9th March 2016
Popular with young professionals, first time buyers and newly-weds (as well as some students) the mainly Victorian development of through terrace and back to back housing in the area provide superb, relatively affordable, accommodation less only 2 miles from the city centre (perfect for cost-effective access to work) coupled with plenty of local amenities. The New Burley train station is situated close to the Co-Op on Cardigan Road, and there are various bus routes into town as well as to surrounding areas.
The Village Green, just north of Burley Road between Cardigan Road and The Village Street is now an attractive green open space, although at one time it would have been dozens of slum back to back terrace houses.
Further to the east along Burley Road, just before the railway viaduct on the left is Burley Park. If you can ignore the graffiti on the right hand side wall, Burley Park is a lovely open public space complete with extensive grassed areas, mature trees, planted flower beds and rose garden, bandstand children’s play area and even tennis courts.
Nightlife and entertainment can be found ½ a mile to the north in Headingley and a similar distance to the south at Cardigan Fields (see our article on Cardigan Fields for further information). A night in town is an inexpensive taxi ride home.
With further infrastructure investment planned both in Burley and along the Kirkstall Valley (A65), Burley and its neighbouring district of Kirkstall are up-an-coming trendy areas of Leeds offering excellent potential for capital growth if you’re planning to buy or invest in property in Leeds.