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59 hot properties in the best areas in the UK.

Leeds named best place to live in the north and northeast of England 2024

Lead the way! Work hard and play hard in the best and buzziest city in the north. In Leeds you have the chance to be rich and enriched, to live a good life on a good salary, however old you are and wherever you are on the property ladder. It is home to the UK’s biggest financial and legal centre outside London, with blue-chip firms such as Deloitte, KPMG, Capita and HSBC here, as well as Sky and Channel 4. Establishing itself firmly as a northern powerhouse, it has the best-paying jobs in the provinces, ahead of Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester, and is the only city outside London to have its own theatres, ballet and opera house. It also has five universities that attract more than 60,000 students.

1. Leeds


Live the high life in Sky Gardens, part of the redevelopment of the grade Il listed Midland Mills into a residential tower with more than 300 flats. Due to be completed in early 2026, residents will have perks such as a concierge, a gym and a year-round roof garden.