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Chapel Allerton - Property Buyer Information

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Chapel Allerton is a popular suburb in Leeds, located just north of the city centre. It's well-connected, with good transport links to Leeds and beyond, and has a vibrant community feel. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and shops in the area, as well as green spaces such as Roundhay Park.

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Average house prices in Chapel Allerton

The average cost of real estate in Chapel Allerton over the last 12 months was £277k. Semi-detached homes sold for an average price of £307k during the past year in Chapel Allerton, making up the majority of transactions. Apartments sold for an average price of £187k, while terraced homes averaged £264k. Overall, Chapel Allerton's sales prices over the past year increased 4% from the year before and 6% from the top of £261k in 2019.

History of Chapel Allerton

Chapel Allerton is a suburb of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Historically in the Easingwold Rural District and since 1974 in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, it is situated approximately four miles (6 km) east of Leeds city centre. Chapel Allerton ward includes the Chapel Allerton and Moortown districts and had a population of 21,316 at the 2011 Census.

The village emerged in the medieval period as a chapelry within the parish of Leeds. It became a separate civil parish in 1866 and was absorbed into the city of Leeds in 1933. The name Chapel Allerton is thought to derive from the Old English for 'the farmstead or settlement associate with a chapelle', referring to a chapel built in the 12th century by the lord of the manor, Robert de Alberton

The Chapel Allerton district was developed from the early 19th century onwards as a densely populated suburb of Leeds. Industrial growth in Leeds led to building expansion in Chapel Allerton, which became one of the first commuter suburbs of Leeds. The opening of Chapeltown railway station on the Harrogate Line in 1848 increased Chapel Allerton's appeal as a commuter district, and by the late 19th century it had become a wealthy middle-class suburb. In recent decades, Chapel Allerton has been undergoing gentrification, with property prices rising and an increase in upmarket bars and restaurants.

Chapel Allerton is situated approximately four miles (6 km) east of Leeds city centre, in the eastern part of the city. It is bounded by Harehills to the north, Meanwood to the north-west, Headingley and Weetwood to the west, Holt Park to the north-east, Alwoodley to the east and Adel and Wharfedale to the south.

Chapel Allerton has its own Town Team, which is part of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership's Portas Pilot scheme. The team's aim is to 'develop a shared vision and action plan for Chapel Allerton which will make it an even better place to live, work, study and visit'.

Schools in the area

There are two primary schools in Chapel Allerton: Allerton CofE Primary School and St Francis Catholic Primary School. There are also two secondary schools in the suburb: Allerton High School and Corpus Christi Catholic College.

The University of Leeds has its main campus approximately two miles (3 km) from Chapel Allerton, on Woodhouse Lane in the city centre. Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) also has a campus on Woodhouse Lane.

Ameneties

There are a variety of pubs and bars in Chapel Allerton, such as The Cross Keys, The Mustard Pot, The Original Oak, The Junction and Whitelocks. There are also a selection of eateries and cafes located in the area, including La Casa Mia, The Olive Tree, ASK Italian, Cafe W, The Mustard Pot and Zizzi.

In the heart of Chapel Allerton lies Chapel Allerton Park, spanning 40 acres (16 hectares). It has a lake for boating, tennis courts, bowling green and a children's playground. As well as offering leisure activities, it is also the home ground of Chapel Allerton Sports Club which fields teams in football, cricket and rugby union.

Allerton Grange Fields is located on the southern edge of Chapel Allerton. The fields cover an area of approximately 70 acres (28 hectares) and include a number of football pitches, a cricket pitch, a BMX track and a children's play area.

Transport and motorway access

The M621 motorway passes through Chapel Allerton, to the south of the suburb. Junction 7 of the motorway provides access to Chapel Allerton and also links the suburb with Leeds city centre, the M1 motorway and Leeds Bradford International Airport.

There is no railway station in Chapel Allerton, but Cross Gates railway station is located approximately two miles (3 km) away, on the eastern edge of the suburb. There are regular services from Cross Gates to Leeds city centre, York, Harrogate, Bradford and Huddersfield.

Chapel Allerton is served by a number of bus routes operated by First, Arriva Yorkshire and Tiger Trailways. These connect Chapel Allerton with Leeds city centre, Headingley, Holt Park, Adel, Alwoodley, Horsforth and Weetwood.

Hospitals in the area

At Chapel Allerton Hospital, situated on Harehills Lane, you will find a range of medical services available such as accident and emergency, maternity and gynaecology. It is managed by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

A little over a mile (1.6 km) away from Chapel Allerton in the city center is the Leeds General Infirmary. It delivers a comprehensive range of medical services, including cancer care, cardiology, renal medicine and neurosurgery, and is managed by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

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