New build homes for sale: Leeds’ highest rated

Leeds is a popular city located in the heart of West Yorkshire. A university city with a vibrant nightlife, Leeds has a reputation as a young, modern city. It is also a creative and cultural hotspot. Start your property search by reading our ranking of the best new build homes for sale in Leeds.

Where is Leeds?

You’ll find Leeds in the county of West Yorkshire, 35 miles north-east of Manchester and 30 miles north of Sheffield. The city sits on the banks of the River Aire and is easily accessible from the M1, which passes close to the city. The Midland Mainline railway line ends at Leeds, connecting cities down the spine of England with London.

Leeds is perfectly positioned for exploring the stunning Yorkshire countryside and a selection of majestic national parks and conservation areas. The Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North York Moors and Peak District are all easily accessible from the city.

What’s it like to live in Leeds?

With a population of almost 800,000, Leeds is a buzzing city. It attracts people from all over the country to study, work and live there. The city has five universities. The two main universities are The University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University. Between them, the two have more than 70,000 students. With a significant population of students and young professionals, the city has a lively bar and club scene.

The industrial revolution was crucial in the historic development of Leeds. The city developed first as a centre for the wool trade, while other industries followed, including engineering, iron and printing. The Leeds Liverpool Canal provided links to the major port city of Liverpool and helped the economy to thrive. In modern times, Leeds has emerged as a diverse economy with a growing investment from the private sector. Leeds is an important city in the UK finance industry. Manufacturing remains strong in the city, while the creative and digital industries are also experiencing growth. Thanks to its economic growth and diverse industries, Leeds is a great place to work and represents a wealth of career options.

If sport is your thing, then Leeds life is definitely for you. The city is home to some of the country’s most famous sports teams and venues. The city is enjoying a return to top flight football with Leeds United. There is first class and test cricket in the city, at the famous Headingley cricket ground. The region is also famous for rugby. Leeds Rhinos are one of the most successful teams in rugby league. Rugby union team Leeds Tykes is also located in the city.

Leeds is a well-connected city, with great transport links to neighbouring cities. The M1 passes close to the city, connecting to Sheffield to the south. To the north, the A1 provides routes towards Newcastle upon Tyne and the Scottish borders. The M62 also provides a direct connection between Leeds and Manchester. The city is situated at the northern end of the Midland Mainline, with efficient rail services running between Leeds and London St. Pancras.

Property prices in Leeds

Property prices in Leeds are increasing, but they remain lower than the national average. There are plenty of new build developments and new homes for sale in the city. The relatively low property prices make Leeds an attractive prospect for first-time buyers. In February 2022, the average property price in Leeds was £230,876, according to Rightmove. This represents an increase of 7% on the previous 12 months. Despite this increase, the average price is still more than £37,000 lower than the UK average of £268,000.

A flat in Leeds costs an average of £157,333, while buyers can snap up terraced houses for an average of £163,879. These prices are comparable to other major northern cities, including Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.

New build homes in Leeds: 5 best developments

Thanks to its growing, diverse economy, lively nightlife and top-class sport and culture, Leeds is an attractive place to live and work. Take a look at our ranking of Leeds’ top five new build homes for sale below. Verified residents have rated the developments on a variety of factors. As such, HomeViews can provide rankings based on the real life experience of living in each one. Continue reading to learn about the highest rated new build homes across Leeds.

*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 – as on our area guide pages.

The number one development for new build homes in Kent is Holborough Lakes. This new development of two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom homes is conveniently located between the M20 and the M2, and within easy reach of Medway and Maidstone. Set around a series of freshwater lakes with attractive landscaping, the development offers an excellent range of facilities. All homes benefit from spacious open-plan living areas and private gardens with lawns and patios.

Read reviews and details of Holborough Lakes, ME6

3.97 (19 reviews)
3.97 (19 reviews)

In second place is Victory Pier by Berkeley Homes. Located in Gillingham, the development offers a range of apartments on the waterfront of an expanding community. Additionally, residents benefit from access to a private residents’ gym and lounge. Victory Pier is a mixed residential and retail scheme, providing shops right on its doorstep. There are also convenient connections to central London.

Read reviews and details of Victory Pier, ME7

Watling Place is a collection of new homes in the small historic village of Newington, Kent. This development has a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes. The towns of Rainham and Sittingbourne are nearby, as is the beautiful open countryside of the Kent Downs.

Read reviews and details of Watling Place, ME9

Mascalls Grange is a new development located in the small town of Paddock Wood, near Tunbridge Wells. Surrounded by countryside but with excellent links to the city, the development offers convenience alongside rural living. From one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses, the development has a wide range of property styles to suit everyone.

Read reviews and details of Mascalls Grange, TN12

In fifth place is Blossom Grove, a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes in the ancient village of Teynham. The development offers spacious living within a countryside setting. Sittingbourne and the market town of Faversham are within easy reach, as is the M2, providing links to the M25 and London beyond.

Read reviews and details of Blossom Grove, ME9

Sixth place is occupied by the Rochester Riverside regeneration project. This £419m development is being delivered by Countryside and Hyde over 12 years. The development is just moments from Rochester station and High Street, with views across the River Medway.

Read reviews and details of Rochester Riverside, ME1

4.23 (8 reviews)
4.23 (8 reviews)

Kingsmead is a development of two, three and four-bedroom homes in the bustling market town of Faversham, Kent. The homes are built to a high standard with modern living in mind. Faversham town centre is less than a mile away, while the development is just moments from the beautiful rolling Kent countryside.

Read reviews and details of Kingsmead, ME13

Stour Meadows is a collection of two and three-bedroom new build houses, situated in the new village of Finberry in Ashford. The homes have been built to a high standard with modern living in mind. The local amenities of Ashford are within easy reach, as is Ashford International Station, with its Eurostar terminal and fast links to London St. Pancras.

Read reviews and details of Stour Meadows, TN25

3.82 (5 reviews)
3.82 (5 reviews)

Hollyfields is a new development of two-bedroom coach houses and three, four and five-bedroom family homes in sought-after Hawkenbury, just over a mile from Tunbridge Wells town centre. Affluent Tunbridge Wells has a wealth of boutique shops and independent cafés, while its mainline station provides connections to London Bridge in 44 minutes.

Read reviews and details of Hollyfields, TN2

In tenth place in the rankings is Conningbrook Lakes. Located in Ashford, the development is a partnership between Latimer and Westerhill Homes. Conningbrook Lakes offers a variety of homes to suit all tastes. The homes have been designed to encompass the best of the lakes and country park setting, while Ashford town centre, Ashford International Station and the M20 are all within easy reach.

Read reviews and details of Latimer at Conningbrook Lakes, TN24

We hope our ranking of the best new build homes for sale in Leeds has helped you in your search. If you’d like to learn more about life in Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area, take a look at our guide below. From there, you’ll also be able to find all the latest new build developments in Leeds and other areas in this popular region.

Kent is one of the most popular counties in England, with a population of 1.8 million people. It has some really beautiful scenery and many great amenities for families that are looking to buy their first home or move up into a nicer place. Read more about Kent

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