Welcome to Leicester
With Leicester being set directly in the heart of the country, it makes the most ideal location for keen travellers, meaning you can get to absolutely anywhere in England with a maximum travel time of just 4 hours!
Property Prices in Leicester
The average house price in Leicester, according to Rightmove, is around £215,000 which brings the city in well below the UK national average.
If you’re looking at renting in Leicester instead, the average rental price or one and two-bedroom flats are available generally for between £550 and £850 per month.
There are also plenty of houses to rent in Leicester, with three and four-bedroom homes available for between £840 and £1,200.
Leicester Transport Links
Need to get to Birmingham inside one hour? No problem.
How about London in less than 60 minutes? Easy.
Leicester really is at the centre of everything in England and whether you’re heading North, South, East or West, you’ll be able to get anywhere in an acceptable time.
On the trains, Sheffield is reachable in 60 minutes, Nottingham in half-an-hour and Birmingham in 50 minutes, as well as London St Pancras in a little under an hour.
The M1 motorway, meanwhile, links Leicester to London and Sheffield, with the M40 to the West Midlands, A1M to the Northeast and M6 to the North West not too far away.
Leicester's bus network is extensive, reaching every corner of the city and the areas surrounding it. It will cost you £4.40 for an adult day ticket on First Leicester services, £18 for a weekly and £56 for a monthly.
Already planning your trips abroad? Leicester has its very own airport, as well East Midlands Airport being just 30 minutes away, or even Birmingham Airport which is only a one-hour drive from the city centre.
Schools and Education in Leicester
Leicester benefits from a multitude of highly rated, successful schools, colleges, and universities across the city. Leicester has 13 primary schools and six secondary schools with the coveted ‘Outstanding’ Oftsed rating, including Whitehall Primary, Brocks Hill Primary, Ash Field Primary and Babington Academy.
Leicester also has two superb universities on offer, De Montfort University and Leicester University; both offering hundreds of under-graduate and post-graduate opportunities to adults of all ages.
Entertainment in Leicester
Leicester offers a variety of attractions and activities to suit a range of interests. Arts and culture are hugely popular in Leicester, and The New Walk Museum & Art Gallery will teach you and your family about everything from dinosaurs to ancient Egypt and famous painting collections.
Leicester Castle is another must-see for anyone moving to the area. The ruins of the medieval castle are spread around the Newarke Houses Museum and is where Richard III spent his final days before the infamous battle of Bosworth.
If you're looking for a fun day out with your family, the award-winning National Space Centre makes for a perfect day out. The National Space Centre is the UK's largest planetarium with six interactive galleries, a 3D simulator, and a 42- metre-high Rocket tower to make learning about space fun and engaging, no matter how old you are.
Thinking more like a coffee catch-up and retail therapy? You’ll find the perfect spot to grab a drink – or a bite to eat – at Highcross shopping centre. Make your shopping trip special with a range of 40 restaurants and cafés located in Leicester town centre.
Estate Agents in Leicester
We, at Johals, are a team of qualified professionals with a decade of experience in the property industry. We cover Leicester & Leicestershire’s sought-after residential areas suitable for professional individuals, couples, group sharing and families alike. Johals have been operating in Leicester for many years now and our love for Leicester will never stop growing!
Here is a list of all the areas within Leicester which we primarily cover:
Oadby, Oadby Grange, Stoneygate, Wigston, Knighton, South Knighton, Knighton Fields, Glen Parva, Clarendon Park, Braunstone, Evington, Glenfield, Birstall, Aylestone, Great Glen, Stoughton, Hamilton, Syston, Thurmaston and more!!
Not sure if we cover your area? Give us a call to discuss this on 0116 296 6888.