With over 700,000 residents, Leeds is the second largest metropolitan district in the UK. Green Belt countryside and excellent parks make Leeds one of the greenest cities and a fantastc city to live. Have a look at this link if you need more convincing!
Leeds has more law and accountancy firms than anywhere outside London, many with stylish offices and award-winning architecture. Companies and professional individuals relocating to Leeds has increased sigificantly in recent years along with an increased demand for property ranging from traditional semi detached and terraced homes to stylish apartments and city centre living. The traditional engineering, textile and clothing sectors are still significant employers, and its two large Universities add to the diversity.
Leeds is a lively arts, sporting and entertainment city, with a thriving club scene. Its waterfront is now a visitor attraction, with city centre apartments and flats converted from former grain mills allowing residents tranquility at the same time as being close to the action. Leeds shopping highlights include Harvey Nicholls, the Victoria Quarter, Granary Wharf and the historic Kirkgate Market.
From museums, theatres, gardens, country houses, historic buildings, country walks there are lots of ideas to keep you occupied for days out and entertaining visitors. Attractions include Leeds City Art Gallery, Otley Chevin Forest Park, Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Thackray Medical Museum and the famous Royal Armouries Museum. Sport enthusiasts can follow Leeds United at football, Leeds Rhinos at Rugby League, or watch Yorkshire cricket at Headingley.
The famous Marks and Spencer department store started with Michael Marks' Penny Bazaar in Leeds Market; Waddington’s of Monopoly fame was founded in Leeds, and the largest clothing factory in Europe spread the Burtons name far and wide.
Leeds is midway between Edinburgh and London and well connected by transport, under 2 hours from London by train, or via its international airport. The regional attractions of York, Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales are easily accessible and make living in Leeds an ideal location.