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City Living Leeds

Leeds is the fastest growing city in the UK and is still booming with business. Outside of London it is the largest employment centre in the UK with 442,000 people in employment and over the next ten years this is expected to grow to over 470,000.

The value of the city's economy is estimated at £12.8 billion and is projected to grow 34% by 2018.

The city is bursting with energy and boasts the largest legal and finance sector outside of London employing over 100,000 people.

More than 7000 people live in the city centre benefiting from outstanding mixed used developments like Clarence Dock and Holbeck Village. This expanding community is being supported by increasing services such as food stores, doctors and dentists as well as numerous leisure and retail businesses.

Media, communications and advertising sectors have all grown by more than 20% in the last two years and the city increasingly attracts new business with major service providers like First Net locating in the city.

Fashion & design (shopping)

Leeds has fast become one of the major shopping centres of the North and has long been proud of its big names such as Harvey Nicholls and Vivienne Westwood. However the City has a real strength in depth when it comes to your shopping options with a wide variety of more independent stores and young vibrant designers. While the Victoria Quarter remains a major desination for all your designer needs be sure to check out the many other arcades that make up Leeds' retail centre.

Clubbing & Bars

The city centre is a haven for those looking for bars and clubs of all description. Leeds has all genres covered from indie-chic classics such as mojos to a vibrant gay scene based around Lower Briggate.

As well as the hundreds of bars on offer (the vast majority of which have late licences throughout the week) there are also many nightclubs for those who want to take the night a step further dance venues such as Mission are a base for many famous club nights such as Glasshouse whilst more intimate venues like Hi-fi continue to pull in the beautiful people of Leeds every weekend.

Where to live

Over recent years Leeds city centre living has rapidly expanded meaning there are a multitude of options for anyone looking at having the convenience of the city right on your doorstep, flagship new developments have arrived alongside more established mill conversions and riverside apartments. Decided you want the city living lifestyle? Find your perfect property now & take a look at our wide range of flats to rent in Leeds.

Popular developments include:

Brewery Wharf
Bridgewater Place
City Island
Clarence Dock
Dock Street
The Calls
The Gateway
Trinity One
West Point

To learn more about the city visit:

Leeds guide
Itchy leeds
Marketing leeds
City lite

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