Located just to the North West of Leeds Centre, Meanwood is defined by its mix of town and country. It’s the closest thing to village life you will find within the reaches of a thriving metropolis like Leeds. The area borders the ever popular Headingley to the South West and to the East Chapel Allerton with a similar blend of eateries and watering holes.
Meanwood sits snuggly in between, less than a mile each. It is a well connected suburb just inside the Ring road with good connections to Leeds city centre and motorway network which include M1, M62, M621 and the A1/M1 Link road. Public transport is also good with bus services running every 10 – 15 minutes into Leeds.
Meanwood Park is one of Leeds best loved open spaces with lots of varied walks and beautiful scenery. Meanwood Valley Urban Farm with its organic market is right on your doorstep, there is also the Meanwood Valley nature reserve, with its fourteen acres of lush meadows and wetlands.
There is a village cricket pitch neighbouring the historic Myrtle Tavern and the Bay Horse Inn, which is well regarded for its fine cuisine. You will also find a range of restaurants and cafes close to the Headingley ‘border’ providing for an abundance of cuisines from Thai, Indian, Italian and of course the famous Bryans fish and chip restaurant.
Meanwood offers all the services you will need including a medical centre, post office, local library and a dental surgery. Shopping is convenient with a varied range of traditional shops and three supermarkets. Sports and fitness activities are catered for at the flagship David Lloyd centre that offers a whole range of activities including a number of indoor/outdoor tennis courts and indoor/outdoor pool. They also provide a highly respected nursery and kids club.
The local schools have continued to enjoy excellent reputations with Cardinal Heenan Catholic High and Allerton High School both rated ‘good’ whilst Meanwood C of E Primary attracted a ‘highly effective’ rating from OFSTED. Other well regarded schools are Miles Hill Primary, Carr Manor Primary, St Urbans Primary and Carr Manor High School.
Within the private education sector Leeds Girls High School, Leeds Boys Grammar School and Gateways are all within a short commute of Meanwood. Indeed some even provide school buses with local ‘drop off’ and ‘pick up’ points to enable its pupils to travel to and from school.
Meanwood offers a variety of properties ranging from character Victorian terraces, Grade 2 listed conversion developments, traditional bay windowed semis through to modern apartments and luxurious executive homes on the highly regarded Woodlea Village development. Households tend to be a mixture of couples, families and young professionals.
All of these factors have meant that Meanwood has become one of the city’s property hotspots, coming into its own making the very most of its best features and attracting newcomers from far and wide.
Meanwood is a residential area about 1.5 miles outside of Leeds that has enjoyed some rejuvenation in recent years. Meanwood is a suburban area with a countryside feel. There are many terraced houses as well as some new housing developments, which have appeared in the last 5-10 years. It is still an affordable area of Leeds so an ideal place for a student home in Leeds, particularly as Headingley and Hyde Park are a very short distance away.