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Being in close proximity to Leeds and with a great transport network, the bustling town of Burley is a popular spot for professionals looking for a house for rent in Leeds. In fact, if you’re looking for privately rented accommodation in Leeds, with its award-winning restaurants, characterful pubs and bars, numerous leisure facilities and the popular spots of Headingley and Hyde Park nearby, Burley has everything professionals working in Leeds could possibly crave.

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Things to do when renting in Burley

If you want to let off some steam after a hard day’s work, Burley is a great location for sports enthusiasts. Whether you are renting a one-bed flat in Leeds, a professional house share, or are living in any type of accommodation in this up-and-coming area, Burley has a wealth of sports and leisure facilities on its doorstep.

For example, Headingley Stadium, home to the Leeds Tykes Rugby Union Club and Leeds Rhino Rugby Club, is just around the corner. As is the world-famous Yorkshire County Cricket Club, which, having been founded in 1863, is one of the most successful cricket clubs in the world.

For professionals in house lettings in Leeds wanting to soak up some of the area’s unique history and culture, Burley would be a great place to start. From spending a day off walking around the spectacular Harewood House, to visiting the Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery in the city centre, houses for let in Leeds and Burley provide an exciting opportunity for professionals to get acquainted with the city’s unique arts and culture scene.

Food & drink when renting in Burley

After an evening playing — or perhaps watching — rugby or cricket, those living in apartments for professionals in Leeds have a great range of bars, pubs and restaurants to unwind and relax in within the vibrant area of Burley.

From tucking into a fully customised pizza at MOD, to enjoying a plate of flame-grilled chicken in spicy chilli sauce at Nando’s, if you and your flatmates do not feel like cooking, a diverse mix of cafés and restaurants are on your doorstep in Burley. You’ll certainly never go hungry!

Close to Leeds city centre

One of the best parts about living in Burley is that you can live outside the city centre and commute with ease to your place of work in the city.

Being just a 15-minute walk from Leeds city centre, many professionals working in Leeds but living in Burley choose to walk or ride a bike to work — a free and healthy option!

However, if walking to work from your one-bed flat in Leeds doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are plenty of regular buses that run from Burley into the city. With its own train station, professionals also have the choice of jumping on a train to get to work.

The history of Burley

If you’re living in a private house to rent in Leeds you may be interested in finding out about Burley’s history. The first mention of Burley was in 1195, though it wasn’t until the late Industrial Revolution when the area really began to develop and expand. During the latter stages of the 19th century, mills were erected in Burley, particularly along the River Aire. The development of housing subsequently followed, to house the many mill workers the region attracted.   

Today, Burley and neighbouring Hyde Park and Headingley are popular places for professionals looking for private renting in Leeds.  

For a professional property letting agency in Leeds that can help find you quality accommodation in the Burley area, get in touch with Pickard Properties today.

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