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A Guide to Oakwood

08 May 2019

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Just 10 minutes outside of the city centre, you will stumble across the hidden gem that is Oakwood. With one of the biggest parks in Europe on its doorstep, there are plenty of appealing factors drawing people to Oakwood.


Despite its close proximity to the city centre Oakwood still offers a host of amenities including independent shops, café and restaurants. The high-street surrounding the famous Oakwood clock is home to hairdressers, dentists, pharmacies and pretty much anything else you could possibly need on your doorstep. For your weekly shop, Oakwood has a Tesco superstore just minutes away on Roundhay Road, but if you fancy something more local, Oakwood farmers market happens once a month where you can indulge in meats, cheese and other locally sourced products.

Things to do

Roundhay Park

Roundhay Park is home to a host of events every year, big and small. From food festivals to live music, Oakwoods short distance to Roundhay Park means you’ll never be short of things to do.

Tropical World

Tropical world is the perfect family day out, explore the rainforest, crawl through creature corner or immerse yourself in their aquarium for a day you won’t forget. Even better Tropical World is situated within walking distance of Oakwood.

Oakwood Day

Oakwood Day shows the community spirit in the area; celebrating all things Oakwood. Gathering around the famous Oakwood Clock expect live music, dance, street food, drinks and entertainment. 2019’s annual celebration takes place on May 11th and is definitely worth a visit.

Transport Links and Commute

Oakwood is just a short 3 miles away from Leeds city centre reachable by regular bus routes or a quick 10-minute drive making it an ideal spot for commuters. Only 10 miles separate Oakwood from both the M62 and Leeds Bradford airport, making Oakwood a prime spot for those who work a little further afield or enjoy a holiday.


Oakwood is a great location for family life with 6 primary schools located in Oakwood and Roundhay alone, alongside 2 large secondary schools. Schools in the area include

Primary Schools
-Gledhow Primary School
-Kerr Mackie Primary School
-Moor Allerton Hall Primary School
-Roundhay St.Johns C.E Primary School
-Roundhay School
-Talbot Primary School

Secondary Schools
-Allerton Grange School
-Roundhay School

Food & Drink

You won’t be short of places to eat and drink in Oakwood; expect everything from Italian to Thai. If you fancy something a little lighter there are a few cosy cafés to choose from and if you fancy something a little stronger Oakwood has a couple of local bars and pubs for your weekend refreshments!


Whether you’re looking for a detached family home or you want to take advantage of the short commute in a 1 bedroom flat, Oakwood has a range of properties to suit all needs. The average property price in Oakwood stands at £238,774. A semi-detached home in Oakwood averages at £217,222, whilst detached properties sell for an average of £422,555 and terraced properties at £219,246. With such a range of properties to choose from take a look at these properties currently on the market or contact our Oakwood Branch for more information.

Oakwood Grange, Oakwood, Leeds LS8- £399,950

Hetton Road, Oakwood, Leeds, LS8- £259,950

Ravenscar Avenue, Oakwood, Leeds, LS8 -£164,950

Oakwood offers so many appealing factors whether you’re looking to be close to the city, near to amenities or in an area with great community spirit. If you’d like to know more about Oakwood and see the newest properties on the market contact our Oakwood branch.

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