Leicester

Leicester is an increasingly popular option for property hunters seeking homes in the Midlands. House prices were enjoying a boom prior to the uncertainties of 2020 and are expected to bounce back thanks to the city’s strong economy. Historically connected to the textiles industry, retailers like Next, Asos and New Look have major sites in the city. Firms like KPMG, HSBC and British Gas also have offices there. Walker’s Crisps is also based in Leicester, operating the world’s largest crisp factory!

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Best places to live in Leicester

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Areas to consider

The centre of Leicester is undergoing significant redevelopment. Many new developments are providing high quality housing within easy reach of the amenities and transport options the centre provides.

The Wullcomb rental development by Way of Life was rated by residents as one of the top 3 BTR (Build to Rent) developments in the UK in 2020. This highly popular building took third place in the 2020 HomeViews BTR awards with an impressive overall score of 4.88 out of 5. However, new BTR developments are currently in construction in Leicester, and will seek to challenge The Wullcomb for its crown!

Outside central Leicester there are a number of very popular suburbs and commuter towns that attract large numbers of buyers and tenants. Syston is a commuter town 3 miles outside Leicester that offers suburban living with easy transport connections into the city and also to Nottingham, Lincoln and Loughborough.

Glenfield, Oadby and Braunstone are also very popular locations. These peripheral towns and villages offer excellent value, attractive properties and plenty of green spaces.

 

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Transport and amenities

It location right in the centre of England makes Leicester one of the UK’s best-connected cities. Leicester station provides swift rail services to Birmingham, Sheffield and further afield via CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains. Direct trains to London St Pancras take just over an hour to reach the capital.

By car, the M1 motorway provides extremely easy access to London to the south and Leeds and Sheffield in the north. The east and west of the country are also within easy reach via the M40, M6, A1, etc.

Leicester also offers good transport links to frequent flyers, with East Midlands Airport located within a 30-minute drive of the city. Direct flights connect to national and European destinations. Airlines such as Ryanair, TUI and Jet2.com operate from this convenient local hub.

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Reviews

History buffs like me will appreciate that cultural attractions are round the corner: Leicester Cathedral, the King Richard lll museum and the Jewry Wall.
– ZC, Verified Resident on HomeViews, The Wullcomb LE1

The Wullcomb is unlike anything else in Leicester. Located in the heart of the city centre, local amenities from one of the largest shopping centres (Highcross Shopping Centre) in the midlands at your doorstep, to fine dining and essential public transport, there’s nothing which can rival this level of luxury and quality.
– Arvinder Singh, Verified Resident on HomeViews, The Wullcomb LE1

Great location with very nice atmosphere and amazing people. Made so many new friends thanks to the wonderful people who actually live here as well. There is a lot of very nice bars around as the property is located in the cultural quarters. And there are many shops near by.
– Claudia Ruszkowska, Verified Resident on HomeViews, Queen Street Apartments LE1

 

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The Wullcomb is an excellent way to live your life in Leicester

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Review Date Oct 2022

Local shops are just 150 meters away, 50 meters away excellent restaurants such as Nando’s, TGF, Zizzi, Pizza express, etc, 25 meters away is best cinema theater. Visitor parking is limited, but there are ample parking available near The Wullcomb at £3-4 per day.

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Excellent design in the middle of city center, excellent facilities, 24 hours support available in person in the Ground floor office, free printout for all tenants, above all 5th floor recreational area is the best, free to use big TV room, Table tennis, big dinning table, kitchen, BBQ, open space for sunlight with sofa, Glass room with big table.
I am really impressed with the solar energy system at the building.

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This has great ambiance and safety for my family and kids

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There were few issues reported, but they were quickly resolved

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this amazing review, we are so pleased you are enjoying your stay with us.
It is lovely to hear that you feel we are family friendly as this is something we actively encourage.
It is pleasing that any small issues you may have had have been quickly resolved.

A Perfect City Home

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Review Date Oct 2022

Centrally located, The Wullcomb is a perfect location to experience the diversity of the city- from several high-end brands in Highcross shopping mall just across to various restaurants around the city centre!

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The Wullcomb has a bespoke design…
With over 250 apartments in the location, there is still space for each individual household and the area does not seem congested.
It also offers several facilities, including the terrace rooftop and a gaming room, and several common sit-in areas in the building.
Way of Life seems to have perfected the art of offering Modern City Living over the years.

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A little more information about the limited parking for residents as well as the additional cost for the parking slot

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

The building management is very approachable and usually respond to any concerns or problems in a timely manner.

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Thank you so much for this excellent review!
As you correctly state, the location is central & close to the main shopping & entertainment areas but far enough away to be quiet.
We offer private secure parking at a extra fee but have a visitors parking area & a permit system.

Brilliant accommodation

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Review Date Oct 2022

Despite being right next to the centre of town, there is minimal noise at night.
Great location
Good access to shops
Very safe area, especially for those working nights

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Always clean corridors and common spaces. A very welcoming atmosphere at reception and direct access to a cafe.
Great common room (The Perch) – access to ping pong table, barbeque, balcony
Amazing concierge and management staff who get back to you very quickly if there are any issues. Can pick up parcels at any time of the day.

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The common area is amazing
Good access to all facilities

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No problems have been raised but am 100% sure it will be dealt with professionally and on a timely basis

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Thank you for leaving your amazing review of The Wullcomb.
We are really pleased to hear that our service has been excellent – we are do try really hard & it is nice to hear this has been noted by you.
Our concierge & parcel systems are always commented upon positively by our customers, so thank you for mentioning this also.

Absolutely love it here!❤️

Review Date Oct 2022

I and my family absolutely love it here at the wullcomb homes. It’s quiet, clean and well secured environment is what we all need to come back to after a busy & tedious day out.
The staffs aren’t only friendly but very professional & always do their best to help out with minor issues.
The rooms are spacious enough for the the kids to create a play area and the beds are super comfy
Really impressed with the lounge area on the 5th floor, the decors, chair setting is impeccable, a place I can sit out with my husband and feel like I’m on a date😁 if you work from home, or looking to chill out with friends it is the PERFECT spot void of distractions, very calm and the view from there is Outstanding.
Haven’t used the gym but feels good to know I’m one step close to one when I feel ready to lose some pounds and stay fit.

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I’d say the building design gives me quick exit access to the car park, and also a quicker way to interlink to the main entrance which is a huge advantage for me as I go in and out quite often.
The facility lounge/relaxation area is on the same floor as my flat which makes it even more exciting and did I mention how every details of the facility is extremely unique?

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I wish there was an open space or a balcony where one can sun dry washed clothes or air dry worn shoes. This is the one thing I’ve complained about since we moved in. It would have made a lot of difference though

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

We received an immediate response when we complained about a drainage issue with the bathroom and when one of the shower control panels broke. All issues was resolved within a few hours the most

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Thank you so much for your lovely review.
It is so nice to hear you say that you love staying with us – we love you being here too!
It make us happy that you are using our communal areas & that they make you feel special, we hope you guys have a great next date!
If you need anything, we are always here for you 24/7!

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