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A guide to Chapel Allerton
When it comes to Leeds suburbs, few match Chapel Allerton in terms of popularity. It was even named in the 2018 Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide. So, what makes this area so popular, and could it be a great place to buy or rent?
About the area
Situated just two miles from Leeds city centre, Chapel Allerton is an attractive, vibrant village to live in. It boasts fantastic character and is often referred to as the “Notting Hill of the North”. It has a great friendly community, and a particularly impressive food scene.
Chapel Allerton has something of an old-world charm, yet it’s been brilliantly modernised over the years. Featuring trendy stores, excellent transport links and a street environment with beautiful willow trees, it’s not hard to see why Chapel Allerton was voted one of the best places to live in the country.
Transport and schools
Chapel Allerton’s convenient location means it has superb transport links around the city. The area is serviced by First Leeds buses, and Harrogate Road is the main route through the area. It’s connected to Leeds city centre through the Leeds Outer Ring Road, and Leeds Train and Bus Station are not too far locatied. You’ll also be just 30 minutes away from the Leeds Bradford International Airport.
There’s just one school located within the village; the Chapel Allerton Primary School. However, there are great schools nearby which are easy to reach, including Allerton High School, and Saint Matthew’s Church of England Primary School.
Fantastic dining options
Residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out in the area. As well as a number of popular chain restaurants, you’ll also find a few interesting and historic dining venues such as The Regent pub. The Regent has actually undergone very few alterations since the 18th century, giving it a real old-world charm. There’s cuisine to suit all tastes, from Moroccan and Thai to Italian and Greek.
A beautiful selection of properties
There’s a beautiful mix of properties available in Chapel Allerton, and they don’t spend long on the market! In fact, it’s not uncommon for sellers to achieve the asking price within a short period of been listed. This means that if you do want to get onto the property ladder in the area, you’ll have to be quick! You’ll find large, detached Victorian properties, contemporary apartments, and a range of attractive family homes in the area.
Things to do
Chapel Allerton is known for its vibrant atmosphere, boasting plenty of pubs and bars. It also has lawn tennis, a squash club and a running club for those who like to stay active. Each year, there’s also an end of summer festival which you won’t want to miss. Its close proximity to the city centre also provides plenty of accessible entertainment for the whole family.
If you’re looking to invest in an attractive, vibrant area, then Chapel Allerton is highly recommended. However, you’ll need to check listings frequently if you want to snap up these sought-after properties or call Cassini Properties Estate and Letting Agents on 0113 2497313 and register your interest and be among the first to be notified about properties coming to the market.