31 August 2022
Located a few miles north of Leeds City Centre, Roundhay is an extremely popular area for professional lets in Leeds. Along with also being family-friendly, the area is an affluent and desirable location.
The area is close to the famous 700-acre parkland, gardens and woodland forming Roundhay Park, while also boasting a large range of restaurants, shops and other amenities.
While Roundhay is a more idyllic area, it is also situated closely to the neighbouring suburbs of Oakwood, Moortown, Chapel Allerton and Alwoodley, giving residents the option to venture across if they desire. From families to professional couples, Roundhay offers all the benefits of city living without being in the city centre.
Great Transport Links
Roundhay is located just 5 miles outside of the city centre and is conveniently situated on the A6120 ring road, this means that it has easily accessible links to the A1, M1 and M62. With it not being far from the city centre there are also plenty of public transport routes to get into the city centre in no time, including ample train and bus services. The area is considered by many to be one of the best areas to commute into the city centre from and residents can easily leave their cars and take advantage of the great transport links which sees buses running as often as every 10 minutes.
As mentioned, Roundhay is close to the famous Roundhay Park which holds numerous different events throughout the year that draw people to area. There is a large variety of facilities at the park, meaning that there is something for everyone. These facilities include a large area for concerts, Tropical World - which houses its own butterfly park - aquariums and animal enclosures, and a park café. Although there aren’t any events at the park for the rest of the year, there is no doubt next summer will be jam packed! Over the years, the park has hosted some of the biggest names in in music, including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Robbie Williams and Michael Jackson. Although for those who don’t prefer music there are plenty of other yearly events such as the North Leeds Food Festival, perfect for all foodies.
The best places for food and drink
Roundhay is highly concentrated with restaurants and cafés along its two main streets – Roundhay Road and Street Lane. The perfect place for a quick lunch is Haley & Clifford Deli, selling gourmet sandwiches and salads to go, not only does the deli offer quick lunches, they also sell cheeses and meats which you can eat in store. Another popular restaurant located on Street Lane is San Carlo Flying Pizza, the perfect Italian which attracts plenty of hungry customers, serving the best original Italian cuisine. The restaurant has been a firm fixture on the Leeds dining social scene since its foundation in 1974, after being taking over by the San Carlo family in 2010 it has had a lavish transformation, and has a beautiful dining terrace with a retractable roof, perfect for those summer evenings.
For those who prefer somewhere that is nice and lively on a Saturday night, then the perfect place to visit is Nappa Bar - serving food by day, on a night it turns into a popular North Leeds destination. There are also plenty of pubs located around the area for those who prefer a quieter drink; The Deer Park is a modern gastropub, which along with drinks serves seasonal dishes depending on the time of year.
What types of properties are best to invest in in Roundhay?
With Roundhay being an area that attracts both professionals and families there are a range of suitable investment properties available. For the professionals looking in the area due to the easy commute and more peaceful setting, there are plenty of apartments which are much more affordable for and offer plenty of space for them. For families who are looking for a city lifestyle outside of centre, Roundhay is the perfect place as there are plenty houses, giving them much more space inside and out which wouldn’t be available in the city centre.
If you are looking to invest and would like some more information on our available buy to let opportunities please contact our investment expert, James Pearson, on 0113 237 0281.