There’s pretty much every type and period of home within Leeds LS18. Much of Horsforth’s housing dates from its 19th century heyday, though it has expanded steadily since to deliver a good blend of types and periods.
What’s more, Horsforth’s spot on a hill means many of its properties enjoy broad airy views of the surrounding green spaces.
As a rule of thumb, prices rise as you move north and the Cragg Hill district south of the Leeds Ring Road is a little pocket of affordability, as is the Troy district just south of Horsforth station.
Like many of its north Leeds neighbours, Horsforth is a popular settling place for families, and semi-detached two- and three-bedders make up almost half of what’s available.
Flats are in short supply but first-time buyers may find that some of the terraced housing is cheap enough to fit their budgets. Renting is possible at all price brackets, though good quality property for long-term letting is scarce.
Trinity and All Saints College attracts 2500 students and some live locally, although there’s no large-scale student ‘quarter’. That may change soon, however, as the college’s plans to double progress.
Property prices are sky high, expect to pay £125k or more for a One-bed Victorian back-to-back , better value are the ex-local authority three-bed semis at around £150k. If your budget stretches to £190,000, a 1960s mid-terrace town house with three bedrooms could be yours, or if you can spend £240,000, you could snap up a 1950s three-bed semi with drive and garage, situated in a cul-de-sac.
Further up the ladder, £469,000 buys a roomy four-bed 1930s house with sizeable garden set back from the main Rawdon Road. A whisker off £600,000 would be enough for an amazing nine-bedded Victorian villa in a quiet spot just off Town Street. Or jump another £150,000 and you’re looking at a modern detached five-bed house set in large gardens off West End Lane, one of the area’s most desirable addresses.
That’s close to top money for the neighbourhood, although there are some even grander homes that will sell for over £1m, should they reach market anytime soon.