Next to Leeds Grammar School, Eccup Reservoir and Harewood House, Alwoodley is a stunning suburb in the city known for having gorgeous housing. Popular with mature professionals and their families, you can enjoy tree-lined streets, great golf and a number of amenities with some of the best properties that Leeds has to offer.
THINGS TO DO
There are three golf clubs in the area: Headingley, Moortown and Sand Moor. Elsewhere, the Eccup Reservoir cover 91 hectares and is popular with walkers - and bird watchers, who can see red kites in the surrounding woodland. Popular Leeds attractions like Roundhay Park and Harewood House are short drives away, as are the outstanding Yorkshire Dales. Don't miss the 130 acres of gardens and woodlands at Golden Acre Park, perfect for dogs and days out with the kids.
EATING & DRINKING
Don't miss Cloggs Truffles for coffee and the New Inn pub on Eccup Lane does good food and drink and is a popular stop for walkers. Other options in the area include the Avenue Fish Bar, Stay Inn Chinese takeaway, Olive Branch Mediterranean, Divino Italian in Adel and Amici on Harrogate Road. Chapel Allerton and Roundhay have other fine dining and chain options, or the city centre is a short taxi ride away.
Alwoodley is home to a pet shop, pharmacy, library and newsagents. With Moortown and Chapel Allerton close, you also aren't far from a Sainsbury's, Homebase, Marks & Spencer, Comet and Laura Ashley.
Thanks to its enviable location, Alwoodley has a number of schools in and around the area. These include:
- Brodetsky Primary School
- St Pauls RC Primary School
- Adel Primary School
- Alwoodley Primary School
- Allerton CE Primary School
- Moorlands School
- Allerton High School
- The Grammar School at Leeds
Buses from Harrogate Road and King Lane mean that its easy to get to the city centre. The former is also the A61 which gets you to the city in 15 minutes, to the ring road and to the M1 southbound or out north to Harrogate, Ripon, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. Leeds Bradford International Airport lies just 20 minutes away.
Referred to in the Doomsday Book and meaning 'clearing in the wood', Alwoodley was farmland for many centuries - even remaining untouched during the Industrial Revolution. The Eccup Reservoir was built in the 1840s to serve Leeds but the suburb didn't really grow until the interwar years. Semi detached properties, bungalows and 'villas' followed, and today it is an affluent area with spacious housing.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2007, Leeds 17, which includes Alwoodley, was reported to be the most expensive housing area in Yorkshire and the Humber.