First Time Buyer’s Top Locations Spotlight
So it’s time to officially flee the nest and make that much-needed leap onto the property ladder but you’ve come across your first hurdle, where to buy? With over 19 branches across the region, we decided to take a look at some of the best locations for First Time Buyers. Starting with Chapel Allerton, we’ll take a look at property price, commuting distance and most importantly the local bars and restaurants, for that much need wind down time.
So you’ve left the student life behind you but not quite ready to retire from your youthful ways just yet. Chapel Allerton is a popular spot for young professionals and young families. Filled with character and charm, Chapel Allerton has made a great name for itself over recent years. With a hub of independent businesses, bustling nightlife, local schools and amenities it’s clear to see why Chapel Allerton is recognised for its popularity, particularly with first time buyers.
As important as the area is finding the right property is key. Chapel Allerton offers a range of property types including; Victorian detached, semi-detached, terraces and flats. With the average house price in LS7 recorded at just over £200,000 in March 2019 it is a slightly lower than the Leeds average property price and significantly lower than it neighbouring suburb of Moortown, making Chapel Allerton the perfect place to make those first steps onto the property ladder. If you’re looking for a flat as your first home the average price in Ls7 is £165,000, whilst terraced houses average at £179,000. Take a look at some of the properties on the market at the minute to find your dream first home.
This property is Wood Close, Chapel Allerton, Ls7 @ £105,000
This property is Roundhay Grove, Ls8 @ £189,950
Just 2 miles from Leeds city centre it’s easy to see why Chapel Allerton is so popular with commuters. There is just a 9 minute journey separating you and your city centre office, even with a few minutes added for rush hour you can still be home in time for The Chase. If you’re looking to avoid expensive city centre parking prices, the 36 bus will get you to the city in an efficient 15 minutes or if you’re running late an Uber will only set you back an average of £7-10! If you work further afield, Chapel Allerton offers quick and easy access to M62, M621 and the M1.
Labelled as ‘The Notting Hill of the North’, Chapel Allerton is renowned for its work hard play hard attitude. With a magnitude of independent businesses, bars and restaurants and the odd yoga studio thrown in too, you’ll never be short of things to do. Chapel Allerton offers a sense of community with regular live music events, art and monthly markets. With so much on offer, we’ve highlighted a just a few of the most popular and useful amenities in your potential new home.
Lidl @ Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PG
Coop @ 1 Stainbeck Ln, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PJ
Tesco Express @ 20-22 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 4LA
The Sunshine Bakery - @ 182 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 4NZ
Cup & Saucer - @ 4 Stainbeck Ln, Leeds LS7 3QY
House of Koko @ 62 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 4LA
Pinche Pinche @ 116 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 4NY
Casa Mia - @ 10 Stainbeck Ln, Leeds LS7 3QY
Seven Arts Bar & Café @ 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD
The Pit @ 8 Stainbeck Ln, Leeds LS7 3QY
The Mustard Pot @ 20 Stainbeck Ln, Leeds LS7 3QY
Further North @ 194 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 4NZ
LEISURE & EXERCISE
Fitbarre @ 1 Methley Dr, Leeds LS7 3NE
Scott Hall Leisure Centre @ Scott Hall Road, Leeds LS7 3DT
Yoga Kula @ 114 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 4NY
There you have it the first of our First Time Buyers Top Locations Spotlight. Chapel Allerton offers the perfect mix of access and amenities. If you’re not already convinced take a look at the properties on the market right now or speak to our local Oakwood branch. Why not take a day and maybe a night to explore Chapel Allerton, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.