10 July 2016
Adel is the epitome of family, countryside living - and sits on the most attractive and accessible fringes of North Leeds.
So, given its growing appeal, is not difficult to see why house prices in this peaceful, mainly residential area have risen by 8% in the past 12 months alone and are 14% up on the 2013 level.
Our research shows that the majority of sales in Adel during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £207,231. Detached properties sold for an average of £422,814, with terraced properties fetched £186,372.
Adel, with an overall average price of £265,369 was more expensive than nearby Cookridge (£212,598), West Park (£233,970) and Horsforth (£243,805).
Close to Adel Crags and the Meanwood Valley Trail, the area may be small but is perfectively formed - a factor that helps it to retain a rare but distinctive countryside feel.
It also has a fascinating history. Adel is situated near the site of a Roman fort, the ancient road from Tadcaster to Ilkley passing nearby. The footpath by the side of Long Causeway was said to be made from the original Roman stones, until they were removed by the council in the 1960s because they were unsafe!
Family-friendly Adel also has two primary schools - St John the Baptist Primary School and Adel Primary School.
Adel Parish Church is described by historians as one of the best and most complete Norman churches in Yorkshire.
Close to Adel Parish Church is York Gate, an old farmhouse with a landscaped garden and a pavement maze in the driveway. The gardens, owned by Perennial, the Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society, are open to the public on regular occasions.
Also close to the church is the Adel Memorial Hall and sports ground. The hall was opened on 14 November 1928 as a memorial to those killed in the First World War. The engraved 20 ton stone outside the hall was moved from Adel Moor in May 1922 and erected on the site of the then future hall.
The hall is home to Adel Players, an amateur dramatics group founded in 1945 that puts on three productions a year.
Adel is also home to Headingley Golf club, the oldest golf club in Leeds
Adel also features its own pub, The Lawnswood Arms, and a number of restaurants to cater for the different needs of the families and executives who are targeting house sellers in this exclusive area in ever-increasing numbers.
Data sourced from Land Registry, last updated 29th April 2016.