With little face to face interaction possible right now, many of us are feeling out of touch with the communities we belong to. Lockdown life has impacted everyone, and it certainly hasn’t escaped Leon House. Of course, the major difference for the residents here, is the positive impact that living within a close-knit neighbourhood can make to our wellbeing.

As we eventually move out of lockdown, this community will come together once again and share in some of their favourite pastimes. Until then, the impact of having close neighbours will still be felt on many other levels. Below are some of the main benefits of moving into the Leon House community:

Getting settled

Moving to a new place can be daunting at first and you may well have a few questions about finding certain spaces in the building or neighbourhood. Having a community you can ask your questions to can feel incredibly reassuring – particularly if you’ve never lived on your own before.

While you become a part of a physical community at Leon House, this isn’t limited to face to face interactions. The supportive and helpful Facebook Group, run by the residents themselves, can be a great place to stay up to speed with the latest information and get to know your neighbours. Your fellow residents will be all too glad to share their favourite places to eat locally, or advise on where to head if you want a decent cup of coffee! We know residents often get the inside scoop from local vendors who give Leon residents special deals, so being part of the community can certainly pay.

Social calendar

Before lockdown, residents were routinely coming together over favourite books, or to host their own movie nights. Of course, if arranged get-togethers aren’t your thing, you’ll still be sure to get all the human-contact you need by simply living in the Leon building. There are various shared spaces where you’ll undoubtedly meet new neighbours.

Common ground

While there may be a temporary pause on getting together in groups, residents will be eager to re-establish their social gatherings once things return to normal. We’ve seen residents connecting via hobbies and interests in common such as running, or dining out. But thanks to the shared spaces around the building, it could be work rather than socialising that actually brings you together with a neighbour.

Rather than hanging out with fellow residents outside of work, you may well find common ground with another working-from-home fellow who would similarly prefer to work out in the open shared space than be sat in their own flat all day – as lovely as it may be! Think ‘coffee house work station’ but without the guilt after the third hour of taking up the best seat in the house.


Of course, the Leon community isn’t just made up of the residents. Your concierge and wider Leon team also contribute towards this. Your concierge is your friendly ‘hello’ when you get home after a long day of work and the person who takes in your parcels when you’re not home, while your building manager is the approachable face who oversees the general safety of the building and its residents.

Our communities have certainly evolved over the years and now reside in modern forms, but its value has never been more keenly felt than it has over the last twelve months. If you think you could be right at home in the Leon House community, get in touch with our team to find out more about our remaining luxury two-bedroom apartments.