If you’re not familiar with the area, everything you’ll ever want is on York Road and just on your doorstep. There’s a large Asda supermarket, a B&Q and B&M Store just over the road, as well as lots of places to grab a bite to eat. And to make getting around even easier, the Council have invested heavily and created a number of safe cycle paths along York Road.
Need an alternative? Then head into the city in just less than a mile away, where you will find Crossgates shopping centre. There’s a great range of shops and places to eat here and with plenty of parking it’s easy to drop in whenever you want. Plus, next to the shopping centre there’s also a selection of independent stores.
Despite having all these modern amenities on your doorstep, there are lots of places to enjoy the great outdoors if you want some fresh air. Nearby Primrose Valley Park which is a green oasis in the suburbs, as well as lots of green open spaces to explore, where you can take a walk, play tennis or football or simply watch the world go by and relax.
Just over 3 miles away is Roundhay Park. One of the biggest city parks in Europe, there’s more than 700 acres of parkland, woodland and gardens. Hardly surprising that there’s always lots’ going on here is it? Maybe even take a walk around one of the lakes – or both or if you’re feeling energetic why not jog! There are many other walking trails, from toddler-friendly paths to something for the serious walker. Many sports clubs make use of the park, from running and rowing clubs to Pramexercise classes, there’s lots to get involved in. Tropical World is also part of Roundhay Park. Home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens, the famous Butterfly House is must. Or if you just want to relax, you can do that too. Take a gentle stroll in the many beautiful gardens or chill out with a coffee in the lakeside Café.
A great location for growing families, there’s a great choice of schools in the area. The nearest is Cross Gates Primary School. For older children, Leeds East Academy, Temple Moor High School and Corpus Christi Catholic College are all nearby.
With Leeds city centre so close to home, it’s easy to enjoy everything this city has to offer. Whether you love shopping or dining, arts and culture, or great nightlife, you’ll never run out of things to do.
Fancy a great day out in Leeds? Well, did you know it doesn’t have to cost you anything! There are lots of free things to do such as, visiting the stunning Royal Armouries, the Henry Moore Institute, the historic Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds City Museum, or maybe the Leeds Waterfront Heritage Trail. As well as all these fantastic places to visit, there are many local nature reserves – all free.
Plus, one of the great things about living in Leeds is that so many great days out are so easy to get to. The wonderful city of York is easy to visit by car or train if you need a change. Want to spend some quality family time? Why not visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, complete with polar bears, lions, tigers and so much more, which is only an hour away, or even Harewood House at just 9 miles from your door. Or maybe you’re more into sports and activities? You could ski, climb, bowl and much more at Xscape in Castleford. Or if you fancy a little sea air, the stunning Yorkshire coastline is easy to get to and perfect for a day out. And of course, this is an area that’s known for its natural beauty. Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the bordering Yorkshire Dales are breathtaking on every level.