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so whats a good area of leeds to live in?!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
Not exactly student related but since I'm going to be moving to Leeds in prep for uni next year I just wanted to know what areas of Leeds people have lived in and which were the best ones?


pros and cons etc ?


anyone?!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey,

    I've lived in leeds as a student for 3 years, goin into my 4th yr!!

    Basically there are 3 main areas where students live....

    1. Hyde Park get some very nice houses round the edge of the park but there are some crappy bits, average rent per week prob around the £55 a week mark but obviously varies. Two big pubs called the Hyde Park and Royal Park Pub. Quite a lot of non-student residents (mostly asian).Close to uni (bout 5-15 min walk)

    2. Headingley is prob bit more expensive rent varies between £55-£70. Good location for supermarkets (asda and somerfield) and all the shops bank etc. Lot more lively at night with 2nd 3rd and 4th yrs with bout 6 good pubs and lots of nice restaurants. You've also got the cricklet and rugby stadium there as well. Is closer away from Uni tho, (15-30min walk). Can jump on a train at either headingley or burley park (actually more in the middle of headingley) to central leeds.

    3. Woodhouse, don't no much bout woodhouse as have never lived there but have heard bad things, rent is cheap but other than that there is not much going on, but is close to uni.

    Further away is burley but is a trek from uni and is mostly non students....

    I have lived in headingley for 2 yrs and am living in hyde park next year both have advantages but they r right next to each other so it doesn't make that much difference.....

    Hope this helps
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Seacroft! Just joking, I don't know why anyone would want to live there.

    Hixxy's post is a good one.

    North Leeds is better than South Leeds but if you want studenty parts then Headingley, Hyde Park etc is what you're after.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    North Leeds is better than South Leeds but if you want studenty parts then Headingley, Hyde Park etc is what you're after.

    The nice bits don't tend to like students polluting them, so stick to those bits.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't be rude/mean.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't be rude/mean.

    It's true. Woodhouse, Hyde Park and Headingley are for students.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know they are!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know they are!

    And other places aren't.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    And other places aren't.
    Like Seacroft.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks for the help,

    I was gonna think about seacroft(JOKE!)but then I realised........that would be silly........very silly indeed.....

    I was thinking about the Headingely and Hyde Park Areas. they seem to be the best option for nice - studenty parts... and i've done a fireshow at Headingley :-P


    Seen a few places in Burley park too but since my bro lived there whilst he was at uni and got broken into twice, i don't think i'll be doing that.


    and woodhouse..........went to a party once there.....we don't talk about woodhouse anymore....


    but yeh thanks Hixxy great help!


    Hixxy wrote: »
    Hey,

    I've lived in leeds as a student for 3 years, goin into my 4th yr!!

    Basically there are 3 main areas where students live....

    1. Hyde Park get some very nice houses round the edge of the park but there are some crappy bits, average rent per week prob around the £55 a week mark but obviously varies. Two big pubs called the Hyde Park and Royal Park Pub. Quite a lot of non-student residents (mostly asian).Close to uni (bout 5-15 min walk)

    2. Headingley is prob bit more expensive rent varies between £55-£70. Good location for supermarkets (asda and somerfield) and all the shops bank etc. Lot more lively at night with 2nd 3rd and 4th yrs with bout 6 good pubs and lots of nice restaurants. You've also got the cricklet and rugby stadium there as well. Is closer away from Uni tho, (15-30min walk). Can jump on a train at either headingley or burley park (actually more in the middle of headingley) to central leeds.

    3. Woodhouse, don't no much bout woodhouse as have never lived there but have heard bad things, rent is cheap but other than that there is not much going on, but is close to uni.

    Further away is burley but is a trek from uni and is mostly non students....

    I have lived in headingley for 2 yrs and am living in hyde park next year both have advantages but they r right next to each other so it doesn't make that much difference.....

    Hope this helps
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Boins wrote: »
    I was gonna think about seacroft(JOKE!)but then I realised........that would be silly........very silly indeed.....

    I dunno, its quite a good idea if you wanna get shot I suppose.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dont live in Woodhouse, its terrible. I got bitten by 2 different dogs on 3 occasions. And the dogs aren't even as bad as the local youths!
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Hah thats true. Glad Im the other side of Leeds!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    one more question, found an estate agents. Castle Hill that offer student housing

    is it going to be a problem that in a house of three I'll be the only student?

    or does it not matter?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Bol***ks!!!!
    just phoned up the uni and found out that the course i wanted to do is full up


    now what the balls am i gonna do. kinda throws this whole moving to Leeds thing into disarray...

    argh why did i procrastinate for so long
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Join the club mate!!

    Any similar courses they do? Or anything at Huddersfield/Bradford or someone commutable?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I live Headingley side of Cardigan Road, near the Stadium. Its sound I really like it.

    When i was a fresher I lived in Sentinel Towers on Burley St. Thats a pretty decent area as well.

    Steve
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