For further information regarding this exciting role, please contact Jo Fish or Rachel Singer at Navigate on
0113 287 8445

Living In Leeds

Cosy but still metropolitan, Leeds is a multicultural city, with much to see and to do, in the very centre of the UK. Because it is the biggest financial city outside of London, Leeds attracts a variety of start-up businesses and skilled expatriates each year. With many diverse neighbourhoods and much to see and do, Leeds has something for everyone. In terms of housing, every spectrum is covered, with spacious modern apartments littered around the city centre, terraced and local authority properties available in other urban regions, and large detached properties commonplace in the suburbs and rural areas.

About Leeds

Leeds is centrally located and is a similar distance away from the Scottish capital of Edinburgh as it is from London. Its location also means that the large northern cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Hull are easily commutable using the M62 motorway, while Sheffield is only around 30 minutes south, down the M1.

With a population of around 780,000, the Leeds metropolitan district is the second largest in England and the 2011 census shows that it is home to 71 different ethnic groups. The largest demographic identifies themselves as white (81%), while the biggest minority are Asian at 7.7%. Some 3.5% are of African or Afro-Caribbean descent and 0.5% are from the Arabian Peninsula.

In religious terms, most Leeds residents are Christians but 3% are Muslims and the city also has the third biggest Jewish population in the UK. 16.8% of inhabitants consider themselves as atheist/non-religious.

Finding Accommodation in Leeds

Due to the size of the city, Leeds has every kind of accommodation imaginable. People working in or close to the city centre may be drawn to the flats and apartments that have sprung up in recent years.

People who are studying typically move into purpose built halls of residence or to areas such as Headingley and Hyde Park, where large terraced houses serve as multiple occupancy premises.

If money is no object, there are many large mansions in the north of the city, where there is a rural area known as the ‘Golden Triangle’ due its affluence.

Both the Yorkshire Evening Post and Yorkshire Post publish a weekly property pull-out that lists homes for sale and rent.

Sites such as,, and are also worth exploring as they have a large number of listings and give you the ability to look at multiple photographs of the properties available.


For further information regarding this exciting role, please contact Jo Fish or Rachel Singer at Navigate on 0113 287 8445

Email Navigate How To Apply