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Leeds is now said to have the second-largest economy in the UK after London, and one of the biggest financial and legal centres outside of the capital.

According to Leeds City Council, the city is the UK’s fastestgrowing city with an economy forecast to expand by 21% over the next 10 years.  The Telegraph even said Leeds is a top destination for anyone looking for “a strong jobs market in a vibrant, fashionable city.

Impressive technology and media epicentres have grown organically in Leeds with the likes of SkyBet, NHS Digital, and Channel 4 setting up shop. Add in thriving food, drink, leisure, retail, legal, financial, manufacturing, and creative sectors, and it’s easy to see why talent is flocking here as a first-choice city for living and career opportunities.

A green city

Green space is vital for our wellbeing and quality of life, and Leeds boasts a plethora of green spaces in every suburb.

Roundhay park in the east of the city is one of the largest city centre parks in Europe, covering more than 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodland, and gardens.

The Meanwood valley trail runs a distance of 7 miles from the city centre right through to Golden Acre Park just north of the city. The trail passes through the Hollies—an ancient, magical woodland filled with an extensive range of wildlife and rare flowers.

Other city parks include Temple Newsom, Middleton Park, and Potternewton Park, where the West Indian Carnival is held every August.

Over the past decade, Leeds has become a real destination for great food and drink. Places like Chapel Allerton, Kirkstall, Meanwood, and Chapel Town have become true havens for foodies. From local brewery tap houses to mouth watering street food, bakeries, and independent fine dining, you’ll find remarkable food and drink in every corner of the city.

Families, retirees, and young professionals in Leeds all benefit from award-winning museums, art galleries, theatres, sports clubs, music venues, historical landmarks, and a plethora of green spaces. ”


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