoor spaces, perfect for weekend walks and keeping active.

Horsforth Hall Park

The park's attractions include large spaces of open parkland, a cricket pitch, a bowling green, an adventure playground, a bandstand and a Japanese formal garden.

Horsforth Japanese Gardens

Beautiful gardens situated in Horsforth Hall Park

Golden Acre Park

A popular park, well known for its circular lakeside walk, wonderful gardens and popular tea rooms.

Bramhope Scout Campsite and Activity Centre

The campsite has thirteen acres (five and a quarter hectares) of ground surrounded by trees of many descriptions, with areas suitable for District, Troop and Patrol camping. 

Adel Dam Nature Reserve

A little gem of a woodland and wetland nature reserve. Stroll among dramatic high canopy trees planted as a victorian garden, enjoy close up views of the bird feeding station, popular with woodpeckers and mandarin ducks, then overlook the lake with an almost guaranteed sighting of the resident kingfishers.

Roundhay Park

Just a short drive away, Roundhay Park is one of the biggest parks in Europe. Great to take the kids or go for a long Sunday stroll.

Tropical World

This rare paradise offers Leeds residents’ and tourists the opportunity to experience different zones around the world including tropical and desert areas with native flora and fauna as well as small animals, butterflies and birds

Moortown Park

A large green play space with a lovely secure dedicated play area for younger children with sandpit, swing and animals to climb on. There are two slides, swings and a great trim trail on the older part.

Canal Gardens 

Canal Gardens are beautifully-maintained walled gardens just across the road from Roundhay Park.

Bars and Restaurants

North Leeds has a range of stunning bars and restaurants to fit everything occasion, whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks, there is something for you.



Rand Coffee - Roundhay

An independent family owned specialty coffee company. 

Corner House Coffee Bar and Kitchen - Moortown

A boutique bar offering hearty dishes from locally sourced produce, fresh sandwiches and salads, hot and cold meals, freshly made soups and more!

Rabbit Hole Coffee - Oakwood

Some say they serve the best coffee in Leeds that can be enjoyed with delicious pastries and cakes. Find them located just outside Pizza Loco.

GRON KAFE - Oakwood

A stylish cafe committed to delivering a great brunch or dinner, with minimum impact on the environment.

Truly Scrummy - Horsforth

A unique café based in the heart of Horsforth community, Truly Scrummy delivers a wide range of products made fresh on site whilst supporting local suppliers. 

Haus of Coffee - Horsforth

Amazing coffee 7 days a week.



Tasty - Oakwood

Great tasting sandwiches, gourmet handmade burgers, delicious salads and homemade cakes.

The Bramhope Deli - Bramhope

A foodie haven, using local and fresh produce serving made to order sandwiches and lovely salads and pastries.

The Old Ball - Horsforth

A place where you can enjoy the day whether you fancy a few rounds, a spot of lunch or a cosy meal. Where great food and live sport lift your spirits. And where the banter flows as freely as the drinks.

The Lakeside cafe - Roundhay

Situated on the edge of Waterloo Lake, the café offers some wonderful scenery and a breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and children’s menu. 

The Village Bakery - Bramhope

A friendly village bakery established over 80 years ago in the heart of Bramhope serving a wide range of fresh breads, sandwiches, cakes and treats.


Banyan Bar & Kitchen - Horsforth and Roundhay

Bar & restaurant offering beautiful food and stylish cocktails. Fills up quickly in the good weather with its spacious outside area. 

The Bank Moortown - Moortown

Bar and restaurant passionate to bring exciting, eclectic, middle Eastern inspired food and drink served in a relaxed setting,

San Carlo - Flying Pizza - Roundhay

Flying Pizza has been a firm fixture on the Leeds dining and social scene since its foundation in 1974. The terrace, studded with beautifully lit olive trees, is open all year round and is the most stylish place to be seen on Street Lane.

Chophaus - Oakwood

Exceptional steak and wine in a stylish, contemporary setting.

The Olive Branch - Roundhay

Turkish and Mediterranean flavours and outstanding service in a cosy restaurant.

Amici - Alwoodley

An authentic Italian restaurant that serves classic Italian dishes in stylish surroundings, with a friendly upbeat atmosphere. 



Beck and Call - Moortown

The Beck and Call is your friendly local pub offering cask ales and quality home-cooked food in a relaxed environment.

The Roundhay Fox - Roundhay

A lovely pub with cosy seating, fires in the winter and a hearty menu of pub classics. 

Tobias - Oakwood

A cosy bar with friendly service, a good selection of drinks and tasty bar snacks.

Granvilles - Horsforth

The casual, cool interior creates the perfect environment, with some great offers on throughout the week, including Thursday Night Gin Club and Fizz Friday.


Another main decider when choosing an area to buy a home is how it will affect your daily commute to work, take a look below at the transport links for each suburb.


Just five miles from the city centre with buses every 10 minutes, Roundhay offers an easy commute into the city. Near the A6120, it is also easy to reach the M1 and M62 for anyone working further afield or travelling. Leeds Bradford International Airport is less than half an hour away.


Horsforth Train Station offers links at least twice an hour to the City Centre and Harrogate. Multiple bus services from the area connect Horsforth to nearby towns, whilst the close proximity to motorway networks including the M62 makes Horsforth a prime spot for commuters, not to mention having Leeds Bradford International Airport on its doorstep.


Bramhope benefits from quick and easy access to Leeds City Centre. The closest train station is in Horsforth and it provides access to the city, Knaresborough, Harrogate and York. Or alternatively the city centre can be reached by car within 20 minutes and by metro bus number 28. Additionally, the Leeds Bradford Airport is just two miles away.


Close to Leeds' Ring Road and just 15 minutes from the city centre, Alwoodley is perfectly situated. Just 20 minutes from Leeds Bradford Airport and close to the areas of Roundhay, Chapel Allerton, Moortown and Meanwood. 


Oakwood is just 3 miles away from Leeds City Centre, reachable by regular bus routes or a quick 10 minute drive, making it an ideal spot for commuters. Only 10 miles separates Oakwood from both the M62 and Leeds Bradford International Airport, making Oakwood a prime spot for those who work a little further afield or enjoy a holiday.


Easy access to Leeds by bus means that it is ideal for commuters to the city but Harrogate and York are also less than 45 minutes away. For weekend trips, the Yorkshire Dales are a short drive, Burley Park train station is the closest rail transport and Leeds Bradford International Airport is less than an hour.



Choosing the right doctor is a very important decision to make, click the link to find a GP in your chosen area here.


Similarly to finding a doctors nearby, finding a dentist is equally as important. Click here to find a dentist in your chosen area.

Nearby shops

Not only is the factor convenient, but it is always great to support and shop local.

Leisure Facilities

Golf Clubs

The perfect combination of beautiful countryside and well-kept golf courses is another reason we love North Leeds, click here to read our full North Leeds Golf Club Guide.


North Leeds is full of fantastic gyms, spas and outdoor workout spaces, take a look at our full guide here.

Horse Stables

Wikefield Farm

Wikefield Farm has a strong community spirit and attracts a diverse range of riders with different aspirations from competition to happy hackers and horses in retirement.

Think Like a Pony

A natural horsemanship approach with great therapeutic and educational benefit for all children. At their not-for-profit horsemanship centre in Leeds, they focus their work on children with mental health difficulties and special educational needs.

Ling Bob Stables

They provide the finest contemporary stables and livery services in Horsforth.