Hyde Park once had a reputation for being a little run down and unloved, but these days its proximity to the city (and the Universities) and a spate of investment has seen the area boast some of Leeds highest house prices and rental demand.
Always popular with students, letting agents and estate agents in Hyde Park are now seeing increased enquiries for professional rentals in Hyde Park, especially from recent graduates, who want to continue living in a bustling social area whilst also enjoying easy access into the city and modern professional accommodation.
The area has always had a vibrant arts scene and a lively mix of cafes and pubs, with much of the professional accommodation right in the mix. In recent years it has added a number of excellent restaurants and seen the emergence of the popular Brudenell Social Club with its growing reputation as a venue for mainstream and underground artists.
The huge park itself offers the perfect spot to spend a summer’s afternoon with sunbathers, rollerbladers, park runners, footballers and ice cream vendors jostling for position on the grass. The park is also the setting for various events and festivals throughout the year. Again, much of our professional accommodation can be found in the streets around the park, so you don’t have far to go!
The housing stock is mixed with a high number of flats and large Victorian terrace properties offering a real mix of types and room sizes for professional renters. Estate Agents in Hyde Park have seen prices jump in recent years and tenant demand has also grown; the appeal of living so near to the Universities and the City Centre is becoming an increasingly bigger draw.
Be sure to visit the Hyde Park Picture House which is right in the middle of proceedings and one of the last surviving “Picture Palaces” in the UK. It specialises in showing unusual and award winning independent films in a truly atmospheric setting; definitely one to add to your to-do list.
Bustling Hyde Park Corner offers pubs, restaurants and excellent cafes, as well as a host of takeaways and the well established Hyde Park pub. Within the maze of terrace streets there are a raft of other quirky takeaways, restaurants and coffee shops.
Read our Student Accommodation Guide to Hyde Park, or if you are interested in House Shares you can read our renters guide to Hyde Park here.