Coventry

Are you considering relocating to Coventry? This vibrant city in the heart of England has much to offer prospective homebuyers. In this guide, we will provide an overview of Coventry, including information on its location, schools, universities and population. We hope that this information will help you make an informed decision about whether or not Coventry is the right place for you and your family!

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Very Good

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Very Poor

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Best places to live in Coventry

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Where is Coventry?

The city of Coventry is located in the West Midlands, approximately 100km northwest of London. The city is well connected to London and other major cities via a network of fast trains and motorways.

Areas in Coventry

Coventry has many areas worth considering if you are looking for a place to live:

Foleshill – this district offers residents easy access to two parks (War Memorial Park and Coombe Country Park). It is also close to Stoney Stanton Road, which boasts an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. This area is home to Foleshill Fire Station!

Hillfields – this suburb was named after its hilly terrain. Hillfields has numerous green spaces where residents can enjoy picnics or simply relax. One such area is Beake Avenue Nature Park, which offers a wide array of bird species and other wildlife. Hillfields is also home to two well-regarded schools: Rudyard Kipling Primary School and Sidney Stringer Academy.

Longford – this district has everything you need for day-to-day living, including pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets (e.g. Tesco Express). Longford also hosts the Coventry Canal Basin – an attractive place to stroll along or stop for a bite to eat at The Boat Inn public house!

Stoke Aldermoor – this suburb boasts a number of primary schools (including St Anne’s Catholic Primary School) as well as Stoke Green Neighbourhood where residents can enjoy a tennis court, football pitch and children’s play area.

Cheylesmore – situated in the north of Coventry, Cheylesmore is home to Tile Hill Wood School (a specialist sports college) and Caludon Castle School (an academy). It also has a number of supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.

Universities in Coventry

Coventry University is the largest university in Coventry, with over 26,000 students. It offers a wide range of courses and has been awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Top Schools in Coventry

According to The Sunday Times, the best schools in Coventry include:

Caludon Castle School – an Academy in Cheylesmore, the Caludon Castle School is a co-educational, 11-18 school which achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in its last inspection.

The Blue Coat School – a boys’ grammar school in Finham, The Blue Coat School is one of the most successful schools in Coventry. It was rated as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ in its last inspection.

Cardinal Wiseman – a Catholic comprehensive school in Potters Green, Cardinal Wiseman was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and is one of the most popular schools in Coventry.

Tile Hill Wood School – a sports specialist school in Tile Hill, the Tile Hill Wood School achieved a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted in its last inspection.

Population of Coventry

As of 2018, the population of Coventry was estimated to be 327,700 people. With so much on offer, it’s no wonder that Coventry is a popular place to live!

 

Reviews in Coventry

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Bright, Cozy, and Well-Equipped Living

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Review Date Jul 2024

Living here is convenient with well-connected public transportation, easy bin collections, and secure parcel collection. Common areas are well-maintained and overall it’s secure, with CCTVs and a 24/7 concierge.

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The building is new and the apartment is cozy, bright, and well-equipped with a kitchen that includes all major appliances like a microwave, oven, fridge, etc. The living room is comfortable with large windows offering a good view of the city. The design is modern yet simplistic.

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The closest grocery store is farther than I expected. However, with public transport, it’s okay to get around conveniently.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

The response has been quick, addressing issues promptly and efficiently

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Dear Shruti,

Thank you for sharing your positive experience at our property. We’re delighted to hear that you find the apartment cozy, bright, and well-equipped. Your appreciation of our modern yet simplistic design is greatly valued.

It’s wonderful to know that you find the location convenient and secure, with well-maintained common areas and responsive management. We’re also pleased to hear your positive remarks about Tinta and Julia—they truly exemplify our commitment to excellent service.

We will share your feedback with our wider team to continue improving our residents’ experiences. Thank you for your recommendation, and please reach out if you have any further suggestions or concerns.

Best regards,
Peter Benko
Community and Operations Manager

A great place to live. Luxurious and comfortable.

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Review Date Jul 2024

Apartments are in a great location. Big windows full of natural light. receptionist were always helpful and reachable. Julia was especially helpful.

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Design was modern. Streamlined and pleasant. Apartments are full of natural light. Noise levels are low. The management is very good and available on WhatsApp at all times. Good internet connection and nice communal areas to work and take meetings. Very pleasant

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Where the mail room was. Sometimes getting packages delivered was a bit confusing.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Very well. Julia and other staff were always available and on hand to help with any issues.

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Dear Nathaniel,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on our property. We’re delighted to hear that you find the design modern and pleasant, and that you enjoy the natural light and low noise levels. It’s great to know that you feel that our management team, especially Julia, has been helpful and accessible.

Your feedback will be shared with our wider team to further enhance our residents’ experiences.

Best regards,
Peter Benko
Community and Operations Manager

I strongly recommend this place to live.

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Review Date May 2024

I live around Coventry University. It’s quite convenient to go to the city center. Bin collections are easy.

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This is a very safe and quiet place to live. There are 24 hours CCTV and you can call the staff there for help at any time. They are very friendly and can help us reserve the parcel or solve some other problems. Pets are welcomed here and you need to pay for each month.

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The place is mainly set for working people and it’s quiet at night. So I don’t need to worry about noise.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They responded to my issues in time and they are willing to help me at any time.

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Dear Z He,

Thank you for your recommendation and positive feedback about your living experience with us. We’re delighted to hear that you feel safe and comfortable in our community.

We’re pleased to know that you find our staff friendly and helpful, and that you appreciate the convenience of our location near Coventry University.

Your satisfaction is important to us, and we’re committed to providing prompt assistance whenever you need it. Thank you for choosing to live with us, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns.

Best regards,
Peter Benko
Community and Operations Manager

Nice Apartment for Coventry!

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Review Date May 2024

It’s overall convenient for living, such as daily shopping and social activities, and catering plan.

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I like the common rooms set in Highfield. It’s quite convenient for studying or working or having a chat with friends. I have been expecting for a gym room-which may make it more convenient for exercise everyday. If it is set, I don’t need to go out.

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The location of supermarkets near the apartment.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

It’s super timely, and with high service quality.

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Dear Y Shi,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on your experience at Highfield. We’re glad to hear that you appreciate the common rooms for studying, working, and socializing.

We understand your desire for a gym room, and while we can’t provide this, please note that we are in partnership with the University’s Sports Centre, where you can access a wide range of activities and a much bigger selection of equipment than any residential building could provide. If you need any details how to join the gym, just get in touch with our Front of House Team!

We’re pleased to know that you find the location convenient for daily activities and that our building management team has been responsive to your needs.

Thank you for your recommendation, and please feel free to reach out if you have any further suggestions or concerns.

Best regards,
Peter Benko
Community and Operations Manager

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