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What are the up-and-coming areas in east Leeds?

East Leeds is undoubtedly ‘up-and-coming’ this year. Changes are afoot, making the areas to the east of the city centre ideal for investing or putting down roots.


Extensive development is putting Colton on the map – The Springs at Thorpe Park is a brand new retail and leisure park near junction 46 of the M1. With a host of retail outlets, a cinema, restaurants and free parking, the location is east Leeds’ answer to White Rose Shopping Centre.

Further plans for 300 residential houses and a new train station are also waiting in the wings – Colton is definitely one to watch.


With an eclectic mix of housing types, Crossgates offers something for investors, first time buyers and home movers alike. The station connects the suburb with Leeds city centre, as well as York and Selby, making it the ideal location for stress free commuting.

Crossgates boasts its own shopping centre and green space, Manston Park, and is within a 10 minute drive of The Springs.


Already a very popular area, Garforth is meeting housing demands with new build property developments. Redrow’s The Poplars at Roundwood site offers a selection of three and four bedroom homes with period exteriors and modern interiors. 


Yorkshire-based builder Strata Homes’ new ‘Finesse’ site in Whinmoor promises a variety of 2-5 bedroom homes within easy access of East Leeds Orbital Road (Outer Ring Road), Crossgates railway station and the surrounding countryside.

For those looking to get away from city centre living without losing the convenience, Whinmoor’s brand new houses could be the ideal solution.

Sherburn in Elmet

In the countryside, Sherburn in Elmet is growing rapidly, with new housing developments and the ‘Sherburn2’ infrastructure project next to the existing Sherburn business park. Plans also include a brand new cycle path linking Sherburn2 with Sherburn train station and the village centre.

The village is serviced by four supermarkets, local restaurants and pubs, and a fuel station in neighbouring South Milford.

Looking for more advice on your next move? Contact your local branch for more information on the areas we cover.

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 Jared Thomas

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Jared Thomas

Director (Sales)

With over 16 years’ experience in estate agency, Jared has expert knowledge of the local area and the property market. He leads a team of highly experienced estate agents and is committed to providing an excellent standard of client care and satisfaction. Jared has extensive experience of all housing markets, both in cities and in villages, and does not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach.