Alwoodley LS17, in North Leeds, is one of the city’s most upmarket and sought-after suburbs. Recent research exposed that if money was no object, those wishing to rent in Leeds would choose this area to live in.

The draw to the area is heightened by the magnitude of open parks, wonderful golf courses, top-class Primary and Secondary Schools, lovely tree-lined streets filled with a stock of fine semi-detached and large detached properties to rent in Alwoodley.

The very suburban Alwoodley, lies in LS17, bordering Roundhay and Moortown to the South, Cookridge and Weetwood to the West, Shadwell to the East and Harewood to the North. Alwoodley is the perfect location for those that enjoy golf, with the dazzling number of surrounding golf courses. Alwoodley, LS17, is a place of well clipped hedges, where successful professionals enjoy large houses with long gardens and the local Marks and Spencer Simply Food.

Alwoodley Letting Agents know that the number of well performing schools in the area make Alwoodley a hot spot for families. There are also a group of older residents in Alwoodley, attracted by the peaceful neighbourhood and good selection of detached properties, bungalows and retirement apartments. Estate agents in Alwoodley note the community spirit and the generously proportioned houses and gardens make the area very popular with well-to-do families.

There are a number of young and mature professionals attracted to rent property in Alwoodley, and find that there is a good selection of Apartments available. Alwoodley is also well known for its well-established Jewish community. Transport links are not fantastic; most residents often use the car to make short journeys. Letting Agents Alwoodley value rental property as some of the most expensive property in Leeds.


The largely residential area has a small gathering of local shops and pubs, however not to the extent of close-by and trendy Chapel Allerton. An out-of town shopping centre can be found on the ring road close by and provides a large Sainsburys as well as a Comet, Laura Ashley, Blockbusters and DIY centre. Alwoodley provides a local Library. On street Lane, you may find a collection of cafes, shops, restaurants and bars. There are also a couple of pubs available to try out.

The nearby Golden Acre Park just North of Alwoodley offers a huge 130 acres of gardens and woodland around a central lake, great for days out, picnics, taking the children or the dogs. The close by Eccup Reservoir is a wonderful site great for Bird watching. As a site of scientific interest, this area was used to reintroduce the magnificent Red Kites as part of a scientific programme.

Golf is a largely appreciated sport in the area with the well known Moortown Golf Club that actually hosted the Ryder Cup, as well as the Sandmoor Golf Club, Alwoodley Golf Club, Wigton Moor Golf Club and the Brandon Golf Course all on your doorstep. There are plenty of fine walks to complete around Alwoodley, LS17, as well as a David Lloyd Gym including Swimming Pool, squash, badminton, tennis and a wonderful spa. Alwoodley cricket club can be found on Crag Lane, as well as the Rugby club.

The LS17 community is a vibrant and sociable one, with true community spirit, seen in the number of local clubs such as the Badminton club; the carpet bowls club, chess club, craft club, chamber orchestra and local Tennis Club.


The property rental market in Alwoodley is upmarket, attracting families, retirees and young professionals alike, with a good mix of Leeds letting agents and Leeds estate agents. To rent Alwoodley houses and apartments comes at a larger price tag, with higher rental values than the Leeds rental average. As Alwoodley is a largely affluent area, far from university, there is nearly no market for Leeds student accommodation in Alwoodley.

Alwoodley offers a wide mix of property making it attractive to those wishing to rent Leeds accommodation with a suburban feel. There are large properties and exclusive homes available on the Wigton Lane, Manor House Lane and Alwoodley Lane, as well as a nice mix of 70s, 80s, and 90s houses that are a tad more affordable.

Wimpey homes developed the area over the past four decades with a mix of 80’s detached properties, as well as 70’s town houses, flats and semi-detached properties.

The Fir Trees neighbourhood is ex-council property, with the large majority of it now being privately owned. A development known as Tall Trees was developed by Barratt Homes fairly recently offering fairly new-build semi detached and detached properties.

Local Alwoodley Estate Agents also have stock of ex-council properties in the Deanswoods and Fir Trees neighbourhoods that are available at decent prices, ensuring rental rates in this area are comfortable too.

Alwoodley provides a wide range of property Leeds has to offer, such as Cranmer Bank and the Deanswoods, which are also ex-council and provide a good number of properties to rent in Alwoodley. This area is an ideal place to invest in Leeds property, for those looking for buy to let opportunities and houses to rent Leeds, as it is a well tenanted area.

As online Leeds letting agents, you can rent Leeds professional accommodation in Alwoodley, as well as family property Leeds.


Buses: Bus services to the city centre along the Harrogate Road and King Lane.

Car: The A61 (Harrogate Road) runs through the centre of Alwoodley – into Leeds and out to Harrogate and Ripon. The A61 also links to the A6120 ring road which will take you to the M1 and the motorway system.

Airport: Leeds-Bradford Airport runs UK flights, flights to Europe, Egypt and Turkey. It is undergoing further extensions and is based North of Leeds city centre, approximately twenty minutes from Alwoodley.