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Quality of life is an essential and can play a big part in retaining the best people. Leeds was named the best city in Britain for quality of life. It placed 26th out of 100 leading cities around the world when infrastructure consultancy Arcadis measured factors including health, education, income inequality, work-life balance, crime and living costs.

Accessing some of the countries most scenic areas is quick and easy from Leeds, enjoying cycling, running and walking as well as a vast array of outdoor pursuits.

Canal tow path improvements around Leeds region include resurfacing and widening and provide communities along the Aire Valley with traffic-free, flat and attractive alternative routes.

Leeds Urban Bike Park was voted best in the UK, providing a free, inclusive, safe and exciting facility for young and old alike.

Climbing in Leeds is very popular with several indoor facilities in the city and many great climbing and bouldering hotspots within a short drive.