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City Living – Creating a Community in the Heart of Leeds

· Ali Turner · Living

What if you could have the community spirit of the suburbs in the heart of the city?

Clarendon Quarter, Leeds

Clarendon Quarter is an ambitious new residential development that brings together, original period features, modern luxuries and a real community feel. Call 0113 261 7400 to find out more or book a viewing.

It may be a city centre development, but it’s also a community.

City centre living has a lot of perks, but community spirit isn’t usually one of them. That’s what makes Clarendon Quarter so interesting – it’s designed to bring people together in a series of shared community spaces. From the on-site gym to the games room and the lounge, you can meet your neighbours and make new friends, without ever leaving the building.

Get all the perks of the city centre

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The first thing you need to know about Clarendon Quarter is that the location is bob-on. It’s just past Leeds General Infirmary and Hanover Square, which means you can walk into the city centre in 15 minutes, and if you have a bike, you can get there even faster. They have free, secure bike storage on site, and the enitre development has key-card access.

But while it may have a premium location, it’s actually surprisingly affordable. Prices range from £525-£675 per month for a studio or £625-£725 for a mezzanine – and that price includes access to their private gym! It gets better. Your water and electricity bills are capped at £35 a month and their super fast broadband costs just £20 a month.

For that price, you probably wouldn’t expect luxury, but you’ll get it. The entire development has been finished to a really high standard – expect cosy sofas, colourful furniture and loads of storage, in a bright, airy apartment. The building itself is a converted school, so many of the rooms have original windows too, adding to the character of the space. But the flats themselves are just the beginning.

Join a ready-made community

Clarendon Quarter, Leeds

Clarendon Quarter has been designed with a unique community ethos, so you’ll get much more than a flat when you move here. Every floor has its own lounge, complete with HD TV, comfy sofas and dining tables, so you can get to know people while you watch a film or your favourite soap. It’s not just for your neighbours either. Want to get the girls round for a night in? Fancy watching the match with the lads? There’s enough space for everyone.

Alongside the lounges, they have an on-site gym with everything from bikes and treadmills to free weights and yoga mats – you can even do spin classes in front of the big screen. And because it’s open from 6am to 10.30pm, you can go when it suits you – there’s nothing like a post-workout shower in your own home.

Clarendon Quarter, Leeds

Right next door is where you’ll find the games room, where you can challenge your mates to a game of ping pong or pool. It’s perfect for rainy days, when you don’t want to go out, but when the sun comes out, you’ll want to make the most of one of the development’s other big perks – outdoor space.

Clarendon Quarter is surrounded by landscaped gardens, so you can enjoy a few beers in the sun, pack up a picnic or even throw a BBQ if you’re feeling adventurous – don’t worry, they have extra storage areas if you can’t squeeze it into your flat. Alternatively, why not try out one of their socials? Every couple of weeks, they hold an event to bring folk together, with pub quizzes, pizza nights and pub crawls all on the cards.

This is a very different take on city living. It has the feel of a shared house or grown-up student halls, but you’ll still have all the perks of having your own self-contained flat. If you want to make friends and meet people, it could be just what you need.

Join the community & get £100 off your first month’s rent

Clarendon Quarter, Leeds

Clarendon Quarter is a community in the heart of the city centre – if you want to be part of it, call LIV on 0113 261 7400 to arrange a viewing or fill out the form below. If you’re quick, you could even get £100 of your first month’s rent with their summer offer.