Headingley is a fantastic Leeds suburb, a trendy, young but slightly pricey, leafy and cosmopolitan place with a lovely group of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.
Headingley is an exciting yet sophisticated place, great for students, young professionals and families alike, the people who rent in Headingley enjoy socialising in the many bars, cafes and local restaurants on offer.
Headingley is a hit with both students and professionals. The stats tell their own story, 80% of the people who live and rent in Headingley are single, 60% are students, with only 29% of Headingley’s occupants working for a living. In Headingley, LS6, amazingly, 58% are between the ages of 20 to 29.
From an owner-occupier’s point of view Headingley certainly has some lovely period properties, a nice village vibe and easy access to the city. But with two universities close by, a hip and happening local life and the city centre within walking distance it’s also bound to appeal to students and young professionals, many of whom rent property in Headingley and close-by Hyde Park.
That makes for a lot of people interested in living in Headingley, and as a consequence it’s relatively expensive by Leeds standards – both to buy and to rent. Letting agents in Headingley usually rent to large house shares occupied by students. Many of Headingley’s properties have been converted into HMO properties and are let to students by the many student letting agents in Headingley.
There are also a large number of newer built flats and apartments to let in Headingley which are often taken up by young professionals and mature students. There is a variety of professional letting agents in Headingley offering good value property to let in LS6. Usually property in Headingley is let for 12 month periods between July and September.
Nightlife is lively and eclectic, with the character of traditional pubs – such as the popular Original Oak – complemented by contemporary styled bars such as Arc, Box and Trio. Sport-lovers are also treated to top cricket and rugby action with Headingley Cricket Ground and the Leeds Rhinos stadium at the heart of the area.
Getting into the city centre is fast and convenient with regular direct routes via train and bus, and both university campuses are close at hand. Due to its high ratio of quality bars, pubs and restaurants Headingley has long been the location of choice for students. Headingley provides all the amenities that you would normally find in a city centre, yet is a self-contained town situated a few minutes by bus, car or train from the City Centre of Leeds.
For those looking for student rental there is a diverse range of properties from stone built terraces to large detached properties so Headingley is very popular. HOP offer property to let across Headingley as well as offering property management and let-only services to landlords with property to rent in Headingley. A large proportion of property in Headingley is classed as HMO property.