Apartments to rent in Leeds: Top 5 developments

It’s a regional hub that has it all – amazing architecture, fantastic employment and educational opportunities, and a bustling retail and entertainment centre that turns day and night. But where can you find apartments to rent in Leeds that combine style, comfort, and value for money? At HomeViews, we believe the easiest way to uncover the truth is by asking the residents themselves. Ready to dig a little deeper? Read on to get the information you need.

Where is Leeds?

Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. It lies within the valley of the River Aire in the Pennines foothills, 169 miles north of London. York borders to the northeast, Sheffield to the south, and Bradford to the west. The wider borough also includes the towns of Horsforth, Morley, Otley, Pudsey, Rothwell and Wetherby.

Living in Leeds

The largest city in West Yorkshire, Leeds enjoys a thriving cultural scene and Purple Flag status for its nightlife. Served by five universities and boasting an array of beautiful civic architecture, public squares and gardens, the city also lies less than 20 miles from the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. Tracking close to the centre, the Leeds Country Way also offers a 62-mile circular walking route complemented by plenty of footpaths and rambling opportunities in the local area.

Leeds’ heart pulses with the lifeblood of the UK’s most diverse employment economy, including thriving financial and legal sectors and the trade created by over 1000 retail stores. Attracting shoppers throughout Yorkshire, the city hosts luxury names in its beautiful Victorian Quarter, with many high street shops lining the pedestrianised retail paradise of Briggate.

You can also explore one of the biggest indoor markets in Europe and an annual German Christmas market in Millennium Square. When you need some respite, Leeds’ serene parks and open spaces are on hand. Featuring lakes, woodland, and gardens, the 700-acre Roundhay Park rivals those found in other European cities.

Various intersecting A-roads and motorways promote travel around the area. These include the M62 (east-to-west) and the A1(M) and M1, which run north to south. Meanwhile, the 17-platform New Station Street operates rail services into the city’s suburbs, the wider region, and national and international connections. Just 8 miles northwest of the city, Leeds Bradford International Airport offers national and international flights.

Leeds property prices

Zoopla’s October 2022 data shows that the price for a home in Leeds currently stands at around £263,581. Flats and terraced houses went for £145,944 and £186,967 respectively, while semi-detached properties sold for £220,281 on average.

In contrast, a recent analysis by property search engine reveals an average of £1,242 PCM for rentals. While you can expect to pay around £760 for a one-bedroom home, the price increases to £2,014 for five-bedroom properties.

Apartments to rent in Leeds: Top 5 developments

So, which of the many apartments to rent in Leeds made the Top 5? Get ready to discover the most well-rated developers in the area with a little help from our verified residents.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

4.72 (122 reviews)
4.72 (122 reviews)

A frequent HomeViews award winner, Leodis Square by Dandara Living in central Leeds comprises studio to three-bedroom apartments. Residents here benefit from an on-site gym, a pet-friendly policy and community events. As well as this, the development is just 5 minutes from Leeds’ business and retail districts.

With residents leaving comments like ‘the design of the property is slick and so functional’, ‘I love living in this place’ and ‘the staff are great and can’t help you enough’, it’s no wonder the development achieved our coveted top spot.

Read reviews and details of Leodis Square, LS11

4.70 (30 reviews)
4.70 (30 reviews)

Taking second place for rental properties in leeds is Moda, New York Square. A collection of 515 pet-friendly apartments, designed to form an exciting next-generation neighbourhood in Leeds’ cultural district. The development is a community rich with amenities, from co-working and meeting spaces to a media room, private dining and a roof terraces with panoramic views of Leeds city centre and beyond.

Read reviews and details of New York Square, LS2

Our third highest-rated contender and another regular award winner across the board, Mustard Wharf is a few minutes’ walk from Leeds train station. It consists of 247 one, two, and three-bedroom pet-friendly rental apartments in total. In addition, residents can enjoy various facilities, including a lounge, gym, and a 24-hour front of house team.

This is what one resident had to say: ‘The development is beautiful, modern, clean and well-designed, with gorgeous interiors. The communal spaces are convenient and thoughtfully designed. The area is close to the canal for those who enjoy running, biking or walks, and there are plenty of local cafés, pubs and restaurants nearby.’

Read reviews and details of Mustard Wharf, LS1

The CQ, The Court and The Gardens, developed by Aberdeen Standard, sits in Leeds – and fourth position. The development provides 263 modern studio flats of various sizes with views across central Leeds. CQ residents benefit from a state-of-the-art gym, laundry facilities, and a club lounge on every floor. There’s also on-site security and parking spaces available. The location has plenty to offer too, from university campuses, supermarkets, takeaways and restaurants to places of worship for different religions.

Read reviews and details of The CQ, The Court and The Gardens, LS3

4.30 (47 reviews)
4.30 (47 reviews)

In fifth place, Waterside Apartments lies close to the Victoria Quarter (with its vast range of shopping amenities) and the Corn Exchange – a Grade I listed building known for its aesthetic, alternative cafés, and independent businesses. Residents have access to a concierge service, and private parking. They describe the design, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies, as ‘fantastic’.

Read reviews and details of Waterside Apartments, LS12

Now you’ve been introduced to the best apartments to rent in Leeds, it’s time to discover more. Read every rating and review for each development by clicking on our area guide below.

Leeds is a vibrant and modern city with a reputation for its distinctive culture, vibrant nightlife as well as shops, music and celebrated restaurants. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Leeds. In addition, read reviews from Read more about Leeds

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