5 Reasons Leeds is the Place to Be


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In the UK, it’s easy to forget that there is life outside of London.  

But while the nation’s capital may have international attention, the humble city of Leeds has been ranked the best place to live and work in the north of England, and is ranked as the 12th best city overall! This vibrant, exciting metropolis has risen in popularity over the last few years, attracting businesses, families and professionals from all over the country.

If you’re ready for a friendlier location than the south, then here are five reasons that Leeds is the place to be.

  1. Retail Hub 

Leeds is the retail hub of Yorkshire. As one of the best places in the UK to go shopping, you’ll have endless opportunities to shop ‘til you drop. And up North, you won’t have to compete with the mass of London tourists either.

The relatively small size of Leeds means that you can easily walk around the city, soaking up as much retail therapy as you need!

  1. Very Green 

Leeds is full of green spaces, so whether you fancy a picnic in the park or a wander in the woods, you’ll have plenty of places to get in touch with nature!

Not only that, but if you live in Leeds, you’re just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Yorkshire countryside! Have you always wanted to race across the moors like a misunderstood Bronte heroine? Make Leeds your home base and venture out to the stunning dales.

  1. Booming Businesses 

The bustle of Leeds city centre has made it an excellent place for businesses in search of skilled employees. 

Various companies who boast the title of industry leaders have chosen to make Leeds their home, from unparalleled hair care giant GHD, to experts in the digital sphere such as Maratopia Digital Marketing’s SEO branch.  

More and more companies are choosing Leeds to set up shop, generating exceptional economic growth for the area! 

  1. Great For Students

With three universities to choose from, The Independent has ranked Leeds the best city for students. Of course, while a city full of students might sound like your worst nightmare, it’s important to remember that education is clearly a top priority in Leeds!

Not only that, but these universities churn out thousands of highly skilled graduates every year, and those that have fallen in love with the city are going to stick around and enter Leeds’ workforce!

  1. Affordable Living 

As you can imagine, the cost of living in Leeds is an awful lot cheaper than London, from house prices to food and drink

When you relocate to Leeds, you’ll see a massive benefit to your wallet.

The abundance of students needing accommodation and the affordability of the city also makes Leeds and excellent investment for property too! 

Leeds is rapidly becoming the most attractive northern city, so if you’re thinking of relocation, then you’ll regret not paying it a visit.

What do you love most about Leeds? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

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