Priestley’s Estate & Lettings Agents would like to introduce you to one of most vibrant communities in West Yorkshire. Beeston, a suburb of Leeds, is within 3km of city centre, where you’ll find a clever mix of modernity and history within the area’s architectural mix.
With deep roots in medieval England, Beeston owes some of its nostalgia to the monks of the Kirkstall Abbey. Back in the day, their 240 sheep outnumbered people. The current population of 16,000 residents may not include livestock on the registry, but locals living in this region admit to having a healthy respect for the humble sheep!
Despite a bucolic sensibility, the Beeston area has not always been a most-favoured residential destination. The area is referenced in the classic tome “Bestone,” considered the quintessential doomsday book published in 1086, long before Gutenberg invented the printing press.
Gutenberg’s presses were up and running by the time Beeston’s manor house was designated as one of the region’s 14th Century hubs. Officially incorporated into the City of Leeds by 1925, it suffered the slings and arrows of the industrial revolution and grew into a major centre of industrial mills and heavy industry.
Beeston was ill-prepared for the devastation visited upon Leeds City Centre when Nazi Germany rained down terror during the London blitz. While far enough away from London to escape that city’s bombings, armaments blanketed Cross Flatts Park. Miraculously, only one street in Beeston took direct hits from the Luftwaffe in March 1941. Citizens of Beeston still call the Royal Air Force their heroes. Without their defence, more of Beeston could have been destroyed.
Beeston: The Ideal Location
Beeston offers commuters the best of both worlds. Proximity. Space. Less congestion. Business men and women can hop on the M62 or M621 motorways, and depending upon time of day and traffic, arrive at their desks in time to put in a productive day. Since M621 also offers access to M1, circumnavigating Yorkshire could not be easier.
Further, socialising within Beeston and nearby communities is a breeze. If you’ve friends, family and colleagues living in Hunslet, Holbeck, Wortley and Armley, you don’t have to drive great distances to get together for a chat, a pint or a meal.
Redevelopment in this region is driving the investment market as older neighbourhoods are demolished and replaced by newer housing options. For young professionals and investors looking for future growth potential, the Beeston market is, in a word, hot.
Property Sales in Beeston
Beeston offers a choice of properties, where a three bed houses can range from £95,000 and £160,000. This community is a quintessential example of diversity and still offers that community feeling.
Beeston offers a range of architecture, from Edwardian and Victorian period conversions within the environs of south Leeds and Beeston proper. Redevelopment that include every contemporary amenity a homeowner could wish for—will find Nirvana in New Forest Village in Middleton.
Beeston offers styles and pricing that appeal to everyone in search of a home, so whether you intend to spend just £25,000 on a starter home or £500,000 more aptly describes your budget, make Beeston your first stop in your search for the perfect home and the market won’t disappoint.
|Property Address||Property Type||Sale Date||No Bedrooms||Sale Price|
|35, Cross Flatts Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 7HY||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||20 Aug 2018||4 bedrooms||£105,000|
|5, Beeston Park Grove, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 8DH||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||17 Aug 2018||2 bedrooms||£96,000|
|12, Waincliffe Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 8ET||Semi-Detached, Freehold, Residential||17 Aug 2018||3 bedrooms||£119,500|
|136, Cross Flatts Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 7BQ||Semi-Detached, Freehold, Residential||17 Aug 2018||3 bedrooms||£130,000|
|140, Cross Flatts Grove, Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 7BW||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||10 Aug 2018||3 bedrooms||£115,000|
|19, Cross Flatts Road, Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 7JB||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||09 Aug 2018||2 bedrooms||£90,000|
|67, Garnet Terrace, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 5JX||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||09 Aug 2018||2 bedrooms||£74,950|
|49, Old Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 7AB||Semi-Detached, Freehold, Residential||09 Aug 2018||3 bedrooms||£190,000|
|25, Southleigh Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 5SQ||Semi-Detached, Freehold, Residential||06 Aug 2018||3 bedrooms||£159,950|
|7, Parkfield Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 7LY||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||06 Aug 2018||3 bedrooms||£112,000|
|6, Cross Flatts Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 7JB||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||03 Aug 2018||2 bedrooms||£84,000|
|5, Parkwood Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 5RL||Semi-Detached, Freehold, Residential||30 Jul 2018||3 bedrooms||£135,000|
|118, Wesley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 8RA||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||20 Jul 2018||3 bedrooms||£125,000|
|9, Wesley Court, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 8RD||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||20 Jul 2018||£110,000|
|53, Cardinal Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 8HE||Semi-Detached, Freehold, Residential||13 Jul 2018||2 bedrooms||£121,000|
|3, Southleigh View, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 5SJ||Semi-Detached, Freehold, Residential||10 Jul 2018||2 bedrooms||£110,500|
|91, Longroyd Grove, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 5HF||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||10 Jul 2018||1 bedroom||£110,500|
|29, Woodlea Mount, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 7NT||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||06 Jul 2018||2 bedrooms||£85,000|
|8, Burlington Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 7DS||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||03 Jul 2018||4 bedrooms||£68,000|
|18, Parkwood Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 5QY||Semi-Detached, Freehold, Residential||29 Jun 2018||3 bedrooms||£118,000|
|25, Marsden Mount, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 7NL||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||22 Jun 2018||£88,000|
|59, Parkfield Row, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 7LT||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||6 Jun 2018||2 bedrooms||£85,000|
|18, Marley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 8QL||Terraced, Freehold, Residential||1 Jun 2018||3 bedrooms||£73,000|
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Rental Property in Beeston
Apartments / Flats in the vicinity of Beeston come in myriad sizes and rental ranges, though if you want to be part of the university community, check out Cross Flatts.
This area, also known for an eclectic cultural mix, offers renters seeking affordably-priced flats that are less expensive than Leeds City Center. Beeston Hill was once considered a deprived area, that designation is changing fast. Here property is a vast mix of existing and new construction within this burgeoning community. Thus, while Cross Flatts has experienced rental bracket gains of late, there remains a bastion of properties awaiting renovation that are destined to improve all aspects of Beeston’s property market.
|Property Address||No Bedrooms / Type||Rental Price|
|Burlington Road, Leeds, LS11||2 bedroom flat||£500 pcm|
|Woodview Place, Leeds, LS11||1 bedroom flat||£325 pcm|
|Woodview Place, Leeds, LS11||1 bedroom terraced house||£400 pcm|
|Longroyd Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5HE||2 bedroom terraced house||£425 pcm|
|Linden Ave, Leeds LS11 6HB||2 bedroom end of terrace house||£450 pcm|
|Buckton Mount, Beeston, LS11 8JL||2 bedroom flat||£475 pcm|
|29 Longroyd Grove, Beeston, LS11 5HF||2 bedroom terraced house||£500 pcm|
|Chatswood Dr, Leeds LS11 7AH||3 bedroom house||£590 pcm|
|Beeston Rd, Leeds LS11 6AD||1 bedroom apartment||£630 pcm|
|Thirlmere Cl, Leeds LS11 8JH||3 bedroom semi-detached||£675 pcm|
|Southleigh Road, Beeston, LS11 5SJ||2 bedroom semi-detached||£775 pcm|
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Beestons Vibrant Community
The trend toward integrated neighbourhoods that prioritise both homes and commercial interests is popular. Research shows that “Updated attitudes towards home ownership and space sharing are changing the social fabric of urban communities and creating a demand for multi-use developments.”
As a result, there has been “unprecedented commitment to the private rental sector by institutional investors in the UK who would not previously have considered it.” If you’ve heard about the “Get Britain Building” initiative, you know that there has been a concerted effort to add “one million new homes by 2020.” That is the number former house minister Brandon Lewis stated in 2015. Beeston remains a prime example of a community eager to contribute to that goal.
Beeston combines great leisure and sport facilities, home to two stadiums, Beeston’s oldest sporting treasure is the occupancy of the Leeds United Football Club, headquartered on Elland Road.
If you live in Beeston, you don’t have to worry about traffic on the M631 because you can walk to matches and join the football frenzy alongside 42,000 devoted Leeds United fans. Not content to host just one community sports facility, Beeston is home to a second stadium—one that is larger than the aforementioned Elland Road facility.
The John Charles Centre for Sport, accessed via the M1, is fast becoming a favourite spectator sport venue with mixed amenities that host a plethora of athletic activities. From the 50- x 35-metre pool featuring a moving floor to spectator areas seating up to 800, this facility is fast becoming the neighbourhood meeting place. Members come to work out, take fitness classes and meet with friends at the café.
Because living in Beeston means residents are surrounded by history, the John Charles Centre sports facility mentioned earlier morphs into a massive venue for weddings, exhibitions, charitable and music events designed to entertain up to 2400 people at any given time.
There’s a dramatic plan in place to drive traffic from surrounding towns and attract residents who crave a bit of modernity in a hub that prioritises trendy shops, entertainments and focal points like a cinema and arts centre. Current residents support the ambitious plan to expand Beeston Square development that, if approvals and permissions are granted, are slated to kick off in 2019 with completion in 2020.
A Fast-growing Commercial Hub
The era of massive shopping malls is quietly coming to an end, both because online commercial traffic and people crave a return to the day of personal attention in smaller shopping environs. The return to small shops and boutiques is again becoming trendy.
Beeston has become an idyllic example of the way entrepreneur-driven businesses, located in vintage buildings, make use of “histories.” Beeston merges consumer needs and shopping proclivities with the city’s architectural landscape.
Wallbank’s Cycles, for example, once home to a cycle shop specialising in repairs since 1949, has become an office building where 21st century commercial interests are headquartered. The blacksmithing facility (circa 1851), once headquartered on Butcher’s Lane, is now a funeral director’s office on the re-named Wollaton Road.
Thornhill’s tailor shop on High Road was known for its festive decorations honouring Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. William Thornhill, the first proprietor, was so devoted to his enterprise, he insisted that his funeral procession step off from his shop. You don’t ned to walk far before realising how smoothly historic Beeston co-exists with high-tech businesses that help drive the area’s economy.
If you do need a shopping mall in your life, then the White Rose Shopping Centre is on your doorstep.
Eating out in Beeston
Casual dining at the Rye Café and Bar requires no jacket and tie. If you have a passion for Indian food, visit Nimboo. You may have noticed that four distinct culinary traditions are represented by the aforementioned eateries, and in fact, that’s one of the biggest benefits of living in Beeston: gastronomic diversity that shows no sign of stopping.
A sampling of restaurants in Beeston includes Tapas, Pan European, Thai, Greek and Nepalese cuisine. England is well represented at venues specialising in classic British fare in both fine dining and casual environments, so if you’re feeling particularly patriotic, you’ve got your choice of dishes that Mum would have cooked for you.
Parents have just as much fun when they accompany their kids to places like the Pot ‘n’ Kettle ceramic café, Denz indoor play centre and Attenborough Nature Reserve, where youngsters discover wonderments courtesy of Mother Nature.
You won’t have to travel far from the heart of Beeston to treat your children to other natural wonders, like the City of Caves, Nottingham Treasure Hunt Trail or the Original Nottingham Ghost Walk, located less than five miles away. Green’s Mill and Science Center makes a super outing for children over the age of four.
Expose your children to the region’s past by taking them to the hands-on Stonebridge Family Farm. For adventurous, active youngsters, recreational fun is found in bowling, undertaking a junior Si5 spy mission or running free at the Adrenaline Jungle.
The the Queen’s Medical Centre where cutting-edge methods and treatments mean you won’t have to leave your neighbourhood to secure excellent medical services.
Further, Nottingham Science Park (NSP), adjacent to the University and Boots campus, has become a favoured destination for nerds, geeks and academics; intellectuals more impressed by atomic fusion than London’s financial market. But just because the campus is littered with men and women sporting impressive IQs, that doesn’t mean it’s boring.
The architecture at NSP is award-winning; designed and engineered to encourage creative thinking and enhanced productivity for those studying disciplines that are designed to impact the future of the world.
Bus routes in and out of Leeds and easy access to A6110, M621, A643, A61
Primary schools have earned “good” to “outstanding” ratings. Secondary schools are consistently rated “good.”
Leeds City Station connects to both London Kings Cross and St. Pancras.
Both White Rose and Crown Point Retail Park offer multiple shopping options.
You will find this area to be the ideal place to put down roots and create a real home with proximity to Leeds – London that can help you grow your career. Beeston is both urban and rural.
Beeston is more than just convenient. It’s welcoming–and filled with everything one needs to live a rich and rewarding life including forging relationships with people who have the potential to become lifelong friends.
Further, you will find every house of worship you seek in a bustling community that invites you to expand your world view every day. But that’s what happens when one shops for a home, finds Beeston and realises that their new community doesn’t just look familiar. It feels that way, too.